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Celebrate Stellar Startups This Fall

November 2, 2016

National Geographic
Grosvenor Auditorium

1600 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Applications Due by Midnight, October 2nd

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GSP is a boutique accounting firm that specializes in providing services to early-stage tech and emerging growth companies, with offices in Washington D.C. and London (United Kingdom).  They focus on guiding entrepreneurs by providing innovative, proactive and practical financial and accounting solutions to help increase the value of your company.

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MAVA shines the spotlight on the hottest up-and-coming early stage technology companies in the Mid-Atlantic again in 2016. 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 stage or in the audience, the insight of our investor panels is always informative and thought-provoking.

TechBUZZ is the area’s premier event where early-stage entrepreneurs 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 in our region. The program will be fast-paced & interactive and the networking top rate. Whether on the stage or in the audience, innovative Company Builders and active Investors won’t want to miss this action-packed afternoon.

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Alumni Share Their Stories

With a foundation of more than 250 alumni companies, TechBUZZ is industry approved and widely respected as one of the most sought after start-up pitch stages on the east coast.

“Presenting at TechBUZZ helped put us on the map as a start-up to watch. It also opened doors for us to meet dozens of potential investors and provided a platform to inform hundreds of attendees about or start-up, SameGrain.”
Anne Balduzzi, Founder, SameGrain
“TechBUZZ provided us a unique opportunity to work with industry veterans to refined our message and company pitch based on the “4 minute” requirement, and of course the networking and new introductions was invaluable.”

Jay Chapel, CEO, Ostrato, Inc.
“In addition to great exposure, the entire experience was very valuable. My TechBuzz coaches were extremely helpful in lending insight to make our company attractive to investors. They went above and beyond in their time, effort, and quality of coaching.”
Chris Freire, CEO, Student Opportunity Center
“TechBUZZ embodies the best within entrepreneurial culture. It’s all about helping others be their best, succeeding for customers and community.”
Evan Dornbush, Co-founder & CEO, Point3 Security, Inc.
“TechBUZZ offers a chance to showcase your venture to a very attentive and active audience- everyone will want to talk to you after presenting.”
Katie Kirsch, Co-Founder, Sisu Global Health
“MAVA’s TechBUZZ is an excellent way to get on the radar of some of the east coast’s most coveted private and institutional investors.”
Andrew Pohle, COO, Real Time Cases
“TechBUZZ is an amazing platform for launching your startup and a fundraising process. I highly recommend that all startups apply to present and put in serious time preparing your pitch.”
John Bracken, CEO and Co-Founder, Speek
“I was only expecting to see a few investors, but I was impressed with the large number of investors that actually attended. I also made a lot more good connections than I was expecting to.”
Zuly Gonzalez, CEO, Light Point Security
“If you want to be seen as a hot company in the DMV, you need to go through TechBUZZ.”

You Mon Tsang, Founder and CEO, ChurnZero
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1776 is a global incubator and seed fund helping startups transform industries that impact millions of lives every day—education, energy & sustainability, health, transportation and cities. 1776 is building a global community to provide the intellectual, social and financial capital these startups need to succeed.

Baltimore Angels is an angel investor group based in Baltimore, MD. Founded in 2009, its mission is to invest profitably in the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem and advance early stage innovators to the next stage of capital formation. Its vision is to be the most trusted resource for angel capital investment and entrepreneurial mentorship in the Greater Baltimore region.


Betamore is an award-winning campus for technology and entrepreneurship with a two-fold mission. First, we aim to stimulate the establishment and growth of technology-based startup companies through business collaboration and incubation. Second, and arguably most important, we offer a career-focused education led by current industry experts to a growing public community of learners.

bethesda green

Bethesda Green brings business, government and community together through programs and services to promote a sustainable society and has a business incubator that is developing the next generation of energy and environmental products and services.


ETC is a community of entrepreneurs and startups growing together in the City of Baltimore. The ETC offers three unique programs: ETC’s Incubation Program– offering business support services to tech startups, AccelerateBaltimore– a startup accelerator launching soon, & Beehive Baltimore– Baltimore’s coworking community.

fishbowl labs

Fishbowl Labs is a vibrant community of startups working out of the AOL campus in Dulles, Virginia. Our community provides free office space and support for talented entrepreneurs to help overcome the challenges inherent in starting a company. We also collaborate with some amazing folks across AOL.

hotDesks is the Eastern Shore’s connection to the Maryland startup and entrepreneur ecosystem. An initiative of the Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center serving the eight counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, hotDesks offers a network of coworking spaces, entrepreneur and innovation training, and access to capital for high-growth, scalable startup and growth businesses.

liftoff health

LiftOff Health is the first Virtual Health Business Incubator in the Washington D.C. area. We leverage our unique local resources and provide health focused education, mentorship, resources, documents, and services to help entrepreneurs and business around the world to succeed.

Loudoun County Department of Economic Development is here to help build your business. Dedicated to recruiting new business, growing our existing industries and improving our county’s business climate, we’re ready and waiting to provide a wide range of services for your company, whether you’re a start-up or well-established player.

mach 37

Mach37 is America’s premier market-centric cybersecurity accelerator designed to facilitate the creation of the next generation of cybersecurity product companies. MACH37™’s unique program design places heavy emphasis on the validation of product ideas and the development of relationships that produce an initial customer base and investment capital.


Maryland Business Incubation Association was founded in 2002 to advance business incubation in Maryland. Representing 22 incubators, MBIA supports nearly 550 companies across the state in both urban and rural areas.

new dominion angels

New Dominion Angels is an investor group formed to capitalize early-stage companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. We are not a managed fund. We are a group of like-minded members who make individual decisions whether to invest in companies that present to the group.

nextgen angels

NextGen Angels is an investing club of more than 60 Washington, DC-area angels who are 40 or younger. Members all agree to actively support portfolio companies, defined as startups with ten or more members investing, whether or not that member personally invested in the company.

potential energy

Potential Energy DC is building a unique ecosystem of entrepreneurs, investors and policy experts in the Washington, DC metro area to solve energy challenges.


Refraction is a 23,000 square foot non-profit coworking space run by Canvas for technology startups, non-profit organizations, and artists located in Reston, VA.

Startup Grind DC is an event series and websites designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn’t, and what they’ll do differently next time. It’s an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.

startup leadership

The Startup Leadership Program is a highly selective, world-class training program for outstanding founders, leaders, and innovators who want to become top startup CEOs. SLP Fellows have founded nearly 1600 successful startups & raised more than $500M in funding.


TechBreakfast is a monthly breakfast in Baltimore, Columbia, DC, and Northern Virginia where entrepreneurs, techies, developers, designers, business people, and interested people see showcases on cool new technology in a demo format and interact with each other.


TiE DC has a mission to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.