AGENDA

2019 AGENDA DEVELOPS!

The entire PACT Capital Conference will be held at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia culminating with the much anticipated Gala Reception directly following the Lion’s Den. Check out our developing agenda for the PACT Capital Conference 2019.

Each year, this conference brings together investors collectively managing billions of dollars in venture funding with entrepreneurs and professional advisors. 2019 will foster that growth by increasing the number of featured companies and by honing in on their diversity. This means more opportunities for entrepreneurs and more connections for investors, all by showcasing Philadelphia’s investment activity to the larger Mid-Atlantic region.

The conference will also host the return of industry-specific panel sessions, prestigious keynote speakers, the 4th annual Lion’s Den, networking and high-visibility connections to sponsors and attendees alike, all of which will complement the main focus: connecting the region’s best and brightest entrepreneurs.

Travel and Accommodations
Stay over. This year, we offer you 2 hotel options at discounted rates
Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown Center City
219 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 – (215) 732-5500
Group Name: PACT CONFERENCE 2019
Group Code: OB59C8
Reservation Deadline: September 16, 2019

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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
117 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
1-800-546-7866
Group Name: PACT Room Block
Reservation Deadline: September 12, 2019

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2019 AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, September 25, 2019
6-9 PM
VIP EVENT (By Invitation Only)

 

6 p.m.

Stotesbury Mansion

Investors, senior business development professionals and a select group of key business leaders in the region will be invited to an exclusive VIP Reception on September 25, at the beautiful; and historic Stotesbury Mansion, located in the heart of Rittenhouse Square.

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THURSDAY – September 26, 2019
7:30 AM – 9 PM

NBC Sports Arena

 

7:30 a.m.

REGISTRATION OPENS

NBC Sports Arena

 

8 a.m.

OPENING REMARKS, BREAKFAST, AND SHOWCASE COMPANIES

NBC Sports Arena


Natalie W. Nixon, Natalie Nixon changes lives through ideas. For her, “strategy is creative” – and is about reframing to find new perspective and business value. We are excited to welcome her brand of story-telling to the Capital Conference in a lightning talk that applies creativity as a competence in business, investment and entrepreneurship for the future of work.

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Showcase Company: Successful, Mature Growth – Trice Medical
NBC Sports Arena 9:15 a.m.

 

9:30 a.m.

FEATURED COMPANY PRESENTATIONS

Hear presentations from more than 36 of the region’s most promising investment opportunities in three industry-focused tracks.

EARLY STAGE

Broad Street Bullies Pub

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HEALTHCARE

1100 Social

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TECHNOLOGY

Victory Beer Hall

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10:15 a.m.

NETWORKING / BREAKS

PBR Bar & Grill

Grab a coffee provided by Saxby’s and connect with fellow attendees in our pop-up coworking lounge, featuring dedicated space for casual and pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings.

 

10:45 a.m.

Panel Sessions

ENTREPRENEUR TARGETS

Broad Street Bullies Pub

Everyday Analytics
Data is everywhere and knowing how to harness it goes to the very core of today’s businesses success. The Everyday Analytics panel discussion will bring together industry experts to talk about practical ways companies can be more analytical and data aware. We will focus on such things as segmentation (e.g. how to break down something into more manageable chunks like customers or markets) and efficiency (e.g. how to focus on the important stuff or get the most out of the resources you have). Representatives on the panel will come from both the user’s and provider’s perspectives. For the users; how we solved the problem, what tools we used. For the providers; look at all these great tools out there that make tackling this problem easy. The goal is to provide information that is actionable not theoretical.

Panelists:
Tristan Handy, CEO and Founder, Fishtown Analytics
Katherine Kelton, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Chief People Officer, StayWell
Larry Waddell, COO, SEER Interactive

Moderator:
Patrick Callahan, Founder, CompassRed, Inc.

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HEALTHCARE INVESTOR TARGETS

1100 Social

Investing in healthcare startups beyond the seed-stage; indications for growth and scalability
Many Philadelphia-area companies express concern about a lack of local Series A investment capital (for rounds of $5-7 million). One way to address this need is for our companies to attract capital from outside the region. Hear from a panel of investors from across the country [and around the world] discuss why they have or would invest in Philadelphia, what they see as the strengths of our region, and what they might suggest to make our region more attractive to outside capital.

