The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association has chosen another crop of young companies from around the region to pitch their businesses to an audience of investors and fellow entrepreneurs at the third TechBuzz event of the year.
TechBuzz made its debut three years ago as the organization, commonly referred to as MAVA, wanted to engage entrepreneurs and early-stage investors around the region, instead of just traditional venture capitalists with the deepest pockets.
A total of 167 companies that have presented at TechBuzz since its launch have disclosed $162 million in venture capital, MAVA said in a news release, though they did not necessarily meet those investors at the event. It’s likely additional companies have raised undisclosed sums of money, the release added.
The pitch session, to be held Sept. 19 at Georgetown University’s business school, will be the third this year. Each features roughly two-dozen companies with the beginnings of a business that need an infusion of capital to get to the next level.
Thinking of throwing some money into a start-up? Here’s the roster of companies taking part in the forthcoming event, according to MAVA:
Arlington-based Airside can help passengers breeze through passport control by submitting their customs and immigration information through a smartphone app prior to arrival.
BuyerMLS, of Philadelphia, is an analytics firm that taps a real estate agent’s roster of buyers to generate listings and close deals.
CloudPlugs, a Reston-based company, taps into the Internet of Things movement by offering a platform where manufacturers can create Web-connected devices and equipment.
Crimewatch Technologies, of Carlisle, Pa., uses social media and mobile technology to share and disseminate safety information between the community and law enforcement.
Landscapers, interior designers, contractors and others who do work around the home can use Arlington-based Describeit to create interactive designs and proposals for new projects.
Framebridge in Lanham allows amateur art collectors to order custom frames online at a lower price than their local arts and crafts store.
Arlington-based GovTribe sells subscription-based software that provides federal contractors and industry observers with insight into the market.
Leaf College Savings in McLean allows employers to offer workers a college savings plan, in a similar fashion as their retirement plan, through a Web-based platform.
Gym enthusiasts can access fitness programs and coaches through their wearable devices using Alexandria-based LynxFit.
Milestone Sports, of Columbia, uses sensors in wearable devices to track behavioral data, product usage and demographic data among recreational athletes.
Mosaic Power in Frederick connects electric water heaters to the Internet to better regulate demand and supply on the electric grid while promoting renewable energy sources.
Baltimore-based OpiaTalk is a widget for e-commerce Web sites to generate new business and process sales more quickly.
Bethesda-based Quatrove provides software to better manage tasks, requests and other electronic communication in your personal and professional life.
SL8Z, of Reston, connects employers, recruiters and job candidates in an online marketplace.
Someone With, based in Frederick, is a financial services company that helps people who struggle to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses.
Arlington-based StayAtHand offers a mobile app that makes searching for and booking a hotel room simpler and faster.
Companies use District-based Verifeed to sift through conversations on social networks to identify influential users and potential customers.
Vheda Health in Columbia uses mobile health technology to help patients manage their health using live video, remote biometric monitoring and behavior change modification.
Waveborn sells Italian eyewear with a one-year warranty. For each pair sold, the District-based company donates glasses or funds sight-restoring surgery to those in need.
Reston-based Wealthminder aims to be a portal where consumers can plan for and accomplish financial goals.
Time: 1-7 p.m.
Place: Georgetown University’s business school.
What to expect: The pitch session features roughly two-dozen companies with the beginnings of a business that need an infusion of capital to get to the next level.
More information: www.mava.org.