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PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 7, 2013–

The Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) announced the 50 companies selected to present at the 20th Annual IMPACT 2013 Venture Summit on October 22 and 23 at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia.

This year’s featured companies represent some of the most promising in the Mid-Atlantic region. The lineup includes 16 early-stage companies, 18 technology companies and 16 healthcare companies, including six in the healthcare information technology space.

“Each featured company will present to an audience of top investors and advisors with deep relationships within the entrepreneurial community,” said Michael S. Harrington, chairman of the IMPACT 2013 Venture Summit and chair of the Corporate Department at the national law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP.

“Our goal is to help these innovative companies, each led by talented entrepreneurs, connect with financing from the venture capital community,” continued Harrington. “That’s at the heart of the IMPACT Venture Summit and has been the core of this preeminent gathering of entrepreneurs and investors for two decades.”

The IMPACT 2013 Venture Summit also has a roster of well-known keynote speakers, including the co-founder of StubHub and Spreecast, Jeff Fluhr; the former CEO of WebMD and current chairman and CEO of Lumeris Corporation, Michael Long; and professional golfer and CBS commentator, Gary McCord.

This year’s Summit agenda also features eight panel presentations, including a panel of the top VCs from outside the region discussing their Philadelphia transactions; a business development panel featuring executives from Google Inc., Comcast Corporation, SAP AG, and Groupon; and early-stage, healthcare and technology panels.

For the full list of featured companies and complete conference schedule, visit the IMPACT 2013 Venture Summit website.

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 vision is to be a premier resource for emerging growth companies in the technology and healthcare industries. We connect emerging growth companies, venture investors, professional advisors, universities 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 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.

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