NVTC Announces Hot Ticket Award Finalists and Winners

Annual Event Puts the Spotlight on the Region's "Hot" Technology Companies

HERNDON, Va. June 24, 2009 - A record-setting attendance of 486, Hawaiian attire, Margaritaville-style cuisine and the region's best and brightest companies set the stage for the Northern Virginia Technology Council's (NVTC) Hot Ticket Awards event. For the 8th year in a row, the event was held poolside at the home of NVTC's President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg, honoring the companies that make-up the area's "hot" and evolving technology community.

The judges for the 2009 Hot Ticket Awards included: Phil Bronner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners; Joseph Cormier, ManTech Corporation; Tien Wong, Opus8; Peter LaMontagne, Paradigm Solutions Michael Dering and Andrew Rosen.

Nominations were gathered for seven categories Hottest Buzz, Hottest Management Team, Hottest Bootstrap, Hottest Exit, Hottest Venture Capital, and new this year, Hottest Government Contractor and Hottest International Company. The finalists and winners in each category are as follows:

Hottest Buzz (sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank)

  • Clarabridge **Winner**
  • DigitalBridge Communications
  • NetWitness Corporation
  • Positive Energy

Hottest Management Team (AH&T Insurance)

  • GlobalLogic, Inc. **Winner**
  • Clarabridge
  • Eloqua
  • NetWitness Corporation

Hottest Bootstrap (sponsored by PNC Bank)

  • Contact Solutions, Inc. **Winner**
  • Coveros, Inc.
  • Motionsoft, Inc.
  • Three Pillar Software, Inc.

Hottest Emerging Government Contractor (sponsored by Welz & Weisel Communications)

  • Guident Technologies **Winner**
  • Agilex Technologies
  • Citizant
  • Platinum Solutions

Hottest International Company (sponsored by High Street Partners)

  • Availink, Inc. **Winner**
  • BroadSoft, Inc.
  • Eloqua
  • Netbiscuits, Inc.
  • Telarix

Hottest Exit (sponsored by Apptis)

  • Rosetta Stone **Winner**
  • Athena Technologies (Rockwell Collins)
  • CoGenesis
  • SwapDrive

Hottest Venture Capital Deal (sponsored by BDO Seidman)

  • Clear Standards **Winner**
  • Clearspring
  • GetWellNetwork
  • GlobalLogic, Inc.

Additional sponsors of the 2009 NVTC Hot Ticket Awards included "Smoking Hot Sponsors" Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C and Cooley Godward Kronish LLP and "Steaming Hot Sponsors" Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, Harris Information Technology Services, Principal Financial Group and Vocus.