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MAVA’s Annual Crystal Ball Breakfast

Industry Outlook 2012

Launching the 2012 Signature Programming lineup in February, MAVA hosted two Crystal Ball – Industry Outlook breakfasts to showcase the expertise and real-time insights from 10 of the nation’s leading investors, based in the Mid-Atlantic region.  In each of two fast-paced, content-rich sessions, the Crystal Ball program offered an interactive discussion format for several of the MAVA community’s leading and most active investors to share their perspectives on the sectors they focus on and the trends they see unfolding in the year ahead.
A diverse and engaged audience of investors, entrepreneurs and advisors attended each program to listen and learn from the "real time" insights from regional investors with a specific focus on their sector and stage of expertise.
Hosted in Tysons Corner on February 22nd, the program featured:
• Mark Maloney, Paladin Capital Group – Cyber Security
• Steve Fredrick, Grotech Ventures – What’s Hot in Social and Digital Media
• Jim Pastoriza, TDF – Big Change & Opportunities in Infrastructure, Data & Mobility
• Sever Totia, Edison Ventures – Consumer Demand in Education
• Michael Lustbader, Arlington Capital Partners – Federal Budget Downsizing: Finding the Opportunities
Hosted in Baltimore on February 28th, the program featured:
• Gary Golding, Edison Ventures – IPO, It Can Be Done!
• Frank A. Bonsal III, New Markets Venture Partners – Trends in Education
• Laura Witt, ABS Capital Partners – Trends & Opportunities in Consumer Technologies
• Jason Rosenberg, Sterling Partners – What’s on the Horizon for Post Secondary Education?
• Mark Levine, Core Capital Partners – Big Data: Predictive analytics and how it is changing business processes in the enterprise.
MAVA thanks our valued sponsors: Grant Thornton, Pillsbury and Duane Morris for their support in underwriting these two successful events.