NVTC Announces 2011 Hot Ticket Award Finalists and Winners

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

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced today the winners of the 10th 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 and CEO Bobbie Kilberg.

The awards program was emceed by Steve Balistreri of “Smoking Hot Sponsor” Argy Wiltse & Robinson and Carl Grant of “Smoking Hot Sponsor” Cooley LLP. The judges for the 2011 Hot Ticket Awards included: Mary Dridi, Edwin Miller of 9 Lenses, Gene Riechers of Valhalla Partners, Matt Schrader of Dutko Worldwide, Mark Spoto of Razor's Edge Ventures and Sever Totia of Edison Venture Fund.

Nominations were gathered for seven categories: Hottest Bootstrap, Hottest Buzz, 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 Nemacolin Woodlands Resort)

  • 5AM Solutions
  • AirWatch **Winner**
  • CFN Services Inc.
  • Decision Lens

Hottest Buzz (sponsored by SpeakerBox Communications)

  • Deepmile Networks
  • Eloqua
  • EverFi Inc.
  • GetWellNetwork Inc.
  • LivingSocial **Winner**

Hottest Emerging Government Contractor (sponsored by Transformation Systems Inc.)

  • Attain LLC
  • Digital Management Inc. (DMI)
  • Invertix Corporation **Winner**
  • Mav6
  • Near Infinity Corporation
  • NETCONN Solutions

Hottest Exit (sponsored by Clifton Gunderson LLP)

  • BroadSoft Inc. **Winner**
  • MobileAccess
  • Netwitness

Hottest Management Team (AH&T Insurance)

  • Contact Solutions Inc.
  • Latisys
  • LivingSocial
  • OPOWER **Winner**
  • Sonatype

Hottest Startup (sponsored by Virtacore Systems Inc.)

  • Gold Lasso
  • Klaggle
  • myRete **Winner**
  • Seva Call Inc.
  • Uppidy
  • WatchParty Inc.

Hottest Venture Capital Deal (sponsored by NetLink Resource Group)

  • Resonate Networks Inc.
  • ScienceLogic **Winner**
  • Sonatype
  • Virtustream Inc.

Click here for descriptions of each finalist and winning company.

Additional sponsors of the 2011 NVTC Hot Ticket Awards included:

Smoking Hot Sponsors – Argy, Wiltse & Robinson P.C. and Cooley LLP
Steaming Hot Sponsors – Comcast Business Class, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, The Nakamoto Group LLC, Principal Financial Group, SoftServe Inc., tw telecom and United Bank
Steel Drum Band Sponsor – Latisys - Ashburn
Media Sponsor – Potomac Tech Wire
Media Partner – SmartCEO