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NVTC Announces 2010 Hot Ticket Award Finalists and Winners

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

HERNDON, Va. - June 30, 2010 - The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced today the winners of the 9th 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 & CEO Bobbie Kilberg.

During the event, Kilberg announced NVTC's recent commitment to serve only Virginia wines at all its events to promote Virginia's wine industry as a creator of jobs and revenue in the Commonwealth. The 2010 Hot Ticket Awards was NVTC's first event at which this new policy was implemented, and NVTC intends to carry it forward to its TechCelebration banquet in the Fall, its CFO Awards next Spring, and all its other evening gatherings. Speaking to the Hot Tickets crowd, Kilberg issued a friendly challenge to the other trade and membership associations in Virginia to join NVTC in this initiative.

The awards program was emceed by NVTC Hot Ticket Awards Committee Co-Chairs Jennifer Trax of "Smoking Hot Sponsor" Argy Wiltse & Robinson and Mark Spoto of "Smoking Hot Sponsor" Cooley. The judges for the 2010 Hot Ticket Awards included: Frank Bonsall III, New Markets Venture Partners; Mary Dridi; Jeremy King, Benchmark Executive Search; Edwin Miller, (i)SAGE; Don Rainey, Grotech Capital; and Greg Van Beuren, BB&T Capital Markets/Windsor Group.

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

Hottest Bootstrap (sponsored by PNC Bank)

  • CFN Services, Inc.
  • CustomInk.com **Winner**
  • PointAbout
  • ODIN Technologies

Hottest Emerging Government Contractor (sponsored by Verizon Wireless)

  • Agilex Technologies, Inc. **Winner**
  • Attain, LLC
  • Berico Technologies
  • Invertix Corporation
  • Platinum Solutions

Hottest Exit (sponsored by Clifton Gunderson LLP)

  • Agent Logic, Inc.
  • Cyveillance, Inc.
  • NISC **Winner**

Hottest International Company (sponsored by GlobalLogic)

  • Blackboard Inc.
  • BroadSoft **Winner**
  • High Street Partners
  • NII Holdings, Inc.

Hottest Management Team (AH&T Insurance)

  • Appian
  • Clarabridge
  • Eloqua
  • Liquidity Services, Inc.
  • Zenoss **Winner**

Hottest Social Buzz (sponsored by Deltek)

  • LivingSocial
  • NetWitness Corporation
  • PointAbout
  • ZoomSafer **Winner**

Hottest Venture Capital Deal (sponsored by Axiom)

  • LivingSocial **Winner**
  • Millennial Media
  • ScienceLogic, Inc.
  • Virtustream

Additional sponsors of the 2010 NVTC Hot Ticket Awards included:

Smoking Hot Sponsors - Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C. and Cooley
Steaming Hot Sponsors - Base Technologies, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, Harris Information
Technology Services, Principal Financial Group and United Bank
Steel Drum Band Sponsor - Latisys
Media Sponsor - Potomac Tech Wire
Media Partner - SmartCEO