PHILADELPHIA--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) released the full schedule of events for the IMPACT 2013 Venture Summit, to be held on October 22 and 23 at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia and the Crystal Tea Room.
“We are thrilled to have three highly successful entrepreneurs as our keynote speakers for this year’s conference”
The IMPACT 2013 Venture Summit, the premiere entrepreneurial conference in the Mid-Atlantic region, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Keynote speakers at the 2013 conference include co-founder of StubHub and Spreecast, Jeff Fluhr; Chairman and CEO of Essence Group Holdings and Lumeris Corporation, Michael Long; and professional golfer and CBS Commentator, Gary McCord.
“We are thrilled to have three highly successful entrepreneurs as our keynote speakers for this year’s conference,” said Michael S. Harrington, Chairman of the IMPACT 2013 Venture Summit and chair of the Corporate Department of the national law firm Fox Rothschild LLP.
“Jeff and Michael embody the entrepreneurial success that has become synonymous with the annual IMPACT Venture Summit. We are also excited to bring Gary’s optimistic philosophy and sports background to this year’s conference,” he added.
Jeff has successfully advised several Silicon Valley emerging technology companies, co-founded the iconic brand StubHub and currently runs Spreecast.com.
Michael, as the former CEO of Healtheon/WebMD and current chairman and CEO of Essence/Lumeris, a company focused on slowing the growth of healthcare expenses while improving clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction, is a highly respected leader and entrepreneur in the healthcare information technology space.
“Their collective experience in the evolving technology and healthcare fields will be extremely valuable to our audience,” noted Harrington.
In addition to the keynote speakers, the IMPACT 2013 Venture Summit will also feature eight panel presentations, including a panel of the top VCs from outside the region discussing their Philadelphia transactions; a business development panel featuring Google’s Strategic Partner Development Manager Patrick Sullivan; and early stage, healthcare and technology panels.
“From a panel on the Changing Winds of Early Stage Fundraising to a discussion on The Consumerization of Healthcare – Implications for HCIT Companies and Investors, this year’s conference offers our audience of investors, entrepreneurs and business leaders valuable insights on the environment and trends impacting healthcare, technology and early stage companies,” continued Harrington.
For the full schedule of events, view the official conference invitation.
History of IMPACT
As the oldest, most established venture summit in the Northeast, IMPACT draws more than 1,000 participants and has been the catalyst for billions of dollars in venture funding and entrepreneurial success in the region.
About Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)
PACT’s (www.philadelphiapact.com) vision is to be a premier resource for emerging growth companies in the technology, clean technology, and life sciences industries. We connect emerging growth companies, venture investors, professional advisors, and technology-focused corporations to network, develop relationships, pursue business opportunities, and market and promote their businesses to foster growth and innovation.
About Fox Rothschild
Fox Rothschild LLP (www.foxrothschild.com) is a full-service law firm built to serve business leaders. Over the past 100 years, we have grown to more than 550 lawyers in 19 offices coast to coast. Fox’s Tech and Venture Finance attorneys help position companies – including seed, early and emerging growth -- investors and business leaders for the next leadership opportunity, and the smart and lucrative investment. Combining legal knowledge, IP strategy and financing acumen, our attorneys leverage in-depth industry experience to bring the right people and deals together.