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20 DC-Area Startups Selected to Present at TechBUZZ Summer 2014

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The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) announced yesterday the 20 DC-area startups that will be presenting at this year’s TechBUZZ Summer 2014 event. Each company will be given the opportunity to pitch their ideas to an audience of investors, tech executives, and entrepreneurs.

Launched in 2011, MAVA’s TechBUZZ event gives nascent to seed-stage companies an opportunity to share their projects and connect with investors and other entrepreneurs. Since that time, presenting startups at TechBUZZ have received in total more than $120 million in disclosed funding (not including the investments and acquisitions with undisclosed terms).

“As this TechBUZZ line-up demonstrates, entrepreneurs are pushing the boundaries in building innovative, viable commercial solutions,” says Executive Director of MAVA, Julia Spicer, in a statement. “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 at AOL on June 18th in Dulles, VA, and will highlight the breadth of the startup community in the DC region. The 20 startups selected include:

ADR Software (Dulles, VA)
ADR Software is a SaaS based company leveraging wide area cellular networking and radio frequency identification device technologies to service the construction labour industry.

AgSquared (Washington, DC)
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.

Attentive.ly (Washington, DC)
Attentive.ly enables modern marketing teams to leverage rich social behavior data to personalize messaging and offers to their customers — for up to 9x campaign conversion.

CareLuLu (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.

Create Inc. (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.

DroneShield (Washington, DC)
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.

EasyPaint (Washington, DC)
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.

Foodem.com (Baltimore, MD)
Foodem.com is an online trading, business intelligence, and process automation solution for the $650 Billion U.S. wholesale food distribution industry.

GOPOP.TV (Leesburgh, VA)
The gopop.tv 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, gopop.tv gives you the tools to connect to a community of people equally passionate about the programs they watch.

GovProcure (Falls Church, VA)

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.

Hugh & Crye (Washington, DC)
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.

ispiti, inc. (Reston, VA)
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.

Knox Payments (Richmond, VA)
Knox is a payment processing system that connects customers’ banks with a merchant to enable electronic payments.

Ostendio, Inc. (Arlington, VA)
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.

Roadmap (Baltimore, MD)
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.

SimpleTix.com (Alexandria, VA)
SimpleTix was founded to bring a professional-grade ticketing application to venues that do not have the time or budget to pay for custom e-Ticketing software. What SimpleTix provides is an easily customizable, personalized ticketing website for venues of all sizes.

STAQ (Bethesda, MD)
TAQ makes ad operations more efficient by unifying ad technology through reporting, connections and integrations.

Tales2Go (Bethesda, MD)
Tales2Go is an award-winning kids’ mobile audiobook service that streams thousands of name-brand titles from leading publishers and storytellers to mobile devices and desktops in the classroom and beyond.

ThreatQuotient (Ashburn, VA)
Tales2Go is an award-winning kids’ mobile audiobook service that streams thousands of name-brand titles from leading publishers and storytellers to mobile devices and desktops in the classroom and beyond.

ThreatSim (Herndon, VA)
ThreatSim is a full-spectrum advanced attack simulation solution that improves the security of your organization by changing user behavior and delivering actionable security metrics.

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