The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC honored the Entrepreneur Navigator Awards winners at a reception this morning at the Tower Club in Tysons Corner, Va. The Navigator Awards recognize individuals and organizations 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.
|(L-R) NVTC President & CEO Bobbie Kilberg, John Song of event sponsor Houlihan Lokey, JA of the National Capital Area President and CEO Ed Grenier, Steve Meltzer of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Don Rainey of Grotech Ventures and The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC Director Kristin D'Amore.|
Congratulations to the award winners:
Steve Meltzer, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Organization Navigator Award
Junior Achievement of the National Capital Area
Lifetime Navigator Award
Don Rainey, Grotech Ventures
Congratulations also to Navigator Award finalists Frank Blackstone of Blackstone Counsel and Jim Wolfe of J Street Consulting and George Mason University.
"We are fortunate that many dynamic individuals and organizations are willing to offer their life experiences and expertise to those who want to start a businesses in the Greater Washington region," said Kristin D'Amore, director, The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC. "The people and organizations we acknowledge with these awards continue to shape our business community and create a desirable place to begin a new venture. We thank the winners and finalists of this year's Navigator Awards for their tireless efforts within the entrepreneur community."