Members of Northern Virginia's hottest technology scene gathered on Wednesday, June 26, for the 12th Annual Hot Ticket Awards at the home of NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg. More than 500 guests enjoyed barbecue and cocktails as they mixed and mingled poolside, enjoying a great, but rainy, night of networking and fun.
|Attendees network and mingle poolside during the 2013 Hot Ticket Awards.|
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
|(L-R) Marta Wilson of Transformation Systems Inc., Hottest Emerging Government Contractor winner Mehul Sanghani of Octo Consulting, Carl Grant of "Smoking Hot Sponsor" Cooley, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg, and Mark Andersen of "Smoking Hot Sponsor" BDO.|
The judges for the 2013 Hot Ticket Awards included: Mike Daniels of GlobalLogic, Ron Kaiser of RELM2, Nick Lantuh, Jim Russo of Potomac Consultants, and April Young of Hercules Technologies.
The casual atmosphere was enhanced with the Annual Bob Dinkel Tropical Attire Contest. Contestants competed for a $100 gift certificate from Tommy Bahama. Judges agreed that Frank Blackstone of Blackstone Counsel and Karen Sorber of Micronic Technologies had the "best" overall tropical outfits of the bunch. The judges for the Annual Bob Dinkel Tropical Attire Contest were Bob Dinkel of Pierce Capital Partners, Art Hurtado of Altamira Technologies Corporation, Evan Weisel of Welz and Weisel Communications and Dendy Young of McLean Capital LLC.
|A few of the many Hot Ticket Awards attendees, including Tropical Attire Contest winner Karen Sorber, center, show off their tropical attire.|
Thanks to our Hot Ticket Awards sponsors:
Smoking Hot Sponsors: BDO USA, LLP; Cooley LLP
Hottest Bootstrap Sponsor: Chase and JP Morgan
Hottest Buzz Sponsor: Welz & Weisel Communications
Hottest Company Culture Sponsor: Altamira Technologies Corporation
Hottest Emerging Government Contractor Sponsor: Transformation Systems, Inc.
Hottest Exit Sponsor: BB&T Capital Markets | Windsor Group
Hottest Friend of Entrepreneur Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Hottest Management Team Sponsor: AH&T Insurance
Hottest Startup Sponsor: Wells Fargo
Hottest Venture Capital Deal Sponsor: First Virginia Community Bank
Steaming Hot Sponsors: Ballston BID; Comcast Business Class; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; HP; Principal Financial Group; United Bank; VirginiaDBA; Windstream Hosted Solutions
Tropical Attire Sponsor: Pierce Capital Partners
Drink Cup Sponsor: RagingWire Data Centers
Media Partners: SmartCEO; Washington Technology