VariQ’s founder and CEO, Ben Edson, has been selected as a finalist for the Entrepreneur of The Year® 2019 Mid-Atlantic Award. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Award winners will be announced on June 13, 2019 in Washington, DC.  (For more information, please visit 

Ben Edson stated, “I am honored to have been named a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year Program, and for this recognition of VariQ as ranking among the boldest and most innovative organizations in the Mid-Atlantic region. I want to congratulate the VariQ team for enabling VariQ to provide cutting-edge services to our federal, state and local government.”

Ben Edson is a specialist in cybersecurity, systems design and integration, and program management. His entrepreneurial vision and passion for excellence propelled VariQ’s evolution from a single-employee start-up in 2003 to a dynamic mid-tier company. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, VariQ is an industry award-winning provider of Cybersecurity, Software Development, and Cloud services to 20+ federal, state, and local government departments and agencies.