As the lights go down in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown’s ballroom and a panel of top Philly investors grace the stage, a booming voice makes an announcement: It’s time for the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology (PACT) annual Lion’s Den.
The dramatics are part of the signature style of the event, meant to be a live-action, localized “Shark Tank” for entrepreneurs attending PACT’s annual Capital Conference. It’s usually a nail-biter; three startups that are chosen as most intriguing in their respective categories throughout the daylong conference get a few minutes to pitch for very real cash.
Of the 46 founders who pitched throughout Thursday, three stood before Lion’s Den investors.
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