Annual Event Puts the Spotlight on the Region's "Hot" Technology Companies
HERNDON, Va., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced today the winners of the 10th 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 and CEO Bobbie Kilberg.
The awards program was emceed by Steve Balistreri of "Smoking Hot Sponsor" Argy Wiltse & Robinson and Carl Grant of "Smoking Hot Sponsor" Cooley LLP. The judges for the 2011 Hot Ticket Awards included: Mary Dridi, Edwin Miller of 9 Lenses, Gene Riechers of Valhalla Partners, Matt Schrader of Dutko Worldwide, Mark Spoto of Razor's Edge Ventures and Sever Totia of Edison Venture Fund.
Nominations were gathered for seven categories: Hottest Bootstrap, Hottest Buzz, Hottest Emerging Government Contractor, Hottest Exit, Hottest Management Team, Hottest Startup and Hottest Venture Capital Deal. The finalists and winners in each category are as follows:
Hottest Bootstrap (sponsored by Nemacolin Woodlands Resort)
- 5AM Solutions
- AirWatch **Winner**
- CFN Services Inc.
- Decision Lens
Hottest Buzz (sponsored by SpeakerBox Communications)
- Deepmile Networks
- EverFi Inc.
- GetWellNetwork Inc.
- LivingSocial **Winner**
Hottest Emerging Government Contractor (sponsored by Transformation Systems Inc.)
- Attain LLC
- Digital Management Inc. (DMI)
- Invertix Corporation **Winner**
- Near Infinity Corporation
- NETCONN Solutions
Hottest Exit (sponsored by Clifton Gunderson LLP)
- BroadSoft Inc. **Winner**
Hottest Management Team (AH&T Insurance)
- Contact Solutions Inc.
- OPOWER **Winner**
Hottest Startup (sponsored by Virtacore Systems Inc.)
- Gold Lasso
- myRete **Winner**
- Seva Call Inc.
- WatchParty Inc.
Hottest Venture Capital Deal (sponsored by NetLink Resource Group)
- Resonate Networks Inc.
- ScienceLogic **Winner**
- Virtustream Inc.
Additional sponsors of the 2011 NVTC Hot Ticket Awards included:
Smoking Hot Sponsors – Argy, Wiltse & Robinson P.C. and Cooley LLP
Steaming Hot Sponsors – Comcast Business Class, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, The Nakamoto Group LLC, Principal Financial Group, SoftServe Inc., tw telecom and United Bank
Steel Drum Band Sponsor – Latisys - Ashburn
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.
SOURCE Northern Virginia Technology Council