Yes we are talking of the 6th Crunchies Annual Award Show. The much anticipated award ceremony among business circles were finally announced yesterday in San Francisico's Louise M.Davies Symphony Hall.
A joint ceremony is hosted and sponsered by Tech Crunch, GigaOm and VentureBeat, the awards are like an encouraging pat-on-the-back for "the best startups, founders and venture capitalists".
For those who won its a hearty congratulations that shall be flowing in from all directions, but for those who worked crazy yet didn't make it to the stage, here's some Abraham Lincoln for you- “Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition”.
The 20-odd categories recognize individual and collective business efforts done all round the year. With Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer kick starting the show with her insights and enthusiasm, the show was graced by the 'technocrati'.
Tech Crunch informs about the main highlights of the show. "The night started off with a bit of science as the Mars Curiosity netted the Crunchie for Best Technology Achievement. Then, Snapchat, the little app that’s a staple on every teenager’s smartphone, won Fastest Rising Startup. Tim Armstrong and Michael Arrington were all smiles as they handed Mark Zuckerberg the Crunchie for CEO of the Year. And as the startup world can attest, Chris Dixon rightly won the Crunchie for Angel Of The Year while Peter Thiel was awarded the Crunchie for VC Of the Year".
Here is the winners scroll down list. The E-junkie team extends its congratulations to all the winners.
Best Technology Achievement : Mars Curiosity
Best Collaborative Consumption Service : Airbnb
Best E-Commerce Application : Fab
Best Mobile Application : Google Maps
Fastest Rising Startup : Snapchat
Best Content Discovery Application : Pinterest
Best Design : Paper by FiftyThree
Best Bootstrapped Startup : Techmeme
Sexiest Enterprise Startup : Box
Best International Startup : SoundCloud
Best Education Startup : Codecademy
Best Hardware Startup : Makerbot
Best Time Sink : Buzzfeed
Biggest Social Impact : Reddit
Angel of the Year : Chris Dixon
VC of the Year : Peter Thiel
Founder of the Year : Kevin Systrom (Instagram)
CEO of the Year : Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)
Best New Startup of 2012 : Coursera
Best Overall Startup of 2012 : GitHub
Watch Marissa Mayer's opening speech below.
You can also catch the whole ceremony show proceedings here:
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