Destination Innovation 2015

Destination Innovation is the premier event highlighting the vibrant technology community in our region! Now in its fourth year, the event features an innovation competition, exhibition, networking and industry speakers. The program is presented by NVTC's Technology Innovations Committee, in partnership with Capital Business.

How can I participate in Destination Innovation?

  • Complete an application for your company to participate in the innovation competition. (Deadline is February 13, 2015 - Closed)
  • Register to attend the April 29, 2015 event.
  • Vote in the online competition. Details will be available in mid-March 2015.
  • Become a sponsor of the program.
  • For more information about Destination Innovation, click here for an event FAQ.

Want to know what it was like on the exhibit floor? Check out our flickr feed.

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What is the ROI for participating in Destination Innovation?

Companies receive great visibility as participants in the program. The selected companies are profiled on the Capital Business website for the online voting portion of the competition. The total number of online votes for the 2014 program surpassed 75,000.

Participating companies receive promotion through all of NVTC's marketing channels, and companies that continue to the in person portion of the event will have the opportunity to interact with potential partners, customers, etc. through both their pitches and the exhibit floor.

Competition winners will be recognized in a post-event press release, social media and on the NVTC website. Winners also will receive a Destination Innovation Winner logo that they can use on their website or other marketing materials.

Want to hear what others have to say about Destination Innovation?

Being recognized as the 2014 Destination Innovation most innovative startup (Security category) provided Key Cybersecurity, Inc. with outstanding credibility and attracted investors, strategic partners and customers. The press alone regarding our CyberMerlin solution continues to benefit the company. - Shawn R. Key, Key Cybersecurity Inc., 2014 participant

Click here to read other testimonials.

If you're thinking about applying for Destination Innovation, or nominating another company, check out a few sample videos from 2014 below.


   Kona from Deltek

Cyber Merlin by Key Cybersecurity

   Assure6 by Salient Federal Solutions

To see pitches from past Destination Innovation events, check out the videos below.




2014 winners.

What else should I know about Destination Innovation?

The in person portion of the program brings together more than 200 members of the technology community. Previous keynote speakers have included Carly Fiorina, former HP CEO; Michael Chasen, SocialRadar President & CEO and former Blackboard President & CEO; Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) President & CEO; Dan Yates, Opower Founder & CEO; and Magid Abraham, comScore Chairman & Co-Founder.

2014 Keynote Speakers

SocialRadar's Michael Chasen, co-founder and former CEO of Blackboard, delivers his keynote address at NVTC's Destination Innovation event in May 2014.


Carly Fiorina, former CEO, HP

Articles About Destination Innovation:

Northern Virginia Technology Council November 16, 2014
Help us find the most innovative companies in the Washington area

April 2, 2014
Destination Innovation Highlights Technology Advancements, Connects Innovators

April 2, 2014
Capital Business: Winners chosen in annual Destination Innovation competition

March 24, 2014
Capital Business: Meet the Destination Innovation Sweet 16

March 16, 2014
Capital Business: Help us find greater Washington's most innovative companies: Week 4.

March 9, 2014
Capital Business: Help us find greater Washington's most innovative companies: Week 3.

March 2, 2014
Capital Business: Help us find greater Washington’s most innovative companies: Week 2.

February 23, 2014
Capital Business: Help us find greater Washington's most innovative companies: Week 1.

May 6, 2013
Destination Innovation Recognizes Outstanding Efforts in Technology Advancement

May 17, 2012
Twenty-One of the Region’s Innovators Presented Their Technologies at Destination Innovation

Any questions?

Email NVTC Events Manager Natalie Bello at nbello@nvtc.org