September 4th, 2014 :TechBUZZ 2014

The Capital Region’s Crime Fighting Technology Start-Up is Selected to Present at the Prestigious TechBUZZ 2014 Conference.

Carlisle, PA- CRIMEWATCH is quickly becoming a well-known technology in the Central Pennsylvania region and soon throughout the United States as they enter the world of big technology investing at the 2014 TechBUZZ Conference, this September 19th at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

CRIMEWATCH was selected from a competitive pool of innovative start-ups that illustrate the strength of technology and innovation in the Mid-Atlantic region. The 20 selected companies will take the stage on September 19th to showcase game changing innovations and emerging technologies across a diverse range of industry sectors.

“A stunning 47% of all TechBUZZ 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.

Since its launch in 2011, 167 TechBUZZ presenting companies have received more than $162M in disclosed funding, with many more investments and acquisitions made under undisclosed terms.  

“I am very excited to have this opportunity, the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association and their members are responsible for helping some of the world’s most influential technologies get off the ground. To be accepted at this conference is an acknowledgement that we have graduated from an idea to a business ready for growth.” Said, M.W. Bloom, President and Founder of CRIMEWATCH.

CRIMEWATCH- originally started in 2009 as a printed publication in Pennsylvania that focused on building positive public partnerships for law enforcement and distributing information about criminals and fugitives, CRIMEWATCH reorganized and launched as a technology start-up in 2012, releasing the CRIMEWATCH Network, a public engagement platform for law enforcement, in July of 2013. With the guidance of the Dauphin County District Attorney’s office and 15 police agencies throughout the capital region, CRIMEWATCH has helped local police increase their positive public engagement through a strategy of transparency and open communications. Under the umbrella and through CRIMEWATCH Mobile on iOS devices over 30,000 visitors a month help supply insight and feedback directly to law enforcement. This information has generated hundreds of tips that have led to over 75 arrests, including the arrest of a fugitive child molester on the run for more than five years.

TechBuzz- Piloted in 2010 in Baltimore, TechBUZZ was launched in May 2011 by MAVA as a half-day, seed-stage conference preceding its annual Capital Connection conference, which features companies from growth and later-stage companies.  Now, as a nationally recognized stand-alone event, TechBUZZ provides a continuous process for companies and investors to come together, while elevating and showcasing presenting and attending startups to enhance their growth.  TechBUZZ Georgetown is hosted by MAVA and the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative and sponsored by two of MAVA’s active members: Deloitte and Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.

Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, MAVA -For more than 25 years, MAVA has served the full community of innovators, companies, private capital, suppliers, and key advisors needed to build successful businesses from start up to exit.  From venture to private equity, angel to growth equity, and family office to corporate strategic, MAVA brings together the full spectrum of capital and key resources necessary to accelerate the growth of companies across industry sectors and stages of development.