PACT Capital Conference

The PACT 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.

PACTCapCon 2020

Join us September 23 & 24 for the 2020 PACT Capital Conference

Hosted by EisnerAmper and Co-chaired by Patrick Boyle, CPA, Partner-in-Charge of Audit and Assurance in PA and Paul Dougherty, CPA, Partner-in-Charge, Philadelphia.

We are coming back to Center City…But with a Twist! Showcasing the region’s companies and capital at the largest venture conference in the Northeast

September 23 – Gala Reception
The can’t miss event of the year
@ Crystal Tea Room

September 24 – Capital Conference
Capital, Companies and Connectivity
@ Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Dress Code: Business / Startup Casual

2020 Official Save-The-Date

Registration Opens Soon. Stay Tuned.

TICKETS
PACTCapCon 2020

why should i attend the pact conference?

Networking
Networking

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.

Networking
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.

Networking
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.

About

As a premier signature event of PACT, the 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, the Conference draws more than 1,000 participants and has been the catalyst for billions of dollars in venture funding and entrepreneurial success.

Dress Code: Business / Startup Casual

Video Resources

Want to learn more about the PACT Capital Conference?

Learn from a past Lion’s Den participant, PhotoSonix, on the importance of attending the conference.

Benefits of PACTCapCon 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 PACTCapCon Worth Attending By Entrepreneurs? – Sandra Stoneman, Partner, Duane Morris

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

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

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

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

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

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A Look Back

In The Moment

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Executive Leadership

2020 EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

CONFERENCE HOST AND CHAIRMAN

Patrick Boyle, Partner-in-Charge of Audit and Assurance in PA
EisnerAmper
Co-Chairman, PACT Capital Conference 2020

Paul Dougherty, CPA, Partner-in-Charge, Philadelphia
EisnerAmper
Co-Chairman, PACT Capital Conference 2020

PACT CHAIR
Dean Miller President & CEO, PACT
Managing Director, PCOM Innovation Fund

 

 

INDUSTRY TRACK VICE CHAIRS:

Technology Track
Glen Bressner, Managing Partner
Activate Venture Partners

Healthcare Track
Kapila Ratnum, Ph.D. General Partner
NewSpring Capital

Early Stage Track
Doc Parghi, Managing Partner
SRI Capital

SPONSORSHIP CHAIRMAN
Joseph Purcell, Director of Business Development
EisnerAmper

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR
Cheryl Jarvis-Johnson
Director, PACT Capital Conference

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Steering Committee

Jeffrey Bodle
Partner, Morgan Lewis

Patrick Boyle
Partner-in-Charge of Audit and Assurance in PA, EisnerAmper
Co-Chairman, PACT Capital Conference 2020

Glen Bressner
Managing Partner, Activate Venture Partners
Industry Track Vice Chair – Technology Track

Dave Burkavage
Assurance Partner, EY

Andrew Cherry
Partner, KPMG LLP

Richard Cohen
Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Sean Denham
Office Managing Partner, Grant Thornton LLP

Paul Dougherty
CPA, Partner-in-Charge, Philadelphia, EisnerAmper
Co-Chairman, PACT Capital Conference 2020

Sean Dowling
Principal, Osage Partners

Robert Fesnak
Partner, Management Consulting Leader, PA/NJ
RSM US LLP

Rick Genzer
Director of Investments, and Information Technology
Ben Franklin Technology Partner

Ira C. Gubernick
Member, Cozen O’Connor

Andrew Hamilton
Partner, Morgan Lewis

Shahram Hejazi, PHD
Partner, BioAdvance

Michael Harrington
Partner, Fox Rothschild

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

Matthew Klinger
SVP-Market Manager, MidAtlantic/Southeast Regions, Bridge Bank

Marc Lederman
General Partner, NewSpring Capital

Paul Marvel
Market Managing Partner, PA/Southern NJ Offices
RSM US LLP

Dave Maturo
Director, Business Development, Grant Thornton LLP

Chris Miller
Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP

Dean Miller
President & CEO, PACT
Managing Director, PCOM Innovation Fund

Amanda Nardi
Manager, PACT

Doc Parghi
Managing Partner, SRI Capital
Industry Track Vice Chair – Early Stage Track

Danielle Pinto
Director, PACT

Joseph Purcell
Director of Business Development, EisnerAmper
Chairman, Sponsorship

Kapila Ratnum, Ph.D.
General Partner, NewSpring Capital
Industry Track Vice Chair – Healthcare Track

Matthew Reber
Partner, 1315 Capital

Bryan Snellman
Senior Manager, EY

Sandra G. Stoneman
Partner, Duane Morris LLP

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AGENDA COMING SOON

PACTCAPCON 2020 AGENDA COMING SOON! 

