About PACT Capital Conference

The PACT Capital Conference (formally known as the IMPACT Capital Conference) has a long tradition of uniting key players from the private equity, venture capital, and entrepreneurial communities. As the oldest, most established venture conference in the Northeast, this event draws more than 1,000 participants and has been the catalyst for billions of dollars in venture funding and entrepreneurial success.

Success Through Collaboration

Build your story of success. This year’s conference seeks to create a roadmap for the stages of successful collaboration.  We will learn how start-ups, enterprises and investors become collaborators.

Want to learn more? Download our 2016 brochure and official invitation.

Take a look at the 2016 attendee guide.

We welcome our new Host, Morgan Lewis.

SAVE THE DATE: November 1 & 2, 2017!

Success Through Collaboration

why should i attend the pact conference?


At PACT 2017 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.


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.


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.


The PACT Capital Conference (formally known as the IMPACT Capital Conference) is the longest running and largest venture conference on the East Coast and has hosted countless top entrepreneurs, companies and investors from early stage, growth stage and mature technology companies. This conference has a long tradition of uniting these key players and draws more than 1,000 participants in attendance over the two days. It has been the catalyst for billions of dollars in venture funding and entrepreneurial success. Recent keynote speakers have included Bill McDermott of SAP, Steve Case of AOL and Jeff Fluhr of StubHub and for this year’s theme, we will examine Success through Collaboration, in start-ups, enterprises, and investors.

Hosted by Morgan Lewis, this year’s conference will create a roadmap for the stages of successful collaboration.

2016 Keynote Speakers included:

  • Adam Grant, Author, Professor, The Wharton School, NYT Writer
  • Michael Smerconish, Host of The Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM Channel 124 and Host of CNN’s Smerconish on Saturday mornings
  • Michelle Peluso, Chief Marketing Officer of IBM, Venture Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures, Board Member of Nike as well as Former CEO of Travelocity and Guilt

Success through Collaboration at PACT

Build your story of success. This year’s conference seeks to create a roadmap for the stages of successful collaboration.  We will learn how start-ups, enterprises and investors become collaborators.

Video Resources

Want to learn more about the PACT Capital Conference?

Learn from one of last year’s featured companies and Lion’s Den participant, PhotoSonix, on the importance of attending IMPACT 2016.

Benefits of IMPACT for entrepreneurs

Experience as a Featured Company

Lion’s Den Experience

Lion’s Den Company Profile

PhotoSonix Advice to Entrepreneurs

About PhotoSonix

Need more convincing? Listen to a few words from our leaders.

IMPACT 2015 Lion’s Den

Is IMPACT 2015 Worth Attending By Entrepreneurs? – Sandra Stoneman, Partner, Duane Morris

Why should I attend IMPACT 2015 and who else and be there? – Lori Reiner, Partner-in-Charge, Philadelphia Region, EisnerAmper

What value & exposure does IMPACT 2015 offer companies & attendees? – Louis Rappaport, Partner, Blank Rome LLP

Who attends IMPACT and what is the value for me? – Immanuel John, Partner, Grant Thornton

Who will attending companies and investors gain exposure to at IMPACT 2015? – Michael Verrill, Vice President, Strategic Development, Sharp Financial


Take a look back when we celebrated 20 YEARS of connecting companies and capital.

Photo Montage

A Look Back

In The Moment

Connect with the IMPACT Capital Conference on Linkedin, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Executive Leadership


Sean Denham Office Managing Partner
Grant Thornton LLP
Chairman, IMPACT 2016 Capital Conference

Dave Maturo, Director, Business Development
Grant Thornton LLP
Vice Chairman, IMPACT 2016 Capital Conference

Seth Zuckerman, Senior Associate
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
Co-Vice-Chair Healthcare Track

Dean E. Miller President & CEO, PACT
Managing Director, Novitas Capital


Technology Track
Marc Lederman
General Partner
NewSpring Capital

Healthcare Track
Seth Zuckerman
Senior Associate
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.

Gary Kurtzman, MD
Managing Director of Healthcare
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.

