01/08/2012 – TEDCO names its cyber fund Orange Knocks
We wrote last month about the Maryland Technology Development Corp.'s planned $20 million cybersecurity fund. Today, the state-backed investment group gave that fund a name: Orange Knocks.
12/06/2011 – Mid-Atlantic Venture Association Announces Deputy Executive Director
The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) announced today the appointment of Kimberly Weir as Deputy Executive Director.
The creation of the new Deputy Executive Director role reflects MAVA's renewed commitment to expand and deepen the value that the organization provides to its investor members, corporate partners, and the entrepreneurial community in an ever-changing market environment.
11/07/2011 – State of Maryland RFP for consultant to select recipient firms for new InvestMaryland Fund.
The State of Maryland is seeking assistance in securing RFPs for qualified agents/consultants who can assist them in selecting investors for the newly established InvestMaryland Fund. Details are outlined in the attached RFP as issued by the State’s Department of Business and Economic Development.
05/13/2011 – Company Builders Flock to Tech Investor Conference in Record Numbers
The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) wrapped its annual Capital Connection ’11 conference today in Washington, DC. With more than 900 registered of the two conferences, Capital Connection and TechBUZZ, this year broke attendance records not seen since 1999. Sixty-four tech companies were showcased during the 2 events over two days and joined hundreds of other entrepreneurs in attendance.
05/06/2011 – Investor Panel to Kick Off Capital Connection ‘11
The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association announced today it will feature a panel of leading investors from a variety of private equity and venture capital firms who represent a spectrum of investment capital as the opening discussion for this year’s Capital Connection in Washington, DC on May 12 & 13. The panel, "The Stages of Capital," will feature Patrick Kerins, general partner, New Enterprise Associates; Nigel Morris, managing partner, QED Investors; Don Rainey, general partner, Grotech Ventures; Bob Smith, managing director, JMI Equity; and Ashton Newhall, Partner, Greenspring Associates. The Plenary discussion will address an topic of importance to all privately financed companies irrespective of their stage of development, and will center around the availability, differences, interdependence and trends effecting many of today’s sources of capital.
04/22/2011 – Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone to headline Capital Connection ’11
Twitter co-founder and blogger, Biz Stone will headline as this year’s keynote speaker for Capital Connection on May 13 in Washington, DC. Mr. Stone is an entrepreneur and author best known for co-founding Twitter. An advocate of social networking and blogging, Stone has been developing large scale systems that facilitate the open exchange of information for more than a decade. Stone has been named Entrepreneur of the Decade by Inc Magazine, one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine, Nerd of the Year by GQ, and one of Vanity Fair's Top Ten Most Influential People of the Information Age.
04/05/2011 – Tucker Carlson to headline Capital Connection ’11
Tucker Carlson, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the DailyCaller.com, Fox News commentator, and fellow at the Cato Institute will address this year’s audience of technology-focused entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate leaders at Capital Connection ’11 in Washington, D.C. on May 12 and 13. Carlson co-founded the online news website, TheDailyCaller.com, and he is a veteran journalist and political commentator, previously hosting programs on MSNBC, CNN and PBS. Carlson will discuss his own experience surrounding launching a technology venture as well as changes and trends in the digital media industry.
12/03/2010 – Capital Connection '11 to be in Washington DC
The Mid Atlantic Venture Association announced today that its annual flagship event Capital Connection would be held on May 12-13 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC.
10/29/2010 – 2010 Mid-Atlantic Bio Conference Hosted a Stellar Lineup of Industry Luminary Speakers
The 2010 Mid-Atlantic Bio today completed another successful conference hosting more than 728 registrants from 22 states and 4 countries, with more than 400 companies and 50 qualified investors participating. Dedicated to promoting the biotechnology industry in the Mid-Atlantic region, the conference is hosted collectively by the region’s most influential bioscience and investor associations, the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), the Tech Council of Maryland/MdBio (MdBio) and the Virginia Biotechnology Association (VaBIO).
05/18/2010 – MAVA Elects New Board Members
The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) today announced that four industry leaders have been elected to the board of directors for three-year terms: Steve Balistreri of Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C.; Trevor J. Chaplick of Proskauer Rose LLP; Mark Maloney of Paladin Capital Group; and Thomas D. Roberts III of Harbert Venture Partners LLC. With the election of the four new directors, 27 industry leaders serve on the MAVA board.
05/17/2010 – NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE’S JOE MECANE JOINS LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS AT MAVA’S CAPITAL CONNECTION ‘10
The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) today announced that Joe Mecane, an Executive Vice President with NYSE Euronext, will deliver a keynote address on Thursday, May 20 at Capital Connection ’10, May 19-20, at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, MD.
05/13/2010 – WHITE HOUSE CYBERSECURITY COORDINATOR HOWARD SCHMIDT TO ADDRESS MAVA’S CAPITAL CONNECTION ’10
Mid-Atlantic Venture Association today announced that Howard Schmidt, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator, National Security Council, will deliver a keynote address at its annual technology innovation and investment conference, Capital Connection ’10 on May 19 at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, MD.
05/11/2010 – LEADING LATER STAGE COMPANIES NAMED TO SHOWCASE THEIR PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS AT MAVA’S CAPITAL CONNECTION ‘10
Mid-Atlantic Venture Association today announced a stellar lineup of later stage growth companies that will showcase their operations at its flagship technology, business and investment conference, Capital Connection ’10, to be held May 19-20, at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, MD.
04/23/2010 – FORMER NSA DIRECTOR TO HEAD CYBERSECURITY PANEL AT MAVA’S CAPITAL CONNECTION ’10
Lt. General (Ret) USAF Kenneth A. Minihan, former director of the National Security Agency, has been named to lead the cybersecurity panel at Capital Connection ‘10TM, May 19-20 in Baltimore, MD. Joining Minihan on the panel are Kristin Lovejoy, Vice President, Security Strategy, IBM, and James Mobley, CEO, Neohapsis.
03/23/2010 – MAVA CALLS FOR LEADING TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES TO PARTICIPATE IN EXPANDED CAPITAL CONNECTION ‘10
The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) has issued a call for innovative technology companies to be on the agenda at Capital Connection ’10TM, scheduled May 19-20 at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, MD. Later stage and early-through-expansion stage companies from across the United States are invited to submit their applications through the Capital Connection website at www.capitalconnection.org.