PACT Capital Conference 2019 Concluded with over $500,000 in Startup Funding

PACT offered insights and opportunities for 1,000 attendees to succeed through collaboration, inclusion and access

PHILADELPHIA – September 30, 2019 – Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) announced the results of the PACT Capital Conference 2019. After a full day of keynotes, featured company pitches, pitch sessions, an exclusive showcase and panel sessions, close to 1,000 attendees walked away with key insights, new connections and (for some) large amounts of investment commitments. After a full day of pitching, three companies were chosen from more than 40 featured company presenters to enter PACT’s inaugural Lion’s Den. Triple Bristle, Simply Good Jars and TrekIT Health pitched their innovations once more live in front of the conference audience to five highly successful entrepreneurs. Simply Good Jars received $350K and Triple Bristle received $225K from multiple Lion Investor commitments.

“A little over a half-million dollars in a little over an hour is not bad at all,” excitedly expressed Lion’s Den Moderator and NewSpring Capital General Partner, Marc Lederman, at the session’s conclusion. “We were thrilled to welcome David Adelman, Jonathan Brassington, Anthony Bucci, Katherine O’Neill and Richard Vague as our Lion Investors and we thank them for their outstanding commitments,” added Dean Miller, President & CEO of PACT.

The 2019 PACT Capital Conference offered exciting elements hyper-focused on company pitches and the relationships between investors and entrepreneurs. Among the attendees, an increased number of investors from all over the country (more than 50 from out of region) and pitching entrepreneurs from different parts of the globe joined the program. PACT hosted pitches from more than 40 featured companies; an exclusive showcase of Trice Medical (a successful mature-growth company); and 13 pitches from Social Impact, Student-Led and International entrepreneurs. The healthcare and technology tracks centered on everyday analytics for entrepreneurs, investing in healthcare startups beyond the seed-stage, and exploring the LP/GP relationship. Additionally, investors and entrepreneurs connected one-to-one in curated business meetings through the 2019 mobile app. All attendees were invited to take advantage of the PACTcapcon Co-Working Lounge, a quite space to work, answer emails, and take calls.

“Together with our 2019 Host, Duane Morris, we share a passion for Philadelphia, entrepreneurship and investment. Last week showcased our strengths on all fronts and in particular for a growing number of out-of-towners,” explained Dean Miller, “Our Conference Steering Committee’s contributions were many and showed in the execution of so many details.”

This year’s conference also featured keynote remarks from regional and national leaders: Natalie W. Nixon, PhD, President for Figure 8 Thinking, LLC, Creativity | Strategy | Innovation, and Brian Westbrook, Former Running Back for The Philadelphia Eagles, Investor for SeventySix Capital. Sal Paolantonio, National Correspondent for ESPN joined Brian onstage for a Q&A Session followed by a meet and greet with the former Philadelphia Eagle and fans.

To learn more, please contact Amanda Nardi Di Filippo at or by phone at 609-790-6206. You can also learn more by visiting the conference website, Linkedin, Twitter (@PhilaPACT), Instagram and Facebook.

History of the PACT Capital Conference
The PACT Capital Conference has a long tradition of uniting key players from the private equity, venture capital, and entrepreneurial communities. This day-and-a-half event offers both sponsors and attendees access to emerging companies from the Mid-Atlantic region, networking opportunities with the movers and shakers from the community, and educational panels and content sessions. As the oldest and most established venture conference in the Northeast, this conference draws more than 1,000 participants each year. It stands as the catalyst for billions of dollars in venture funding and entrepreneurial success.

About PACT
PACT’s vision is to be the go-to resource for fast growing companies, and a driver of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Philadelphia region. PACT provides its members with valuable content and connections to capital, coaching, and customers that will accelerate their growth and success, and to collaborate with other organizations to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.

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Amanda Nardi Di Filippo



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