Early Stage Track
Ellen Weber
Executive Director, Temple University’s Innovation
Entrepreneurship Institute; and
Robin Hood Ventures

Early Stage Track
Joseph Purcell
Business Development, EisnerAmper

Michael S. Harrington
Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Alicia Curley
Marketing Specialist
Grant Thornton LLP

Andrew Hamilton and Jeffrey Bodle
Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
IMPACT 2017 Hosts and Chairmen

Michael Heller, President & CEO, Cozen O’Connor
Ira Gubernick, Member, Cozen O’Connor
Former Hosts and Chairmen, IMPACT 2015

Cheryl Jarvis-Johnson
Director, IMPACT Capital Conference

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2016 Steering Committee

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

Andy Cherry
Partner, KPMG LLP
Co-Chair, General Content & Keynote

Jennifer Cohen
Director of Programs, PACT
Liaison, Recruiting/Selection

Richard Cohen
Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Co-Chair, Technology, Content

Alicia Curley
Marketing Manager, Grant Thornton
Chair, Marketing/PR Committee

Sean Denham
Office Managing Partner, Grant Thornton
Host & Chairman, IMPACT 2016 Capital Conference

David Drahms
Partner, Osage Venture Partners
Co-Chair, Recruiting/Selection, Technology

Ira C. Gubernick
Member, Cozen O’Connor
Co-Chair, General Sessions Content
Former Host Co-Chairman, IMPACT 2016 Conference

Andrew Hamilton
Partner, Morgan Lewis
Co-chair, Early Stage – Content & Recruiting/Selection
Host & Co-Chair, IMPACT 2017 Capital Conference

Michael Harrington
Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Co-Chair, Recruiting/Selection, Technology

Michael J. Heller
Chief Executive Officer, Cozen O’Connor
Former Host Co-Chairman, IMPACT 2016 Conference

Cheryl Jarvis-Johnson
Director, PACT
Conference Director, Sponsorship, Content, Internal

Patricia Kessler
Programs Specialist, PACT
Sponsor Engagement

Gary Kurtzman, MD
Managing Director of Healthcare, Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
Industry Track Vice Chair – Healthcare Track

Marc Lederman
General Partner, NewSpring Capital
Industry Track Vice Chair – Technology Track

Dave Maturo
Director, Business Development, Grant Thornton LLP
Host & Vice Chairman IMPACT 2016 Capital Conference

Chris Miller
Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Oversight Chair, Outreach – Investor, Healthcare – Recruiting/Selection

Dean Miller
President & CEO, PACT
Chair – Partner, Sponsorship, General Content

Amanda Nardi
Program Specialist, PACT
Liaison, Marketing/PR

Dave Nelson
Member, Cozen O’Connor
Co-Chair, Early Stage – Content, Technology

Tom Olenzak
Strategy, Innovation, and Investment Professional, Independence Blue Cross
Co-Chair, Healthcare Content

Regina Olkowski
Marketing Assistant, Grant Thornton LLP
Committee Member, Marketing/PR

Joseph Purcell
Director, Business Development, EisnerAmper, LLP
Chair, Sponsorship

Michael Purcell
Partner, Deloitte
Former Host, IMPACT 2014 Capital Conference

Louis M. Rappaport
M & A, Private Equity and Venture Capital Partner
Blank Rome

Roy Rosin
Chief Innovation Officer, Penn Medicine
Co-Chair, Healthcare Recruiting/Selection Committee
University of Pennsylvania

Bryan Snellman
Senior Manager, EY
Co-chair, Healthcare – Recruiting/Selection

Sandra G. Stoneman
Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Chair, Entrepreneur Outreach

Seth Zuckerman
Senior Associate, Safeguard Scientifics
Industry Track Co-Vice Chair – Healthcare Track

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Helping to shape the content and direction of the annual conference. As an exclusive benefit of sponsorship of the PACT Capital Conference, sponsors get an opportunity to share their talents and expertise as the conference framework is implemented. Expand your knowledge and network as you work with firms and business leaders from across the region.

As committee planning opportunities for sponsors are time-sensitive please contact the 2017 leadership if you are interested in participating.

IMPACT 2016 Leadership:

Brad Abramson
Senior Associate, Grant Thornton LLP
Committee Member, Outreach – Investor

Philip Amoa
Associate, McCarter & English
Committee Member, Outreach – Investor

Jeffrey Bodle
Partner, Morgan LewisM
Co-chair, Early Stage – Content & Recruiting/Selection
Host & Co-Chairman, IMPACT 2017 Capital Conference

Linsey Bozzelli
Partner, Blank Rome
Committee Member, Technology – Content

Alexandra Breschneider
Account Executive, Johnson, Kendall & Johnson
Committee Member, Outreach – Investor

