There are 12 categories that recognize a variety of significant accomplishments by the startup community, ranging from Fastest Rising Startup and Best Founder to our inaugural Include Diversity Award.
When it comes to final voting, we are making a big change this year. We have formed a 100-person Crunchies Board to pick the winners by secret, paper ballot. The Crunchies Board will include TechCrunch editors, alongside entrepreneurs, investors and other tech notables. An independent third party, the law firm Perkins Coie, will administer and tally the ballots as well as keep the results secret until we announce the awards on stage.
Winners will be announced at the Crunchies on Monday, February 8, 2016, at 8pm at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Get your tickets here.
The Crunchies are the Oscars of the startup and technology world. The show highlights the best in tech, and the after party will be in full force again this year, with hosted bars and a great crowd.
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