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What’s the Buzz About TechBUZZ?


Whether you’re an investor or a startup, TechBUZZ has something for you. This event by the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA), which is hosted in various locations in the DMV, three times a year, brings together investors and top startups in one space. This is the first year they are hosting this event in Baltimore City. This is the perfect opportunity for both networking and for startups to present a thorough 4 minute pitch to investors actively seeking early-stage entrepreneurs. A wide range of startups present at each event, from software and education technology to business and food technology.

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Over the past 3 years, multiple ETC startups have taken the stage at TechBUZZ.

SurveySnap – (Spring 2013) An app that helps  collect and organize information about job sites, such as floor plans, maps, aerial images, and more. On their site, you can find a free trial. SurveySnap is also an Accelerate Baltimore graduate.

SameGrain – (Fall 2013) A social app that lets you connect with other people who have the same interests, values, backgrounds, and more. They emphasize privacy and anonymity on their social platform.

Rehabtics (Fall 2013) An at home system utilizing Microsoft Connect for rehabilitation

Roadmap – (Summer 2014) “Intelligent product management, scheduling, time tracking, and resource planning.” Their software helps you organize and manage projects. A free trial can be found on their website.

PeerAspect – (Fall 2015) Data management software. Their flagship software called Sheets has been praised for its flexibility and ease.

NewsUp – (Fall 2015) Integrates relevant news with engaging quizzes. They call themselves “the current events trivia game where you play the news!” In July 2015, the company closed a $500,000 equity round, led by the McLane Group.

Sickweather – (Spring 2015) An app that tells you the illness forecast. See how many sicknesses are about on your phone or Apple Watch. Sickweather has been featured on Time, NPR, Fox, CBS, BBC News, and more.

Point3 Security – (Spring 2016) A security company that offers a “human-driven service.” Their security mechanism, Odile™, detects advanced cyber threats on your computer or network.

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For the Summer 2016 TechBUZZ, ETC’s own Fusiform will be presenting their pitch. Fusiform was founded by Param Shah and Alex Matthews to change the world of orthopedics. Their FusiformCAST technology streamlines the process for clinicians’ of administering orthopedic devices. Not only does FusiformCAST’s scanning technology save valuable time by cutting down the time needed for each appointment, but it also greatly reduces possible errors in the ordering process.

Benefits for clinicians include order collaboration, scanner compatibility, patient tracking, and messaging. The order collaboration feature allows a clinician to look at the 3D scan of the patient along with their central fabricators, which makes communication and collaboration easy.

Vendors, too, benefit from using FusiformCAST. With CAST, vendors can easily track orders, communicate with their clients, and customize CAST to fit their business by uploading their catalogs and order forms.

Fusiform is a 2016 program graduate of the Accelerate Baltimore program.


All are welcome to attend the Summer 2016 TechBUZZ on Thursday, June 16th from 1pm-7:30pm.  The event is located at the Columbus Center in the Inner Harbor on 701 E. Pratt Street. If you want to attend, use the following code for $10 off: MAVATBETC.


‘Using Data Effectively’ workshop

Get a glimpse into the world of data mining and data sources. Gain valuable insight into the market and into tools you can use to analyze and visualize data you already have.

Presented by Philippe Duverger, Associate Professor, Towson University

Philippe Duverger is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Towson University where he teaches courses on principles of marketing, consumer behavior, marketing strategy and marketing research. He is also the Director of the Graduate Program for the M.S. in Marketing Intelligence. Dr. Duverger received his Ph.D. in business administration – marketing from George Washington University. His research focuses on service innovation and quantitative methods. Dr. Duverger has published in numerous journals, and prior to his academic career, he spent 20 years in the service industry in different executive capacities.


Crowdfunding & The JOBS Act Presented by Camp Inc.

Are you an entrepreneur looking for some help to grow your business ideas and company? Join us on April 12, 2016 at the ETC to hear from Steve Schwartz & Alex Castelli from CohnReznick and get all your crowdfunding and JOBS act questions answered. 

Objectives for session:

  • Crowdfunding 101 & tools available

  • What’s the JOBS Act 

  • What this means for startups

TechBuzz Spring 2016

MAVA shines the spotlight on the hottest up-and-coming early stage technology companies in the Mid-Atlantic again in 2016. A diverse and experienced cross-section of Early Stage Investors, VCs, and experienced CEOs will provide valuable feedback in response to the TechBUZZ presentations. Whether on stage or in the audience, the insight of our investor panels is always informative and thought-provoking.

TechBUZZ is the area’s premier event where early-stage entrepreneurs and active investors come together to see the best and brightest, to connect with one another, and to celebrate the strength of the startup scene in our region. The program will be fast-paced & interactive and the networking top rate. Whether on the stage or in the audience, innovative Company Builders and active Investors won’t want to miss this action-packed afternoon.


Baltimore TechBreakfast: BizWorkshop

Join DonQuiSoft for a breakfast program on The Ins and Outs of Going Mobile

Everybody knows the world is going mobile. Gone, really. So if you don’t have a mobile strategy, it’s time to get one!  During this BizWorkshop we will discuss the mobile imperative and explore approaches to reaching the mobile masses. Speaker Greg Winton, has over 25 years of software development, across a wide range of platforms.


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 am 
Registration check-in & continental breakfast 

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.