McLean, Virginia (April 17, 2012) – Capital Connection’12, a nationally recognized technology industry conference, is putting advanced mobile technology into the hands of event attendees to share instant feedback on company presentations. Disruptathon will customize its mobile application and Innovation Discovery Platform to enable real-time audience feedback of companies presenting at TechBUZZ and on the Main Stage at Capital Connection’12.
New to Capital Connection this year is the TechBUZZ Showdown. The Disruptathon mobile application will enable the TechBUZZ audience to vote for the “Best of BUZZ” and give the top 3-5 companies an opportunity to advance to the TechBUZZ Showdown. Those companies in the TechBUZZ Showdown will pitch their innovative businesses to the entire Capital Connection audience the following afternoon. One TechBUZZ company will emerge as the 2012 champion.
“We are breaking significant new ground at this year’s Capital Connection,” said Julia Spicer, Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association. “We are building upon the success of TechBUZZ in spotlighting start-ups and seed-stage companies, and giving the brightest stars center stage in a TechBUZZ Showdown before the entire Capital Connection audience. Complementing this showcase of new innovations is our introduction of a cutting-edge mobile technology that takes event participation to a new level.”
“Disruptathon’s mobile app provides us with a unique opportunity to give entrepreneurs presenting at TechBUZZ and during Capital Connection the benefit of real-time, meaningful feedback about their presentations,” said Thanasis Delistathis, Founder and Managing Partner of New Atlantic Ventures and one of the 2012 Capital Connection Conference Co-Chairs. “The benefit to presenters of the immediate and valuable insights from the audience of successful entrepreneurs, company builders and investors is immeasurable.”
“This year’s conference is truly focused on the entrepreneur, across all stages of growth” said Ms. Spicer. “The conference program has been built to provide valuable insights, connections and resources to all high-tech company builders, whether or not they are presenting their company on stage. Our whole audience will enjoy the opportunity to participate directly in the TechBUZZ and Capital Connection program through use of the Disruptathon mobile app.“
In partnership with Disruptathon, the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, host of Capital Connection, will offer registered attendees a download of the customized Disruptathon mobile application and Innovation Discovery Platform that will feature the Capital Conference’12 and TechBUZZ agenda and the feedback tool for commenting on company presentations. Disruptathon will manage analysis of the feedback data and compile follow-up reports.
Key features in this year’s Capital Connection and TechBUZZ conference:
- Who’s Hot: A who’s who of “Top Tech” companies from around the country.
- What’s the BUZZ?: The high energy, fast-pitch TechBUZZ program showcasing what’s new and fresh from Seed Stage startups.
- Easy Access: A new rate structure to make the conference accessible to a broad range of entrepreneurs, angel investors, incubators and companies across all stages of growth.
- Opportunity to Tell the Company Story: An unparalleled opportunity for early, growth and late stage firms to present business models for investment or showcase their success.
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