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Game-Changing Technology Companies to Take Main Stage at Capital Connection

05/10/2012

26 Growth Companies Selected to Present Success Stories to Attendees

Capital Connection’12, a nationally recognized technology industry conference, commends the 26 early, expansion and growth stage companies that have been competitively selected to present on the Main Stage on May 24 in Washington, D.C. These technology companies emerged following a comprehensive screening process of hundreds of applications with an invitation to present their business model and growth strategy to an audience of business and industry leaders and investors.

The 2012 Capital Connection line-up of presenting companies represent diverse technology fields, including cyber security, social media and marketing, information technology, cloud-based solutions, mobile apps, business, education, health IT, software and automation:

Allied Soft LLC                            Pervazive   
Bambeco                                     Reality Mobile LLC  
Basho Technologies                 RecargaX, Inc.     
Canvas                                         Sawbuck
Cardagin Networks, Inc.           Scoutmob
Centrifuge Systems, Inc.          SocialToaster
Clear Data Strategies               Sonatype, Inc.
GramercyOne                             Spring Wireless    
High Street Partners                 True Influence   
Higher Logic                               WealthEngine   
Mandiant                                      Wedding Wire   
NationalField                              Windsor Circle, Inc.  
newBrandAnalytics                    ZoomSafer

“This year, we have a tremendous group of presenting companies that span a range of industries and company lifecycles. The line-up includes both consumer-facing and business technology companies that showcase the diversity and vibrancy of the region’s deep technology community,” said Pascal Luck, Managing Director, Core Capital Partners.  Mr. Luck is Co-chair of this year’s Selection Committee and is joined by Co-chairs Joe Harar, Principal, TDF and Grant Allen, Vice President, ABB Technology Ventures. “The selection committee had a tough choice to make among the field of applicants vying for access to the main stage. The entrepreneurial ventures advancing to the show presented compelling reasons that ultimately earned them one of the spots. Many of these companies have already distinguished themselves within their respective industries.”

These main stage companies will present throughout the day on May 24. Each company will have five minutes to present their business to the audience of investors and advisors during the conference, in addition to the opportunity to exhibit their product or service.  Additionally, this year’s presenting companies will be offering more detailed company information, in tape-recorded presentations made available post-conference for interested investors. 

To be selected as a main stage presenter, companies submitted detailed applications that received extensive review for quality of product or service offering, scalability of the enterprise, potential market, experience and relevant capabilities of the management team and the technical and domain expertise. 

Key features in this year’s Capital Connection and TechBUZZ conference:

 Keynote Speakers:  Chairman and CEO of Revolution, Co-Founder of America Online and ultimate entrepreneur, Steve Case; Gilt Groupe CEO and Co-Founder, Kevin Ryan; and CEO and Founder of Opower, Dan Yates.
• Who’s Hot:  A who’s who of hot companies and recognizable market leaders.
• What’s the BUZZ?  The high energy, fast-pitch TechBUZZ program showcasing what’s new and fresh from Seed Stage startups. This year featuring the Best of the BUZZ with real-time feedback from audience participants.
• Easy Access: A new rate structure to make the conference accessible to a broad range of entrepreneurs, angel investors, incubators and companies across all stages of growth. 
• Opportunity to Tell the Company Story:  An unparalleled opportunity for early, growth and late stage firms to present business models for investment or showcase their success.

Capital ConnectionTM, one of the nation’s most respected industry conferences, will be held this year on May 23-24 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Registration for Capital Connection’12 with its featured innovative TechBUZZ event is now open on the conference website located at www.capitalconnection.org.

NOTE TO EDITORS AND REPORTERS: Media interested in attending this year’s Capital Connection and TechBUZZ, must submit an online request for press credentials at http://www.capitalconnection.org/about/media. The conference media policy is also available for review on the above web page.

About Capital ConnectionTM
In its 25th year, Capital Connection brings together the broad community of entrepreneurial companies and potential partners to help enhance business and economic growth. Opinion leaders from business and government share their knowledge and expertise, along with leading technology companies at all growth stages who showcase their capabilities to a nationwide audience of investors, advisors, partners and entrepreneurs at the annual signature event. Launched in 2011, TechBUZZ provides start-ups and seed-stage companies center stage in spotlighting the “next big thing.” For more information and to register, go to www.capitalconnection.org.

About TechBUZZ
TechBUZZ was first piloted in 2010 and launched in May 2011 as a half-day conference preceding Capital Connection in response to the growing impact start-ups and seed-stage companies are having in recent years on the investment ecosystem overall.  MAVA is dedicated to continuing to foster and celebrate this vital area of our membership by bringing together investors and entrepreneurs in a dynamic and meaningful format. TechBUZZ shines a well-deserved light on the visionary innovators and company-builders in our region who are actively developing their concepts, testing their beta or prototype products and services and pursuing a path toward market entry.