Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the 6th Annual Crunchies Awards, which celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship, and the most promising tech startups.

Buy your Crunchies tickets through Eventbrite and get ready for a star-studded, glamorous evening in San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall on Thursday, January 31, 2013.

This is the 6th year that VentureBeat has co-hosted these awards, along with GigaOm and TechCrunch. Over the years, the awards have grown to attract thousands of nominations and hundreds of attendees each year. It’s a chance for us to celebrate and honor the best the tech industry has to offer.

It’s not too late to nominate your favorite startup for the awards. Nominations close on December 6, 2012, so get your entries in before then!

Once all the nominations are in, judges from the three hosting publications will narrow the entrants down to five finalists in each of 20 different categories. We’ll post the finalists, and you’ll have a chance to vote on your favorites throughout January.

We’ll unveil the winners on January 31, 2013, at the awards ceremony.

So get your Crunchies nominations in now. Want to know more? Check the official Crunchies rules.

And we hope to see you in San Francisco!

More info:

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 are on sale here. Be sure to act fast!

Nominations are open now.
Nominations close: Thursday, December 6th at 11:59pm PST
Finalists announced: early January

Our sponsors help make the Crunchies happen, if you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities during the ceremony or after-party, please contact

For press credentials, please fill out this request form and confirmations will be sent separately via email.

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)