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McLean, VA – May 11, 2010 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.


The invited presenters will join the already announced programming that includes 40 early stage companies competitively selected, and other keynote and featured speakers covering industry sectors such as software/IT, education innovation, cybersecurity, alternative energy, digital media/entertainment, and health services/IT.


“The slate is a select group of high performing, fast growing companies that are innovators in their fields and have connection points to our market,” said Julia Spicer, MAVA’s executive director.  Capital Connection ’10 provides a platform for these companies from across the country to network and showcase their technology products and services solutions to hundreds of potential partners, customers, and government and corporate decision-makers.”


The participating companies are:


2tor Inc.

New York, NY

2tor Inc. partners with preeminent institutions of higher education to deliver rigorous, selective degree programs online.  2tor supplies universities with the tools, expertise, capital, and global recruiting needed to compete in a space currently dominated by programs of varying quality. 2tor develops state-of-the-art technology platforms that enhance traditional offline curricula to create transformative instruction using the best educational and Web 2.0 technologies.

Appian Corporation

Reston, VA

Appian is a global innovator in enterprise and on-demand business process management. Appian provides the fastest way to deploy robust processes, collapsing time to value for new process initiatives. Businesses and governments worldwide use Appian to accelerate process improvement and drive business performance. Appian empowers more than 2.5 million users from large Fortune 100 companies, to the mid-market and small businesses worldwide.


Camber Corporation

Huntsville, AL

Camber Corporation provides responsive engineering services and technical support to customers from over 106 locations worldwide. Key competencies include Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Homeland Security including support for the development of Chemical and Biological defensive systems, Training and Education including Distributed/Distance Learning, development of Decision Support Systems, Modeling and Simulation, Systems Engineering, and Software Engineering. Camber Corporation provides simulation based tools and services for training, mission planning, rehearsal, after action reviews, virtual reality command and control, and engineering analysis.


CodeRyte, Inc.

Bethesda, MD

CodeRyte is the fastest growing provider of computer-assisted coding solutions for the healthcare industry. By extracting key clinical information in context, its technology automates healthcare coding and streamlines the coding process and healthcare revenue cycle. CodeRyte clients maximize appropriate reimbursement; enhance compliance and efficiency, while decreasing denials and accounts receivable. Many of the nation’s top healthcare organizations including academic medical centers, single-specialty physician practices and billing companies rely on CodeRyte as the centerpiece of their revenue cycle operations. 


Connections Academy

Baltimore, MD

Connections Academy (CA) is a leading national provider of K-12 virtual (online) public schools.  CA now operates full-time schools or contracts to provide individual courses in 15 states, working with charter schools, school districts, and state departments of education.  CA also operates a fully accredited online private school that enrolls students in grades K-12.  CA schools deliver top-quality, personalized education for students that combines certified teachers; a proven curriculum; technology tools; and community experiences to create a supportive and successful environment for children. There are approximately 20,000, primarily full-time, students currently enrolled in school programs.



Durham, NC

iContact is the largest privately-held provider of on-demand email marketing solutions for small and medium businesses. iContact’s products simplify and automate the processes of creating, sending, and tracking emails by providing customers with robust functionalities for email marketing.


Millennial Media, Inc.

Baltimore, MD

Millennial Media, with the largest mobile media audience in the U.S., uniquely offers brand advertisers the only set of specific, scalable audiences. As an innovative technology leader, its mobile decisioning, serving, and mediation platforms are powering some of the largest companies in the media business today. The company is committed to becoming the preferred partner to all advertisers seeking to reach mobile consumers, all publishers and developers seeking to maximize ad revenue, and all mobile operators seeking to further monetize their networks.



Arlington, VA

OPOWER is a smart grid and energy efficiency software company that partners with utilities to engage their customers to drive large-scale, measured, and verifiable reductions in energy usage. OPOWER’s platform employs a combination of behavioral science, advanced data analytics, and software expertise to deliver 100% individualized information about energy usage to millions. The platform reaches customers in the mail through Home Energy Reports, online through a suite of web-based tools, and on the phone through a Customer Service Representative platform.


Schoolnet, Inc.

New York, NY

Schoolnet, Inc. is a leader in data-driven education software for public schools, helping K-12 school systems to improve efficiency and increase achievement. Schoolnet’s solutions provide users with the data, reports, tools, and content to develop talent, individualize instruction, and ensure school improvement. Schoolnet’s solutions are used successfully by some of the nation’s largest school districts including Chicago and Philadelphia.


The Motley Fool

Alexandria, VA

The Motley Fool is a multimedia financial services company with a simple goal: to educate, amuse and enrich. Reaching millions of people each month through its website, books, newspaper column, radio show, television appearances, subscription newsletter services and mutual fund, The Motley Fool champions shareholder values and advocates tirelessly for the individual investor. The company's name was taken from Shakespeare, whose wise fools both instructed and amused, and could speak the truth to the king – without getting their heads lopped off.



Baltimore, MD

TidalTV is a video advertising, optimization, and yield management solutions provider. Its online video advertising network leverages the power of data and technology to guarantee delivery of brand’s message against a target demographic, and enable publishers to fully monetize the value of their audiences across all demographic segments.

Capital ConnectionTM and MAVA

As it has done for more than 20 years, Capital Connection ‘10 will bring together the broad community of entrepreneurial companies and potential partners to help further enhance business and economic growth. MAVA’s flagship event, Capital Connection ‘10, is scheduled for May 19-20 at the Hilton Baltimore, MD. Opinion leaders from business and government will be on the program along with leading technology companies at all growth stages that will be showcasing their capabilities to a nationwide audience of investors, advisors, partners, and entrepreneurs.  Attendance is open, and for registration information, go to

The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association represents the full spectrum of capital sources, entrepreneurs, and their strategic partners. MAVA provides a wide range of programs, information and forums designed to stimulate company growth, facilitate quality deal flow, encourage collaboration, and foster relationships between entrepreneurs, investors, strategic partners and customers. For more information, please visit