The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) announced today that Preparis was selected to present at this year’s MAVA conference on May 12-13 in Washington, DC.  Companies selected to present at this year’s two-day conference were chosen from hundreds of applicants and include a variety of technology sectors including social media, clean technology, health IT, web applications, cloud computing, and more. 

Carter Griffin, general partner of Updata Partners and 2011 Capital Connection co-chair said, “This year’s group of applicants is one of the strongest in Capital Connection’s 10+ year history.  The 2011 presenters are game-changing companies in a variety of sectors that will appeal to all types of investors from angel to late stage.”

Companies that apply are subjected to an extensive review of the quality of product or service solution, scalability of the enterprise, potential market, experience and relevant abilities of the management team, and technical and domain expertise. The overall line-up of companies offers insight into a variety of sectors and stage of company development and their technologies. At the conference, each company will have an eight-minute slot to present to the full conference of attendees, including an audience of investors and advisors, as well as the opportunity to exhibit and schedule on-site meetings.

“Preparis is honored to be selected from among many applicants to present to the distinguished audience at MAVA,” said Armistead Whitney, CEO of Preparis.  “We are proud to highlight how we are using innovative SaaS and mobile technology to protect the businesses that power the 21st Century.”

About MAVA and Capital Connection

As it has done for more than 20 years, Capital Connection “’11 will bring together the broad community of entrepreneurial companies and potential partners to help further enhance business and economic growth. MAVA’s flagship event, Capital Connection “’11, is scheduled for May 12 & 13 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC.  Opinion leaders from business and government will be on the program along with leading technology companies at all growth stages that will be showcasing their capabilities to a nationwide audience of investors, advisors, partners, and entrepreneurs. Registration is open and available at

The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association represents the full spectrum of capital sources, entrepreneurs, and their strategic partners. MAVA provides a wide range of programs, information and forums designed to stimulate company growth, facilitate quality deal flow, encourage collaboration, and foster relationships between entrepreneurs, investors, strategic partners and customers. For more information, please visit

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