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NVTC names winners of annual entrepreneur awards

The Northern Virginia technology community honored some of the region’s fastest growing and most creative entrepreneurial companies Wednesday evening at the 12th Annual Northern Virginia Technology Council Hot Tickets Awards.

Among the winners was Octo Consulting Group which was picked as the Hottest Emerging Government Contractor.

The winners and finalists in each category were:

Hottest Bootstrap (sponsored by Chase and JP Morgan)

Winner: Altruista Health


B-Line Medical

Spear Inc.

Unleashed Technologies LLC

Hottest Buzz (sponsored by Welz & Weisel Communications)

Winner: Virtustream


Deltek Inc.

Metalogix Software

Parature Inc.

Hottest Company Culture (sponsored by Altamira Technologies Corp.)

Winner: Excella Consulting Inc



Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)

CoStar Group


Hottest Emerging Government Contractor (sponsored by Transformation Systems Inc.)

Winner: Octo Consulting Group


Sevatec Inc.

Three Wire Systems

Zantech IT Services Inc.

Hottest Exit (sponsored by BB&T Capital Markets | Windsor Group)

Winners: GeoEye and Eloqua


Deltek Inc.

Digital Sandbox Inc.

Hottest Friend of the Entrepreneur (sponsored by Consumer Electronics Association)

Winner: Carl Grant


Steve Balistreri

Dan Mindus

Evan Burfield and Donna Harris

Hottest Management Team (sponsored by AH&T Insurance)

Winner: Vubiquity




Salient Federal Solutions Inc.

Hottest Startup (sponsored by Wells Fargo)

Winner: Zoomdata



Allied Soft LLC

Spear Inc.

Troop ID

Hottest Venture Capital Deal (sponsored by First Virginia Community Bank)

Winner: Sonatype


Optoro Inc.



The judges included Mike Daniels of GlobalLogic, Ron Kaiser of RELM2, Nick Lantuh, Jim Russo of Potomac Consultants, and April Young of Hercules Technologies.

The awards program, at the home of NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg, was emceed by Mark Andersen of BDO USA LLP and Carl Grant of Cooley LLP. Some 500 tech executives attended.

Washington Technology was a media sponsor.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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