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20 Startups Selected to Present at DC’s TechBUZZ Georgetown

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The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) announced today 20 startups from the Mid-Atlantic region will be presenting at this year’s TechBUZZ Georgetown event. The companies come from various startup communities across Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Each company will be given the opportunity to pitch their ideas to an audience of investors, tech executives, and entrepreneurs. TechBUZZ Georgetown will take place on Friday, September 19th at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Launched in 2011, MAVA’s TechBUZZ event gives seed- and early-stage companies an opportunity to share their projects and connect with investors and other entrepreneurs. Since that time, 167 presenting startups at TechBUZZ have received in total more than $162 million in disclosed funding (not including the investments and acquisitions with undisclosed terms). Some of the startups chosen to present at the event include those previously covered on Tech Cocktail, such as Framebridge, GovTribe, and StayAtHand.

“A stunning 47% of all presenting companies through year-end 2013 have reported financings to date, which speaks directly to the market interest and level of quality of these young enterprises,” said Julia Spicer, Executive Director, MAVA and founder of TechBUZZ, in a statement. “Equally valuable is the support provided by our strong community of peers and collaborators in attendance. This bodes well for those who will take the stage at TechBUZZ Georgetown.”

The 20 startups that will be presenting at this year’s TechBUZZ Georgetown are:

Airside Mobile (Arlington, VA)

Airside’s Mobile Passport app enables travelers to submit their customs and immigration data via smartphone prior to entering the international arrivals area and then skip the line at passport control and customs inspection.

BuyerMLS (Philadelphia, PA)

BuyerMLS is an analytics company helping real estate professionals leverage their buyer inventory to generate new listings and close more deals, boosting GCI.

CloudPlugs Inc. (Reston, VA)

CloudPlugs engineers and markets a next-generation cloud integrated Internet of Things service platform (PaaS) and device agent software to easily prototype, deploy and manage millions of consumer, business or industrial devices and equipment.

CRIMEWATCH Technologies, Inc. (Carlisle, PA)

CRIMEWATCH™ Technologies, Inc. developed a community policing software that uses web, social and mobile technologies to manage content dissemination while building, measuring and monitoring direct relationships between the police and public.

Describeit, Inc. (Arlington, VA)

Describeit is revolutionizing the way home contractor services are marketed and purchased. We help transform traditional paper-based designs and proposals into an interactive and engaging experience for homeowners and property managers—resulting in higher sales conversions and shorter sales cycles for contractors.

Framebridge, Inc. (Lanham, MD)

Framebridge offers easy, beautiful, affordable online custom framing.

GovTribe, Inc. (Arlington, VA)

We provide affordable access to federal contracting market intelligence through our subscription-based SaaS offering. We use advanced data-mining and analytics techniques to provide our customers with real-time insight into this $500B market.

LEAF College Savings LLC (McLean, VA)

LEAF College Savings (“LEAF”) is a SaaS provider of corporate sponsored higher education savings solutions. LEAF enables employers to offer a 401k-like benefit for college savings via a simple web-based platform while allowing employees to choose from any U.S. 529 plan.

LynxFit (Alexandria, VA)

LynxFit puts a personal trainer into wearable electronics. It gives users a slelection of fitness programs and real time coaching during work out.

Milestone Sports, Ltd. (Columbia, MD)

Milestone offers a Wearable Engagement Platform that uses behavioral data, product usage data and demographic data to drive loyalty and repeat purchases for retailers and brands.

Mosaic Power (Frederick, MD)

Mosaic Power uses electric water heaters to help regulate power on the electric grid.

OpiaTalk (Baltimore, MD)

OpiaTalk is the hyper-conversion widget for eCommerce retailers, engineered to accelerate lead generation and on-site sales.

Quatrove (Bethesda, MD)

Quatrove is an agile workflow/project management application that provides real, actionable data to inform business decisions resulting in heightened resource management – both human and otherwise.

SL8Z, Inc. (Reston, VA)

We connect employers to a vetted network of elite recruiters and their inventories of recruited, yet unplaced, candidates using a model similar to Priceline.

Someone With Group LLC (Frederick, MD)

Someone With Group is an innovative financial services company helping individuals who struggle to pay their out-of-pocket medical expenses without degrading their credit. The company’s debit-based solution is an alternative to expensive collection processes for healthcare providers.

StayAtHand (Arlington, VA)

StayAtHand revolutionizes how hotel rooms are found and sold online.

Verifeed (Washington, DC)

Verifeed is a predictive social analytics platform providing actionable business intelligence that is mined, filtered and parsed from social conversations on Twitter and other social networks.

Vheda Health (Columbia, MD)

Vheda Health increases compliance for unmanaged chronic populations with a mobile service incorporating live video visits, remote monitoring from biometrics, and behavior change modification.

Waveborn Sunglasses (Washington, DC)

Waveborn is a socially responsible sunglasses company. We sell handcrafted Italian frames with a full one year warranty if they are lost, broken, or stolen. For every pair sold, Waveborn gives the gift of sight by donating eyeglasses and funding sight restoring surgeries across the globe.

Wealthminder (Reston, VA)

Our long-term goal is to create a marketplace through which consumers can successfully accomplish their long-term financial goals.

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Ronald Barba is an associate writer and reporter for Tech Cocktail. Formerly a DC native, he's now based in New York City. He reports on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, looking at startup communities like Boston, Chicago, D.C., and NYC. He's especially interested in venture capital, M&As, and tech/business trends. Aside from startups, Ronald is interested in philosophy, cognitive science, politics, social justice, pop culture, and all things geek. He reads Murakami and Barthes, and alternates binge watch sessions of 'Doctor Who' and 'The Mindy Project'. Got something to say? Then email me (ronald@tech.co). Follow me on Twitter: @RonaldPBarba. Subscribe to me on Facebook. Find me on Google.

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