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Four Washington area companies were crowned winners at the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Destination Innovation event Wednesday, bringing an end to a months-long competition that pitted companies against one another in four distinct categories: social, commerce, government and security.
The winner in the social category was LynxFit from Byte an Atom Research of Alexandria. It uses Google Glass to simulate the experience of working out with a personal trainer.
The commerce winner was District-based Homesnap. It has created an app for home buyers to find real estate information by snapping a picture of a home.
McLean-based LMI won the government category for its OpenPolicy product, which makes it easier to sift through massive documents.
Dumfries-based Key Cybersecurity, whose CyberMerlin software helps companies detect and report problematic files like child pornography on corporate networks, won the security category.
NVTC organized the annual contest, held at The Washington Post headquarters in downtown D.C. Capital Business served as a sponsoring partner.