EnplugEmails: The 94 silly awards we gave out to our teammates

EnplugEmails are a series on my blog of actual emails sent to my teammates at Enplug. I’m sharing these because it may give other startup founders ideas.


Before the end of each year, everyone at Enplug nominates and votes for one another for the Enplug Awards. We started this award game the first year that we started the company and it’s been a fun tradition ever since. It’s a reflection of our culture to always keep things entertaining!  The awards this year ranged from “Most likely to have 10 kids” to “Most likely to give you a ride home from jail.” Here’s the email I sent out:

Subject line: SoCalTech’s Top 50 Startups and the Enplug Awards

HI TEAM,

Enplug was recognized as one of SoCalTech’s Top 50 Startups last week! Woot!
But the really really big award is the one that I’m about to announce…
This week begins the voting and nomination process for the most prestigious award on the planet, the galaxy, the universe, existence itself. You’ve been waiting for it all year. THE ENPLUG AWARDS have begun!
Enplug Awards 2014
Vote your fellow Enplugees for the honor here: http://goo.gl/forms/Q3Z3YQs60o
 We’ll send out the winners on Monday, December 29th.
Vote wisely,
Nanxi

On December 29th, I sent out the winners:

Enplug Awards 2014 Results

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