January 4, 2011

Feb. 11 Titans Breakfast to Feature Northrop Grumman President and CEO Wes Bush

Mingle with Local Entrepreneurs at The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC's Networking Happy Hour Next Week!

NVTC Participates in Meeting with Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn on Proposed DoD Contracting Cuts

Celebrate Leaders in the Entrepreneurial Community at the Entrepreneur Navigator Awards, Jan. 27

New Year, New Deals, a CFO Series Event on Jan. 20

Discuss Real-World Success with Social Media with the NVTC Social Media Committee on Jan. 25

Apply by Jan. 21 for the Entrepreneur Center's Spring 2011 FastTrac® TechVenture™ Program

Save the Date: NVTC to Host University Technology Exhibition on Feb. 24

Nominate Your CFO Today for the 15th Annual NVTC Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards!

Now Online: Winter 2011 Entrepreneur Issue of The Voice of Technology, Featuring the 2011 Techtopia Map!

Welcome New Department of Defense CIO Teri Takai at Jan. 19 Reception

Deltek Donates Backpacks and School Supplies to EFF Clubhouses

Celebrate Greater Washington's Growing Companies at the SmartCEO Future 50 Gala


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UPCOMING NVTC EVENTS

Jan 12, 2011 - Entrepreneur Center Networking Event

Jan 20, 2011 - CFO Series Event

Jan 25, 2011 - Social Media Committee Event

Jan 27, 2011 - Entrepreneur Navigator Awards

Feb 1, 2011 - Business Development, Marketing and Sales Event

Feb 3, 2011 - Private Equity Event

Feb 9, 2011 - Business to Government Event

Feb 11, 2011 - Titans Breakfast featuring Wes Bush

Feb 17, 2011 - General Counsel Event

Feb 23, 2011 - Green Technology Event

Feb 24, 2011 - NVTC University Technology Exhibition



Feb. 11 Titans Breakfast to Feature Northrop Grumman President and CEO Wes Bush


Wes Bush
Join NVTC on Friday, February 11 for the first Titans breakfast of 2011 with Northrop Grumman CEO and President Wes Bush. This will mark his first speech in Northern Virginia since announcing in April 2010 that Northrop Grumman is moving its corporate headquarters from California to Falls Church, which Washington Business Journal recently selected as the No. 1 Newsmaker of 2010.

Bush became chief executive officer and president in January 2010 after serving as Northrop Grumman's president and COO. He currently serves on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, which provides advice to President Obama and the Secretary of Homeland Security on the security of the critical infrastructure sectors and their information systems.

Register now to hear Bush's take on future business and technology trends on Northrop Grumman's radar!

Date:
February 11, 2011

Time:
7:00 - 7:45 a.m. Registration
7:45 - 9:15 a.m. Program

Location:
The Ritz-Carlton
1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, VA

Cost:
Member: $65.00
Non-Member: $85.00
Member Table of 10: $650.00
Non-Member Table of 10: $850.00

Walk-in Prices:
Member: $75.00 / Non-Member: $95.00
Walk-ins will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Signature Platinum Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Platinum Sponsors: Comcast Business Class; Latisys-Ashburn; Transformation Systems, Inc.; Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company
Gold Sponsors: BB&T Capital Markets | Windsor Group; Cox Business Services; Harris IT Services; Neustar, Inc.; The Washington Post- Capital Business
Silver Sponsors: Alion Science and Technology; Apptix; Fairfax County Economic Development Authority; ICF International; Korn/Ferry International; Marymount University; Micron Technology; Protiviti/RHI; Serco; Telos Corporation; TRAINING SOLUTIONS, INC.; Travelers Insurance Company, United Bank; University of Phoenix
Media Partner: SmartCEO
Media Sponsor: Capital Business

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Mingle with Local Entrepreneurs at The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC's Networking Happy Hour Next Week!

Next Wednesday, January 12, come together with many members of the region's emerging business and entrepreneur community at The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC's Networking Happy Hour! Make new contacts, discover your future business partners and grow your company - all within a relaxed atmosphere. This is one networking opportunity you don't want to miss!

Register here!

Date:
January 12, 2011

Time:
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Registration and Networking

Location:
Chima Steakhouse
8010 Towers Crescent Drive
Vienna, VA

Cost:
Member: $10.00 / Non-Member: $20.00

Walk-in Prices:
Member: $15.00 / Non-Member: $25.00
Walk-ins will be accepted on a space-available basis.

