2023 Capital Conference

November 8 - 9, 2023

Hosted by Troutman Pepper

Join us in Philadelphia – a city with a 350-year legacy of innovation, inclusion, and entrepreneurship – on November 8th & 9th for the most prominent capital conference in the region – the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Capital Conference.

This annual conference unites the investor and entrepreneurial communities in the Mid-Atlantic region for panel sessions, keynote speakers, and networking. 45+ healthcare and technology companies at all stages of development (including growth-stage) will present to a national base of investors throughout the day for a chance to enter The Lion’s Den and pitch to successful CEOs and investors prepared to make live investment offers.

Save the date and stay tuned for more information!




You will have many opportunities to meet, greet and develop new relationships. There are scheduled networking break sessions, one-on-one business meetings, an exclusive investor dinner and cocktail reception leading up to the closing Gala Reception.

Business Development

With influential business leaders, legends, movers and shakers in the emerging growth community, the opportunities to build and expand your business networks are as inevitable as they prove invaluable.

Company Presentations

View emerging business models in technology, healthcare, and early stage industry specific tracks. See the latest technologies and cutting-edge innovations as companies and CEOs tell their stories.

Video highlights

Check out our playlist of over 45 videos with highlights from past Capital Conference events to see why it’s the premier private equity, venture capital, and entrepreneurial conference in the Northeast.

Photo Highlights

Networking, Lion’s Den, Receptions, and more. Click the gallery below to see photos from last year’s Capital Conference and PACT Fest at the Reading Terminal Market.

2021 Capital Conference

Event Pricing

PACT Member $499
Non-Member $600
Investors FREE for QUALIFIED Investors
Entrepreneur Program $100
Gala Reception $299

Registrations will only be accepted by website, post-mail, or email via cjarvisj@philadelphiapact.com. No registration will be taken over the phone, and full payment must accompany registration.


Agenda coming soon!

Steering Committee

Jeffrey Bodle
Morgan Lewis
Technology Recruiting/Selection
Committee Co-Chair

Dave Burkavage
Strategic Growth Markets Leader
Healthcare – Recruiting/Selection
Committee Co-Chair

Sarah Carter
Director of Marketing

Jennifer Cohen
Director, Mentor Connect
Featured Companies

Richard Cohen
Duane Morris LLP
Outreach – Entrepreneur
Committee Co-Chair

Tom Dwyer
Troutman Pepper
Technology & Healthcare – Recruiting/Selection
Host Company Co-Chairman, Mid-Atlantic Capital Conference

Emily Foote
Osage Partners
Technology Track
Industry Track Co-Vice Chair

Heidi Franklin
Director, Programs & Partnerships
Outreach – Investor

Michael Harrington
Fox Rothschild LLP
Technology – Recruiting/Selection
Oversight Chair

Cheryl Jarvis-Johnson
Director, Programs & Operations
Sponsorship, Content, Internal
Conference Director

Rick Jones
Chief Business Officer
Healthcare Track
Industry Track Vice Chair

Jay Jumper
Troutman Pepper
Technology & Healthcare – Recruiting/Selection
Host Company Co-Chairman, Mid-Atlantic Capital Conference

Douglas Kingston
Morgan Lewis
Technology- Content – Recruiting/Selection
Committee Co-Chair

Matthew Klinger
Managing Director
Columbia Private Equity Partners
Outreach – Investor
Committee Co-Chair

Marc Lederman
General Partner
NewSpring Capital
Lions Den
Committee Chair

Brian McCable
Senior Director, Technology Banking
Bridge Bank
Outreach – Investor
Committee Co-Chair

Roze McDevitt, M.S.
Senior Venture Capital Analyst, Healthcare Investment Group
Ben Franklin Technology of South Eastern PA
Healthcare Track
Industry Track Vice Chair

Chris Miller
Troutman Pepper
Host Company Co-Chairman, Md-Atlantic Capital Conference

Dean Miller
President & CEO
Sponsorship, Investor Outreach

David Nelson
Cozen O’Connor
Healthcare- Recruiting/Selection
Committee Co-Chair

Courtney Robinson
Advance Venture Partners
Technology Track
Industry Track Co-Vice Chair

Chermaina Roundtree
Director, Member Success
Outreach – Investor

Bryan Snellman
Senior Manager
Healthcare – Recruiting/Selection
Committee Co-Chair

Krista Yerk
Program Manager
Sponsor Engagement


Conference Host


Featured Company Application

Out of over 150 submissions, around 45-50 Entrepreneurial Companies are chosen to pitch their innovations live in front of investors, professional advisors, and key decision-makers at the Capital Conference. During pitching hours, featured companies receive direct feedback with hopes of taking home funding, gaining experience and making lasting business connections. Then, select companies are chosen to enter the Lion’s Den for a shot at on-site commitments from highly successful entrepreneurs turned investors. Over the past 8 years companies have raised almost $8m in aggregate funding.


  • Top emerging companies from the Technology, Healthcare, and Growth Stage (which includes technology and healthcare) sectors
  • 12-14 companies per industry to present in the months to come
  • All stages of development


We accept company slide decks (no more than 15 slides) and an optional 5-minute explainer video for the selection committee to review.

To be considered for a presentation slot, companies should include FULL CONTACT INFORMATION

Slide Deck Components

The culmination of the slides should cover the following topics:

  • Cover slide:
    • Name of company
    • Tagline (if applicable)
    • Contact information
  • Capital:
    • Amount raised to date
    • If multiple rounds, show history along with types (e.g. institution, friends / family)
  • Open round:
    • If there is a round of funding open, please describe
    • Amount, type
  • 411:
    • Location
    • Headcount
  • Company vision or mission
  • Problem statement, pain point(s)
  • Solution:
    • How is the company solving the pain point
    • Product description
  • Traction:
    • Status of the company
    • Customers
    • Time in market
  • Differentiation:
    • What is the competition
    • How is the company different
  • Team
  • Market entry:
    • How is the product marketed
    • What segments are being addressed
    • What other segments exist
  • Sales:
    • How is the product sold
    • What is the sales cycle
    • Who are decision makers
    • Pipeline
  • Revenue model:
    • Pricing
    • What kinds of “contracts” are there (for B2B)
    • Model for revenue
  • Projections: what are the financial projections
    • Years: 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 (where applicable)
    • Include: Rev, COGS, GM, Earnings
    • Numbers in 000,000’s
  • Funding Request

Slide deck submissions must be submitted to capcon@philadelphiapact.com by July 31, 2023.

Slide deck submissions must be submitted to Cheryl Jarvis-Johnson, Conference Director, by July 31, 2023.