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
• The WaveMaker of the Year Award
The individual who brought the most disruptive/innovative platform to scale
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.