Why Attending the Mid-Atlantic Capital Conference is a Game-Changer for Investors


As an investor, staying ahead of market trends, building valuable connections, and identifying the next big opportunity are crucial for success. The Mid-Atlantic Capital Conference (MACC), presented by PACT and hosted by EY, is an event that can significantly elevate your investment strategy and professional growth. Here’s why you should convince your boss to let you attend this year’s conference and how it will add immense value to your role.

Unmatched Networking Opportunities

Connect with business leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs from across the country.

The MACC is renowned for bringing together a diverse group of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and fellow investors from across the Mid-Atlantic region. By attending, you’ll have the chance to:

  1. Connect with Innovators and Entrepreneurs: Meet founders and CEOs of startups and emerging companies that are driving innovation. These interactions can lead to early investment opportunities in high-potential ventures.
    • PACT Fest at Reading Terminal Market is an exclusive party (complete with food from across the historic market) that serves to connect business leaders attending the conference and promote collaboration and partnership.
  2. Collaborate with Peers: Engage with other investors to share insights, strategies, and best practices. These connections can open doors to co-investment opportunities and partnerships that can enhance your portfolio.

Insightful Presentations and Panels

The conference features a series of presentations and panel discussions led by experts in various fields. Attending these sessions will allow you to:

  1. Stay Informed on Market Trends: Gain a deep understanding of current and future market trends, technological advancements, and economic factors that influence investment decisions.
  2. Learn from Success Stories: Hear firsthand accounts from successful entrepreneurs and investors about their journeys, challenges, and the strategies they employed to overcome obstacles and achieve success.

The Lion’s Den: A Unique Investment Opportunity

See three finalist companies – selected from over 50 of the day’s featured company presentations – present their innovations live to investors (ready to make on-the-spot investments!) in the Lion’s Den.

One of the most exciting features of the MACC is the Lion’s Den. This high-energy, fast-paced event showcases:

  1. Live Presentations (and Live Investments!) from Promising Startups: Throughout the day, over 50 tech, healthcare, life sciences, and growth stage companies from across the region. Three companies will be selected to present their innovations live on stage. These companies are handpicked for their innovative solutions and growth potential, offering you a chance to witness their potential and invest in the next big thing.
  2. Immediate Investment Decisions: Experience the thrill of immediate investment decisions made by leading investors. The Lion’s Den is not just a pitch event; it’s a dynamic platform where deals are made on the spot*, providing a unique opportunity to see the decision-making process up close.
    • *Final investment commitment contingent upon due-diligence post conference. This is added for selected companies to understand that due diligence is required post conference.
    • 2023’s investors included:
      • David Adelman, founder of Draco Capital and CEO of Campus Apartments
      • Robert Corrato, founder and managing partner of Devon Hill Capital Partners
      • Daniel Goldsmith, CEO of Tendo
      • Paul Graziani, CEO of COMSPOC Corporation
      • Ryan Hicke, CEO of SEI Investments

Access to Exclusive Investment Opportunities

MACC is a platform where numerous companies present their business models, financials, and growth plans to potential investors. This access is invaluable for:

  1. Early Stage Investments: Discover startups and growth-stage companies before they hit the mainstream market, providing a unique opportunity to invest early and maximize returns.
  2. Diverse Portfolio Options: Explore a wide range of sectors and industries, enabling you to diversify your investment portfolio and mitigate risk.

See the latest innovations and build out your portfolio with emerging technology and healthcare startup companies.

Enhancing Your Professional Development

Attending the MACC is not just about making immediate investments; it’s also about your long-term career growth. Here’s how the conference can add value to your role:

  1. Broaden Your Knowledge Base: Exposure to new ideas, innovative technologies, and different business models will broaden your perspective and enhance your decision-making skills.
  2. Increase Your Visibility: Being an active participant at the conference raises your profile within the investment community, positioning you as a knowledgeable and engaged investor.
  3. Gain Credibility: Attending such a prestigious event demonstrates your commitment to continuous learning and professional development, earning you credibility and respect among your peers and within your organization.


The Mid-Atlantic Capital Conference is more than just an event; it’s an investment in your future as an investor. By attending, you will gain invaluable insights, forge meaningful connections, and uncover promising investment opportunities. Convincing your boss to support your attendance is a step towards not only enhancing your role but also contributing to the overall success of your organization’s investment strategy.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your career and stay at the forefront of the investment landscape. Secure your spot at the MACC today and take a decisive step towards becoming a more effective and informed investor.

For more details and to register, visit Mid-Atlantic Capital Conference.