Northern Virginia Technology Council Honors the Region's Rising Tech Stars at NVTC Hot Ticket Awards

Awards Celebrate the Accomplishments of "Hot" Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurial Companies

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HERNDON, VA - June 26, 2008 - The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the largest technology council in the nation, last night announced the finalists and winners of its seventh annual Hot Ticket Awards, recognizing local entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial companies for achievements that make them "hot" - great vision, superior ability to implement and deliver, innovative management approaches, and overall success. Award categories included: Hall of Fame, Hottest Bootstrap, Hottest Buzz, Hottest Exit, Hottest Management Team and Hottest VC Deal.

The award ceremony was attended by more than 450 Capital region technology entrepreneurs, business leaders, media and special guests.

The judges for the 2008 Hot Ticket Awards included: Jonathan Aberman, Amplifier Ventures; Mike Avon, Columbia Capital; Steve Balistreri and Jennifer Trax, Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C.; John Hurley, DLA Piper; Mary MacPherson, M2Works; and Sever Totia, Edison Venture Fund.

Winners and finalists of this year's Hot Ticket Awards are:

Hall of Fame Award

Hottest Bootstrap

Hottest Buzz

Hottest Exit

Hottest Management Team

Hottest Venture Capital Deal

"The Northern Virginia area is home to some of the most dynamic and innovative technology companies in the world," said Bobbie Kilberg, President and CEO of NVTC. "The annual Hot Ticket Awards offers us an opportunity to honor companies for their exceptional achievements representing different aspects of business from stellar VC funding deals to all-star management teams. As always, the nominations were numerous and outstanding, which continues to validate Northern Virginia as one of the preeminent tech hubs in the country."

Once again, the Hot Ticket Awards were held poolside at the home of NVTC President & CEO Bobbie Kilberg in McLean, Va. Jennifer Trax of Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C. and John Hurley of DLA Piper emceed the night's festivities and sponsors included: "Smoking Hot Sponsors" Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C. and DLA Piper and "Steaming Hot Sponsors" Base Technologies, Inc.; Bowne Financial Communications; Cyveillance; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP; Harris Information Technology Services; Principal Financial Group; Transformation Systems, Inc.; and Welz & Weisel Communications.

NVTC Hot Ticket Awards Media Kit