Monday, January 7, 2008

Crunchies - NYC Represent

I just read Allen Stern's CenterNetworks post "My Votes In the Crunchies Awards Contest". (I am still catching up on some old blog reading from the holidays.) He mentions that he voted for UpNext for Best Bootstrapped because he likes what we are doing and because we are NYC based. Thanks Allen.

On that note, below is a list of the other NYC companies up for awards. If you want to vote local, here are the Silicon Alley companies.

Viewdle - Best Technology/Innovation Achievement

Based in NYC with a couple European offices. Viewdle is a media platform for doing everything with video.

Etsy - Best Design

Etsy is an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade. Based in Brooklyn, NY. I thought they should have also been nominated for Best Consumer startup.

Iminlikewithyou - Best Use of Viral Marketing

Assuming this is based in NYC. Saw them present at the NY Tech Meetup. Thought they were a shoo in for Best Time Sink Site, as that appears to be the mission statement.

College Humor - Best Time Sink Site

Still going strong. Part of IAC or, I guess now, part of 1/5th of IAC. They have the most billowy offices in Manhattan.

DonorsChoose - Most likely to make the world a better place

While it is hard to vote against any of the nominees in this category, has been doing some remarkable things to help public school. Not only are they NYC based, but the company was started by teachers at a Bronx public high school.

Tumblr - Best new start-up of 2007

Great tumblelog site for quick and easy sharing of yourself. David Karp and his team have done a remarkable job and the growth they have achieved is fantastic.

UpNext - Best bootstrapped start-up

3D map of Manhattan. Can't get more NYC than that.

Best of luck to all these companies. If I have left anyone out, please make a note in the comments and I will update the list.

(Click here to vote)

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