Troutman Pepper to Host 2023 PACT Capital Conference

Under Troutman Pepper’s leadership, the Capital Conference creates opportunities for regional investment

Philadelphia, PA, March 23, 2023 – The Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) today announced that longtime partner Troutman Pepper will host the 2023 PACT Capital Conference on November 9, 2023 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

“We are thrilled to have Troutman Pepper as our host for this year’s Capital Conference. Their commitment to fostering innovation and driving growth in the region is truly admirable, and we are honored to recognize their achievements as a leader in the field,” notes Dean Miller, CEO & President of PACT.

The PACT Capital Conference unites the private equity, venture capital and entrepreneurial communities in the Mid-Atlantic region. For over 20 years, PACT has stimulated billions of dollars in venture funding and entrepreneurial success. Through its one-day format, this year’s conference will open doors for all stages of rising success by laying the framework for companies seeking capital and customers.

Chris Miller, partner, and co-chair of Troutman Pepper’s Emerging Company + Venture Capital (ECVC) practice said, “I have been actively involved in this conference for over 20 years and have proudly watched our clients successfully present on the stage and in the Lion’s Den. Troutman Pepper is honored to serve as host this year.” Tom Dwyer, fellow partner, and co-chair of the Troutman Pepper ECVC practice, added, “The PACT Capital Conference continues to be a vital component for the emerging and growth company ecosystem in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond, and for its investors. The best companies emerge, and best investments are made during economic downturns, which makes this year’s conference even more important for entrepreneurial companies and their investors.  We are excited to assist the ecosystem and region in this significant endeavor in 2023.”

This year’s conference brings together investors, entrepreneurs, and companies for:

  • 45+ presentations from emerging growth-stage, healthcare, and technology companies
  • Networking opportunities
  • Pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings between entrepreneurs and investors
  • The Lion’s Den – an event featuring three of the day’s top presenting companies as they pitch to a panel of successful CEOs and investors prepared to make live investment offers to qualified entrepreneurs who come before them. In 2022, all three companies received investment offers totaling $850,000

The 2023 Capital Conference will be held November 8-9, 2023. Kicking off the conference is the annual PACT Fest at the Reading Terminal Market on November 8th with networking, tasty food from Terminal vendors, and an open bar. Following PACT Fest, the Capital Conference will be held on November 9th at the Philadelphia Marriot Downtown.

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

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

About Troutman Pepper
Troutman Pepper is a national law firm with more than 1,200 attorneys strategically located in 23 U.S. cities. The firm’s litigation, transactional, and regulatory practices advise a diverse client base, from start-ups to multinational enterprises. The firm provides sophisticated legal solutions to clients’ most pressing business challenges, with depth across industry sectors, including energy, financial services, health sciences, insurance, and private equity, among others. Learn more at and visit to learn more about Troutman Pepper’s SEED program.

Media Contact:
Sarah Carter
Director of Marketing, PACT