Cybersecurity is the fastest growing segment of the Washington-area start-up community with tens of millions being raised to confront some of the biggest national security threats our nation faces.  There is no end in sight for the growth in cyber-focused ventures and the community that supports them.  On March 16, we'll honor 40 of the top entrepreneurs and innovators in the cyber community.  Come meet them and enjoy an evening of music, food, drink, and great networking with movers and shakers from Washington's tech & business community.

2016 TREnding 40

Tiffany Rad, Anatrope
Mike Shinn, Atomicorp
John Trauth, Bricata
Iain Davison, Bricata
Randy Stephen, Bricata
Tami Howie, Chesapeake Regional Tech Council
John Wyatt, Cigital
Patrick Gorman, CyberGRX
Bryan Smith, CyberGRX
Karl Gumtow, CyberPoint
Ryan Corey, Cybrary
Ralph Sita, Cybrary
Rami Essaid, Distil Networks
Nate Fick, Endgame
Sam Small, Fast Orientation
Courtney Lancaster, Fidelis
Tony Cole, FireEye
Ed Hammersla, Forcepoint
Bryan Ware, Haystax
Chris Bisnett, Huntress Labs
Marc Canale, Huntress Labs
John Ferrell, Huntress Labs
Kyle Hanslovan, Huntress Labs
Ron Carpinella, Ionic
Allen Vance, Ionic
Nigel Jones, Koolspan
Lance Forbes, LemonFish Technologies
Tom Ottoson, LemonFish Technologies
Rick Gordon, Mach37
Zach Hanif, Novetta
Dan Caprio, Providence Group
Kurtis Minder, Scatter
Karthik Bhat, SecureDB
Nathan Shea, SecureStrux
Georgia Weidman, Shevirah
Mike Janke, Silent Circle
Dave Ellison, SurfWatch Labs
JP Bourget, Syncurity
Ralph Kahn, Tanium
John Czupak, Threat Quotient
Adam Vincent, ThreatConnect
John Prisco, Triumfant
Roselle Safran, Uplevel Security
Brendan Conlon, VAHNA
Dmitry Dain, Virgil Security
Michael Wellman, Virgil Security
Will Ackerly, Virtru
Marcus Carey, vThreat


Event Hosts

Doug Anderson, GEN Z
Geoff Orazem, Eastern Foundry
Mitchell Schear, Vornado/Charles E Smith
Jay Farmer, Jones Lang LaSalle
Mara Olguin, Vornado/Charles E Smith
Richard Kirby, NeoSystems
Bob London, LondonINK
Evan Weisel, W2 Communications
Tania Anderson
Ross Draber
, United Bank


Angie Fox, Crystal City BID
Andrew Chang, Eastern Foundry
Jonathan Aberman, TandemNSI
Keith Kaetzel, KPMG
Steve Burman, Jones Lang LaSalle
Tom Resau, W2 Communications
Kahle Perez, Vantage Benefits Group
Stephanie Sherman, Kilpatrick Townsend
Michael Hoffman, TandemNSI


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Live Music, Open Bar and Heavy Hors D'oeuvres

1776-Crystal City
2231 Crystal Drive
Suite 1000
Crystal City, Virginia


Free Parking in Crystal Drive Garage
Metro: Crystal City Station


Attire: Business Casual 



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