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NVTC Congratulates the 2012 Hot Ticket Awards Winners and Finalists!

Members of Northern Virginia's hottest technology scene gathered on Tuesday, June 26, for the 11th Annual Hot Ticket Awards at the home of NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg. More than 550 guests – a sold-out crowd – enjoyed barbecue and cocktails as they mixed and mingled poolside.

Attendees networking poolside during the 2012 Hot Ticket Awards.
Attendees networking poolside during the 2012 Hot Ticket Awards.

During the awards program, which was emceed by Katherine Ferguson of “Smoking Hot Sponsor” Cooley LLP and Sara Zeller of “Smoking Hot Sponsor” Argy Wiltse & Robinson, the following Hot Ticket Awards winners were announced:

  • Hottest Bootstrap: CFN Services Inc.
  • Hottest Buzz: Sonatype
  • Hottest Company Culture: GetWellNetwork Inc.
  • Hottest Emerging Government Contractor: Near Infinity Corporation
  • Hottest Exit: Micromet
  • Hottest Management Team: BroadSoft
  • Hottest Startup: Lemur IMS
  • Hottest Venture Capital Deal: newBrandAnalytics

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists.

2012 Hot Ticket Awards winners with
2012 Hot Ticket Award Winners with "Smoking Hot Sponsors” Katherine Ferguson of Cooley LLP and Sara Zeller of Argy Wiltse & Robinson.

The judges for the 2012 Hot Ticket Awards included: Jonathan Aberman of Amplifier Ventures, Michael Dering, Kevin Greene of Valhalla Partners, Nick Lantuh, Gene Riechers, Matt Schrader of Dutko Grayling, Mark Spoto of Razor's Edge Ventures and April Young of Hercules Technology.

The casual atmosphere was enhanced with the Annual Bob Dinkel Tropical Attire Contest. Contestants competed for the two grand prizes – $100 gift certificates to Tommy Bahama. Judges agreed Patricia Esposito of XO Communications and Tim Ross of CliftonLarsonAllen had the "best" overall tropical outfits of the bunch. The judges for the Annual Bob Dinkel Tropical Attire Contest were NVTC Board Members Evan Weisel of Welz & Weisel Communications, Marta Wilson of Transformation Systems Inc. and Dendy Young of McLean Capital LLC.

A few of the many Hot Ticket Awards attendees showing off their tropical attire.
A few of the many Hot Ticket Awards attendees
showing off their tropical attire.

To view more photos from the event, click here.

Thanks to our Hot Ticket Awards sponsors:
Smoking Hot Sponsors: Argy, Wiltse & Robinson P.C.; Cooley LLP
Hottest Bootstrap Sponsor: JP Morgan Chase
Hottest Buzz Sponsor: Welz & Weisel Communications
Hottest Company Culture Sponsor: Invertix Corporation
Hottest Emerging Government Contractor Sponsor: Transformation Systems Inc.
Hottest Exit Sponsor: BB&T Capital Markets | Windsor Group
Hottest Management Team Sponsor: AH&T Insurance
Hottest Startup Sponsor: Virtacore
Hottest Venture Capital Deal Sponsor: NetLink Resource Group
Steaming Hot Sponsors: Comcast Business Class; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; HP; Principal Financial Group; RagingWire Data Centers; United Bank; UnitedHealthcare of the Mid Atlantic; VA Department of Business Assistance; Wells Fargo
Tropical Attire Contest Sponsor: Pierce Capital Partners
Media Partners: 1105 Government Information Group; SmartCEO