Five Young Tech Firms Selected to Present at Oct. 30 Grubstake Breakfast

Posted: October 21, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: October 20, 2009 at 4:42 pm

Five young technology companies seeking $250,000 to $2 million in investment capital have been selected to make presentations at the Oct. 30 Grubstake Breakfast hosted by the Business Alliance of George Mason University.

Arlington, Va.-based AlumniFidelity is an online fund-raising company that helps schools and nonprofits quickly roll out an unlimited number of volunteer-created fund-raising pages.

Charlottesville, Va.-based DiaKine Therapeutics is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical development company that has licensed and repurposed its lead drug for diabetes (both Types 1 and 2) and related complications, saving six years in development time and cost.

Washington, D.C.-based NewVision Health offers interactive patient care software called “NewVision,” which enables hospitals to transform the patient experience by providing education, entertainment and communications and help caregivers to communicate with all patients – including those who do not speak English.

Fairfax, Va.-based NuVue Therapeutics is a drug and medical device company that has created an innovative way to treat soft tissue cancers with its recently developed and patented “Site-Specific Regimen of Anti-Vascular Cancer Therapy.”

Dulles, Va.-based Oasis Healthware is an electronic medical record software company that develops, markets and sells electronic medical record solutions for medical specialists.

In addition to the five presenting companies, three other young tech companies will have an opportunity to connect with potential investors at spotlight tables:

Clarksburg, Md.-based CYNCZ is the developer of a patent-pending suite of technologies that automatically synchronizes and aggregates contact data and information across address books contained in many customer relationship management  e-mail, mobile communication devices, instant messaging and social networks.

McLean, Va.-based Mylad Orthopedic Solutions is the developer of “OlecraNail,” an FDA-cleared, minimally invasive solution for elbow fractures and is implanted completely within the bone.

Charlottesville, Va.-based PluroGen Therapeutics is a burn, wound, healing and skin care company with products and sales focused on three multi-billion-dollar markets: advanced wound care, skin wound cleansing and personal skin care.

During the breakfast, three venture capital experts will provide their insights on the current investment climate, recent investments by their firms and key investment criteria. The experts include Don Rainey, general partner, Grotech Ventures; Sever Totia, principal, Edison Venture Funds; and Ed Harrell, managing partner, Harrell Capital Partners.

For more information on the Business Alliance of George Mason University and the Grubstake Breakfast, visit

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