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 2021

Hosted by RCCB Law and Co-chaired by John E. Royer, Jr, Managing Partner and Neil A. Cooper, Executive Partner.

Our 28th Annual PACT Capital Conference will be back in-person. This year’s conference will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia on November 4, 2021.  If you can’t attend the full conference, our Gala Reception will be held on November 3rd at the National Constitution Center from 6pm – 9pm.  Tickets are now on sale for both the Conference and the Gala.

All updates will be posted here and via our Social Media channels.

 

TICKETS
PACTCapCon 2021

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 has historically drawn more than 1,000 participants and has been the catalyst for billions of dollars in venture funding and entrepreneurial success.

Our 28th Annual PACT Capital Conference will be back in-person. This year’s conference will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia on November 4, 2021.  If you can’t make the full Conference, we hope you can attend the Gala reception.  The reception will be held on November 3rd at the National Constitution Center from 6pm – 9pm.

 

Travel Accommodations

Marriott Philadelphia Downtown

1201 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA  19107

Book Online at: https://book.passkey.com/go/PACTConferenceNov2021

 

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.

Photo Montage

A Look Back

In The Moment

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

Hosted by:

RCCB Law

Executive Leadership

2021 EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

CONFERENCE HOST AND CO-CHAIRMAN

John E. Royer, Jr, Managing Partner
RCCB Law

Neil A. Cooper, Executive Partner
RCCB Law

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 Ratnam, Ph.D. General Partner
NewSpring Capital

Early Stage Track
Doc Parghi, Managing Partner
SRI Capital

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

CONFERENCE DIRECTOR
Cheryl Jarvis-Johnson
Director, PACT Capital Conference

Steering Committee

Jeffrey Bodle
Partner, Morgan Lewis

Patrick Boyle
Partner-in-Charge of Audit and Assurance in PA, EisnerAmper

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

Dave Burkavage
Assurance Partner, EY

Chris Cantz
Director, Content Marketing/PR, PACT

Andrew Cherry
Partner, KPMG LLP

Richard Cohen
Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Neil A. Cooper
Executive Partner, RCCB Law
Co-Chairman, PACT Capital Conference 2021

Sean Denham
Office Managing Partner, Grant Thornton LLP

Paul Dougherty
CPA, Partner-in-Charge, Philadelphia, EisnerAmper

Sean Dowling

Principal, Osage Partners

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

Heidi Franklin
Events Manager, PACT

Rick Genzer

Director of Investments, and Information Technology
Ben Franklin Technology Partner

David Gitlin
Partner, RCCB Law

Ira C. Gubernick
Member, Cozen O’Connor

Andrew Hamilton
Partner, Morgan Lewis

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

Timothy Levy
Partner, RCCB Law

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

Dave Maturo
Director, Business Development, Grant Thornton LLP

Chris Miller
Partner, Troutman Pepper

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

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

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

Matthew Reber
Partner, 1315 Capital

John E. Royer, Jr
Managing Partner
RCCB Law
Co-Chairman, PACT Capital Conference 2021

Bryan Snellman
Senior Manager, EY

Pamela Zimlin
Partner, RCCB Law

 

AGENDA

DETAILED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS      

WEDNESDAY, November 3, 2021

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  

GALA RECEPTION 

National Constitution Center

525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join us and celebrate the region’s entrepreneurial spirit as we kick-off the PACT Capital Conference 2021. 

Sponsored by: Grant Thornton, Troutman Pepper, Bridgebank

 

 

THURSDAY, November 4, 2021 

8:30 AM – 6:00 PM 

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

8:30 a.m.  – REGISTRATION OPENS 

Outside Salons E-F 

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9:00 – 9:30 am:   BREAKFAST – OPENING REMARKS  

Salons E-F 

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9:30 – 10:15 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  

Salon B 

Sponsored by  Morgan Lewis

• HEALTHCARE 

Salon C  

Sponsored by EY

• TECHNOLOGY 

Salon D 

Sponsored by Fox Rothschild

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10:15 – 10:45 am:  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.  

Sponsored by EisnerAmper

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10:45 – 11:30 am:  PANEL SESSIONS  

• EARLY STAGE 

Salon B  

TOPIC: Industry VC Perspectives- What are VC’s seeing today 

PANELISTS 

  • Brian Duggan, President, ClearList 
  • Sylvester Mobley, Managing Partner, Plain Sight Capital and Founder & CEO, Coded by Kids 
  • Katie Moore, Managing Director, Relation Management, Hamilton Lane 

MODERATOR TBD

Sponsored by Morgan Lewis

 

• HEALTHCARE  

Salon C 

TOPIC: Looking Beyond Traditional “Health” – The path toward treating the Whole Person and not just the disease. 

