Northern Virginia Technology Council Announces Destination Innovation Award Winners Light Point Security, Oculis Labs, Berico Technologies, Verizon Wireless and BetterPress Honored for Outstanding Efforts in Innovation

HERNDON, Va., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, May 6 at The Washington Post headquarters in downtown D.C., the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) recognized innovative technology companies and products at Destination Innovation, a fresh and fast-paced event highlighting technology advancements emerging from our region. Presented by the NVTC Technology Innovations Committee, in partnership with Capital Business, the event leveraged an exhibition, networking, industry speakers, company presentations and a mini-competition to highlight technological innovations in the region.

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Twenty presenting companies were grouped into four categories based on their number of employees, and the companies in each of the four groups were judged by third-party participants not directly involved with the planning of the event.

In addition, NVTC introduced a new element to the competition this year – an audience choice award. Audience votes were collected via text message and each attendee was allowed one vote.

The winners of the Destination Innovation competition are as follows:

Best Startup Presentation: Light Point Security

Best Small Company Presentation: Oculis Labs

Best Mid-Size Company Presentation: Berico Technologies

Best Large Company Presentation: Verizon Wireless

Audience Choice Award: BetterPress

In addition to company presentations, the event included remarks from the following industry speakers:  Magid Abraham, president, CEO and co-founder of ComScore Inc.; Mark Muehl, senior vice president of product engineering at Comcast; Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of Consumer Electronics Association (CEA )®; and Cory Haik, executive producer of digital news at The Washington Post.

Video of the industry speakers and 20 presenting companies, as well as the company presentations, will be available on www.nvtc.org later this week.

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 200,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; the Equal Footing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that serves local area youth; and The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC, which mentors new technology entrepreneurs. Visit NVTC at www.nvtc.org.

SOURCE Northern Virginia Technology Council



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