Veronica Caputo
Senior Manager, Grant Thornton LLP
Committee Member, Outreach – Investor

Francine Carb
President & CEO, Markitects, Inc.
Committee Member, Marketing/PR

Jay Coogan
Partner, DLA Piper
Committee Member, Healthcare – Content, Recruiting/Selection

Michael Dishowitz
Associate, PCI Ventures
Committee Member, Healthcare – Recruiting/Selection

Tom Dwyer
Attorney at Law, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Committee Member, Technology – Recruiting/Selection

Matthew Feeney
Managing Principal, Cresa Philadelphia
Committee Member, Technology – Recruiting/Selection

Joseph Ferino
Associate, McCarter & English, LLP
Committee Member, Outreach – Entrepreneur

Holly Flanagan
Business Development, Gabriel Investments
Committee Member – Recruiting/Selection, Early Stage

Doug Friel
Vice President, Johnson, Kendall & Johnson
Committee Member, Healthcare – Recruiting/Selection

Ellen Grady
Member, Cozen O’Connor
Committee Member, Early Stage – Recruiting/Selection

Kelly Johnson
Fidato Partners
Committee Member, Marketing/PR

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Terry Kerwin
Associate, Fox Rothschild LLP
Committee Member, Early Stage – Content

Kristen Lewis
Director, Marketing, EisnerAmper
Committee Member, Marketing/PR

Kim MacAlister
Senior Marketing Coordinator, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Committee Member, Marketing/PR

Bill Marx
Senior Associate, Grant Thornton LLP
Committee Member, Healthcare – Recruiting/Selection

Dora Mitchell
Associate, PCI Ventures
Committee Member, Healthcare – Content, Recruiting/Selection

Ryan Murray
Senior Manager, Assurance Services, EY
Committee Member, Technology – Recruiting/Selection

Dave Nelson
Member, Cozen O’Connor
Partner Liaison, Technology – Recruiting/Selection, Early Stage Content

David Nevas
Principal, Edison Ventures
Committee Member, Technology – Recruiting/Selection

Scott Nissenbaum
Managing Director, Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Committee Member, Technology – Recruiting/Selection, Investor Outreach

Rita Pierok
Marketing Director, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Committee Member, Marketing/PR

Danielle Pinto
Director, Events PACT
Liasion, Entrepreneur Outreach

Michael Plunkett
Black Rome LLP
Committee Member, Healthcare – Content

Michael Poisel
Director, PCI Ventures
Committee Member, Outreach – Entrepreneur

Lori Reiner
Partner, EisnerAmper, LLP
Committee Member, Healthcare – Recruiting/Selection

Saul Richter
Managing Partner, Rittenhouse Ventures
Committee Member, Early Stage – Content, Recruiting/Seleciton

Geoff Schwartz
Associate, Pepper Hamilton LLP
Committee Member, Healthcare – Recruiting/Selection

Liz Sigety
Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Committee Member, Technology – Recruiting/Selection

Jeffrey Snellenburg
President, PA Angel Network
Committee Member, Early Stage – Recruiting/Selection

David Sorin
Partner, Chair – Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Company Practices, McCarter & English, LLP
Committee Member, Outreach – Entrepreneur

Karina Sotnik
Senior Consultant, PCI Ventures
Committee Member, Early Stage – Recruiting/Selection, Outreach – Investor

Eric Steager
Independence Blue Cross
Committee Member, Early Stage – Recruiting/Selection

Steven Stefanski
Senior Advisor, Cresa Philadelphia
Committee Member, Technology – Recruiting/Selection

Joshua Strober
Blank Rome
Committee Member, Early Stage – Recruiting/Selection

Dianne Strunk
VP, Business Development, PACT
Committee Member, Sponsorship

Alex Tablin-Wolf
Blank Rome LLP
Committee Member, Early Stage – Content

Timmy Tighe
Associate, NewSpring Capital
Committee Member, Healthcare – Recruiting/Selection

Jayson Tischler
Rittenhouse Ventures
Committee Member, Technology – Recruiting/Selection

Kim Tuski
Director of Membership, PACT
Liaison, Internal Logistics

Matthew Uretsky
McCarter & English, LLP
Committee Member, Outreach – Entrepreneur

Stefania Veneziale
Committee Member, Healthcare – Recruiting/Selection

Michael Verrill
Director, Business Development, Sharp Financial
Committee Member

Adam VeVerka
Associate, NewSpring Capital
Committee Member, Healthcare & Technology – Recruiting/Selection, Outreach – Investor



TUESDAY, November 29, 2016
1:00-7:30 PM
Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia Hotel


1:00 p.m.



