Nominations Are Open For The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards

It’s that time of year again when we start taking nominations for the sixth annual Crunchies Awards, the Oscars of startups and technology. Once again we are co-hosting the awards with GigaOm and VentureBeat and we will return to the beautiful Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. Last year was our first year at the Davies and it was the best Crunchies yet. I know we say it every year, but this year really will be even better as we have many new surprises to entertain you in the works. The event will take place on Thursday, January 31, 2013.

Who will be there? Well, that’s where you come in. Nominate the most deserving startups, founders, and investors across 20 categories from Best New Startup to Founder of the Year to Sexiest Enterprise Startup. We are taking nominations until 11:59pm PST on December 6, 2012. You can nominate one company or person per category per day, but otherwise can nominate as much as you want. (You can read all the rules here).

Who do you think will make it this year? Instagram, Square, Fab, Airbnb, Pinterest? Who is the best angel investor? Who is the best CEO? What is the most impressive technology achievement of the year? You tell us. Nominate your favorite companies, products and entrepreneurs now. Details and full list of categories (with last year’s winners) are below:

The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA

7:30pm – midnight – Awards Ceremony and After Party
A night of celebration with festive attire.

Tickets will be released in batches starting next week.

Nominations open: Thursday, November 1st
Nominations close: Thursday, December 6th at 11:59pm PST
Finalists announced: early January

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List of Categories:

Best Technology Achievement (2011: Siri)
Best Collaborative Consumption Service (New for 2012)
Best E-Commerce Application (New for 2012)
Best Mobile Application (2011: Evernote)
Fastest Rising Startup (New for 2012)
Best Content Discovery Application (New for 2012)
Best Design (2011: Path 2.0)
Best Bootstrapped Startup (2011: Imgur)
Sexiest Enterprise Startup (New for 2012)
Best International Startup (2011: Peixe Urbano)
Best Education Startup (New for 2012)
Best Hardware Startup (New for 2012)
Best Time Sink (2011: Words With Friends)
Biggest Social Impact (2011: Twitter)
Angel of the Year (2011: Reid Hoffman)
VC of the Year (2011: Marc Andreessen & Ben Horowitz)
Founder of the Year (2011: Jack Dorsey)
CEO of the Year (2011: Jeff Weiner)
Best New Startup of 2012 (2011: Pinterest)
Best Overall Startup of 2012 (2011: Dropbox)

Check out additional event coverage from our partners: GigaOm and VentureBeat.