A Time to Come Together

Celebrating the Stars in our Community

December 8th

Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner, VA 

11:00: Registration, Networking Reception
12:00: Luncheon & Program

Celebrating Company Success

Dan Yates
former CEO and Founder, Opower


Senior Vice President of Strategy, Delivery and Marketing
Oracle Utilities

Dan Yates is Senior Vice President of Strategy, Delivery, and Marketing, for Oracle Utilities, where he is responsible for Oracle’s cloud and software development strategy for the utility industry. Prior to joining Oracle Dan was CEO of Opower, a company he founded in 2007, took public in 2014, and sold to Oracle in 2016 for over $530 million. Under his leadership Opower was one of the fastest growing enterprise SaaS companies in the world. The company was cited as an example of innovation and success by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron, and was named to Fortune’s “Change the World” list of companies that have made a sizeable impact on global challenges. Dan has been recognized as one of the leading SaaS CEOs through honors such as Washington Business Journal’s Power 100, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year®, Fortune’s “40 under 40,” and Washingtonian’s “Tech Titans.” Dan and his co-founder at Opower, Alex Laskey, were named to the inaugural edition of the Business Insider 100: The Creators list of business visionaries creating value for the world. Prior to Opower, he was founder and CEO of Edusoft, an educational software company that provided assessment platforms to US public school districts. He sold the 150-person, $20M company to publisher Houghton Mifflin in 2004. Dan received his BA in Computer Science, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Harvard.

Celebrating a Life Well-Lived
Harry Weller

This year, in addition to our traditional recognition and celebration of key company successes of the year and updates from our recent TechBUZZ Alumni, MAVA invites our members and extended business community to join together to remember and celebrate the life of our friend and colleague, Harry Weller.

To convey our community’s support for Harry’s legacy, MAVA will donate $25 on behalf of each luncheon guest to the Harry Weller Big Ideas Fund a charitable giving program established by NEA with Harry’s wife Rachel.

About the Fund:
Harry’s boundless energy, intellectual curiosity and passion for entrepreneurship were an inspiration to many and an invaluable asset to those fortunate enough to work alongside him. With this fund, NEA will commemorate those hallmark traits by supporting organizations and causes committed to advancing education, innovation and entrepreneurship. For more information on the Harry Weller Big Idea Fund, click here.

We hope you’ll agree that this is a fitting way to celebrate a life filled with joy, generosity, and big ideas.


Celebrating a Vibrant Community

Please join us to celebrate all that makes our community great. Enjoy a premier networking reception & lunch with MAVA’s active investors, advisors and entrepreneurs. Hear updates from our 2016 TechBUZZ Alumni. Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.

This event is always a highlight on the MAVA calendar – a festive gathering for our MAVA members and open to our extended community. Be sure to invite your colleagues and clients to join us for this great end-of-year celebration.

Register early – we anticipate this event will be Sold Out!

Pre-Registration is Required

Register Now

With Thanks to our Title Sponsor

Registration includes Networking Reception, Luncheon & Program

For each ticket sold, MAVA will make a $25 Contribution to the Harry Weller Big Ideas Fund

MAVA Members

* CXO Members (Company Innovators & CEO Connect): Complimentary with Membership
* Investor Members: Complimentary Registration included with Membership Package
* Alternative Capital Members: $170.00
* Associate, Corporate Tech & Affiliate Members: $170.00

Non-Member Rates

* CXOs and Entrepreneurs: $170.00
* Investors, Alternative Capital, Advisors, Corp Tech, Govt/Non Profits, Financial & Professional Services: $285.00

Special MAVA Member Hospitality Opportunity

Holiday Luncheon Table Sponsorship

Make the most of this event by inviting your clients, prospects, portfolio companies and colleagues to join you for a festive and celebratory luncheon. This program provides a turnkey hospitality event for client & contact development, just in time for the holidays!

Table sponsorship includes:

  • 8 tickets
  • Tabletop signage
  • Branding in the program
  • Recognition from the podium
  • $2,500 per table  + $200 contribution to Harry Weller Big Ideas Fund- contact Kim Weir for details