Press Release2017-12-12T09:16:56+00:00

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Mid Atlantic Venture Association to showcase three of Mid Atlantic Top 2017 Company Successes at 30th Anniversary / Industry Gathering and Celebration

MAVA Celebrates 30 years of Creating Competitive Advantage

Three of the region’s 2017 top business success stories will be showcased at MAVA’s Annual CEO Celebration program on December 15 in Tyson’s Corner. Lisa Hook, CEO, Neustar; and CFOs Mark Lynch of Appian and Jim Tholen of BroadSoft will participate in a panel discussing experiences in building successful global companies in the Mid Atlantic and their recent business transactions.

MAVA’s CEO Celebration Luncheon is an annual industry program and is the culmination event for MAVA’s 30th Anniversary year. The Luncheon is open to the entire Mid Atlantic business and investment community and will showcase successes of innovative growth companies from not only 2017 but will highlight a select group of the 3000 companies who have presented on the MAVA stage since 1987 that have gone on to dominate and influence the global technology industry.

“MAVA’s platforms and programs are creating competitive advantage for aspiring start-ups and growth stage companies by giving them a platform, access to a complete range of investment resources and industry thought-leaders” said Julia Spicer, MAVA Executive Director.

“What makes MAVA so relevant in today’s business environment is that for more than 30 years the organization has helped drive $100B in value creation and more than $50B in purchasing power by creating connections to thousands of early stage, growth companies, and public companies with, seasoned executives, investors and a vibrant and supportive professional community all focused on building successful companies” said Mark Levine, MAVA Chairman and Managing Partner at Core Capital.

The MAVA Celebration will be held at the Tysons Ritz Carlton starting at noon. The ticketed luncheon will include a reception and luncheon with investors, industry, advisors and to the general business community and MAVA members – both past and present. Registration and event information on the MAVA 2017 Holiday can be found at

About MAVA: Founded 1987, MAVA has served a community of innovators, companies, corporate partners, private capital, and key advisors working to build successful businesses from start-up to exit. From venture to private equity, angel to growth equity, and family office to strategic corporates, MAVA brings together the full spectrum of capital and key resources necessary to accelerate the growth of companies across industry sectors and stages of development. MAVA provides a wide range of programs designed to stimulate revenue and company growth, create efficiencies for conducting business, facilitate quality deal flow, encourage collaboration and foster relationships among entrepreneurs, corporate decision makers, investors, strategic partners and customers.

To join MAVA, or to learn more about MAVA, MAVA’s members and the services and programs the association provides, visit

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