Be Part Of The Coolest Awards Show In The Start-Ups Ecosystem By Sponsoring The Crunchies

Every year TechCrunch and our partners get together to celebrate innovation at the Crunchies. This year it’s in San Francisco on January 31, 2013. The event is a star-studded bacchanal featuring (occasionally) well-dressed founders, funny onstage banter by Britain’s answer to Dudley Moore, John Oliver, and some special musical guests.

The sales folks tell us that these are the sponsorship levels available. Your sponsorship helps us fund the show, guests, and attendant booze and helps us to make it one of the best events in the start-up ecosystem year after year.

As far as levels of sponsorship our Crunchies Partner is our most prominent. It gives a company the ability to create maximum exposure at the event. Our second level of sponsorship is going to be Award Benefactor, giving a company the ability to sponsor a specific award and assist in the presentation onsite. The third level is our Program Patron option, which allows a company to exhibit and have a presence at the after-party. Our most reasonable and last level of participation is going to be the $5,000 option where sponsors will have a branded cocktail table onsite with additional branding on the website/program.

You can contact our excellent sales team at and hope to see you and your fancy tweeds or delicate, winsome evening wear at the Crunchies.

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!

Voting is open now.
Voting closes: Thursday, January 24th at 11:59 p.m. PST

Finalists were announced yesterday.

Best Technology Achievement (2011 winner: Siri)
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Best Overall Startup of 2012 (2011 winner: Dropbox)
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