September 29, 2009


Only One Day Left to Register for FusionFest 2009!

In Just One Week: Public Policy Event with Justice Kennedy—the Swing Vote on the Supreme Court

Don't Miss the Private Equity Event This Friday: "Incubators and Other Sources of Early Stage Capital"

Virginia Ranked Top State for Business by Forbes Magazine

Kilberg, Mills and 5 Others from NVTC on Washingtonian's 100 Most Powerful Women List

Thomas Jefferson High School Featured in Washingtonian Magazine

Noblis Honored by Governor for Telework Success

Members Connect With Board of Directors at Special Reception

SAIC Moves Headquarters to Tysons

Annual Survey Asks Questions About Compensation

Techtopia Spots Are Going Quickly! Reserve Yours Today

Nominations Now Open for the Entrepreneur Navigator Awards

REGULAR FEATURES
The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC
Upcoming NVTC Events
Thank You to Our Upcoming Event Sponsors
Upcoming NVTC Committee Meetings
Regional Events
Member Advantage
NVTC Business Partners
UPCOMING NVTC EVENTS

Oct. 1 - 2009 Fall FusionFest

Oct. 2 - Private Equity Event

Oct. 6 - Green Technology Event

Oct. 8 - Public Policy Series Featuring The Honorable Anthony Kennedy

Oct. 9 - Entrepreneur Center Event Series

Oct. 15 - Business Development, Marketing & Sales Event

Oct. 22 - Business to Government Event

Oct. 28 - CFO Series Event

Oct. 31 - Run!Geek!Run! 8K

Nov 16 - TechCelebration: NVTC's Annual Banquet

Dec. 11 - Titans Series with Stefan Jacoby


The Fall '09 Voice of Technology is online now!
In this issue: Going Global — Local tech companies doing business internationally; Q&A with Jim LeBlanc; GW medical researchers fighting disease worldwide.

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Only One Day Left to Register for FusionFest 2009!

fusionlogo There's only one day left to register FusionFest, NVTC's annual fall membership mixer—registration closes at noon tomorrow. This year, we're taking the fun and heading west to the beautiful outdoor patio at 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, Va.

There will be plenty of opportunity for networking, meeting new colleagues, catching up with old friends, and enjoying great food and drink. There will also be special spots reserved for NVTC on 1757 Club's lighted driving range. Bring your clubs—and your best game—for the longest drive contest!

Date:
October 1, 2009

Time:
6:00-8:00pm Registration and Networking

Location:
1757 Golf Club
45120 Waxpool Road
Dulles, VA

Cost:
Member: $ 65.00
Non-Member: $ 85.00

REGISTER HERE

Thanks to our Sponsors:
Event Sponsor: Cox Communications
Beverage Sponsor: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
Raffle Sponsor: DC United; Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center
For more information about sponsorships for this event, click here.

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Just One Week Away: Public Policy Event with Justice Kennedy—the Swing Vote on the Supreme Court

Be sure to register for the October 8 Public Policy Series event featuring The Honorable Anthony Kennedy. This event will be co-hosted by NVTC's General Counsel Committee, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, and TechAmerica.

Associate Justice Kennedy was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1975. In 1988, Justice Kennedy was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Reagan and has served on the Court for 21 years.

Justice Kennedy has become the swing vote on the Supreme Court on business and other critical issues, so make sure you register early and join us on October 8!





Date:
October 8, 2009

Time:
7:00-7:45am Registration
7:45-9:15am Program

Location:
The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
McLean, VA

REGISTER HERE

Thanks to our Sponsors:
Public Policy Series Sponsors:
Platinum Sponsors: IMC, Inc.; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Silver Sponsors: Alion Science and Technology; Cisco Systems, Inc; General Dynamics Information Technology
Single Event Sponsor: Indus Corporation

General Counsel Sponsors:
Gold Sponsors: Argy, Wiltse & Robinson PC; Baker & McKenzie; Hogan & Hartson LLP; Pillsbury LLP; Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
Silver Sponsor: AH&T Insurance

For more information about sponsorships for this event, click here.

