NVTC Congratulates the 2014 Hot Ticket Awards Winners and Finalists
Members of Northern Virginia's hottest technology scene gathered on Tuesday, June 24, at the 13th Annual Hot Ticket Awards at Redskins Park in Ashburn. More than 400 attendees celebrated the awardees, who were announced at the event. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, dinner and cocktails as they mixed and mingled on the Redskins practice field, enjoying a great night of networking and fun.
|Attendees enjoyed a night of networking and fun at the 2014 Hot Ticket Awards on June 24 at Redskins Park.|
In addition to great networking and awards, Hot Ticket nominees, sponsors and judges had an opportunity to tour the Redskins compound, getting a glimpse into the life of an NFL player. Guests competed in a field goal kicking contest to win a football signed by Robert Griffin III, quarterback of the Redskins. Marc Gonyea of MemoryBlue won the contest with a 40 yard kick.
|John Scalia of Littler tries for the field goal during the field goal kicking competition at the 2014 Hot Ticket Awards at Redskins Park on June 24.|
During the awards program, which was emceed by Mark Andersen of “Smoking Hot Sponsor” BDO and Carl Grant of “Smoking Hot Sponsor” Cooley, the following Hot Ticket Awards winners were announced:
- Hottest Bootstrap: Cyber Squared Inc.
- Hottest Company Culture: iCore Networks
- Hottest Exit: Mandiant
- Hottest Friend of the Entrepreneur: Jonathan Aberman
- Hottest Government Contractor: Infosys Public Services Inc.
- Hottest Startup: Kit Check
- Hottest Venture Capital Deal: Optoro
|Left to Right: Winners from Kit Check (Hottest Startup), Infosys Public Services (Hottest Government Contractor), Cybersquared Inc. (Hottest Bootstrap), Mandiant (Hottest Exit), Mike Lacombe of Cooley representing Optoro (Hottest Venture Capital Deal), and iCore Networks (Hottest Company Culture) stand with NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg (center).|
The judges for the 2014 Hot Ticket Awards included: Mike Daniels of LMI, Mary Dridi, Ron Kaiser, Nick Lantuh, Jim Russo of Potomac Consultants, Dendy Young of McLean Capital LLC, and April Young of Hercules Technologies.
Thanks to our Hot Ticket Awards sponsors:
Smoking Hot Sponsors: BDO; Cooley, LLP
Hottest Company Culture Sponsor: Loudoun County Department of Economic Development
Hottest Friend of Entrepreneur Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Hottest Government Contractor Sponsor: Transformation Systems, Inc.
Hottest Startup Sponsor: Wells Fargo
Hottest Venture Capital Deal Sponsor: AHT Insurance
Steaming Hot Sponsors: Chase; Corporate Office Properties Trust; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; HP; Principal Financial Group
Drink Cup Sponsor: RagingWire Data Centers
Media Partners: Capital Business; Washington Technology
Video Partner: g14media