HERNDON, Va., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced today the winners of the 11th 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 Katherine Ferguson of "Smoking Hot Sponsor" Cooley LLP and Sara Zeller of "Smoking Hot Sponsor" Argy Wiltse & Robinson. The judges for the 2012 Hot Ticket Awards included: Jonathan Aberman of Amplifier Ventures, Michael Dering, Kevin Greene of Valhalla Partners, Nick Lantuh, Gene Riechers, Mark Spoto of Razor's Edge Ventures and April Young of Hercules Technology.
Nominations were collected for eight categories: Hottest Bootstrap, Hottest Buzz, Hottest Company Culture, 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 JP Morgan Chase)
CFN Services Inc. **Winner**
Five 9 Group Inc.
Hottest Buzz (sponsored by Welz & Weisel Communications)
Hottest Company Culture (sponsored by Invertix Corporation)
GetWellNetwork Inc. **Winner**
Hottest Emerging Government Contractor (sponsored by Transformation Systems Inc.)
Near Infinity Corporation **Winner**
Three Wire Systems LLC
Hottest Exit (sponsored by BB&T Capital Markets | Windsor Group)
Hottest Management Team (sponsored by AH&T Insurance)
Hottest Startup (sponsored by Virtacore)
Activity Rocket LLC
Lemur IMS **Winner**
Hottest Venture Capital Deal (sponsored by NetLink Resource Group)
Additional sponsors of the 2012 NVTC Hot Ticket Awards included:
Smoking Hot Sponsors – Argy, Wiltse & Robinson P.C.; Cooley LLP Steaming Hot Sponsors – Comcast Business Class; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; HP; Principal Financial Group; RagingWire Data Centers; United Bank; UnitedHealthcare of the Mid Atlantic; Virginia Department of Business Assistance; Wells Fargo Tropical Attire Contest Sponsor – Pierce Capital Partners Media Partners – 1105 Government Information Group; 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, 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.