Who are Northern Virginia's hottest entrepreneurial tech companies?

The Northern Virginia Technology Council has picked the winners of the 13th Annual NVTC Hot Ticket Awards, which honor the region’s best entrepreneurial technology companies.

The winners of the different categories are:

Hottest Bootstrap

  • Cyber Squared Inc. - winner 
  •, Inc.
  • SameGrain, Inc.
  • Windpact

Hottest Company Culture

  • iCore Networks - winner
  • ActioNet, Inc.

  • Octo Consulting Group

  • Weddingwire

Hottest Exit

  • Mandiant - winner
  • AirWatch by VMware

  • Cvent, Inc.
  • Vocus

Hottest Friend of the Entrepreneur

  • Jonathan Aberman - winner
  • Dan Mindus
  • Kristina Tanasichuk
  • Wyly Wade
  • Tien Wong

Hottest Government Contractor

  • Infosys Public Services Inc. - winner
  • NGA.NET U.S. Public Sector
  • Probity LLC
  • Qlarion

Hottest Startup

  • Kit Check - winner
  • DataRPM

  • Distil Networks
  • FiscalNote Inc.

Hottest VC Deal

  • Optoro - winner
  • FoundationDB

  • LiveSafe, Inc.

About the Author

Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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