It’s a super exciting week in DC – can you hear the BUZZ?

It’s TechBUZZ and it’s coming to DC on Thursday, October 19th  (1:00 – 7:30pm) at the Jack Morton Auditorium at the George Washington University in Washington, DC!

TechBUZZ is the East Coast’s premier seed stage pitch event where early-stage entrepreneurs and active investors come together to see the best and brightest, to connect with one another, and to celebrate the strength of the startup scene in our region. Hosted by MAVA (the Mid Atlantic Venture Association), three times a year.

Thursday’s program will feature:

Registration is now open, Pre-registration is required, Rates will go up on Wednesday and Seats are LimitedRegister Today!

For 30 years MAVA has been providing a platform to connect innovative technology companies and capital throughout the life cycle of each emerging company. To this end, one of our most popular, flagship programs is TechBUZZ.  This early & seed stage pitch event has launched more than 330 early and seed stage companies from up and down the East Coast over the past 6 years.  Collectively, these companies have raised more than $700M in funding and the investments continue!

The program will be fast-paced & interactive and the networking top rate. A diverse and experienced cross-section of Early Stage Investors, VCs, and experienced CEOs will provide valuable feedback in response to the TechBUZZ presentations. Whether on the stage or in the audience, innovative Company Builders and active Investors won’t want to miss this action-packed afternoon.

DC has been the birthplace of many terrific TechBUZZ alumni: BlueCart, VEDA Data Solutions, Encore HQ, Vagabond, Wireless Registry, The Trip Tribe, Aquicore … and many more.

In the spirit of community, MAVA invites you to REGISTER TO ATTEND our Fall Edition of TechBUZZ, which will be hosted on October 19th in Washington, DC (1:00 – 7:30pm).

As a thank you to the Washington DC Economic Partnership, MAVA is pleased to offer a special TECHBUZZ REGISTRATION DISCOUNT to all WDCEP newsletter readers who register by October 19th.  USE CODE TBWDCEP17 to get $5 off any registration rate. This edition will be a sell-out so Click here now for program details.

So, what is TechBUZZ?

“TechBUZZ embodies the best within entrepreneurial culture. It’s all about helping others be their best, succeeding for customers and community.” Evan Dornbush, co-founder & CEO, Point3 Security, Inc.  


“TechBUZZ shows the depth and domain expertise of the Mid Atlantic startup ecosystem like no other event I’ve attended.” Xavier Marezcurrena, Co-Founder, ChouxBox


“MAVA’s TechBUZZ is an excellent way to get on the radar of some of the east coast’s most coveted private and institutional investors.” Andrew Pohle, COO, Real Time Cases


If you haven’t attended in the past, the TechBUZZ event is an incredible action-packed half day event which brings together 300+ entrepreneurs, investors, key customers, and business partners who support emerging technology companies.   The program is designed to launch the companies that present on stage, to celebrate those entrepreneurs who have successfully grown their companies, and to share the knowledge of our active, experienced investor community with all of the future entrepreneurs and founders.  We keep the pace quick with 4 minute pitches, followed by interactive investor panels, and top-caliber networking with members of the MAVA community who build and support the TechBUZZ Program throughout the year.

TechBUZZ is hosted three times a year to meet the needs of rapidly-evolving, emerging technology companies.  The application process is FREE for all companies to complete and those selected will participate at no cost in the full gamut of coaching, marketing and support that our program includes.   If you’re building the next great thing – keep TechBUZZ in mind!  And if you want to come be a part of this top business event focused on entrepreneurs across industries and active investors, register today to be with us. The window is now open to apply to present in Spring 2018 – and the best way to prepare is to come see the show “live”.

See you in DC on the 19th!

Blog created by:

Julia Spicer, Executive Director of MAVA


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