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Presenter Quick Guide:

General info about TechBUZZ Spring 2016 (will be updated with presenting companies, keynotes & investor panels): http://mava.org/programs/techbuzz/spring-2016

Highlights of Past TechBUZZ Presenters: http://mava.org/programs/techbuzz/techbuzz-video-archive/

Link to our Press Release announcing you: TBD

March 13th, 2016

TechBUZZ Spring 2016 Presenter Update #1

To:  TechBUZZ Spring 2016 Presenting Companies

Good Afternoon TechBUZZ Presenting Teams,

Thank you for your very timely & enthusiastic replies to our invitation to present on stage at TechBUZZ Spring 2016 on April 6th.   We have a terrific group of companies confirmed to join us and we’ll be sharing the full list early next week with plans to launch our press release Monday or Tuesday (latest). (Until then, mum’s the word!)

Now that you’ve kindly confirmed your participation, I’m pleased to begin our communication about the TechBUZZ preparation process.  I’ll give you a gentle “heads up” that you’ll be receiving a fair amount of guidance from me and the MAVA team over the coming days.  Please understand that there truly is a “method to our madness” and our absolute goal is to create a super successful event which is entirely positive for you and your company.   Along the way, we’ll need to ask for your responsiveness and collaboration to put all the pieces in place before the big day.  While we know you have many priorities to juggle in addition to your TechBUZZ preparations, we ask you to have faith that we know what works (and what doesn’t) and we promise that all our instructions are designed to make this day a huge success for each of you. J

Today, I’d like for your kind response to 2 first requests:

  1. If you and/or your company are active on Twitter, please follow @MAVACapCon, like our Facebook page and send me your Twitter handle so we can follow you (#TechBUZZ2016) – but please don’t tweet/post the good news yet, until we announce the full list of companies.  Thanks!!
  2. Please confirm how you would like us to present your company name (exact spelling, capitalization, inc. etc), industry sector (3 word max) and location (city, state) in our Press Release, Printed Program, Mobile App, E-marketing and on our Website. If we don’t hear from you by 9am Monday 3/14 (tomorrow), we’ll use exactly what was submit in your application in our Press Release.

Next, I’d like to share a detailed summary of our key milestones in preparation for April 6th in terms of deliverable dates. Over the next few days, I’ll follow this note with more descriptive detail of each step in our preparatory process as well as some specific guidelines that should be helpful as you prepare for your 4-minute pitch on the TechBUZZ Stage.

NOTE: Each of my notes to TechBUZZ Presenters will have this same email subject line format as this one so you can track/save them. (You can expect about 4 total of these very detailed updates between now and TechBUZZ).

 

Calendar of Deliverables:

Date Due Details Send to
Monday, March 14th

9am

  • Follow @MAVACapCon
  • Send your Twitter handle
  • Confirm proper presentation of company name for press release (default is what you submit in your application)
kim@mava.org
Monday, March 14th

5pm

  • Please confirm who will be making the on-stage presentation for your company (name & title). NOTE: This should be the CEO, Founder or Co-Founder.  Any other roles should be discussed with MAVA (pending approval).
  • Please communicate the name, title & email of any and all members of the team who should be included in TechBUZZ preparation process (email communication)
  • Send logo to MAVA for use in online marketing, printed program and signage: high res. JPG or TIF for program book,and we must have AI or EPS for signage.
Anthony@mava.org

Cc: kim@mava.org

Friday, March 18th

5pm

  • Please register the individual who will make your company presentation at TechBUZZ 4/7.
  • Presenter Comp Code will be provided this week, by COB Wednesday (1 free ticket).
  • Team Discount Code will be provided to give 2 additional team members to attend a 50% Discount on the CXO rate(Regular CXO rate $115).
  • Make initial connection with MAVA/TechBUZZ coach(es) – in person or by phone/skype following introduction by MAVA. Coaching introductions will be complete by COB Wednesday 3/16
Questions:

Anthony@mava.org

 

Confirm connection with a quick note to kim@mava.org

Friday, March 25th  
  • Submit final copy of Company Profile for TechBUZZ Program & Mobile App by 5pm: character count = 1,200 max including spaces with no formatting
  • See attached example, TechBUZZ Summer Program Program
Anthony@mava.org

Cc: kim@mava.org

Friday, April 1st
  • Complete at least one full, timed “Dry-run” practice presentation with coach(es).
  • Complete registration of all team members planning to attend TechBUZZ (using 50% discount)
Friday, April 1st, 5pm
  • Submit final ppt presentation to MAVA by 5pm on April 1st (Detailed Presentation Guidelines will be sent with coaching introductions)
Send ppt to:

Anthony@mava.org

Cc: kim@mava.org

Wednesday, April 6th

11am – 7:30pm

  • TechBUZZ Spring 2016
  • PNC Place
  • Washington, DC

 

  • Setup at 11:00am, Registration & Demo Tables open at 1:00pm. Program begins at2:00pm, networking reception concludes at 7:30pm.
See you there!

 

NOTE: More details about on-site setup schedule will be sent over coming weeks.

 

In closing, we are very excited about the weeks ahead and very much look forward to working with you.   If you haven’t attended a TechBUZZ event in the past, I would encourage you to take a quick look at the highlights of past TechBUZZ events as captured on ourTechBUZZ Series Highlights page.

 

Here are a few handy links:

 

Above all, please know that our entire MAVA team is standing by to be of assistance and support through the preparation process, on the day of the event, and well beyond. We sincerely hope you won’t hesitate to be in touch with any questions.   Please feel welcome to email any member of our team or call us at 202 847 0053.

 

We look forward to working with you!

 

Kim & the MAVA Team