In just three weeks, we will be publishing the most eagerly awaited rankings list in New York: The Silicon Alley 100.The Silicon Alley 100 ranks the 100 people who have done the coolest stuff in the New York digital community this year.
We’ll be celebrating this year’s list with a huge bash on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange–to which all the winners and their colleagues and handlers and other NYC digital luminaries will be invited.
To get all that ready, we need to start evaluating your nominations now. So get to it:
In the comments section below, please post the names of the people you think have done the coolest stuff in and for the NYC digital community this year. Then, for each person you nominate, please explain WHAT THEY HAVE DONE that you think is so cool.
What does “done something cool” mean?
- Launched an amazing startup
- Created an excellent product
- Funded an awesome company or two
- Provided excellent advice
- Supported and contributed to the New York digital community
- Accomplished something amazing–in business or in life
- Donated a ton of money or time to a worthy cause
- Etc. — You be the judge
You have a week to get your nominations in (we’ll stop taking them Friday, October 8th, at midnight). Meanwhile, we’ll start working on our own nominations and figuring out who has ACTUALLY done something cool as opposed to who’s a poseur.
Then we’ll spend a couple of weeks narrowing down the list before we unveil the 2010 rankings, have our huge bash at the NYSE, and post pictures for everyone to see.
So get cracking! Post your nominations in the comments below.
(And if you feel so passionately about a candidate that you want to provide LOTS of supporting information but don’t want to post it in the comments, you can also send us a detailed email to [email protected]. Important: Your email must have the subject line SA 100, or it may be lost in the shuffle).
You can also check out our 2009 Silicon Alley 100 list here >.
Here are a few of the people that have been nominated already:
Dennis Crowley, Foursquare
Tim Armstrong, AOL
Ben Lerer, Thrillist
John Borthwick, Betaworks
Jonah Peretti, BuzzFeed
Marco Arment, Instapaper
Chris Dixon, Founders’ Collective
Joshua Kushner, Thrive Capital
Naveen Selvadurai, Foursquare
Justin Schaffer, Facebook/Hot Potato
Bob Bowman, MLBAM
Brooke Moreland, Fashism
Rachel Sterne, GroundReport
Jennifer Hymen and Jennifer Carter-Fleiss, Rent the Runway
Alexa Herschfeld, Paperless Post
Ken Lerer, Lerer Ventures
Nick Denton, Gawker Media
Gaby Darbyshire, Gawker Media
Jose Ferreira, Knewton
Larry Lenihan, FirstMark Capital
Mike Bloomberg, New York City
Ran Harnevo, 5min Media
Patrick Keane, Associated Content/Yahoo
Barry Silbert, SecondMarket
Joe Zawadzki, MediaMath
Brian O’Kelley, AppNexus
David Tisch, TechStars
Kevin Kearney, Hard Candy Shell
Geoff Lewis, TopGuest
Mike Lazerow, Buddy Media
Rob Kalin, Etsy
Andrew Kortina, Venmo
Kal Vepuri, Trisiras Group
Peter Flint, Polaris Ventures / Dog Patch Labs
Many more to come…