The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC Business Partners:
FEDMINE; Panacea Consulting

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NVTC Participates in Meeting with Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn on Proposed DoD Contracting Cuts

As described in a special announcement on Wednesday, December 22, NVTC President & CEO Bobbie Kilberg, NVTC Board Member Kevin Parker of Deltek and several representatives of NVTC Board and member companies participated in a meeting hosted by Deputy Secretary of Defense Bill Lynn on December 21 at the Pentagon to discuss the issue of DoD's proposed contracting cuts of 10 percent a year for the next three years.

During the meeting, Defense officials stated that when the proposed cuts were announced in August, they did not have the data to support them. Since then, the Defense Department has produced a data analysis and rationale, which has resulted in a reduced scope for the proposed cuts. According to the Pentagon officials, the 10x3 cuts target only Service Support Contracts, which constituted $4.3 billion or 3 percent of total DoD spending on All Service Contracts in FY2009. Therefore, DoD states that the proposed 10x3 reductions amount to less than 1 percent in overall contract funding.

View the NVTC announcement for more information.

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Celebrate Leaders in the Entrepreneurial Community at the Entrepreneur Navigator Awards, Jan. 27

Join The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC to recognize leaders in the entrepreneurial community at the Entrepreneur Navigator Awards on January 27. Now in its second year, the Entrepreneur Navigator Awards program celebrates leaders whose commitments of time, experience, intellectual capital and personal effort have improved the quality of the entrepreneur community or have led to the success of a startup or entrepreneur. During the awards reception, NVTC and the Entrepreneur Center will honor the winners of the Organization and Lifetime Navigator Awards and announce the winner of the Individual Navigator Award.

Congratulations to the honorees for each award:

Navigator Award - Finalists
Frank Blackstone, Blackstone Counsel
Steve Meltzer, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Jim Wolfe, J Street Consulting and George Mason University

Organization Navigator Award
Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area

Lifetime Navigator Award
Don Rainey, Grotech Ventures

Register Today!

Date:
January 27, 2011

Time:
7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Networking and Awards Ceremony

Location:
The Tower Club
8000 Towers Crescent Drive
Vienna, VA

Cost:
Member: $45.00
Non-Member: $65.00

Walk-in Prices:
Member: $55.00 / Non-Member: $75.00
Walk-ins will be accepted on a space-available basis.

The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC Business Partners:
FEDMINE; Panacea Consulting

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New Year, New Deals, a CFO Series Event on Jan. 20

The transaction landscape has changed significantly over the past few years. Join the NVTC CFO Series Committee and a panel of experts for New Year, New Deals as they discuss business valuation trends and prospects for the coming year on Thursday, January 20.

Register Today!

Date:
January 20, 2011

Time:
7:15 a.m. Registration
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Program

Location:
The Ritz-Carlton
1700 Tysons Blvd
McLean, VA

Cost:
Member: $45.00
Non-Member: $75.00

Walk-in Prices:
Member: $55.00 / Non-Member: $85.00
Walk-ins will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Platinum Sponsors: Ernst & Young; Pillsbury
Gold Sponsor: Marsh
Silver Sponsors: AH&T Insurance; UGL Equis
Bronze Sponsor: Capital One Bank

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Discuss Real-World Success with Social Media with the NVTC Social Media Committee on Jan. 25

You have considered utilizing social media for your business, but have you spoken to someone who has successfully integrated and executed social media as part of a business plan? On January 25, join the NVTC Social Media Committee for Real-World Success with Social Media. The event will feature panelists providing real-world case studies for using social media to further gain awareness, increase lead generation, build relationships with their target audiences, and more.

This event will answer questions including:

  • Can social media really work for a business?
  • Are organizations seeing success from their social media efforts?
  • If so, how did they define success in a social media campaign?
  • What tools were most useful?
  • What was the ROI from their social media strategy?
  • How did they convince the C-Suite that using social media was necessary?
  • Panelists:
    Shashi Bellamkonda, Director Social Media, Network Solutions
    Wendy Harmon, Social Media Director, American Red Cross
    Hooman Radfar, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Clearspring
    Jennifer K. Smith, Manager of Web and Video Communications, Arlington County

    Register now!

    Date:
    January 25, 2011

    Time:
    7:30 a.m. Registration and Networking
    8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Program

    Location:
    Northrop Grumman
    7575 Colshire Drive
    McLean, VA

    Cost:
    Member: $45.00
    Non-Member: $75.00

    Walk-in Prices:
    Member: $55.00 / Non-Member: $85.00
    Walk-ins will be accepted on a space-available basis.

