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

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.

Our 27th Annual PACT Capital Conference will be completely virtual in 2020. This year’s conference will be held in hour-long sessions over several weeks beginning August 18, all culminating September 24 with the Lion’s Den Finale at 10 a.m. and Gala Networking (through our Virtual Lounge) at 11:30 a.m.


10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Watch the Lion’s Den Finale in YouTube Live

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Gala Networking Lounge

Instructions to access Gala Networking Lounge in ABOUT and AGENDA Sections.

The Capital Conference will remain active through Summer 2021 via our Community App and Desktop Platform, including recorded webcast content, company presentations, sponsor messaging and branding, and business matchmaking.

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PACTCapCon 2020

why should i attend the pact conference?


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.


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.

This year’s PACT Capital Conference will be a virtual event that will combine both pre-recorded and live streamed sessions. The conference will be aired as highly produced and targeted segments by industries and specialties over a period of time. This will allow for greater participation from Investors of interest to your business.

Below are the links to connect to the programs!

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Watch the Lion’s Den Finale in YouTube Live

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Gala Networking Lounge

For optimal Networking Lounge experience, click HERE to test your browser and HERE for a getting started FAQ.

For more info on Featured Companies, Speakers, and to connect with fellow attendees, visit our interactive conference platform HERE. (Access code CAPCON2020)

CapCon 2020 Lion’s Den Broadcast

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



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

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

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



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

Joseph Purcell, Director of Business Development

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
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

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

Dave Maturo
Director, Business Development, Grant Thornton LLP

Chris Miller
Partner, Troutman Pepper

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



PACTCapCon’s 2020 virtual experience will bring together sponsors, investors and entrepreneurs both regionally and nationally with engaging content, company presentations and live investor commitments through The Lion’s Den Finale.

CHANGE IN LINEUP: September 24 will feature the Lion’s Den at 10 a.m. followed by the Gala Networking in PACT’s Virtual Lounge, powered by Remo, at 11:30 a.m.

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Watch the Lion’s Den Finale in YouTube Live

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Gala Networking Lounge

For optimal Networking Lounge experience, click HERE to test your browser and HERE for a getting started FAQ.

Take a look below for the conference schedule. Set your calendar now!

How to Access PACT Capital Conference Content….
Log in to the PACT Capital Conference mobile app or desktop platform:

  • You’ll be able to access live streams and session recordings, featured company profiles, and attendee profiles, and one-to-one-meeting and other networking functions
  • CLICK HERE to access the PACT Events app.
  • One you create a login, the access code to connect into the Capital Conference community is CAPCON2020

PACT Capital Conference Program Line-Up
10:00 AM Start-Time

August 18, 19 & 20
Industry Tracks Panel Content

Capital Conference Content Sessions (more to come)

Healthcare Panel – August 18, 10-11 AM

Home as the Hub?

Recent world events and changes in patient preferences and demands have created a fundamental shift in how and where healthcare services are delivered. Easing of telemedicine regulations have allowed providers to more easily interact virtually with their patients, causing a meaningful transition from institution to non-institution- based care. Healthcare providers were in various stages of preparedness to address this rapid transformation, and all continue to assess their business strategy as this change continues to unfold. Is this virtual environment permanent or will a recoil in payment models and  regulations pull back the trend? What parts of traditional healthcare delivery will remain unchanged? What technology investments should a provider be making? Join us for a thought provoking and interactive session as we explore macro healthcare delivery topics with local and regional experts and thought leaders around the country.


  • Rodrigo Cerda MD MPH, VP Clinical Care Transformation, Facilitated Health Networks, IBX
  • Ravi Ganesan, Founder/CEO, Core Solutions
  • Gulshan Mehta, CPHIMS, CHCIO, Senior Director and Bear Institute Leader Children’s National Hospital and Cerner Corporation

Moderator – Michael Coppa, Partner, RSM US LLP

Technology Panel – August 19, 10-11 AM

Emerging Selling Strategies and Approaches

How technology tools and resources are being delivered to consumers in today’s environment via 3 Case Studies

1 – How service-based firms, and enterprise companies are adapting and managing work-flow environments

2 – Delivery of Entertainment – Theatre, Concerts, Sports, etc

3- Selling to Consumers – With a focus on retail, re-thinking retail space or reconfigure how to sell for both small and large companies


  • Tom Schwenger, President & COO, Veeva
  • Scott Stoufer, CEO, scaleMatters

Early Stage Panel – August 20, 10-11 AM

Remote Work

From the East and West coast VC perspectives: What are the trends? What they like and do not like? And related anecdotes from their portfolios.


  • Gil Beyda, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures, & Managing Partner, Genacast Ventures
  • Tripp Jones, General Partner, August Capital
  • Paul Martino, General Partner, Bullpen Capital
  • Varsha Tagare- Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures

Moderator – Doc Parghi, Managing Partner, SRI Capital

August 25, 26 & 27
Featured Company Presentations

September 1, 2 & 10
Featured Company Presentations

September 24 – CHANGE IN AGENDA! See Below for adjusted times!
Lion’s Den Finale – 10 AM
Gala Networking – 11:30 AM

Meet Our 2020 Lions

  • Larry Berran, Chief Executive Officer, iPipeline
  • Jonathan Brassington, Executive Vice President – Digital Customer Experience, Capgemini North America
  • Holly Flanagan, Managing Director, Gabriel Investments
  • Rudy Karsan, Managing Partner, Karlani Capital
  • Paul Melchiorre, Operating Partner, Stripes




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


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


Early Stage Track

Industry Track Vice-Chair Sponsors

Early Stage



Platinum Sponsors

Specialty Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

NewSpring Capital

University of Pennsylvania

Silver Sponsors


Ben Franklin Technology Partners

G-Squared Partners, LLC

Osage Partners

Pacific West Bank (formerly Square1)


Bronze Sponsors

1315 Capital


Cigniti Technologies

Citizens Bank

DLA Piper

Friedman LLP

Gabriel Investments

Nouveau Capital

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


Venture for America

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


The 2020 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 September 24 at 10 a.m. Connect with all of our companies after the Lion’s Den at the Gala Networking in PACT’s Virtual Lounge, powered by Remo, at 11:30 a.m. 

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. Then, select companies are chosen 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. 

2020 Featured Companies

Early Stage Selections
AnaOno llc
Cassian Soutions
DriQ Health
FLX Solutions
My Virtual Vet
Neuralert Technologies, LLC
Pippy Sips 
Tandem Repeat
Vital Start

Healthcare Selections
Avisi Technologies
CDI Labs
Keriton Inc
LifeCuff Technologies
Neura Health
Pera Labs
Quantitative Radiology Solutions, LLC
RTM Vital Signs LLC
SOLUtion Medical
Virion Therapeutics

Technology Selections
High QA
RackWare Inc
Space Eyes
Trust Exchange
Vig it

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 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 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


  • 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 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 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


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:


Why Attend PACT Capital Conference?

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.

Economies thrive when investors invest time, advice, and capital. Capitalize on deal flow opportunities by meeting promising entrepreneurs of curated healthcare and technology companies.

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


Price Points:

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

PACT Conference 2020
$50 per PACT member
$75 per Non-member

FREE for QUALIFIED Investors

Entrepreneur Program 
FREE for QUALIFIED Entrepreneurs

Registrations will only be accepted by website, post-mail, or email via [email protected]. No registration will be taken over the phone, and full payment must accompany registration.



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: July 17, 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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