More than 800 attendees converged on the Omni Shoreham Hotel and Conference Center in Washington, DC last week to gather for the 25th annual Mid Atlantic Venture Associations (MAVA) CapitalConnection ’12 conference. The event included a showdown of 28 startups called TechBUZZ, where companies had four minutes each to pitch while the attendees used the Disruptathon voting and ratings system to select the finalists and eventually the winner.
“CapitalConnection ’12 and TechBUZZ provided an excellent use of the Disruptathon platform and testament to the abilities of the iFormBuilder framework we leverage”, said Pete Erickson, founder of Disruptathon.
The top three TechBUZZ finalists were Augaroo, a big data company focusing on eloquent presentations of massive amounts of data, SPEEK, a next generation conference calling platform, and Cont3nt, a buy and sell marketplace for pictures and videos that anyone can participate in. Leveraging Disruptathon and the iFormBuilder platform, attendees selected Augaroo as the winner of this years TechBUZZ showdown.
“We were very happy to play a behind the scenes role at this years CapitalConnection ’12 and TechBUZZ” said Sze Wong, founder of iFormBuilder, the platform that powers the Disruptathon Application.