Angel Capital Association to Host 2016 Summit in Greater Philadelphia


The Angel Capital Association (ACA), the world’s leading group of accredited angel investors, will host their 2016 Summit from May 9 – 11 in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The 2016 Summit will bring more than 800 entrepreneurs from all over North America to connect with business and civic leaders in our 11-county region, and with each other to discuss investment opportunities and strategies.

In a recent PRNewswire article, ACA Executive Director Marianne Hudson noted, “Philadelphia will be a fantastic host city.” She went on to praise the city’s many assets, stating, “given the strong civic support and economic development engine that punctuates a stellar startup ecosystem of universities, incubators, accelerators and a thriving foundation of active angel investors, [Philadelphia will provide] excellent corporate connections and integration.”

This is the first time the ACA has selected Greater Philadelphia for their annual Summit, and it would not have been possible without the collaborative, active support from several leaders. Special thanks to Mike DiPiano of New Spring Capital, Josh Kopelman of First Round Capital, Wayne Kimmel of SeventySix Capital, Ira Lubert of LLR Equity Partners, Richard Vague of Gabriel Investments, and Steve Zarrilli of Safeguard Scientifics for helping to make attract this Summit to our region. Please join in recognizing RoseAnn Rosenthal of Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Katherine O’Neill of JumpStart NJ for bringing this opportunity to the forefront; to Jack Ferguson and the PHLCVB team for showcasing the Pennsylvania Convention Center so expertly; and to Bill Sasso of Stradley Ronan Stevens and Young and Pat Harker of the University of Delaware for hosting the meeting where this opportunity was introduced.

To learn more, visit the Angel Capital Association website here: