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Charlottesville-Based Metaform Closes Seed Round of Funding
o NewSpring Leads New $18 Million Round of Funding for TenFour
o Arlington-Based Telecom Industry Association to Merge with QuEST Forum
o Report: 94% of U.S. School Districts Now Offer High-Speed Internet Access
> TechBUZZ at The George Washington University in DC, Oct 19th
o Briefly Noted:
Enlightenment Capital, FourV Systems,
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o Charlottesville-Based Metaform Closes Seed Round of Funding

Charlottesville, Va. -- Metaform, a Charlottesville-based invention studio that delivers technology intellectual property to large companies and government agencies, said on Tuesday it has raised an unspecified amount in a new seed round of funding from private investors. Identities of the investors were not disclosed. The company, based at the University of Virginia Research Park, was founded last year to develop technology for clients in the areas of ambient computing and data and intelligence. "Under the pressure of quarterly earnings reporting cycles, many publicly traded companies are not able to heavily invest in new product development due to ROIC uncertainties," said founder Jeff Gunther. "Our goal is to deliver solutions that can be incorporated into our partners' existing product portfolio and rapidly deployed within their existing sales channels." Gunther three years ago sold his previous venture to Premier.
http://www.metaform.com/
http://www.metaform.com/announces-seed-round-investment 
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o NewSpring Leads New $18 Million Round of Funding for TenFour

Radnor, Pa. -- NewSpring, a Pennsylvania-based family of private equity funds with offices in Towson, said on Tuesday it has led a new $18 million round of funding for New Jersey-based TenFour, which operates an IT network infrastructure utility. The company said it will use the proceeds to bolster sales, marketing and product development activities. TenFour virtualizes all IT network infrastructures beyond compute and storage -- from routers, switches, and firewalls to phones, WiFi, cameras and IoT devices -- and also provides transitional network monitoring, repair and administration services. Brian Kim, a principal at NewSpring, will join the company's board of directors. The firm made the investment through NewSpring Growth, its dedicated growth and expansion stage fund.
http://www.newspringcapital.com 
http://www.tenfour.com 
https://newspringcapital.com/news/2017/newspring-invests-in-pioneering-provider-of-it-infrastructure 
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o Arlington-Based Telecom Industry Association to Merge with QuEST Forum

Arlington, Va. -- The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), an Arlington-based industry association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of telecom networks, said on Tuesday it will merge with the Texas-based QuEST Forum, an association dedicated to the information communication and technology industry. Financial terms of the deal, expected to close by year's end, were not disclosed. The TIA said the move will allow it to offer support and services that address a full range of needs facing the connectivity industry. QuEST will become an arm of TIA, with CEO Fraser Pajak taking an unspecified executive role. The headquarters of the combined organization will remain in Arlington. "This merger expands our ability to deliver member value across the full spectrum of business, technology and policy needs," said CEO Wesley Johnston.
http://www.tiaonline.org/
http://www.questforum.org/ 
http://www.tiaonline.org/about/TIA-QuESTForum-Announce-Merger
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o Report: 94% of U.S. School Districts Now Offer High-Speed Internet Access

San Francisco -- More than 39 million K-12 public school students in the U.S. now have access to high-speed Internet at school, up 5.1 million from a year ago, according to a new report from non-profit EducationSuperHighway. The organization said that 94% of school districts nationwide now meet the minimum 100 kilobits per second (kbps) per student goal set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2014. Still, 6.5 million students still lack high-speed access, including those at nearly 1,600 rural K-12 schools that lack adequate infrastructure. "America made a historic promise to our students in 2013 to connect every school district to high-speed Internet," said Evan Marwell, the CEO of EducationSuperHighway. "We've made great progress since then, however our work is far from over. It is critical that federal and state leaders, schools, and service providers continue the hard work necessary to close the connectivity gap." The complete report is available at the link below.
http://stateofthestates.educationsuperhighway.org/?utm_source=PR&utm_campaign=2016SoS&utm_medium=pressrelease 
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> Deadline for Applications Sunday 9/24! Startups Take the Stage at TechBUZZ on October 19th, 1:00pm, DC

October 19, 1-7pm, Washington, DC. On October 19, MAVA’s flagship, year-long program focused on Seed and Early Stage companies will return to DC for the third showcase of 2017. The Fall 2017 edition of the East Coast’s premier Seed & Early Stage technology showcase will be hosted at the Jack Morton Auditorium at the George Washington University in the heart of Washington, DC. Up to 20 selected startups will present rapid-fire 4 minute pitches to showcase their company on stage with "real-time" Seed Stage investor feedback provided for the benefit of the entire audience. Startups ready to launch their
companies to an audience of investors, customers and key partners are encouraged to APPLY TO PRESENT by midnight on September 24th . http://mava.org/programs/techbuzz/apply/

There is NO COST for startups to apply. Window closes at Midnight on 9/24. All applicants are invited to participate in an individual feedback session following the event. TechBUZZ is a terrific networking event for angel investors, founders, innovators, entrepreneurs and later stage investors and corporate interests tracking tech trends. Early Bird Registration is Now Open! http://mava.org/programs/techbuzz/fall-2017/

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Briefly Noted:

(Chevy Chase, Md.) Chevy Chase-based Enlightenment Capital, an investment firm focused on the aerospace, defense and government sectors, has named Bob Work to its advisory board. Work previously served as the Deputy Secretary of State under President Obama, and previously served as the Under Secretary of the Navy.
http://www.enlightenment-cap.com
http://www.enlightenment-cap.com/news.php 

(Baltimore) Baltimore-based FourV Systems, a developer of security operations business intelligence systems, on Tuesday named David Neuman and Jerry Archer to its board of advisors. Neuman is the vice president and chief information security officer at Rackspace, and Archer is the senior vice president and chief security officer at Sallie Mae.
http://www.fourv.com
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170919005902/en/FourV-Systems-Appoints-New-Senior-Advisors-Company 

(Washington, DC) Deloitte Consulting on Tuesday named Jeff Matthews as a specialist leader, focusing on the technology workforce. Matthews most recently served as the director of venture strategy and research at the Space Frontier Foundation, and earlier consulted for the NASA Office of the Chief Financial Officer's strategic investment division.
https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/footerlinks/pressreleasespage.html 

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Do you write SQL like your second language and enjoy the power of data? Are you interested in learning how a world class performing arts center operates? Do you enjoy the beauty and importance of performing arts and want to take an active role in promoting them? Do you want to be part of the exciting initiatives that are happening in The Kennedy Center as we commit to utilize technology and data to provide cutting edge customer experience? The CRM System Administrator works closely with a wide range of user groups (ticketing, memberships, fundraising, marketing, and sales) and configures, supports, and maintains the CRM system (Tessitura) and other systems -- including configuring new functionalities within the system, performing upgrades and patches, regular system and data maintenance, troubleshooting and monitoring. S/he also collaborates with and reports to the Director of CRM and Business Systems to identify business needs and actively participates in setting long-term strategy for system design, process automation, and data governance protocol. For a full listing of the job requirements and to apply, go to:  For consideration apply online by clicking here.

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> WWLI Luncheon w/ Joan Wages, CEO of National Women's History Museum

Have you heard about the Witch of Wall Street? Or the former slave who became the first woman head of a bank? Or the woman who changed the colonial economy by developing and cultivating the crop that produced one-third the total value of the colonies' exports before the Revolutionary War? Learn more about these pioneering businesswomen & their accomplishments that paved the way for today's women & future generations to follow. National Women’s History Museum President & CEO Joan Wages will highlight some of the women who led the way in business & why a women's history museum on the National Mall will help shape future generations of trailblazers and history makers. Register
at www.wwli.org  9/20/17 at 11:30am. Location: GTLAW, Tysons, VA
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> Deadline for Applications Sunday 9/24! Startups Take the Stage at TechBUZZ on October 19th, 1:00pm, DC

October 19, 1-7pm, Washington, DC. On October 19, MAVA’s flagship, year-long program focused on Seed and Early Stage companies will return to DC for the third showcase of 2017. The Fall 2017 edition of the East Coast’s premier Seed & Early Stage technology showcase will be hosted at the Jack Morton Auditorium at the George Washington University in the heart of Washington, DC. Up to 20 selected startups will present rapid-fire 4 minute pitches to showcase their company on stage with "real-time" Seed Stage investor feedback provided for the benefit of the entire audience. Startups ready to launch their
companies to an audience of investors, customers and key partners are encouraged to APPLY TO PRESENT by midnight on September 24th http://mava.org/programs/techbuzz/apply/ There is NO COST for startups to apply. Window closes at Midnight on 9/24. All applicants are invited to participate in an individual feedback session following the event. TechBUZZ is a terrific networking event for angel investors, founders, innovators, entrepreneurs and later stage investors and corporate interests tracking tech trends. Early Bird Registration is Now Open! http://mava.org/programs/techbuzz/fall-2017/

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> Free Email Workshop with Whereoware, IBM, + Ferguson - Sept 19

Email drives more engagement and revenue than almost any other channel, but consistently designing and sending effective emails is tough. Local digital agency Whereoware is partnering with Ferguson Enterprises and IBM to host a comprehensive, but intimate, email workshop to help you boost email performance, while streamlining your email process. In this free breakfast workshop, learn everything from email basics, to email process, to advanced topics - and get back to your office before lunch.
To learn more and save your spot, click here.
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> WIT Job Fair - Sept. 28 - Tysons

Looking for qualified candidates in the technology industry? Exhibit NOW for the Women in Technology Job Fair. Are you in transition or seeking a new challenge? The WIT Job Fair is the perfect opportunity to check out some of the DC area's largest employers. You are encouraged to come and meet recruiters and hiring managers from organizations that are actively seeking candidates for positions. This is a free event for job seekers, but registration is required. Click here to exhibit or register as job seeker. The event is on September 28th from 4-7pm at the Sheraton, Tysons Hotel.

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> Inbox Summit East - Sept. 29 - Washington, DC


Inbox Summit East is a one-day conference that puts a spotlight on the latest and most effective techniques for email marketing. With dozens of panels, presentations and networking opportunities, the summit in Washington, D.C. will take a deep dive into current developments in email marketing and email strategy. Topics will include: Email Deliverability Issues, Current Email Metrics, Integrating Email With Social and Mobile Platforms, Email Content, List Building and Maintenance, Personalized and Customer Centric Email, and the Future of Email.
http://www.inboxsummiteast.com/
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> Campaigns & Marketing Summit - November 13 - DC

Campaigns & Marketing Summit brings together brand marketers, PR and advocacy professionals, and political campaign strategists to explore the latest tactics, strategies, tools and platforms in their respective fields. This unique fusion in both speakers and attendees produces fresh insights and empowers attendees to push the boundaries of what’s possible in their own fields. One thing you’re guaranteed to take away from CAM Summit: actionable strategies and tactics that set you apart from peers.
http://camsummitdc.com/

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