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Don't Miss the Private Equity Event This Friday: "Incubators and Other Sources of Early Stage Capital"

NVTC's Capital Formation committee presents "Incubators and Other Sources of Early Stage Capital" this Friday, October 2. Come and meet the leaders that are incubating the next generation of innovative companies. You'll learn who they are and how they operate. Also, you'll hear how they identify and why they fund what they believe will be the growth opportunities of tomorrow.

Date:
October 2, 2009

Time:
7:30am Registration
8:00-9:30am Program

Location:
PricewaterhouseCoopers
1800 Tysons Boulevard, 9th Floor
McLean, VA
Directions to PricewaterhouseCoopers

Register Here

Thanks to our sponsors:
Platinum Sponsors: Aronson & Company; Chessiecap Securities; Morrison & Foerster LLP; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
Location Sponsor: PricewaterhouseCoopers

For more information about sponsorships for this event and committee, click here.

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Virginia Ranked Top State for Business by Forbes Magazine

For the fourth year in a row, Virginia is at the top of the list of the best states for business in Forbes. The Best States ranking measures six vital categories for businesses: costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. Virginia is the only state ranked in the top 20 in each of the six broad categories. Virginia's low unemployment rate, highly educated workforce, low energy costs, business incentives, and several other factors contributed to the top ranking.

Read the full article here

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Kilberg, Mills and 5 Others from NVTC on Washingtonian's 100 Most Powerful Women List

Washingtonian magazine has named NVTC President & CEO Bobbie Kilberg and NVTC Board member Linda Mills, President of Northrop Grumman Information Systems, as two of Washington's 100 Most Powerful Women. In addition, five other NVTC member companies were represented on the list: Carol Clayton, Partner, WilmerHale; Candace Duncan, Mid-Atlantic Partner, KPMG; Deborah Kissire, Mid-Atlantic Partner, Ernst&Young; Maritza Gomez Montiel, Regional Managing Partner, Deloitte; and Gail McGovern, President & CEO, American Red Cross. Congratulations to all of these women on being recognized for their achievements and success!

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Thomas Jefferson High School Featured in Washingtonian Magazine

NVTC Member Thomas Jefferson High School of Technology and Science was featured as the cover story in the October issue of Washingtonian magazine. Jefferson is a science and technology magnet school and was ranked the best high school in the country by US News & World Report for 2007 and 2008. The cover story interviewed Principal Evan Glazer, students and parents and discussed the admissions process, the work ethic of the students, and the school's emphasis on science, math and technology.

Read the full article here

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Noblis Honored by Governor for Telework Success

Governor Tim Kaine has recognized NVTC member Noblis with the Governor's Award, which honors outstanding achievements and innovative technology initiatives in the public sector throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, for clearly and effectively demonstrating the strategic use of telework to benefit its employees, the environment, the community and society, and other stakeholders. In November 2006, Noblis and 32 other companies involved with the Northern Virginia Technology Council signed a pledge to support Governor Kaine's efforts to "expand or implement telework within our organizations." In addition to this award, Noblis recently received the 2009 Commuter Connections Telework Award (given for outstanding commuting and telework programs) and the 2009 Visionary Award by the Greater Washington Green Business Awards.

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Members Connect With Board of Directors at Special Reception

Last Wednesday a select group of 25 C-Level executives from NVTC companies had the unique opportunity to network with members of NVTC's Board of Directors at Cisco in Herndon.

Bruce Klein of Cisco, which sponsored the event, graciously co-hosted with Brad Schwartz of Blue Canopy, Janet Barnard of Cox and Mark Frantz of RedShift. Klein treated attendees to a demonstration of Cisco's advanced and exciting teleconferencing system, TelePresence. The four hosts were on hand to mingle, trade business cards and discuss opportunities with invitees. This is the first board networking reception in NVTC's 2009-2010 event season — the invitation-only event is becoming a sought-after ticket on the NVTC networking calendar.

