About TechBUZZ2018-09-27T15:34:01+00:00

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 included 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

About TechBUZZ

Representing innovation, entrepreneurship, investment, and industry, TechBUZZ is one of the country’s most trusted seed and early stage platforms for next-generation technology companies and the private capital sources that support them. Hosted three times annually, TechBUZZ draws hundreds of the world’s technology leaders together to showcase new technologies and foster a competitive advantage.

Each TechBUZZ program shines the spotlight on up to 20 early-stage technology companies from a diverse range of industry sectors, each selected by an independent Review & Selection Committee led by active institutional investors. In addition to company presentations, the program features keynote addresses from industry luminaries sharing their stories on building and growing successful technology enterprises, as well as insights from leading institutional and corporate investors.

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

“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

Program History

TechBUZZ was launched by the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) in 2011 as a half-day program preceding its long-standing Capital Connection conference in order to provide a platform for the earliest of market-ready and backable technology companies hitting the market. Over the past 20 editions, TechBUZZ has served as a consistent and trusted platform for elevating technology-based solutions to business and consumer problems. MAVA and its Members remain dedicated to continuing to foster the next generation of innovative growth companies by bringing together investors and entrepreneurs in a dynamic and meaningful format.

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