What are the Crunchies? No, these aren't little creatures. The Crunchies are a competition and award ceremony for the most compelling startups of the year. TechCrunch, Read/Write Web, GigaOm and VentureBeat have teamed up to bring the Crunchies which will be sponsored by Sun Microsystems. It appears that the Crunchies will include an actual physical awards ceremony proceeded by champagne popping. Who will you nominate of the Crunchies?