1:30 p.m.

The Honorable Jim Kenney, Mayor, City of Philadelphia


2:00 p.m.

GENERAL SESSION – PACT TALKS – Join us for a series of “PACT Talks” from leading experts in “Disruptions”

“Disruption from the Front Lines” We are witnessing technological advances and inventions that will change the way we do business, drive cars, travel, and communicate. This “disruption” will be framed for us by an esteemed McKinsey expert on disruptive technologies. We will then hear from a world renowned drone expert and the President of Subaru a leader in driverless cars technologies.

PACT TALK Panelists

Tom Doll, President and COO of Subaru of America
Vijay Kumar, Dean of Engineering, University of Penn
Sree Ramaswamy, Senior Fellow, Associate Principal, McKinsey Global Institute

3:00 p.m.


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.

3:30 p.m.


“Does Disruption Make Money?” Hear from leading investors on how they view the next generation technologies and their ability to not only transform markets but to build scalable, profitable companies. Find out how to stay ahead of the investment curve with the “PACT Talk” Panelists.

Moderator : Sree Ramaswamy, Senior Fellow, Associate Principal, McKinsey Global Institute

4:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

Michelle Peluso, Chief Marketing Officer, IBM, Former CEO of Travelocity, CEO of Gilt, Board member of Nike and Wharton

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5:30 p.m.


Mix and mingle with movers and shakers from the PACT community as the opening day of the IMPACT 2016 Capital Conference concludes.

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7:00 p.m.

INVESTOR DINNER (By Invitation Only)

Investors, senior business development professionals and a select group of key business leaders in the region caucus for an exclusive technology and healthcare industry-focused dinner.

WEDNESDAY – November 30, 2016
7:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia Hotel and the Crystal Tea Room

7:30 a.m.



8:00 a.m.


Michael Smerconish, Host of The Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM Channel 124 and Host of CNN’s Smerconish

The 2016 political race has been the model of Growth through Disruption. Mr. Smerconish will give an insightful analysis of this “disruption” and what it means for politics moving forward.

9:15 a.m.


Hear presentations from more than 40 of the region’s most promising investment opportunities in three industry-focused tracks.


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10:15 a.m.


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.

10:45 a.m.

Industry Track Panel Sessions


Now that you’ve got the money, how do you manage your new board and investors?:

This panel will discuss legal aspects of board duties, preparing for and managing board meetings and board expectations, when and how to consult with members of the board and how to best leverage the skills and expertise of your board members and investors.


Donna Cordner, Co-founder and Managing Partner, OKM Capital

Apu Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Curalate

Bruce Luehrs, Managing Partner, Rittenhouse Ventures

Jordan Savitch, Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Moderator : Andy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Healthcare Sales Cycles: Hear from the Experts How to Sell and Get Paid: Whether it’s providers or payers, healthcare enterprise sales cycles seem interminably long. Why? Certainly healthcare is not lacking for innovation or both inside and outside forces pushing for change. Learn from stakeholders on both sides of the table about how to sell product to a big customer. Panelists will also discuss how they think about the shifting financial landscape in healthcare as we move from volume to value. These reimbursement dynamics are significantly impacting who pays for care and the incentives that different groups have to keep patients healthy. Healthcare start-ups are increasingly helping their customers bear healthcare quality and outcomes risk, sharing in the financial upside of successful results.


Bruce Brandes, Founder and CEO, Lucro

Randy Gaboriault, CIO/SVP of Innovation and Strategic Development, Christiana Care   Health System

Jill Michal, Vice President, Sales Services and Customer Support, Independence Blue Cross

Jon Pearce, CEO and Founder, Zipnosis

Moderator: Phil Christian,MD, ASCP
Managing Director, Dreamit Ventures; Chief Medical Officer, American Health Associates


Sponsored by


“Valuation Creation via Disruption”
Hear from a panel of successful entrepreneurs who are challenging the status quo to build exciting new businesses. Merriam-Webster defines Disruption as “interrupting the normal progress or activity of (something)”. Disruption creates opportunity and can come in many forms: i) challenging the current regulatory or legal environment, ii) breaking existing business models and iii) new technologies such as virtual reality, drones or driverless vehicles. But disruption does not always come easy or without resistance, but then again the stories wouldn’t be good if they were easy.


