This year's Capital Connection is welcoming a broader set of companies to the event. The year's event will be held May 27-28, 2008, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Capital Connection has expanded its scope to include the traditional start-up and early-stage companies as well as expansion-stage companies and for the first time also will feature later-stage private growth companies.
If you're considering applying, you'll definitely benefit from an earlier start as it will provide you more time to network in the community as the real value of this event is the entire process rather than the two days of the fair.
The format has changed to support the broadened approach with a mixing of presentations and panels and a great deal more complementary content.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
|1:00 PM||General Registration/Pre-reception|
|2:00 PM||Opening General Session|
|3:30 PM||Company Presentations|
|Company Booths Open|
|5:30 PM||Opening Reception|
|8:30 PM||After Party Reception|
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
|7:00 AM||Company Booths Open|
|10:00 AM||Company Presentations |
Company Booths Open
|2:00 PM||Company Presentations |
Company Booths Open
LP Panel (VCs only)
|5:00 PM||Closing Reception and Drawings|
A lot of credit goes to the MAVA staff for keeping Capital Connection fresh and making a good thing better.
MAVA has produced the following graphic for potential presenters:
Is Your Company...An east coast based innovator of software, communications, internet-enabled, med-tech, or alternative energy?
Early Stage ?
|Seeking at least $1M in venture financing over the next 12 months and...||Seeking growth capital or contemplating an exit via an acquisition or IPO in the next 12 to 18 months and...|
|Raising your first or subsequent institutional round of financing and..||Building a syndicate of later-stage private equity investors and...|
|Rapidly acquiring customers and generating revenue and...||Serving a substantial customer base with demonstrated recurring revenue growth of 25%+ over the last 2 years and...|
|Financing product development, scaling a business model, building out a senior management team or expanding sales and marketing and...||Cash flow positive, EBITDA positive and...|
|Seeking to meet with key strategic partners and collaborators?||Earning a minimum of $30M in revenue?|