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SAIC Moves Headquarters to Tysons

NVTC member SAIC announced last week that they have officially moved their headquarters from San Diego to Tysons. SAIC CEO Walt Haverstein says this move will "formally relocate the corporate executive leadership team closer to our federal government customers enabling us to better respond quickly and efficiently to their critical needs." Virginia Governor Tim Kaine said, "By expanding its investment in McLean, SAIC not only joins a growing list of FORTUNE 500 companies who call the Commonwealth home—it confirms Virginia's status as the 'Best State for Business in America.'" Virginia was recently named by Forbes magazine as the best state for business for the fourth year in a row.

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Annual Survey Asks Questions About Compensation

NVTC invites you to participate in the Total Compensation Survey of Mid-Atlantic Technology Companies. The 19th annual survey is dedicated to serving the needs of small-to-medium size technology companies, including information technology and service firms, interested in obtaining competitive salary and incentive bonus rates for 35 benchmark jobs. The survey is the most comprehensive assessment of total compensation practices for technology firms in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The 2009–2010 survey questionnaire can be found at www.knowledgebank.us.com; respondents can download the survey and return the completed form to surveysubmission@knowledgebank.us.com. Participating companies will be provided a free copy of the summary results in November. The deadline for responses is Friday, October 2.

Learn More at www.knowledgebank.us.com

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Techtopia Spots Are Going Quickly! Reserve Yours Today

More than 110 logo spots are already spoken for on the 2010 11th Edition of NVTC's Techtopia Map. Don't miss your opportunity to show where your company fits into the Northern Virginia tech community—and help a great cause at the same time! A portion of the Map proceeds will benefit the Equal Footing Foundation (www.efooting.org), which supports six computer clubhouses for underserved youth in Fairfax County.

Individual logo spots are available for technology companies or technology non-profits for just $1,000. There are also a limited number of industry-exclusive major sponsorships open to associate member companies for $4,000.

The map will be published in December 2009 and be distributed at an upcoming NVTC signature event. It will also appear in the Washington Business Journal and The Voice of Technology and in an interactive version on the NVTC Web site, among other venues. Check out the online version of the 2009 Techtopia Map.

To reserve your spot or learn more, e-mail Michelle Senglaub at msenglaub@nvtc.org.

Special thanks to our 2010 Techtopia Major Sponsors (as of September 29, 2009): AH&T Insurance, BB&T Capital Markets | Windsor Group, Business Wire, Consumer Electronics Association, Cox Business, CSC, IceWarp, Korn/Ferry International, Noblis, OneBeacon, Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, Washington Business Journal, Welz & Weisel Communications

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Nominations Now Open for the Entrepreneur Navigator Awards



Nominations are now open for the new Entrepreneur Navigator Awards, presented by The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC, which will honor those individuals, companies and organizations that have mentored and advised entrepreneurs and start-ups in the region.

For more information on the awards, and to submit a nomination online, visit the Entrepreneur Center's Web site.

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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://tec.nvtc.org/.


UPCOMING EVENTS Supported by The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC:

Angel Capital Summit Application Deadline – October 13
On November 17, at least 40 entrepreneurs will present their businesses to hundreds of investors at the third annual Angel Capital Summit (ACS) in Denver, Colorado. The Summit is the largest forum between San Francisco and Chicago for investors and entrepreneurs to find each other. It has sold out for two years running, and last year drew over 400 participants from across the West and Midwest. The Denver-Boulder area ranks in the top tier of venture markets. This year the Summit expects 400–700 participants, including business plans from across the nation and overseas. Businesses selected to present will receive extensive input, coaching and networking. Presenters unable to attend in person can present and interact with investors via live Internet. This year's Summit will be preceded by the "virtual ACS" — a rolling series of webinars by and for entrepreneurs, advisors and investors. Keynoting the event will be Jack Zufelt, well-known author of "The DNA of Success." The Summit also includes industry-specific investor presentations (by stage of deal) streamed live over the Internet.

To apply, send your business plan to John Hale at MINDWEST Strategies at jhale@mindwest.net
More Information


University of Maryland Technology Start-Up Boot Camp – October 23
Entrepreneurs: Open the Door to Opportunity
Whether you have the seed of an idea, an existing early stage venture or just want to learn how to start a company, the Boot Camp is full of opportunities for you. Specialized tracks are featured for beginning, biotechnology, and high-tech entrepreneurs. The Boot Camp is an intensive, one-day workshop and networking event about how to launch and grow new ventures, headlined by prominent leaders of this region's entrepreneurial community. As many as 500 like-minded students, faculty, and professionals attend each year.

