The 2010 Crunchies is our fourth annual competition and award ceremony to recognize and celebrate the most compelling startups, internet and technology innovations of the year.

The Crunchies is co-hosted by GigaOm, VentureBeatand TechCrunch. Best of all, the internet community is invited to choose who wins.

The Crunchies award ceremony takes place on Friday, January 21, 2010 at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco with the ceremony beginning at 7:30 pm. It’s an elegant, 1000-seat theater that has played home to presidential debates, among others, just the type of setting to give the Crunchies the air of importance they deserve. Crunchies General Admission tickets will be released in December.

Following the Crunchies Awards,  the Exploratorium will provide an intellectually stimulating and festive playground for this year’s after party.  As always there will be a hosted bar, hors d’oeuvres, casino game room, and other fun entertainment and surprises.

The after party begins immediately following the ceremony at 9 pm until 11:30 pm.  Admission to the party is included with a purchase of an Awards Ceremony ticket.

Join us as we celebrate the best of tech 2010.  If you’d like to learn about event sponsorship for the Crunchies awards ceremony and after party please contact Jeanne Logozzo for sponsorship opportunities.

The Palace of Fine Arts Theater and
Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts
3301 and 3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

The Palace of Fine Arts Theater and Exploratorium are located in the landmark Palace of Fine Arts building in San Francisco’s Marina district, off of Highway 101 near the Golden Gate Bridge.  Free parking is available in adjacent lots.


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VOTE for the companies, products and people you believe most deserve industry recognition for achievements completed in 2010, from now through midnight, PST Wednesday, January 19.


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Join The Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will take place at the landmark Palace of Fine Arts Theater Complex on Friday, January 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm.

The After Party will follow at the Exploratorium from 9 pm – 11:30 pm.  Celebrate with friends and interact with the unique exhibits on display.  There will be a hosted bar, finger food, gaming room, and other fun surprises.  Admission to the After Party is included in the awards ceremony tickets.

General admission tickets for the Awards Ceremony and After Party can be purchased HERE from our friends at Eventbrite. Seating is extremely limited and there is free limited parking on the premises.  Make an event of it and carpool with a friend.

For general event inquiries please email us HERE. For information on sponsorship opportunities contact Jeanne Logozzo.

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Celebrate the best of 2010!

Here’s a look at last year’s festivities…

Check out the Crunchies 2009 Flickr Stream for the full album of photos!

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