WEDNESDAY, September 23, 2020
6-9 PM
Crystal Tea Room

6 p.m.

GALA RECEPTION

Crystal Tea Room

100 E Penn Square, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Join us and celebrate the region’s entrepreneurial spirit as we kickoff PACT Capital Conference 2020.

Co-Sponsored by

THURSDAY – September 24, 2020
7:30 AM – 6 PM

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

Full Agenda To Be Announced Soon!

SPONSORS

BRAND MARKETING

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

COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT

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.

ACCESS TO THE REGION’S CUTTING EDGE COMPANIES

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

BECOME A SPONSOR BASED ON YOUR DESIRED LEVEL OF COMMITMENT

It’s all up to you! You choose your level of sponsorship. You choose how you want to engage in the planning process. Just choose the PACT Capital Conference today

Special Thanks to the 2020 Sponsors

More sponsors to be announced soon.

Conference Host

Gala Sponsors

Titanium Sponsors

Luncheon

Early Stage Track

Industry Track Vice-Chair Sponsors

Early Stage

Healthcare

Technology

Platinum Sponsors

Specialty Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

NewSpring Capital

University of Pennsylvania

Silver Sponsors

AMETEK

G-Squared Partners

Silicon Valley Bank

WithumSmith+Brown

Investor Supporters

Leading Edge Ventures

PA Biotechnology Center

Rittenhouse Ventures

Robin Hood Ventures

SeventySix Capital 

Tech Council Ventures

Bronze Sponsors

Activate Venture Partners

Alliant Insurance Services

Aon

Attolon Partners

Brown Brothers Harriman

CFGI

Cresa

DLA Piper

Fidato Partners

Friedman LLP

Gabriel Investments

Hercules Capital

Holland & Knight

JP Morgan Chase

Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg

Pacific Western Bank

PNC Bank

Saul Ewing

SolomonEdwards

SRI Capital

Susquehanna Growth Equity

Tactix

The Sharp Financial

University City Science Center

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

White and Williams LLP

WIPFLIi LLP – CPA’s and Consultants

Wilson Sosini

Zer0to5ive

Community Partners

Be Group

Black Girl Ventures

Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship

Chicktech Philadelphia

Cyber Security Summit

Delaware Crossing Investor Group

Jumpstart NJ Angel Network

Life Sciences PA

Licensing Executive Society (LES) Philly

Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures

Mid-Atlantic – Eurasia Business Council

National Venture Capital Association

New Jersey Technology Council

PA Angel Network

Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce & BIRD Foundation

Philly New Technology Meetup

Philly Startup Leaders

Private Investors Forum

Venture for America

Printing Partner

To sponsor the conference, contact Cheryl Jarvis-Johnson ([email protected]). To become a Community or Media Partner, contact Amanda Nardi ([email protected]).

FEATURED COMPANIES

What is PACTcapcon like for Featured Companies? 
Out of over 100 submissions, around 45 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 to take home funding, gain experience and make lasting business connections. At the end of the day, three companies are selected to enter the Lion’s Den for a shot at on-site commitments from highly successful entrepreneurs turned investors. Last year, three companies entered the Lion’s Den, which concluded with over $550K dollars in funding. 

2019 Featured Companies

Early Stage Selections
Cogwear Technologies
edisn.ai
Enerolabs
Innovative Supply Solutions
Lilu
Simply Good Jars
SmarTECHS
staffgeek
TrekIT
Triple Bristle
Vetd
ViewTag
ZeroEyes

Healthcare Selections
Advaite
Allevi 3D Bioprinting
Bainbridge Health
Cernostics
enAblegames
EpiVario
ExpressCells
FloBio
Keriton
Nanochon
NeuEsse
Nia Therapeutics
Proscia
StationMD

Technology Selections
Ariel
Chromatan
Crossbeam
Dash – Cloud Security Automation
eureqa
Foyr
Ghost Robotics
MarginEdge
PadCaster
Prosperoware
Return Logic
scaleMatters
Tenex
VOMOS

Lion’s Den Returns September 2020!
The PACT Capital Conference 2020 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 September 24 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.

Company Application Platform

Qualifications

  • Top emerging companies from the Technology, Healthcare, and Early Stage sectors
  • 12-14 companies per industry to present on September 24
  • All stages of development

We accept company slide decks and an optional 5 minute demo video for the selection committee to review. To be considered for a presentation slot, companies should include FULL CONTACT INFORMATION. 

