The Rise Awards

Awards series celebrating top talent, at all positions

Featured

From the maker

M
Erik Torenberg
@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
Hey Everyone,

I’m thrilled to announce I’m launching a passion project: The Rise Awards — an award series & community celebrating top talent at all positions.

This all emerged from a simple curiosity: “Who made that?”

Early on at PH, I asked that question every day as I and the team hunted down the makers of incredible products to bring them into the conversation. As I did, I discovered a nearly endless treasure trove of world-class designers, engineers, product managers, and data scientists. Why were they unknown previously?

One way people get recognized for excellent work is through awards & press. But typically, front-facing leaders (founders, founding teams, execs etc.) win the the awards. These leaders deserve much credit, to be sure, but it takes a whole team to build a great product.

So, I’m launching an awards series to celebrate world-class performers across the board — from executives to executive assistants, engineers to event managers, designers to data scientists, makers to managers, and everyone in between building great companies.

I’m stoked to launch this on PH because this community (+ Ryan and rest of PH team) has always been about celebrating makers and individual contributors -- at whatever level or position.

If this resonates with you, nominate someone today who you feel deserves recognition for their work here. Winners meet other specific category winners, judges, and partners at private events.

Would love to hear your feedback!

For more info on how it works, check this post: https://medium.com/@eriktorenber...

P.S. Huge thanks to @rjvir, @melissajoykong, @bvishny, @naitik_17, @lazalberto, and @alvinhsia for helping make this happen!

Discussion

M
Erik Torenberg
@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
Hey Everyone I’m thrilled to announce I’m launching a passion project: The Rise Awards — an award series & community celebrating top talent at all positions This all emerged from a simple curiosity: “Who made that?” Early on at PH, I asked that question every day as I and the team hunted down the makers of incredible products to bring them into the... Show More
Chris Sacca
@sacca · Chairman, Lowercase Capital
This is brilliant. Finally, an awards series that goes beyond founders and executives to recognize the teams behind the scenes that are actually getting stuff done.
Josh Elman
@joshelman · Partner, Greylock
All success stories depend on the work of many individuals coming together to create something great. It takes much more than just an idea. Great to see so many builders getting recognized!
Gary Vaynerchuk
@garyvee · CEO
The best talent hustles every day without thinking about whether they're getting recognized for the work they do. I love that The Rise Awards celebrates those people.
Mark Suster
@msuster · Upfront
Kudos on the initiative. It's great to see awards going out to the rank-and-file employees of startups who do 95% of the work and seldom get the public credit they deserve.
Commenting is limited to those invited by others in the community.
Login to continue.