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20 Area Start-Ups to Take the Stage at TechBUZZ Summer 2014


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AgTech, Cyber, eCommerce, EdTech, Media, and Hospitality Among Sectors Represented

WASHINGTON, DC, June 3, 2014—As part of an ongoing program to celebrate and accelerate East Coast innovators and company-builders, MAVA will highlight a select group of 20 startups at its second of three TechBUZZ events in 2014. The TechBUZZ Summer 2014 event will be held at AOL (Seriff Auditorium) on June 18th in Dulles, Virginia.  Each company will take the public stage to share their story in front of an audience of investors, technology executives and fellow entrepreneurs. These 20 seed and early stage presenters represent a sample of some of the most highly innovative endeavors being built today.

Presenting companies were selected from a competitive pool of diverse startups from across the region by a MAVA industry group of active investors and business advisors. The startups chosen for formal presentation slots will each take the stage for four minutes to describe their respective company, business vision, and product or service.

“As this TechBUZZ line-up demonstrates, entrepreneurs are pushing the boundaries in building innovative, viable commercial solutions,” said Julia Spicer, Executive Director of MAVA. “We are seeing entrepreneurs put together teams and attack problems across an increasingly broad range of industry sectors and verticals, from eCommerce to EdTech; in the financial, agriculture and hospitality sectors;  and at the enterprise as well as the consumer level. All of this is reflected here at TechBUZZ.”

TechBUZZ Summer 2014 reflects the growth of startups in the greater Mid-Atlantic region, which has become ground zero for many of the newest ideas, game-changing innovations, and cutting-edge applications of technology in recent years. This year, companies from nascent to seed stage will present ideas from a number of hot technology sectors to their peers and potential partners or investors. 

The 20 technology companies to be on stage for the TechBUZZ event at AOL are:

Company Description Location
ADR Software ADR Software is a SaaS based company leveraging wide area cellular networking and radio frequency identification device technologies to service the construction labour industry. Dulles, VA
AgSquared Our company was started on a simple premise: that better plans, streamlined management, and more complete records can help make farms more productive, more profitable and more sustainable. Washington, DC enables modern marketing teams to leverage rich social behavior data to personalize messaging and offers to their customers -- for up to 9x campaign conversion. Washington, DC
The CareLuLu team collects information about childcare providers and makes it available to parents, all in one place. We also conduct in-person visits of verified providers, offering real-world photos of each daycare, and verified reviews by parents like you. Washington, DC
Create allows you to efficiently manage real estate investments through a full suite of tools made for owners, investors and building industry professionals. Washington, DC
DroneShield DroneShield is a low-cost, easy-to-use device that detects the presence of nearby drones (including RC helicopters, quadrotors, etc) and issues alerts via email, sms, and a flashing light. The goal is to help preserve privacy from low-cost remote-control air vehicles with video cameras. Washington, DC
EasyPaint EasyPaint is an innovative way to find a painter for your paint project. Post photos and job information to allow paint contractors to bid competitively online. Washington, DC is an online trading, business intelligence, and process automation solution for the $650 Billion U.S. wholesale food distribution industry. Baltimore, MD
GOPOP.TV The platform is an elegant, dynamic, and fun way for you to show the fandom for your favorite TV shows, streaming programs, and online videos. From live sporting events to movies, gives you the tools to connect to a community of people equally passionate about the programs they watch.
Leesburg, VA
GovProcure GovProcure™ is a new work management
application built specifically for federal CORs, evaluators and managers. Designed by a former Federal COR, this secure web-based system guides staff seamlessly through the full acquisition lifecycle, ensures FAR-compliance, reinforces best practices, and makes management and oversight a breeze.
Falls Church, VA
Hugh & Crye Hugh & Crye is an online retailer of menswear, based in Washington, DC. Our mandate is a call to action against ill-fitting readymade shirts, over priced custom tailored shirts, and unsustainable clothing and manufacturing practices with adverse environmental and social impact. Washington, DC
ipsiti, inc. Ipsiti® provides an open SaaS-based platform for trusted networking that leverages third-party verification of identities, capabilities, and permissions to enable physical, online, or application level interactions. Reston, VA
Knox Payments Knox is a payment processing system that connects customers’ banks with a merchant to enable electronic payments. Richmond, VA
Ostendio, Inc. Ostendio delivers affordable compliance solutions to small and medium businesses. Ostendio’s MyVirtualComplianceManager™ is a cloud based compliance management platform that delivers an easy to use, cost-effective way to improve their Information Security posture. Arlington, VA
Roadmap Roadmap offers an easy to use and affordable web-based project management tool that seamlessly integrates with other popular web-based project management tools like Basecamp.