    Platinum Sponsors: General Dynamics Information Technology; Welz and Weisel Communications
    Gold Sponsor: CRT/tanaka
    Location Sponsor: Northrop Grumman

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    Apply by Jan. 21 for the Entrepreneur Center's Spring 2011 FastTrac® TechVenture™ Program

    The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC is accepting applications for the Spring 2011 FastTrac® TechVenture™ program. Gain business insights, strategic guidance, professional networking opportunities, connections with leaders in the technology community and other resources during the 10-week program. Upon completion of the comprehensive business-planning program, entrepreneurs walk away with a detailed business plan and executive summary, as well as a strong understanding of how to finance a company.

    The NVTC FastTrac® TechVenture™ program is an invaluable experience for entrepreneurs starting or thinking about starting a new business venture. The opportunity to collaborate extensively with other entrepreneurs - both the students and the coaches - gave us the insight and feedback we needed to get our company on the right footing to take the market by storm!
    - Steve Markmann, Counterpoint Consulting, Fall 2009 participant

    The Spring 2011 session of the FastTrac TechVenture program kicks off in March, with sessions running 6 - 9 p.m. every Tuesday from March 1 - May 10.

    For consideration, applications must be received by 5 p.m., January 21, 2011. For more information or to apply, visit http://www.nvtc.org/tec/fasttrac.php or contact Kristin D'Amore, director of The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC, at kdamore@nvtc.org or 703-904-7878, ext. 226.

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    Save the Date: NVTC to Host University Technology Exhibition on Feb. 24

    Join NVTC and the region's top universities on February 24 for a brand new event: The NVTC University Technology Exhibition. This event will bring together the academic research community with the region's technology businesses to explore the incredible potential of technology transfer, licensing, and research and development. Combining a trade show of university exhibitors and breakout presentations from selected inventors, founders and university faculty, this event will explore how research and development, commercialization and licensing can generate new businesses, create industries and open unexplored markets.

    We encourage universities, educational institutions and federal labs to exhibit and the business community to attend to learn about the cutting-edge inventions and innovations ready for commercial applications.

    To register, click here. Exhibition sponsorships are available to universities and businesses in the region. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact 703-904-7878 or sponsorships@nvtc.org.

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    Nominate Your CFO Today for the 15th Annual NVTC Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards!

    The NVTC Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards, one of the foremost events on NVTC's event calendar, will take place on June 1. Nominate the best CFO in the region today!

    Now in its 15th year, the CFO Awards honor chief financial officers and financial executives for outstanding achievement and excellence in promoting the Greater Washington Region's technology community. An independent panel of community leaders will select winners in the following four categories based on your nominations:

    Public Company CFO of the Year
    Private Company CFO of the Year
    Division/Group CFO of the Year
    Emerging Growth CFO of the Year
         

    The most effective nominations will include a brief company description, a summary of the company's performance, highlights of the nominee's accomplishments from January 2010 to the present, a letter from the CEO in support of the nominee and a detailed explanation of how the individual meets or surpasses the criteria. Nominations close on March 11 at 5 p.m.

    Click here to nominate a truly exceptional CFO or financial executive in the region's technology community now!

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    Now Online: Winter 2011 Entrepreneur Issue of The Voice of Technology, Featuring the 2011 Techtopia Map!

    The Winter 2011 Voice of Technology is online now! Our latest issue focuses on Virginia's technology startups and features a question and answer session with Virginia Secretary of Technology Jim Duffey. Also in this issue is Ernst & Young's Rene Salas on fueling innovation, a new section from NVTC's Research Provider Gartner highlighting 2011 strategic technologies and a feature on NVTC's Capital Formation Committee. Read The Voice of Technology now!






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    Welcome New Department of Defense CIO Teri Takai at Jan. 19 Reception


    Teri Takai
    The Northern Virginia Technology Council along with AFCEA, AFFIRM, NDIA and TechAmerica will jointly host a reception to welcome the new Department of Defense Chief Information Officer Teri Takai to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. Takai comes to the Department of Defense after previously serving as CIO in both California and Michigan, and also has extensive experience in the private sector.

    Register now! Registration may require a TechAmerica username and password. If you have trouble logging in or registering, contact Angelica Hamilton of TechAmerica at 703-284-5308 or angelica.hamilton@techamerica.org.



    Date:
    January 19, 2011

    Time:
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Program

    Location:
    The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
    1250 South Hayes Street
    Arlington, VA

    Cost:
    Member/Non-Member Price: $50.00
    Government Employees: Free

    For more information, click here or contact Jennifer Kerber at 703-284-5337 or jennifer.kerber@techamerica.org.