Application Criteria

  • Decks should be limited to 15 slides (including the cover)
  • The following information shall be included/addressed in the Investor Deck:
    • Summary Financial Data: 5 YR Summary Income Statement: (Revenue, Cost of Goods Sold, Gross Margin and EBITDA) for the 2 most completed years, the current year and the next 2 years.  For example, a calendar year company would present 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.  If the company had no operations in 2017 or 2018 put N/A in applicable year(s).
      • Please list application information in this format:
        2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
        • Rev
        • CGS
        • GM
        • EBITDA
        • (Numbers in ‘000’s)
    • Capital Raised to Date.  Investors – If capital has been raised by institutional investors please note by who.  If raised by angle investors or HNW individual you may just note as Angles or HNW (unless you wish to disclose)
    • Amount of Financing Sought and use of funds
      • Please list the firms with which the company has key professional relationships, specifically (if applicable): Accounting, Legal and Commercial Bank
      • Current Headcount
      • Location
      • Contact information for the CEO and, if applicable, senior financial member of the team (Controller, VP of Finance, CFO)
  • The Investor Deck should address the following:
    • Vision/Elevator Pitch
    • The problem/pain point the offer addresses
    • Market Opportunity
    • Your Solution: Product/Service description
    • Please include stage (prototype, beta, live in 10 client sites, etc.)
    • Revenue Model and Pricing
    • Marketing Plan
    • Team
    • Financial Projections (see additional details above)
    • Competitive Landscape

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ENTREPRENEURS

PACTcapcon brings together Entrepreneurs in all stages of development:

PACT is hosting more entrepreneurs than ever before! We are Offering a SPECIAL REGISTRATION RATE for the full PACT Capital Conference 2020 to qualified entrepreneurs. We’re looking for fresh faces who will shine as future success stories.

At PACTcapcon, Entrepreneurs will:

  • MEET & MINGLE with more than 100 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 43 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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Registration Opens Soon

Why Attend PACT Capital Conference?

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 more than a 100 investors from around the country.

INVESTOR
Economies thrive when investors invest time, advice, and capital. Capitalize on deal flow opportunities by meeting promising entrepreneurs of curated healthcare and technology companies. And, connect with corporate strategic investors, and peers at an exclusive VIP Reception

PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR
As the lynchpin of the emerging growth ecosystem, you can deepen relationships with potential clients by offering expertise and building connections for entrepreneurs.

REGISTRATION OPENS SOON

Price Points:

Full PACT 2019 Conference (includes Gala Reception)
$499 per PACT member
$899 per Non-member

Gala-Reception only
$299 per person PACT Member
$349 per person Non-Member

Investors
$499 per PACT member
$249 Out-of-region Investor
First time Investors – Complimentary Ticket (one person per firm)

Entrepreneur Program – Early Bird Special $100 until July 31st
$200 per person

Walk-in Rate
$1100

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

FEATURED COMPANY APPLICATION

FEATURED COMPANY APPLICATION

Click any link on this page to email your Investor Slide Deck to a PACT representative.

No fee to Apply and to Present (if selected)

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2020

Company Selection Decisions: End of August

Application Submission:

Investor Slide Deck (Must include Full Contact Information)

Decks – Please limit to 15 slides (including the cover)

  • The following guidelines are not mandatory. Please submit information only applicable to you.
    • Financial Data: 5-year Summary Income Statement (Revenue, Cost of Goods Sold, Gross Margin and EBITDA) for the 2 most completed years, the current year and the next 2 years. For example, a calendar year company would present 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.  If the company had no operations in 2018 or 2019 no information need be provided for those years (but this should be made clear)
    • Capital Raised to Date—identify the amount of capital raised to date and from whom such capital was raised
    • Amount of financing sought and use of funds
    • List the firms with which the company has key professional relationships, specifically accounting, legal and banking
    • Current headcount
    • Location
    • Contact information for the CEO and, if applicable, senior financial member of the team (Controller, VP of Finance, CFO)
    • Vision/elevator pitch
    • The problem addressed
    • Market opportunity
    • Company solution (product/service description)
    • Stage of company (prototype, beta, live in 10 client sites, etc.)
    • Revenue model and pricing
    • Marketing plan
    • Team
    • Competitive Landscape – Key differentiation from closest competitor (why would a client choose your company over a competitor’s)
    • How has your business model/strategy changed given the current circumstances, and how do you foresee the current environment impacting future growth

5 Minute Video (Optional)

Applicants may (but are not required to) submit a video no longer than 5 minutes presenting their company and highlighting any important aspects of the company which are worthy of consideration in the judging process.

APPLICATION – Email Investor Decks to PACT Staff


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