NVTC Announces 2014 Hot Ticket Award Finalists and Winners Annual Event Puts the Spotlight on the Region's "Hot" Technology Companies

HERNDON, Va., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced today the winners of the 13th Annual NVTC Hot Ticket Awards, honoring the region's best and brightest entrepreneurial technology companies during an awards party at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va.

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 2014 Hot Ticket Awards included Mike Daniels of LMI, Mary Dridi, Ron Kaiser, Nick Lantuh, Jim Russo of Potomac Consultants, Dendy Young of McLean Capital LLC, and April Young of Hercules Technologies.

Nominations were collected for seven categories: Hottest Bootstrap, Hottest Company Culture, Hottest Exit, Hottest Friend of the Entrepreneur, Hottest Government Contractor, Hottest Startup, and Hottest Venture Capital Deal. The finalists and winners in each category are as follows:

Hottest Bootstrap

  • Cyber Squared, Inc.  **WINNER**
  • QuoteMyContractor.com, Inc.
  • SameGrain, Inc.
  • Windpact

Hottest Company Culture (sponsored by the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development)

  • ActioNet, Inc.
  • iCore Networks **WINNER**
  • Octo Consulting Group
  • Weddingwire

Hottest Exit

  • AirWatch by VMware
  • Cvent, Inc.
  • Mandiant **WINNER**
  • Vocus

Hottest Friend of the Entrepreneur (sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA))

  • Jonathan Aberman **WINNER**
  • Dan Mindus
  • Kristina Tanasichuk
  • Wyly Wade
  • Tien Wong

Hottest Government Contractor (sponsored by Transformation Systems Inc.)

  • Infosys Public Services, Inc. **WINNER**
  • NGA.NET U.S. Public Sector
  • Probity, LLC
  • Qlarion

Hottest Startup (sponsored by Wells Fargo)

  • DataRPM
  • Distil Networks
  • FiscalNote Inc.
  • Kit Check **WINNER**

Hottest VC Deal (sponsored by AHT Insurance)

  • FoundationDB
  • LiveSafe, Inc.
  • Optoro **WINNER**

Additional sponsors of the 2014 NVTC Hot Ticket Awards included:
Smoking Hot Sponsors – BDO USA LLP; Cooley LLP
Steaming Hot Sponsors – Chase; Corporate Office Properties Trust; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; HP; Principal Financial Group
Drink Cup Sponsor – RagingWire Data Centers
Media Partners – Capital Business; Washington Technology
Video Partner – g14media

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 300,000 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 NVTC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that supports the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative and other priorities within Virginia's technology community; 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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