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TechBUZZ Fall 2018 Takes Place September 20

THE EAST COAST’S PREMIER PLATFORM FOR NEXT-GENERATION TECH COMPANIES

TechBUZZ is the East Coast’s premier launch platform for customer-validated, tech and tech-enabled companies. Hosted three times annually, TechBUZZ brings together company builders, active investors, and industry to celebrate the next-generation tech enterprises being built across the country. The program, tracked by investors and industry nationwide, is fast-paced, interactive, and provides a top-rate networking opportunity for all who participate.

Whether on the stage or in the audience, innovative company builders, industry, innovators, and active investors won’t want to miss this action-packed day.

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Unique Editions of TechBUZZ, Each Presenting a Fresh Slate of Innovative Commercially Viable Companies
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TechBUZZ Companies – both Early and Momentum (>$2M ARR) On Stage
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Secured Seed Funding Post-Presentation by Early Track TechBUZZ Companies

TECHBUZZ IS MORE THAN A DAY

IT’S THE BEGINNING OF A LONG RELATIONSHIP WITH THE INVESTOR, INDUSTRY AND ENTREPRENEURIAL COMMUNITIES WHO FOLLOW AND VALUE TECHBUZZ

The East Coast is a hotbed for tech and tech-enabled companies addressing key business and consumer problems. Open to qualified companies from markets across the country, companies are selected to present on the TechBUZZ stage represent a diverse range of industry sectors for which the East Coast is known, including data/analytics, cloud, energy, cybersecurity, healthIT, fintech, software/SaaS, and more.

Industry- and Geographically-Agnostic

Company applications are individually reviewed by an independent Review & Selection Committee, led by active institutional investors. Companies’ selected as TechBUZZ presenters for the ‘early-to-market’ track (‘Traditional TechBUZZ’) receive a robust Launch Package which includes dedicated pre-program coaching and support, digital and on-site branding and marketing, a one-year complimentary MAVA Company Innovator Membership, and more.

INVESTOR-APPROVED, INVESTOR-LED

UNIQUELY INDEPENDENT: INVESTOR-LED & INDUSTRY ACCLAIMED

Active investors lead the TechBUZZ Review & Selection Committee providing a proven process for filtering early and scalable companies tackling some of business and consumers’ problems and needs.

Since launching in 2011, representatives from more than 100+ angel, institutional, and corporate venture funds have participated in MAVA’s TechBUZZ program. From review & selection, to coaching, to post-program feedback sessions, investors sit at the heart of the program and have made TechBUZZ one of the leading launch platforms on the East Coast. Members of the TechBUZZ Fall 2018 Review & Selection Committee of the 2 tracks of Early-to-Market and Momentum-staged companies investors from:

ABS Capital Partners*, CIT GAP Funds*,  Core Capital Partners*,  Fulcrum Equity Partners*,  Harbert Growth Partners*,  New Enterprise Associates*,  Osage Venture Partners*,  Paladin Capital Group*,  Revolution Growth*,  Route 66 Ventures*,  Sands Capital Ventures*,  TDF Ventures*,  Updata Partners*and more.

Pictured: TechBUZZ 20th Edition Selection Co-Chair Tina Moran (Route 66 Ventures*) 

*MAVA Investor Member

Blu Venture Investors
Booz Allen Hamilton
Boulder Ventures
Camber Creek
Capital One Ventures
CIT Gap Funds
Core Capital Partners
Dingman Center Angels
Gannett
GE Ventures
Genecast Ventures
Harbert Growth Partners
In-Q-Tel
Inner Loop Capital
Kinetic Ventures
Maryland Venture Fund
NEA
New Atlantic Ventures
New Markets Venture Partners
Osage Ventures
Paladin Capital Group
Revolution Growth
River Cities Capital Funds
Route 66 Ventures
TDF Ventures
TEDCO

ARE YOU READY FOR THE STAGE?

TECHBUZZ OFFERS COMPANIES THE CHANCE TO APPLY FOR EITHER CATEGORY

All companies are encouraged to complete the free TechBUZZ application regardless of their market position. All completed applications are reviewed by active investors.

TWO TRACKS/ONE STAGE

SEED & EARLY TO MARKET STAGE    CUSTOMER VALIDATION

TRADITIONAL TECHBUZZ 

Companies that have recently entered the marketplace and have achieved customer validation or early traction.

EARLY FINANCING SECURED    REVENUE & CUSTOMER TRACTION

T/B MOMENTUM

Companies that have demonstrated market traction with >$2M in ARR, have secured early financing round/s are growing at least 50% yearly growth and seeking institutional or corporate capital to facilitate this growth.

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Benefits of Applying

  • No cost to apply and – if accepted – no cost to present.

  • All applicants are reviewed by a committee of 20+ active MAVA Members and Investors.

  • TechBUZZ discounted tickets, if not selected to present this session.

  • Rare, individual feedback session with an investor member of the Selection Committee offered to companies not selected this cycle (NOTE: TechBUZZ attendance required).

  • A complimentary ticket to either one of the pre-event BUZZHub kick-off Meet and Greets with MAVA Members and business community.

TechBUZZ Presenters Receive

  • Tremendous marketing visibility for your company, pre-,during, and post-event

  • Pre-event coaching and advisory support.

  • Package support valued at more than $25,000 in marketing, coaching, tickets and demo space.

  • For Early Presenters, one complimentary year of MAVA Company Innovator Membership to MAVA (a $2,500 value, available only to current year TechBUZZ presenters). For Momentum Presenters and Early Presenters who have received institutional financing, discounted MAVA Company Membership (a $2,500 discount).