Join a panel of experts for a lively discussion around unifying physical and behavioral health evaluation and treatment.  Our panel will include representatives of Philadelphia health care leaders Independence Blue Cross and the University of Pennsylvania Health system, along with entrepreneurs at the forefront of this exciting trend to treat the “whole patient” and drive improved patient outcomes. 

 PANELISTS 

  • Ammon Kansupada, CEO, Quartet Health 
  • Marsha Stone, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, BRC Healthcare 
  • Matthew Press, MD, MSC, University of Pennsylvania Health System 

Moderated by: 

  • Rodrigo Cerda, Vice President Clinical Transformation, Independence Blue Cross  

Sponsored by: Independence Blue Cross

 

• TECHNOLOGY  

Salon D  

TOPIC: How Enterprise America is Re-tooling its Approach to Innovation 

Years ago, ‘Big Pharma’ began to rethink how it approached new product development and innovation.  Instead of remaining insular and relying solely on their own internal R&D efforts, leading pharmaceutical companies consciously began taking the view that they should leverage the (orders of magnitude greater) global development efforts undertaken by venture-backed biotech companies and universities and apply their finance, regulatory and distributions strengths.  Accordingly, pharmaceutical companies have strengthened their venture investing and Corporate Development efforts and are routinely building their businesses through these mechanisms.  This approach is increasingly being embraced by players in other industry sectors.  Today, energy, automotive, insurance and other industrial participants are adopting the ‘Big Pharma’ model.   

PANELISTS 

  • Antonia Dean, Director of Pipeline Diversity, Comcast Corporation 
  • Steven Hafif, Founder and CEO, Cypris 
  • Patrick Sullivan, Founder, RightsFlow (acquired by Google), Source3 (acquired by Facebook) and now Bonsai 

Moderated by: 

  • Rebecca Guzman, Associate, Duane Morris LLP 

Sponsored by: Duane Morris

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11:45 a.m. – 1:00 pm:  LUNCHEON – Keynote Speaker – A Conversation with: 

  • Marc Zumoff, Retired Philadelphia 76ers Sports Broadcaster & Broadcast   Coach
  • Tracy Wolfson, four-time Emmy nominated sports broadcaster, CBS Sports

Salon E-F 

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1:15. – 2:00 pm: FEATURED COMPANY PRESENTATIONS

• EARLY STAGE 

Salon B  

Sponsored by Morgan Lewis

 

HEALTHCARE

Salon C

Sponsored by EY

 

TECHNOLOGY

Salon D

Sponsored by Fox Rothschild

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2:00 – 2:30 pm:   NETWORKING / BREAKS 

Sponsored by Eisner Amper

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2:30 – 3:15 pm:   FEATURED COMPANY PRESENTATIONS

• EARLY STAGE 

Salon B  

Sponsored by Morgan Lewis

 

HEALTHCARE

Salon C

Sponsored by EY

 

TECHNOLOGY

Salon D

Sponsored by Fox Rothschild

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3:15 – 4:00 pm:   CANNABIS & NFT PANELS

CANNABIS – Salon A

NFT – SALON B

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3:45 – 4:15 pm:   NETWORKING / BREAKS 

Sponsored by EisnerAmper

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4:15 – 5:30 pm:   THE LION’S DEN

Salons E – F

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, Co-Founder & Chair, FS Investments 
  • Robert Corrato, M.D., Founder & CEO, Versalus Health  
  • Mikal C. Harden Founder & Chief Friend Maker, Juno Capital 
  • Rudy Karsan, Managing Director, Karlani Capital 

Moderator 

  • Marc R. Lederman – General Partner, NewSpring Capital 

Co-sponsored by Cozen O’Connor and RSM

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4:15 – 6:00 pm:  CLOSING RECEPTION

Outside of Salons E-F

Join us as we conclude Capital Conference 2021 by mixing and mingling with your fellow conference attendees. 

Sponsored by EisnerAmper

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 2021 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

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

G-Squared Partners, LLC

Osage Partners

Pacific West Bank (formerly Square1)

Withum

Bronze Sponsors

1315 Capital

BioAdvance

Cigniti Technologies

Citizens Bank

DLA Piper

Friedman LLP

Gabriel Investments

Nouveau Capital

ORS Partners

Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center 

Susquehanna Growth Equity

University City Science Center

Investor Supporters

Rittenhouse Ventures

Robin Hood Ventures

Tech Council Ventures

Community Partners

Be Group

Black Girl Ventures

Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship

Chicktech Philadelphia

Delaware Crossing Investor Group

Jumpstart NJ Angel Network

Life Sciences PA

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 Startup Leaders

Private Investors Forum

TechUnited:NJ

Venture for America

To sponsor the conference, contact Cheryl Jarvis-Johnson (cjarvisj@philadelphiapact.com). To become a Community or Media Partner, contact Amanda Nardi (anardi@philadelphiapact.com).

