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NVTC Announces 2012 Hot Ticket Awards Finalists and Winners

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) announced the winners of the 11th Annual NVTC Hot Ticket Awards, honoring the region’s best and brightest entrepreneurial technology companies. More than 500 members of the Northern Virginia technology community came out last night to celebrate the nominated companies, poolside at the home of NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg.

The awards program was emceed by Katherine Ferguson of “Smoking Hot Sponsor” Cooley LLP and Sara Zeller of “Smoking Hot Sponsor” 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.

Nominations were collected for eight categories: Hottest Bootstrap, Hottest Buzz, Hottest Company Culture, 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 JP Morgan Chase)

  • 9Lenses
  • CFN Services Inc. **Winner**
  • Five 9 Group Inc.
  • Sentrana Inc.

Hottest Buzz (sponsored by Welz & Weisel Communications)

  • Appian
  • Deltek
  • Invincea Inc.
  • MicroTech
  • Sonatype **Winner**

Hottest Company Culture (sponsored by Invertix Corporation)

  • 2tor Inc.
  • CustomInk
  • GetWellNetwork Inc. **Winner**
  • Praescient Analytics
  • Vocus

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

  • AirWatch
  • Berico Technologies
  • Blue Canopy
  • Near Infinity Corporation **Winner**
  • Three Wire Systems LLC

Hottest Exit (sponsored by BB&T Capital Markets | Windsor Group)

  • AppAssure Software
  • Condaptive
  • Micromet **Winner**
  • Millennial Media
  • Webs Inc.

Hottest Management Team (sponsored by AH&T Insurance)

  • Appian
  • BroadSoft **Winner**
  • CoStar Group
  • Deltek
  • GetWellNetwork Inc.

Hottest Startup (sponsored by Virtacore)

  • 9Lenses
  • Activity Rocket LLC
  • EmployInsight
  • Lemur IMS **Winner**
  • timeRAZOR Inc.

Hottest Venture Capital Deal (sponsored by NetLink Resource Group)

  • 2tor Inc.
  • Echo360 Inc.
  • Fixmo
  • newBrandAnalytics **Winner**
  • Resonate
  • Virtustream

Additional sponsors of the 2012 NVTC Hot Ticket Awards included:
Smoking Hot Sponsors – Argy, Wiltse & Robinson P.C.; Cooley LLP
Steaming Hot Sponsors – Comcast Business Class; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; HP; Principal Financial Group; RagingWire Data Centers; United Bank; UnitedHealthcare of the Mid Atlantic; Virginia Department of Business Assistance; Wells Fargo
Tropical Attire Contest Sponsor – Pierce Capital Partners
Media Partners – 1105 Government Information Group; SmartCEO