TechBUZZ 2018-06-06T17:20:14+00:00

The Premier Launch Event for the East Coast

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  • 378 Alumni Companies

  • $775M+ in Disclosed Post Presentation Funding

TechBUZZ is the East Coast’s premier event where customer validated startups and active investors come together to see the best and brightest, to connect with one another, and to celebrate the strength of the startup scene. The program will be fast-paced & interactive and the networking top rate.

A diverse and experienced cross-section of Early Stage Investors, VCs, and experienced CEOs will provide valuable feedback in response to the TechBUZZ presentations. Whether on the stage or in the audience, innovative Company Builders and active Investors won’t want to miss this action-packed afternoon.

Applications currently accepted for: TechBUZZ Fall 2018

Key Benefits of Applying – and There are Many!

  • No cost to apply and – if accepted – no cost to present.
  • All applicants are reviewed by a committee of 20+ active MAVA Members and Investors.
  • TechBUZZ discounted tickets, if not selected to present this session.
  • Important Addition: An individual feedback session with an investor member of the Selection Committee offered to companies not selected this cycle, who also attend TechBUZZ.

TechBUZZ Presenters Receive:

  • Tremendous marketing visibility for the life of your company.
  • Pre-event coaching and advisory support.
  • Package support valued at more than $15,000 in marketing, coaching, tickets and demo space.
  • One complimentary year of Company Membership to MAVA (a $1,500 value, available only to current TechBUZZ presenters).
Startups: Apply Now

Growing Great Companies One Venture At A Time

Over the past few years, the Mid-Atlantic and the East Coast have emerged as the birthplace of some of the hottest ideas, game-changing innovations and applications of cutting-edge technologies in the United States. Whether these ideas are developed by design or by trial and error, they are being invented, created and developed in our area.  MAVA has reinvented the industry’s view of how to connect startups with the capital they need for a new generation of entrepreneur.

Past Presenter News

Active Investor Insights

Investors from the following firms have served on recent TechBUZZ commentary panels

Blue Venture Investors

Boulder Ventures

Camber Creek

CIT Gap Funds

Core Capital Partners

Dingman Center Angels

GE Ventures

Genecast Ventures

Harbert Growth Partners


Inner Loop Capital

Kinetic Ventures

Maryland Venture Fund


New Atlantic Ventures

New Markets Venture Partners

Osage Ventures

Paladin Capital Group

Route 66 Ventures

TDF Ventures


Featured Past Presenters


Spring 2011
Reston, VA


Fall 2014
Washington, DC


Acquired by Forcepoint, a Raytheon subsidiary in 2017


Summer 2013
Baltimore, MD

TechBUZZ was 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.

Recent Presenter Accolades

“TechBUZZ has been truly a great experience for myself and our team members. As entrepreneurs sometimes we forget how to simplify our messaging for the general audience and how to value prop our product very quickly and effectively. The overall process with MAVA made us very effective how to deliver our messaging and product positioning effectively to the broader audience.”

Enam Noor

Founder & CEO

TechBUZZ Fall 2017

“As a Techstars Alum, my bar is set very high and I speak with complete confidence that TechBUZZ is as professional as it gets. Everything from the selection process to the informative emails keeping me up to date, to the hospitality of people at registration, to the people behind the scene, to the assigned coaches and support staff and even fellow presenters is excellent!”

Ray Antonino


TechBUZZ Fall 2016

“If you are looking for a catalyst to fine-tune your startup’s strategy and pitch while getting wide exposure, I highly encourage you to apply to present at TechBUZZ.”

Emile Karam


TechBUZZ Summer 2017

“TechBUZZ combined direct exposure for our company in a venue that included both commentary from successful entrepreneurs still on their journey, and investor’s perspective on the funding process. ”

Tom Rump


TechBUZZ Fall 2017


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