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.

We welcome our new Host, Morgan Lewis.

Apply Now to be a Featured Company!

In lieu of an application, we are accepting company slide decks for the selection committee to review. To be considered for a presentation slot, please upload an investor slide deck based on the criteria under Featured Company Application (below).

SAVE THE DATE: November 1 & 2, 2017!

REGISTER TODAY
Success Through Collaboration

why should i attend the pact conference?

Networking
Networking

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.

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

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.

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

IMPACT 2017 EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

CONFERENCE HOST AND CHAIRMAN

Andrew Hamilton
Partner
Morgan Lewis

Jeffrey Bodle
Partner
Morgan Lewis

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

INDUSTRY TRACK VICE CHAIRS:

Technology Track
Tina Aufiero
Managing Director
Safeguard Scientifics

Katelyn Johnson
Senior Associate
Safeguard Scientifics

Healthcare Track
Tom Olenzak
Strategy, Innovation, and Investment Professional, Healthcare Information Technology
Independence Blue Cross

Eric Steager
Director, Corporate Development & Innovation
Managing Director Strategic Innovation Portfolio

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

Jason Bannon
Director of Marketing & Communications
Ben Franklin Technology Partners SEP

SPONSORSHIP CHAIRMAN
Joseph Purcell
Business Development, EisnerAmper

RECRUITING & SELECTION OVERSIGHT CHAIRMAN
Michael S. Harrington
Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

MARKETING CHAIRMAN
Valerie F. Calderon
Manager, Business Development & Marketing
Morgan Lewis

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR
Cheryl Jarvis-Johnson
Director, IMPACT Capital Conference

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2017 Steering Committee

Tina Aufiero
Managing Director
Safeguard Scientifics

Jeffrey Bodle
Partner
Morgan Lewis

Jason Bannon
Director, Marketing & Communication
Ben Franklin Technology Partners SEP

Valerie Caldron
Manager, Business Development & Marketing
Morgan Lewis

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

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

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

Katelyn Johnson
Senior Associate
Safeguard Scientifics

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
Recruiting/Selection

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

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

Eric Steager
Director, Corporate Development & Innovation
Managing Director Strategic Innovation Portfolio

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

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

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

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AGENDA

DETAILED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Please take a look at last year’s agenda to gain a clear picture of how the conference runs.

WESNESDAY, November 1, 2017
1:00-7:30 PM
Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia Hotel

 

1:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION OPENS

 

1:30 p.m.

OPENING REMARKS

 

2:00 p.m.

GENERAL SESSION

 

3:00 p.m.

NETWORKING / BREAKS

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.

GENERAL SESSION

4:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

Sponsored by

5:30 p.m.

COCKTAIL RECEPTION

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

Sponsored by

7:00 p.m.

VIP 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.

THURSDAY – November 2, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia Hotel and the Crystal Tea Room

7:30 a.m.

REGISTRATION OPENS

 

8:00 a.m.

OPENING REMARKS AND BREAKFAST KEYNOTE

9:15 a.m.

FEATURED COMPANY PRESENTATIONS

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

EARLY STAGE

Sponsored by

HEALTHCARE

Sponsored by

TECHNOLOGY

Sponsored by

10:15 a.m.

NETWORKING / BREAKS

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

EARLY STAGE

 

Sponsored by

 

HEALTHCARE

Sponsored by

TECHNOLOGY

 

Sponsored by

11:45 a.m.

LUNCHEON

Keynote Speaker

 

Sponsored by

1:30 p.m.

Featured Company Presentations

EARLY STAGE

Sponsored by

HEALTHCARE

Sponsored by

 

TECHNOLOGY

Sponsored by

 

3:30 p.m.

Industry Track Panel

Early Stage

Sponsored by

HEALTHCARE

 

Sponsored by  TBA

TECHNOLOGY

Sponsored by

4:30 p.m.

NETWORKING / BREAKS

 

4:45 p.m.

THE LION’S DEN –

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

Co-Sponsored by

6:00 p.m.

GALA RECEPTION

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

WHY SPONSOR PACT CAPITAL CONFERENCE

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

SPONSOR BASED ON YOUR DESIRED LEVEL OF COMMITMENT

Special Thanks to the Sponsors of PACT Capital Conference 2017

2017 Sponsors:

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

Ametek

Pfizer Inc

SAP

SILVER SPONSORS

Deloitte

Silicon Valley Bank

Wells Fargo

BRONZE SPONSORS

AON Risk

BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Fidato Partners

Houlihan Lokey

Kreischer Miller

SolomonEdwards

Square 1 Bank

Stout Risius Ross, Inc

WIPFII

WithumSmith+Brown

IMPACT Supporters

Leading Edge Ventures

MissionOG

Rittenhouse Ventures

SeventySix Capital

Community Partners

ChickTech Philadelphia

Be Group

Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship – Drexel University

Delaware Crossing Investment Group

Keiretsu Foum Mid-Atlantic

Mid-Atlantic – Erusia Business Council

Mid-Atlantic Diamond Ventures

PA Angel Network

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).

FEATURED COMPANIES

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.
SimUCare
SonoSolve
Spotwalk
TalkMarkets
The One Health Company
WhoseYourLandlord, Inc

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

 

Technology
AlphaPoint
Connexus Technology, LLC
EureQa, LLC
Fischer Block, Inc
Focus on Innovation, Inc
Journey Sales
KickUp, Inc
PaceControls
Perpay Inc
Phone2Action, Inc
QuantaVerse, LLC
Sidecar
ViiHealth
Wylei, Inc.
Yellowdig

 

Direct Impact & Lion’s Den Returns November 2017!
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 2nd 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 – Apply Now

Qualifications

  • 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

In lieu of an application, we are accepting company slide decks for the selection committee to review. To be considered for a presentation slot, please upload an investor slide deck.

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 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.  If the company had no operations in 2015 or 2016 put N/A in applicable year(s).
      • Please provide a picture like shown:
        2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

        • 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

PACT 2017 brings together Entrepreneurs in all stages of development:

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

2017 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.

REGISTER TODAY

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

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

Entrepreneur Program
$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

Travel and Accommodations
Reserve your room by: September 1

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
1800-325-3535

FEATURED COMPANY APPLICATION

FEATURED COMPANY APPLICATION: NOW OPEN!

There is no charge to apply and to present

Deadline for companies to apply: September 1

Selection of Featured Companies: Week of September 18

Companies notified: September 22

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

In lieu of an application, we are accepting company slide decks for the selection committee to review. To be considered for a presentation slot, please upload an investor slide deck based on the following criteria: 

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 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.  If the company had no operations in 2015 or 2016 put N/A in applicable year(s).
      • Please provide a picture like shown:
        2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

        • 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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