Annual Program Lineup

Thought Leadership  |  Deal Flow  |  Showcase

MAVA provides a wide range of public and closed door programs designed to stimulate revenue and company growth, facilitate quality deal flow, encourage collaboration, and foster relationships among entrepreneurs, investors, strategic partners and customers.

MAVA Champions Thought Leadership

Our members regularly speak on a wide variety of topics and MAVA supports these members by amplifying their message. Additionally, MAVA has a rich history of bringing industry leaders and policy shapers to speak to our community at pivotal moments, including:

  • Adena Friedman, CEO, NASDAQ
  • Vivek Kundra, First U.S. CTO
  • Walter Isaascon, Author
  • Carly Fiorina, CEO, HP
  • Carey Kolaua, SVP, PayPal
  • Alan Greenspan, Former Fed Reserve Chair
  • Biz Stone, Co-Founder, Twitter
  • Ron Shapiro, Negotiations Expert, Sports Agent
  • Stan Brand, President, Minor League Baseball
  • Tom Wheeler, Chairman, FCC
  • John Sculley, CEO, Apple

Additionally MAVA has brought to the stage recent business authors, researchers and historians including:

  • Malcom Gladwell, 5x New York Times Bestselling Author
  • Liza Mundy, New York Times Bestselling Author, Code Girls
  • Alec Ross, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and New York Times Bestselling Author

Launched in 2014, the CEO/C-Suite Summit is specifically designed to support the C-Suite leadership of high growth companies with top caliber content focused on successful growth, best practices and planning for successful exits. Stay tuned for Fall 2018 dates and learn more here.

A half-day forum designed specifically for the investing community to come together around thought leadership focused on the latest financial and global market and investing trends.   Consistent with Capital Connection’s 25-year reputation for quality and innovation, the 2017 edition of Capital Connection brought together a diverse group of investors and LPs from the US and Canada with interests across industry sectors.  Learn more here.


The Vanguard Roundtable events are closed-door, roundtable discussions designed to provide a forum for MAVA members to engage in peer-to-peer discussion around selected business topics of shared interest. This approach provides in-depth content, offering our members the opportunity for a more concentrated sector-specific study and discussion on any given topic.

TechBUZZ shines a well-deserved light on the visionary East Coast innovators and company-builders in our region who have validated customer interest and are seeking funding. Learn more about TechBUZZ.

MAVA Private Events offer closed-door forums for Members to interact with one another. These events include our signature series, The Vanguard Roundtable, are private, invitation-only programs designed to support the advancement of some of the most innovative technology firms within a specific industry sector. The format brings a select group of CEOs, COOs and CTOs from a specific technology sector together, from up and down the east coast and beyond, around one table for an interactive and open discussion of the current trends, opportunities (and challenges) for growth in a particular industry. The Vanguard Roundtable is designed to be provide a highly interactive, open and candid forum for discussion among company builders without the formality of presentations or formal speeches.

MAVA’s Crystal Ball Breakfast program offers two unique opportunities to hear directly from our community’s most active investors as they look ahead to the New Year. At each event, a rapid fire series of 5-7 investors will share their insights into the specific sectors that they actively track and invest in. The format is snappy “TED-talk” style, and the content is unparallelled. Don’t miss these first events of the New Year – these events are informative and valuable for CXOs and advisors who work with growing companies, and of great interest to investors across all sectors. Read 2018’s recap here.

MAVA celebrates an exciting and vibrant year for our members and the innovative companies we support by reflecting on the year’s major milestones and by shining the spotlight on several of the stellar company-builders and entrepreneurs at the heart of our community.

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