HERNDON, Va., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced today the winners of the 12th Annual NVTC Hot Ticket Awards, honoring the region's best and brightest entrepreneurial technology companies. More than 500 members of the Northern Virginia technology community came out last night to celebrate the nominated companies, poolside at the home of NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg.
The awards program was emceed by Mark Andersen of "Smoking Hot Sponsor" BDO and Carl Grant of "Smoking Hot Sponsor" Cooley. The judges for the 2013 Hot Ticket Awards included Mike Daniels of GlobalLogic, Ron Kaiser of RELM2, Nick Lantuh, Jim Russo of Potomac Consultants, and April Young of Hercules Technologies.
Nominations were collected for nine categories: Hottest Bootstrap, Hottest Buzz, Hottest Company Culture, Hottest Emerging Government Contractor, Hottest Exit, Hottest Friend of the Entrepreneur, Hottest Management Team, Hottest Startup and Hottest Venture Capital Deal. The finalists and winners in each category are as follows:
Hottest Bootstrap (sponsored by Chase and JP Morgan)
- Altruista Health **Winner**
- B-Line Medical
- Spear Inc.
- Unleashed Technologies LLC
Hottest Buzz (sponsored by Welz & Weisel Communications)
- Deltek Inc.
- Metalogix Software
- Parature Inc.
- Virtustream **Winner**
Hottest Company Culture (sponsored by Altamira Technologies Corporation)
- Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®
- CoStar Group
- Excella Consulting Inc. **Winner**
Hottest Emerging Government Contractor (sponsored by Transformation Systems Inc.)
- Octo Consulting Group **Winner**
- Sevatec Inc.
- Three Wire Systems
- Zantech IT Services Inc.
Hottest Exit (sponsored by BB&T Capital Markets | Windsor Group)
- Deltek Inc.
- Digital Sandbox Inc.
- Eloqua **Winner**
- GeoEye **Winner**
Hottest Friend of the Entrepreneur (sponsored by Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®)
- Steve Balistreri
- Carl Grant **Winner**
- Dan Mindus
- Evan Burfield and Donna Harris
Hottest Management Team (sponsored by AH&T Insurance)
- Salient Federal Solutions Inc.
- Vubiquity **Winner**
Hottest Startup (sponsored by Wells Fargo)
- Allied Soft LLC
- Spear Inc.
- Troop ID
- Zoomdata **Winner**
Hottest Venture Capital Deal (sponsored by First Virginia Community Bank)
- Optoro Inc.
- Sonatype **Winner**
Additional sponsors of the 2013 NVTC Hot Ticket Awards included:
Smoking Hot Sponsors – BDO USA LLP; Cooley LLP
Steaming Hot Sponsors – Ballston BID; Comcast Business Class; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; HP; Principal Financial Group; United Bank; VirginiaDBA; Windstream Hosted Solutions
Tropical Attire Contest Sponsor – Pierce Capital Partners
Drink Cup Sponsor – RagingWire Data Centers
Media Partners – SmartCEO; Washington Technology
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