Panelists:
Andrew Kress, CEO and Founder, HealthVerity
Joel Krikston, Managing Director, Merck’s Global Innovation Fund, LLC (“GHI”)
David Tamburri, Managing Partner, Health Enterprise Partners, L.P
Jiwu Zhang, CEO, Shanghai MeeHealth Information Technology Company

Moderator:
Shahram Hejazi, Partner, BioAdvance

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TECHNOLOGY INVESTOR TARGETS

Victory Beer Hall

Exploring the LP/GP Relationship: Tips and Market Trends for Raising a VC Fund
Raising capital for VC funds can be a competitive contact sport. Hear from limited partners and LP gatekeepers as they discuss what LPs are looking for in 2019 and how VC funds can best position themselves for attracting investors. Plus, general partners will weigh in with practical tips on what they have done right and wrong, what they are hearing on the fundraising trail, and how they plan to address current market demands.

Panelists:
Jeffrey Armbrister, Managing Director Co-Investment Team North America Hamilton Lane
John Kemmerer, CAIA, MBA, Director – Private Equity, Zeke Capital Partners
Geeta Vemuri, PhD, MBA, Managing Partner, Agent Capital

Moderator:
Michael Kuczborski, Assurance Partner, CPA, BDO

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11:30 a.m.

LUNCHEON AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER REMARKS

NBC Sports Arena


Brian Westbrook, former running back for the Philadelphia Eagles (9 years), Inducted into the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame, DIRECTTV Fantasy Zone, 97.5 The Fanatic Host, philanthropist with the Westbrook Horse Farm and added to his list of successes, an Investor with SeventySix Capital, and Member, SeventySix Capital Athlete Venture Group.

Brian will share his story on investing in a team, an idea, and a community. At the conclusion of his remarks, he will spend some time off-stage to autograph footballs, talk shop and reconnect with the Philadelphia fans.


Moderator: Sal Paolantonio, National Correspondent, ESPN

Sal primarily covers the National Football League for SportsCenter, Sunday NFL Countdown, NFL Live and Fantasy Football Now. He also hosts the long-running NFL Matchup show.

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Showcase Companies: Successful, Mature Growth Companies
NBC Sports Arena 1 P.M.

 

1:15 p.m.

Featured Company Presentations

EARLY STAGE

Broad Street Bullies Pub

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HEALTHCARE

1100 Social

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TECHNOLOGY

Victory Beer Hall

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2 p.m.

NETWORKING / BREAKS

PBR Bar & Grill

There will be many opportunities to seek out that company or investment opportunity in a casual or structured way during our strategically placed networking sessions.

 

2:30 p.m.

Featured Company Presentations

EARLY STAGE

Broad St. Bullies Pub

Sponsored by

HEALTHCARE

1100 Social

Sponsored by

TECHNOLOGY

Victory Beer Hall

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3:15 p.m.

Pitch Sessions

The PACT Capital Conference annually highlights top companies in technology and healthcare. In 2019 we will be highlighting companies in new pitch session tracks that have specific strengths in Philadelphia:

IMPACT 
Victory Beer Hall

  • Holganix
  • Roar for Good
  • Audacity Therapeutics
  • Hava Health
  • Digitability

International
1100 Social 

  • Oxitone
  • Gals Bio
  • Deco
  • FIC Network

Universities – Student Led Companies
Broad Street Bullies Pub

  • VyB
  • Savvy Dating
  • ConsiderCode
  • Agora

     

 

4 p.m.

NETWORKING / BREAKS

PBR Philly Bar & Grill

 
 

4:30 p.m.

Showcase Companies: Successful, Mature Growth Companies
NBC Sports Arena

 
 

4:45 p.m.

THE LION’S DEN

NBC Sports Arena

A panel of highly successful entrepreneurs will be presented with 3 investment opportunities from the best of the conference featured companies. Investment decisions will be made LIVE.

The Lions

  • David Adelman, CEO, Campus Apartments, Lead Director, Wheels UP
  • Jonathan A. Brassington, Head of Capgemini Digital and Innovation Group, Capgemini Invent, NA
  • Anthony Bucci, Founder and Former CEO of RevZilla.com, Angel Investor and Advisor
  • Katherine O’Neill, Angel Investor, Co-founder Broad Street Angels,
    Jumpstart NJ Angel Network
  • Richard Vague, Managing Partner, Gabriel Investments

Moderator : Marc R. Lederman, General Partner, NewSpring Capital

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6:00 p.m.

GALA RECEPTION

Xfinity Live! Philadelphia

1100 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19112

Join us and celebrate the region’s entrepreneurial spirit as we conclude PACT Capital Conference 2019.

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