ninth Annual Crunchies Awards
The ninth Annual Crunchies are quick approaching, and as we sit up for what’s shaping as much as be our greatest Crunchies but, we thought it’d be enjoyable to make a journey down reminiscence lane and revisit a few of the Crunchies of yore.
Mars was on the minds of voters at the sixth Crunchies in 2013. The Mars Curiosity Rover launched from Cape Canaveral in November 2011, landed on the Pink Planet on August 6, 2012 and gained the Crunchie for Greatest Know-how Achievement in 2012.
Google Glass was the runner-as much as the Mars Curiosity Rover for the Greatest Know-how Achievement award, which is sensible as a result of, whereas we’ve gone all in on Mars by making an attempt to ship a bunch of individuals to the planet by the mid-2030s, you in all probability don’t see too many individuals strolling round sporting Google Glass. Solely this man.
Again on Earth, teenagers and younger adults have been getting down with Snapchat, the Quickest Rising Startup of 2012 that was on a fast, meteoric rise to the highest of the teenager texting throne. And once they weren’t snapping they have been on BuzzFeed, the Greatest Time Sink of 2012 with all the quizzicles and listicles.
2012 was additionally an enormous yr for schooling and collaboration startups, with the Greatest New Startup of 2012 (Coursera) enrolling tens of millions of individuals in MOOCs (Large Open On-line Programs), and GitHub, the Greatest General Startup of 2012, serving as a spot for coders to collaboratively work on coding tasks, studying from one another alongside the best way.
Crowdsourcing dominated the roost at the seventh Crunchies in 2014, with Kickstarter taking house the prize because the Greatest General Product or Startup of 2013 by altering the best way corporations get funded. Then there was Bitcoin, the grassroots peer-to-peer system for on-line funds that basically took off in 2013 and gained the Crunchie for Greatest Know-how Achievement.
You undoubtedly gained’t consider who gained the Quickest Rising Startup award, however when you occur to guess who it’s, you’d completely restore my religion in humanity. Yep, that award went to Upworthy, the hyper-viral information/clickbait website that your folks on Fb are in all probability nonetheless cluttering your feed with.
2013 was additionally the yr digital actuality began to go mainstream, with the Oculus Rift — the Greatest Hardware Startup of 2013 — making it appear regular to put a dorky-wanting improvement VR package on our faces. And it was once we all determined to swipe proper on Tinder, the Greatest New Startup of 2013 that modified the web courting scene.
Which startups and founders will take house awards at this yr’s Crunchies? The nominees for every class shall be introduced someday in January, with the winners revealed on the ninth Annual Crunchies on February eight, 2016, on the Struggle Memorial Opera Home in San Francisco.
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