WaveMaker Awards, Winners & Nominees

WaveMaker Awards of Distinction

The Big Kahuna Award

The start-up with the most innovative platform that is most poised for growth.

Includes $50K from Siemer Ventures in the form of a convertible note, $25K from Manatt’s Venture Capital Fund in the form of a convertible note and an additional in-kind services valued at 25K from Manatt, $25K from Grant Thornton, $25K from TriNet and $10K from Social Radius.


The Silicon Beach Award

The individual who most builds and strengthens the SoCal digital media ecosystem

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Mike Jones, Science

The WaveMaker of the Year Award

The individual who brought the most disruptive/innovative platform to scale

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Jeff Stibel, Dun and Bradstreet

Industry Awards

Industry Awards are given to worthy tech entrepreneurs who have raised less than $8 million in the following categories:

• Cowabunga Award

Cloud Services SaaS platforms in the areas of infrastructure, storage and enterprise tools

• Hang Ten Award

Advertising Online and mobile ad networks, digital agencies, ad targeting and analytics

• Impact Zone Award

Data Data marketplaces and aggregators; location data and analytics

• Party Wave Award

Social Media, Content and Distribution Social media, online and mobile content; content discovery and sharing

• Sand Dollar Award

eCommerce and mCommerce Online, mobile, local and social commerce as well as comparison shopping, couponing and subscriptions

• Switch Foot Award

Music Online, mobile, local and social music platforms; music discovery and sharing; B2B and infrastructure

Click here to view the 2012 WaveMaker Award nominees and winners.