Trent Doucet, CEO, Surna

Nader Elm, CEO, Exyn Technologies Inc.

Abi Mandelbaum, CEO, YouVisit

Dinakar C. Munagala, CEO, ThinCI, Inc.

Moderator : Richard L. Cohen, Partner, Duane Morris LLP

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11:45 a.m.


Keynote Speaker


Adam Grant, Author, Professor, The Wharton School of Business, New York Times Writer

Wharton’s top-rated professor and a New York Times writer on work and psychology, specializes in building productive cultures of generosity and originality. He received a standing ovation for his 2016 TED talk on Originals, his #1 New York Times bestseller on how individuals champion new ideas and leaders fight groupthink.

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1:30 p.m.

Featured Company Presentations


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3:30 p.m.

Industry Track Panel

Early Stage

Pick A Table, Pick A Topic
Entrepreneurs need a wealth of knowledge and resources to grow.
Sit down with our IMPACT 2016 experts and discuss a variety of topics including: legal fundraising; office space leasing; equity compensation; intellectual property; valuation; PR; and social media. After you absorb new strategies, pick another topic and rotate to another table.

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Healthcare Investing – Past, Future, and the Entrance of New Investors : By most accounts, healthcare investing is at or near an all-time high in 2016. Biotechs continued to IPO in the first half of the year even as tech unicorns sat on the sidelines. Venture investing in digital health companies barely paused as investors in other sectors pulled back following market trembles in late 2015 and early 2016. And more new investors have entered U.S. health investing, including “corporates” – ranging from traditional healthcare players like provider systems to general tech companies like Nokia – and overseas players particularly from Asia, who are looking to bring U.S. technologies to foreign markets. What is the cause of this strength and we should we expect for 2017? Are these new investors a flash in the pan or here to stay? Hear the panelists talk about the current landscape of investors, their insights from recent market developments, and their outlook for the year ahead.


Aaron Flink, Principal, McKesson Ventures

Andrew Goldberg, Chief Operating Officer, HealthVerity, Inc.

Matthew Kane, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Precision Biosciences

Spence McClelland, Partner, Noro-Moseley

Bill Slattery, Partner, Private Transactions, Deerfield

Moderator : Karen Heidelberger, Partner and Chief Communications Officer, Deerfield

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“State of the Capital Markets for Technology Companies – A to Z”
This panel, moderated by a leading investment banker focused on the technology ecosystem, will examine the state of the technology capital markets throughout a company’s lifecycle – from raising institutional capital, to going public or selling to a strategic/financial buyer and even going private. The panel is made up of some of the region’s most successful technology entrepreneurs – all of whom have recently led their companies through a recent capital transaction. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear their stories first hand.


Lars Bjork, CEO, Qlik

Jeff Shanahan, President & CEO, CardConnect

Ross Shankin, Founder and CEO, Jornaya

Matt Gillin, CEO and Co-Founder, Relay

Moderator: Ryan Limaye, Global Head of Enterprise Technology Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs

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4:30 p.m.



4:45 p.m.


A panel of highly successful entrepreneurs will be presented with 3 investment opportunities from the best of IMPACT’s featured companies. Investment decisions will be made LIVE in front of the IMPACT audience.

The Lion’s

Walter (Buck) Buckley, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Actua

Robert Corrato, M.D. Founder & Managing Partner, Devon Hill Capital Partners

Thomas J. Gravina, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Founder, Evolve IP

Sashi Reddi, Managing Partner, SRI Capital

Michael Wells, Managing Director, Princeton Biopharma Capital Partners, LLC

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

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6:00 p.m.


Crystal Tea Room

Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square, Philadelphia

Join us at the Crystal Tea Room to celebrate the region’s entrepreneurial spirit as we conclude IMPACT 2016 Capital Conference.

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Sponsors receive brand recognition with marketing and PR seen by large enterprises and emerging markets in the mid-Atlantic region.


Participating on a committee provides exclusive opportunities to build relationships with your peers, expand your network, and contribute your expertise to the process. Gain insight and perspective by working directly with the region’s business leaders while planning the PACT Capital Conference.

Sponsorship – This committee is responsible for securing sponsorships for the Conference.
Fundraising would focus on three principal sources: retention, prospective new sponsors and re-engagement of declined sponsorships

Content/ Programming – This Committee will be comprised of the Industry track vice chairs, committee members and content panel sponsors and will be responsible for determining content theme, identification and securing of keynotes and panelists with the approval of steering committee leaders For general sessions and industry specific (technology, healthcare, early stage) panels.