FEATURED COMPANIES

The 2021 Featured Company Experience
Audience Members will have the chance to vote during each presentation segment! Your votes combined with judges votes will decide which companies move on to enter the Lion’s Den. 48 companies were chosen. 10 will move on to the Lion’s Den Finale. 3 companies will pitch their innovations LIVE to our Lions on November 4th. Connect with all of our companies after the Lion’s Den at the Gala Reception

What is PACTcapcon like for Featured Companies? 
Out of over 150 submissions, around 45-50 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. Then, select companies are chosen to enter the Lion’s Den for a shot at on-site commitments from highly successful entrepreneurs turned investors. Over the past 6 years companies have raised $5m in the aggregate of funding.

2021 Featured Companies

Early Stage Selections
BettorFantasy
Cliquify
Empact
EmpathED
FLX Solutions
Fulton
Journal My Health
Kith + Kin
Lil Mixins
LLuna
Lula, Inc.
MindStand
Naturaz
Sweft
Stash

Healthcare Selections
BioStream Technologies
Cogwear
DermaClip
ExpressCells
Group K Diagnostics
Hale Therapeutics
Linshom
MBF Therapeutics
Neoneur
NeuTigers
Ostiio
Pression
Synthis Therapeutics
Trace Orthopedics
Trova Health


Technology Selections
Agora World
Boostpoint
CareAlign
Epilogue Systems
Face2Face Health
GoCoach
GrowFlux
Keriton
Premium Choice
Reflexion
Rymedi
Space-Eyes
studio BE
TEAMology
Veracuity

Lion’s Den Returns
The PACT Capital Conference 2021 will feature the return of its interactive Company Presentation format that provides featured companies with direct feedback from selected venture investors. Based on this feedback and audience votes, selected featured company presenters will be considered for Lion’s Den entrance. Only 3 companies will make it to the Lions! This year’s Featured Company Experience is NOT one to miss! Audience Members will have the chance to vote during each segment! 

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 4 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 in the months to come 
  • 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 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2022.  If the company had no operations in 2018 or 2019 put N/A in applicable year(s).
      • Please list application information in this format:
        2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
        • 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

ENTREPRENEURS

PACTcapcon brings together Entrepreneurs in all stages of development:

PACT is hosting more entrepreneurs than ever before! For 2020, we are offering QUALIFIED Entrepreneurs a FREE PASS to our all VIRTUAL conference series. We’re looking for fresh faces who will shine as future success stories.

At PACTcapcon, Entrepreneurs will:

  • MEET & MINGLE with venture investors, private equity professionals and other entrepreneurs through our Capital Conference Community App.
  • WATCH over 50 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.

Sponsored by:

Registration

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.

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

Price Points:

Below is a list of usual price points when the conference is in-person.

PACT Conference 2021
$508.98 per PACT member
$612 per Non-member

Investors
FREE for QUALIFIED Investors

Entrepreneur Program 
$100 per person (Must Qualify)

Gala Reception
$304.98 per person

Registrations will only be accepted by website, post-mail, or email via cjarvisj@philadelphiapact.com. No registration will be taken over the phone, and full payment must accompany registration.

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: September 24th, 2021

Company Selection Decisions: End of September

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 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

CAPITAL CONFERENCE INFO – Conference Website

COVID-19 Protocols

PACT’s highest priority at any and all in-person events is the health and safety of our attendees.  As a result, we will at a minimum, strictly adhere to current CDC, local and venue guidelines when planning and executing in-person events.  For the immediate future, PACT will require proof of vaccination for all attendees of in-person events.  PACT event staff has been certified in Pandemic Onsite Protocol.

AGENDA

DETAILED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS      

WEDNESDAY, November 3, 2021

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  

GALA RECEPTION 

National Constitution Center

525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join us and celebrate the region’s entrepreneurial spirit as we kick-off the PACT Capital Conference 2021. 

Sponsored by: Grant Thornton, Troutman Pepper, Bridgebank

 

 

THURSDAY, November 4, 2021 

8:30 AM – 6:00 PM 

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

 

8:30 a.m.  – REGISTRATION OPENS 

Outside Salons E-F 

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9:00 – 9:30 am:   BREAKFAST – OPENING REMARKS  

Salons E-F 

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9:30 – 10:15 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  

Salon B 

Sponsored by  Morgan Lewis

HEALTHCARE 

Salon C  

Sponsored by EY

TECHNOLOGY 

Salon D 

Sponsored by Fox Rothschild

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10:15 – 10:45 am:  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.  

