The Crunchies startup awards and party are to be held Jan. 18 in San Francisco. Tonight is the first time you can buy tickets. Some 45,000 votes have already been cast for 100 contenders in 20 startup categories. In addition to announcing the winners at the event, we’ll have a special live performance by the Richter Scales, the a cappella group made famous by their Here Comes Another Bubble song and video.
Tickets cost $40, with $10 of that going to the American Heart Association in honor of Marc Orchant and Om. The Herbst Theatre has 916 seats, and more than half of them are reserved for finalists, sponsors, and press. Just 450 tickets will be released to the public so if you’d like to come you should register today.
Thanks to award benefactors Adobe, Charles River Ventures, The Mayfield Fund, Microsoft, Our Stage and Sun Microsystems, and program sponsors amiando, WeBreakStuff and MediaTemple. If you’d like to sponsor, please contact Jeannie Logozzo.
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