Marketing and Public Relations – The Marketing and Public Relations Committee is responsible for determining messaging, based on the vision and theme identified by the Conference Chairman. They are responsible for the creation of a marketing plan, a marketing and media kit for use by Conference sponsors, drafting, distribution and pitching of press releases to media outlets, public relation opportunities and marketing collateral pieces for the Conference

Recruiting/Selection – The committee is responsible for recruitment and selection of companies to present at the Capital Conference (referred to as Featured Companies). They work with the Conference Industry track Vice chairs in the respective industries to define what types of Featured Companies should be involved. They establish a criteria for selection of companies. The conference should highlight NEW stories each year

Investor Outreach – This committee includes local, regional and national investors and focuses on out of the region investors – communicating to them about the content, companies presenting and networking opportunities at the PACT Capital Conference as well as investment opportunities for sponsorships

Entrepreneurial Outreach – This committee reaches out to organizations that interact with entrepreneurs who would be interested in attending the PACT Capital Conference through the “200 for $200 Entrepreneur” program or applying to be a present as a Featured company if recruitment is still active

Company Prep – This committee is responsible for helping presenting companies prepare for the conference through one-on-one interaction.


Sponsorship provides the opportunity to see what’s fresh and new in the entrepreneurial community before everyone else



Special Thanks to the Sponsors of IMPACT 2016 Capital Conference

IMPACT 2016 Sponsors: (2017 Sponsors Announced Soon)

Conference Host

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Early Stage Track

Industry Track Vice-Chair Sponsors

Early Stage



Platinum Sponsors

Specialty Sponsors




Pfizer Inc



AC Lordi

CRW Graphics


DLA Piper

Franklin Square Capital Partners

Heidrick & Struggles

Osage Partners

Pine Hill Group

Silicon Valley Bank

Temple University

Wells Fargo


1315 Capital

AON Risk


Baker Hostetler

Baker Tilly


Bernstein Private Wealth Management


BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Chase Bank

City of Philadelphia

Colloquia Partners


Element Partners

Evolve IP

Fidato Partners

First Round Capital

Gabriel Investments

GMS Surgent CPA’s & Advisors

Greenberg Traurig

G-Squared Partners LLC

Hercules Technology Growth Capital

Hogan Lovells

Houlihan Lokey

Howard Fischer & Associates

Thomas Jefferson University

Johnson Kendall & Johnson

Jones Lang LaSalle

Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg

LLR Partners

M&T Bank

Marcum LLP

Marsh USA

Murray Devine

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Nouveau Capital

NSM Insurance Group

ORS Partners

PernaFrederick Commercial Real Estate

PNC Bank

Quaker Partners

Saul Ewing LLP

Sharp Financial Group


Spruce Law Group, LLC

Square 1 Bank

SRI Capital

Stout Risius Ross, Inc

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP

Susquehanna Growth Equity

University City Science Center

White and Williams


IMPACT Supporters

Leading Edge Ventures


Rittenhouse Ventures

SeventySix Capital

Media Partners

Philadelphia Magazine

Philly Biz

Community Partners

Be Group

BlueTree Venture Fund, LLC

Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship – Drexel University

Delaware Crossing Investment Group

French-American Chamber of Commerce

Keiretsu Foum Mid-Atlantic


Mid-Atlantic – Erusia Business Council

Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures

New Jersey Technology Council

PA Angel Network

Pennsylvania Bio

Philly New Tech Meetup

Philly Startup Leaders

Private Investors Forum

Seed Philly

The Technology Forum of Delaware

To become a Community Partner, contact Amanda Nardi (anardi@philadelphiapact.com).


IMPACT 2016 Featured Companies
45 Entrepreneurial Companies pitched their innovations live in front of investors, professional advisors and key decision makers at IMPACT 2016 on November 29th and 30th. During the pitching hours, these featured companies received direct feedback (aka: Direct IMPACT) with hopes to take home funding, gain experience and make lasting business connections.

Early-Stage Companies
BioDetego LLC
Daylight OB LLC
Double Helix LLC
GrowFlux LLC
Habitat LLC
Keriton LLC
Olive Devices
PolyAurum, LLC
RePipe4710, Inc.
The One Health Company
WhoseYourLandlord, Inc

Bainbridge Health
EternoGen Aesthetics, LLC
Glutalor Medical Inc.
Oncora Medical
OrthogenRx, Inc.
Patient Innovations
Quantified Care, Inc
Signallamp Health LLC
Tissue Analytics, Inc.
Verisma Systems
WindMIL Therapeutics, Inc.