Sponsored by EisnerAmper

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10:45 – 11:30 am:  PANEL SESSIONS  

EARLY STAGE 

Salon B  

TOPIC: Industry VC Perspectives- What are VC’s seeing today 

PANELISTS 

  • Brian Duggan, President, ClearList 
  • Sylvester Mobley, Managing Partner, Plain Sight Capital and Founder & CEO, Coded by Kids 
  • Katie Moore, Managing Director, Relation Management, Hamilton Lane 

MODERATOR TBD

Sponsored by Morgan Lewis

 

 

HEALTHCARE  

Salon C 

TOPIC: Looking Beyond Traditional “Health” – The path toward treating the Whole Person and not just the disease. 

Join a panel of experts for a lively discussion around unifying physical and behavioral health evaluation and treatment.  Our panel will include representatives of Philadelphia health care leaders Independence Blue Cross and the University of Pennsylvania Health system, along with entrepreneurs at the forefront of this exciting trend to treat the “whole patient” and drive improved patient outcomes. 

 PANELISTS 

  • Ammon Kansupada, CEO, Quartet Health 
  • Marsha Stone, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, BRC Healthcare 
  • Matthew Press, MD, MSC, University of Pennsylvania Health System 

Moderated by: 

  • Rodrigo Cerda, Vice President Clinical Transformation, Independence Blue Cross  

Sponsored by: Independence Blue Cross

 

 

TECHNOLOGY  

Salon D  

How Enterprise America is Re-tooling its Approach to Innovation 

Years ago, ‘Big Pharma’ began to rethink how it approached new product development and innovation.  Instead of remaining insular and relying solely on their own internal R&D efforts, leading pharmaceutical companies consciously began taking the view that they should leverage the (orders of magnitude greater) global development efforts undertaken by venture-backed biotech companies and universities and apply their finance, regulatory and distributions strengths.  Accordingly, pharmaceutical companies have strengthened their venture investing and Corporate Development efforts and are routinely building their businesses through these mechanisms.  This approach is increasingly being embraced by players in other industry sectors.  Today, energy, automotive, insurance and other industrial participants are adopting the ‘Big Pharma’ model.   

PANELISTS 

  • Antonia Dean, Director of Pipeline Diversity, Comcast Corporation 
  • Steven Hafif, Founder and CEO, Cypris 
  • Patrick Sullivan, Founder, RightsFlow (acquired by Google), Source3 (acquired by Facebook) and now Bonsai 

Moderated by: 

  • Rebecca Guzman, Associate, Duane Morris LLP 

Sponsored by: Duane Morris

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11:45 a.m. – 1:00 pm:  LUNCHEON – Keynote Speaker – A Conversation with: 

  • Marc Zumoff, Retired Philadelphia 76ers Sports Broadcaster & Broadcast   Coach
  • Tracy Wolfson, four-time Emmy nominated sports broadcaster, CBS Sports

Salon E-F 

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1:15. – 2:00 pm: FEATURED COMPANY PRESENTATIONS

EARLY STAGE 

Salon B  

Sponsored by Morgan Lewis

 

HEALTHCARE

Salon C

Sponsored by EY

 

TECHNOLOGY

Salon D

Sponsored by Fox Rothschild

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2:00 – 2:30 pm:   NETWORKING / BREAKS 

Sponsored by Eisner Amper

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2:30 – 3:15 pm:   FEATURED COMPANY PRESENTATIONS

EARLY STAGE 

Salon B  

Sponsored by Morgan Lewis

 

HEALTHCARE

Salon C

Sponsored by EY

 

TECHNOLOGY

Salon D

Sponsored by Fox Rothschild

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3:15 – 4:00 pm:   CANNABIS & NFT PANELS

CANNABIS – Salon A

NFT – SALON B

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3:45 – 4:15 pm:   NETWORKING / BREAKS 

Sponsored by EisnerAmper

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4:15 – 5:30 pm:   THE LION’S DEN

Salons E – F

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 

  • Robert Corrato, M.D., Founder & CEO, Versalus Health  
  • Mikal C. Harden Founder & Chief Friend Maker, Juno Capital 
  • Rudy Karsan, Managing Director, Karlani Capital
  • Max Kanevsky, CEO, Pinnacle 21, Founder, OpenCSISC  

Moderator 

  • Marc R. Lederman – General Partner, NewSpring Capital 

Co-sponsored by Cozen O’Connor and RSM

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4:15 – 6:00 pm:  CLOSING RECEPTION

Outside of Salons E-F

Join us as we conclude Capital Conference 2021 by mixing and mingling with your fellow conference attendees. 

Sponsored by EisnerAmper


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