More Information and Registration


Wireless Startup Lab – October 27
With the advent of the iPhone and explosion of other mobile media devices, entrepreneurs have been rapidly developing new applications and services for the ever-changing mobile community. At this exciting MITEF Startup Lab, learn from two emerging DC-area companies, TapMetrics and Keen Guides, which have developed solutions for this rapidly-expanding market. As always, be ready to ask questions as you and the speakers will learn as much from this interchange as from the prepared remarks!

More Information and Registration


Grubstake Breakfast – October 30
Three times each year, the Business Alliance Grubstake Breakfast brings together entrepreneurs, potential investors and business leaders in a highly innovative forum. The Grubstake Breakfast provides early-stage companies seeking focused growth capital in the range of $250,000 to $2 million with a forum to present their investment opportunities to targeted audience of institutional and angel investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders and service providers.

More Information and Registration

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Upcoming NVTC Events

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Thank You to Our Upcoming Event Sponsors

October 1 | Fall FusionFest 2009 | Event Sponsor: Cox Communications | Beverage Sponsor: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. | Raffle Sponsor: DC United; Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center

October 2 | Private Equity Event | Platinum Sponsor: Aronson & Company; Chessiecap Securities; Morrison & Foerster LLP; Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. | Location Sponsor: PricewaterhouseCoopers

October 6 | Green Technology Event | Green Technology and Energy Task Force Sponsors: Gold Sponsor: Citibank, N.A.; ICF International; Noblis | Silver Sponsor: Dominion
Business to Government Sponsors: Gold Sponsors: Harris IT Services | Silver Sponsors: AH&T Insurance; Credence Management Solutions; DC Rainmakers; Goodman & Company; TSI, Transformation Systems Inc.; Unanet Technologies; Vistronix, Inc. | Location Sponsor: ICF International

October 8 | Public Policy Series | Public Policy Series Sponsors: Platinum Sponsors: IMC, Inc.; PricewaterhouseCoopers | Silver Sponsors: Alion Science and Technology; Cisco Systems, Inc; General Dynamics Information Technology
General Counsel Sponsors: Gold Sponsors: Argy, Wiltse & Robinson PC; Baker & McKenzie; Hogan & Hartson LLP; Pillsbury LLP; Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice | Silver Sponsor: AH&T Insurance
Single Event Sponsor: Indus Corporation

October 9 | Entrepreneur Center Event Series | Silver Sponsors: Administaff; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

October 15 | Business Development, Marketing & Sales Event | Platinum Sponsor: Deltek; Silverpop Engage B2B | Silver Sponsor:DC Rainmakers | Bronze Sponsor: TSI, Transformation Systems Inc. | Location Sponsor: Patton Boggs

October 22 | Business to Government Event | Gold Sponsors: Citibank, N.A.; Harris IT Services | Silver Sponsors: AH&T Insurance; Credence Management Solutions; DC Rainmakers; Goodman & Company; TSI, Transformation Systems Inc.; Unanet Technologies; Vistronix, Inc. | Location Sponsor: Patton Boggs

October 28 | CFO Series Event | Gold Sponsors: Marsh | Silver Sponsors: Jones Lang LaSalle | Bronze Sponsors: Bowne; Chevy Chase Bank, A Division of Capital One, N.A.; The Mergis Group

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Upcoming NVTC Committee Meetings
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Regional Events
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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.

APT Impact | George Mason University | Microsoft BizSpark | Northwest Federal Credit Union | PC Recycler | Reston Limousine | Servint | Transperfect | UpClick Marketing | Zarca Interactive

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NVTC Business Partners

AOL | Center for Innovative Technology | CGI Group Inc. | CSC | Deloitte | HP Enterprise Services | Ernst & Young | KPMG LLP | Lockheed Martin | Microsoft | Northrop Grumman | Pillsbury | PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP | SAIC | Siemens Enterprise Communications Group | Sprint | Venable LLP | VeriSign

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