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Last week, we asked you some questions about the year in tech. Many of our readers work at various levels of the startup ecosystem, and the rest closely observe it. Therefore a Pando Reader’s Poll isn’t just about checking off a box in the user engagement column. We know from your comments that you have unique insight into startup culture and we’re very thankful you share that with us.

So without further ado, here are your selections for the 2013 Pando Reader’s Poll:

Startup of the year (consumer):

Snapchat

 

Startup of the year (enterprise):

Box

 

Entrepreneur of the year

Elon Musk

 

App you can’t live without

Whatsapp

 

Best Twitter feed

Aaron Levie (@levie)

 

Most innovative news organization

Guardian

 

Investor/Firm of the year

Index Ventures

 

Most surprising success story

Snapchat

 

Startup you were most disappointed to see shut down

Wantful

 

Most overhyped company

Snapchat

 

Prediction for breakout startup of 2014

Zola.com

 

[Illustration by Hallie Bateman]