Announcing The 2013 Crunchies Finalists, Vote Now

After an onslaught of worthy nominations, TechCrunch and our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, are proud to announce the the 7th Annual Crunchies Awards finalists. Best of all, you, our lovely readers, decide who will take home these honors. The full list is below and voting begins now.

There are 20 categories overall, ranging from Fastest Rising Startup and Sexiest Enterprise Startup to Founder of the Year. This year we’re introducing the Best Health Startup to the club, because the proliferation of sensors and mobile have taken fitness and health tracking to eleven.

The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, February 10, 2014, at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Davies is an elegant venue that has hosted some of the greatest musical performances in SF history. We’re excited to hold the Crunchies here for yet another year.

And then there’s the after party. As always there will be a hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres, interactive entertainment and other fun surprises including the chance to schmooze with the TC team at Davies. General admission tickets are now available and start at $80.

It’s going to be a tight competition with so start voting now. There are 20 award categories that, recognize the top accomplishments across a variety of fields and roles. Everyone is eligible and encouraged to vote. And we know you’re excited, but you may only vote once per day per award category until voting closes on Sunday, January 26, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Winners will be announced on Monday, February 10, 2014, at the 7th Annual Crunchies. See you there!


Best Technology Achievement
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Best Collaborative Consumption Service
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Best E-Commerce Application
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Best Mobile Application
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Fastest Rising Startup
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Best Health Startup
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Best Design
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Best Bootstrapped Startup
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Sexiest Enterprise Startup
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Best International Startup
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Best Education Startup (Related Posts)
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Best Hardware Startup
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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
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Angel of the Year
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VC of the Year
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Founder of the Year
Drew Houston & Arash Ferdowsi (Dropbox) (Related Posts)
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CEO of the Year
Jeff Bezos (Amazon) (Related Posts)
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Best New Startup of 2013
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Best Overall Startup of 2013
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