Annual Event Puts the Spotlight on the Region's "Hot" Technology Companies
HERNDON, Va., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced today the winners of the 9th Annual NVTC Hot Ticket Awards, honoring the region's best and brightest entrepreneurial technology companies. More than 550 members of the Northern Virginia technology community came out to celebrate the nominated companies, poolside at the home of NVTC's President & CEO Bobbie Kilberg.
During the event, Kilberg announced NVTC's recent commitment to serve only Virginia wines at all its events to promote Virginia's wine industry as a creator of jobs and revenue in the Commonwealth. The 2010 Hot Ticket Awards was NVTC's first event at which this new policy was implemented, and NVTC intends to carry it forward to its TechCelebration banquet in the Fall, its CFO Awards next Spring, and all its other evening gatherings. Speaking to the Hot Tickets crowd, Kilberg issued a friendly challenge to the other trade and membership associations in Virginia to join NVTC in this initiative.
The awards program was emceed by NVTC Hot Ticket Awards Committee Co-Chairs Jennifer Trax of "Smoking Hot Sponsor" Argy Wiltse & Robinson and Mark Spoto of "Smoking Hot Sponsor" Cooley. The judges for the 2010 Hot Ticket Awards included: Frank Bonsall III, New Markets Venture Partners; Mary Dridi; Jeremy King, Benchmark Executive Search; Edwin Miller, (i)SAGE; Don Rainey, Grotech Capital; and Greg Van Beuren, BB&T Capital Markets/Windsor Group.
Nominations were gathered for seven categories: Hottest Social Buzz, Hottest Management Team, Hottest Bootstrap, Hottest Exit, Hottest Venture Capital Deal, Hottest Emerging Government Contractor, and Hottest International Company. The finalists and winners in each category are as follows:
Hottest Bootstrap (sponsored by PNC Bank)
CFN Services, Inc.
Hottest Emerging Government Contractor (sponsored by Verizon Wireless)
Agilex Technologies, Inc. **Winner**
Hottest Exit (sponsored by Clifton Gunderson LLP)
Agent Logic, Inc.
Hottest International Company (sponsored by GlobalLogic)
High Street Partners
NII Holdings, Inc.
Hottest Management Team (AH&T Insurance)
Liquidity Services, Inc.
Hottest Social Buzz (sponsored by Deltek)
Hottest Venture Capital Deal (sponsored by Axiom)
Additional sponsors of the 2010 NVTC Hot Ticket Awards included:
Smoking Hot Sponsors – Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C. and Cooley
Steaming Hot Sponsors – Base Technologies, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, Harris Information
Technology Services, Principal Financial Group and United Bank
Steel Drum Band Sponsor – Latisys
Media Sponsor – Potomac Tech Wire
Media Partner – SmartCEO
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, non-profit 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.