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    Deltek Donates Backpacks and School Supplies to EFF Clubhouses


    Some of the EFF Clubhouse students who received
    backpacks this past December.
    On Friday December 3, the Equal Footing Foundation (EFF) received 150 backpacks as part of Deltek's worldwide charitable initiative. The enterprise software provider's event showcased various charities in each region in which the company has a corporate office. In the Herndon region, EFF was one of six local charities representing Deltek's four areas of corporate philanthropy: helping advance IT to underserved communities, helping the homeless with meals and heart-healthy food, helping kids with cancer and helping abandoned animals.

    Deltek's Herndon employees stuffed 150 backpacks with school supplies, dictionaries and other items needed to help EFF's Computer Clubhouse students excel in school. In addition to the supplies, Deltek employees wrote personal notes to Clubhouse students to help inspire them to succeed in life, studies and school. EFF and the Clubhouse managers distributed the backpacks during the last week of school this past December.

    Colleen Hahn, president/executive director for EFF, would like to thank NVTC Board member and Deltek CEO Kevin Parker, EFF Board member Holly Kortright of Deltek, and the Deltek Cares Team for putting together such a meaningful event!

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    Celebrate Greater Washington's Growing Companies at the SmartCEO Future 50 Gala

    Join SmartCEO and more than 700 C-level attendees to recognize 50 Greater Washington growing companies at Future 50 at the Hyatt Regency Reston on January 27, 2011.

    Future 50 is the largest and most highly anticipated SmartCEO program of the year! Future 50 recognizes 50 growing companies based on their revenue and employee growth over a three-year period. These companies represent the future of the region's economy and are exemplary leaders in the industry. They are steadily growing their companies while remaining true to their missions to provide exceptional products and services to their customers. Winners are selected based on a combination of employee and revenue growth. Each Future 50 winning-company CEO is profiled in the January issue of SmartCEO.

    For more event details and registration, click here: 2011 Future 50 Awards.

    If you are interested in attending, please contact Monica Ryan at 301-577-3510 ext. 223 or Monica@smartceo.com.

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    The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC


    To find interesting information and resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses, investigate The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC. Visit today at http://www.nvtc.org/tec/.


    UPCOMING EVENT Supported by The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC:

    How to Pitch to Investors January 25
    Hosted by MITEF

    Though once commonplace, entrepreneurs can no longer write their ideas on a napkin and get funding. These are cautious times, and the competition is fierce. An investor forum (VC, angel, etc.) is a seven-minute crucible that has the potential to turn visions into gold...or dust. It's more important than ever for entrepreneurs to have and deliver a powerful, compelling and memorable pitch to investors. This event will offer attendees valuable advice on how to get investors to say "yes."

    Click here for more information and to register.

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    Thank You to These Additional Upcoming Event Sponsors

    Business Development, Marketing and Sales Event | February 1, 2011
    Platinum Sponsors: Deltek; Silverpop; Transformation Systems, Inc
    Silver Sponsor: NetLink Resource Group, Inc
    Media Sponsor: Capital Business
    Location Sponsor: Northrop Grumman

    Private Equity Event | February 3, 2011
    Platinum Sponsors: Aronson & Company; Morrison & Foerster LLP; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
    Location Sponsor: PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Business to Government Event | February 9, 2011
    Platinum Sponsor: Berenzweig Leonard, LLP
    Gold Sponsors: Harris IT Services, United Bank
    Silver Sponsors: AH&T Insurance; Goodman & Company; Unanet Technologies; Vistronix, Inc.; The Washington Post- Capital Business
    Location Sponsor: Patton Boggs

    General Counsel Event | February 17, 2011
    Gold Sponsors: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP; Baker & McKenzie LLP; eTERA Consulting; Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto; Gibson Dunn; Hogan Lovells US LLP; Pillsbury LLP; Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP; Venable LLP; Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

    Green Technology Event | February 23, 2011
    Gold Sponsors: ICF International; Noblis
    Silver Sponsor: Dominion Virginia Power
    Location Sponsor: ICF International

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    Upcoming NVTC Committee Meetings
    Please note: While not all NVTC committees host special events, all of our committees meet regularly and often host guest speakers. Be sure to check the committee calendar for details on upcoming meetings.

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    Member Advantage

    As a benefit of NVTC membership, all members are eligible to receive exclusive discounts on services from NVTC Member Advantage participants.

    AIS Network | Genetics & IVF Institute | George Mason University | Microsoft | Northwest Federal Credit Union | Unanet Technologies | Zarca Interactive

    More information

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