  • Opportunity to present to live business audience of 300+ industry, investor, advisory, and entrepreneurial attendees and an extended digital audience from around the globe
“I didn’t get a chance to connect in-person with (TechBUZZ Presenter); their product seems quite interesting and some of my portfolio companies can benefit from their product. Would you please help making the connect with them via email?

REQUEST FROM A TECHBUZZ 20th EDITION ATTENDEE

A RICH HISTORY

With 20 past programs on the books, TechBUZZ has a proven track record and benefits

Fast Facts

  • First Piloted: 2010
  • Unique Launch Programs to Date: 21
  • 21 Past Presenters Acquired
  • 98% of Presenters said TechBUZZ met or exceeded their expectations

LEARN MORE | LISTING OF PAST PRESENTERS

Each TechBUZZ Draws More Than 300 Attendees, Including

  • Company Founders and Their Teams
  • Strategic Partners and Customers
  • Business Innovators and Tech Savvy Talent
  • Key Business Advisors and Collaborators
  • Investors – from Angel, to Family Office, to Institutional, to Corporate
  • Early Tech Adopters
  • Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Technologists

Sampling of Past Presenters Successess’

REDOWL

Summer 2013
Acquired by Forcepoint, a Raytheon subsidiary in 2017

CANVAS

Presented on Stage, Spring 2011
Reston, VA

FRAMEBRIDGE

Presented on Stage, Fall 2014
Washington, DC

ZEROFOX

Presented on Stage, Summer 2013
Baltimore, MD

Exclusive VIP Pre-Program and Luncheon for Investors, Companies, University of Maryland Faculty and Graduate Students

Engineering our world: connecting us like never before

The future of physical movement & virtual interaction

MAVA and the University of Maryland are proud to present an exclusive pre-program session focused on key industry trends and areas of mutual interest to leaders of industry, investment professionals, academia and companies for innovation and technology roundtable discussions.

IMPORTANT DATES

Mark Your Calendar

JULY 31 | APPLICATION WEBINAR

Have questions about the TechBUZZ application? Want to submit your best application? Join us at 11am for a virtual webinar. Pre-registration required. Watch the replay.

AUGUST 7 | BALTIMORE BUZZHUB ‘MEET & GREET’

TechBUZZ applicants receive a complimentary ticket. Held at Duck Duck Goose. This event has passed.

AUGUST 12 | APPLICATION DEADLINE 

The application deadline has passed.

AUGUST 14 | WASHINGTON DC BUZZHUB

TechBUZZ applicants receive a complimentary ticket. BUZZHub DC. Hosted by Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and RSM. Held at 1200 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036. This event has passed.

AUGUST 22 | PRESENTING COMPANIES ANNOUNCED

SEPTEMBER 20 | TECHBUZZ FALL

10 Early Presenting Companies & 6 Momentum Presenting Companies, from across industry sectors
A Special Spotlight on ‘Connectivity: From Physical Movement to Virtual Interactions’
Institutional and Corporate Venture Panels
Remarks from Company Founders/CEOs
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Pictured: TechBUZZ 20th Edition Corporate Venture Panel feat. representatives from Capital One, Gannett and Booz Allen Hamilton

THE EAST COAST’S PREMIER PLATFORM FOR NEXT-GENERATION TECH COMPANIES

ARE YOU READY TO PRESENT?

IT’S FREE TO APPLY

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2019 SOON

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Program Highlights

  • Exclusive Pre-Program for investors, companies, University of Maryland faculty and graduate students, and program industry sponsors

  • Up to 20 Early and Momentum staged companies sharing their story on stage

  • Industry Luminaries – Insights on What it Takes to Build Successful Growth Enterprises

  • Game-Changing Tech or Tech-Enabled companies from seed, to Series A, B, or + to Growth

  • Funded CEOs and Industry Luminaries Sharing Lessons Learned, Best Practices and Insights on What it Takes to Build Successful Growth Enterprises

  • Strategic Customers and Investors – For Now and for Later

REGISTRATION PRICES

Registration for TechBUZZ begins at 1:00pm. The Pre-Program and luncheon (pre-registration required) begins at 10:30am, with registration open at 10am.

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MAVA MEMBER RATE: INCLUDED IN ANNUAL DUES

NON-MEMBER RATE: $275/pps

All investors are invited to the Pre-Program featuring technical discussions and a seated luncheon.

Interested in joining MAVA? Contact us here.

MAVA MEMBER RATE: $135

Alternative Capital Members are invited to attend the Pre-Program featuring technical discussions and a seated luncheon for $75/pps.

Interested in joining MAVA? Contact us here.

MAVA COMPANY MEMBER RATE: INCLUDED IN ANNUAL DUES

NON-MEMBER RATE: $150

Non-Members are invited to the Pre-Program featuring technical discussions and a seated luncheon for an additional $75/pps.

Interested in joining MAVA? Contact us here.

MAVA MEMBER RATE: $135

NON-MEMBER RATE: $275

MAVA Member Sponsors are invited attend the Pre-Program featuring technical discussions and a seated luncheon.

Interested in joining MAVA? Contact us here.

THANK YOU

TechBUZZ Fall 2018 Hosted in Conjunction with:

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

Division of Research

Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)

UM Ventures

at the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship university and one of the nation’s preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 40,000 students, 10,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Learn more about the University of Maryland’s commitment to technology and entrepreneurship.

GOLD SPONSORS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

TechBUZZ is not possible without the efforts put forth by our Community Partners. Click here to learn more.

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THE HOTEL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Located directly across from the main campus entrance for the University of Maryland at College Park, at 7777 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740.

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