Connexus Technology, LLC
EureQa, LLC
Fischer Block, Inc
Focus on Innovation, Inc
Journey Sales
KickUp, Inc
Perpay Inc
Phone2Action, Inc
QuantaVerse, LLC
Wylei, Inc.


Direct Impact & Lion’s Den Returns November 2016!
The PACT 2017 Capital Conference will feature the return of its interactive Company Presentation format that provides featured companies with “Direct Impact” feedback from selected venture investors. Based on this feedback, selected featured company presenters will also be considered for entrance into the Lion’s Den!

What is the Lion’s Den?
An interactive panel of highly successful entrepreneurs presented with investment opportunities from Featured Companies. They will choose up to four companies to enter the Lion’s Den for the final round. The Lions will make investment commitments LIVE in front of the audience for select finalists.

How Can You Be Considered for the Lion’s Den? (Optional)
The information gathered by our panel of investors during the “Direct Impact” featured company presentations on November 30th will be used to select the finalists to enter the Lion’s Den.
Consideration for the Lion’s Den is optional. Featured company applicants interested in being considered expressed their interest during the application process.

New Company Application Platform

We are proud to announce a new and improved featured company application platform, making it easier than ever to apply for the renowned PACT Capital Conference.

Below are a few features that the new application process offers entrepreneurs.

Now, interested companies are able to:

    • Easily apply for the PACT Capital Conference
    • Edit an existing application
    • Receive notifications on application status
    • Upload additional documents and videos with application


  • Top emerging companies from the Technology, Healthcare, and Early Stage sectors
  • 15 – 18 companies per industry to present on October 23
  • All stages of development

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PACT 2017 brings together Entrepreneurs in all stages of development:

To Register for the 200 for $200 program, click on the link below

IMPACT 2016 Entrepreneur Registration

Emerging companies in all stages of development in technology, healthcare and digital health industries have the opportunity to showcase individual talents and seek out the experienced resources and expert services they need. Entrepreneurs will also find the INVESTORS, VENTURE CAPITALISTS, and PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS that seek potential—those who can see when a company, an idea, or an individual is ready to explode onto the scene as part of a community of innovation.

PACT 2017 is hosting more entrepreneurs than ever before! We are Offering a SPECIAL $200 REGISTRATION RATE for the full PACT 2017 Conference to the first 200 qualified entrepreneurs. We’re looking for fresh faces who will shine as future success stories.

At PACT 2017, Entrepreneurs will:

  • MEET & MINGLE with more than 250 private equity professionals who represent more than $11 billion in assets under management.
  • IMPROVE your company’s chance of success by promoting its attractiveness to investors at special “entrepreneur-focused” sessions.
  • WATCH over 45 Featured Company Presentations and learn how to improve your own pitch

*Please note that this rate does not include a presentation spot at the event.

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Pricing & Registration

Why Attend PACT Capital Conference 2017?

Entrepreneur – Learn if your company’s vision aligns with what investors are looking for. Whether you are a Featured Company or in the audience, entrepreneurs can get their business model in front of investors.

Investor – Capitalize on deal sourcing opportunities by meeting the entrepreneurs.

Professional Advisor – Grow your business, meet new clients and use your resources to help emerging businesses expand.


Price Points:

Early Bird Special Full PACT 2017 Conference (register by September 30)
$399 per PACT member
$719 per Non-member

Full PACT 2017 Conference (includes Gala Reception)
$499 per PACT member
$899 per Non-member

Wednesday, November 1st Only $249 per person

Thursday, November 2nd
Gala-Reception only
$299 per person PACT Member
$349 per person Non-Member

$499 per PACT member
$249 Out-of-region Investor

Entrepreneur Program
$200 per person

Walk-in Rate

Registrations will only be accepted by website, post-mail, or fax. No registration will be taken over the phone, and full payment must accompany registration.
fax number: 215-790-3729

Travel and Accommodations
Reserve your room by: September 1

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103



There is no charge to apply and to present

Deadline for companies to apply: TBA

Selection of Featured Companies: TBA

Companies notified: TBA

Selected Featured Company’s will present for 8 minutes on November 2nd.

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