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Technical.ly Philly – PACT’s Enterprise App Challenge awards $80K to 4 winners

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Written by Chris Wink, Technical.ly Philly

A Chicago-based diabetes management app and a locally-made augmented reality wayfinding service were named the two top winners of the Philadelphia Enterprise App Challenge Monday.

The second annual open call of business-to-business apps is organized by PACT. There were two categories, Health and Wayfinding, chosen by the event’s sponsors, Independence Blue Cross and the University of Pennsylvania. Four finalists presented in each of the two categories.

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Local Startup Brings Digital Dream Team to Win UPenn App Challenge

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Philadelphia, June 30, 2015 — RTP Holdings, a Philadelphia area early-stage technology company, was named first place winner at the PACT Wayfinding App Challenge judging event here last night. The local startup won first place by assembling a top-notch mobile app development team to create a new beta app, now available in the Apple iTunes App Store, called The @UPenn Xperience. The new app helps students and visitors to Penn’s campus navigate and discover the art filled campus and surrounding city. The app helps people explore the campus and all of the great attractions the city of Philadelphia has to offer with detailed information populated by Philadelphia’s Open APIs and geo-tagged photos about the featured art and points-of-interest all around the region.

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NewSpring Capital Successfully Exits Precyse

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

RADNOR, PA – June 30, 2015 – NewSpring Capital, a family of private equity funds providing growth and expansion capital, announced today that Precyse, a portfolio company of the firm’s dedicated healthcare fund, NewSpring Health Capital (“NewSpring”), has signed an agreement to be acquired by Pamplona Capital Management (“Pamplona”).

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Xtium Offers Virtual Chief Information Officer Services

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

vCIO packages provide strategic IT direction for small businesses, health centers.

Xtium, Inc., a leading managed cloud hosting, online backup and virtual disaster recovery services company, today announced a new offering to its portfolio – Virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) services. Available on an hours-per month need, the vCIO offering provides small to mid-size companies with strategic advice as they plan and execute on cloud-based initiatives and optimize IT processes and systems. Xtium has already seen success with this new offering in the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) market, assisting FQHCs with their technology roadmap while helping them comply with HIPAA regulations and meet Meaningful Use.

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Winners Announced for the Philadelphia Enterprise App Challenge

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Philadelphia, June 30, 2015 — PACT, the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies, last night announced the winners of the two Philadelphia Enterprise App Challenges (the PACT Wayfinding App Challenge and the PACT Healthcare App Challenge) during an intense live judging round at the Independence Blue Cross Innovation Center.

**This program is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development**

Independence Blue Cross and the University of Pennsylvania sponsored the competitions. The first place winners received $30,000. The second place winners received $10,000. After a night of live pitching and judge deliberation, PACT announced the winners as follows:
 – iDiabetes, second place winner for the PACT Healthcare App Challenge
 – Kale powered by Benecure, first place winner for the PACT Healthcare App Challenge.
 – Time Machine Walking Tours, second place winner for the PACT Wayfinding App Challenge
 – The @UPenn Xperience, first place winner for the PACT Wayfinding App Challenge

Challenge Honors included:
 – KALE powered by Benecure, winner of the Validic Prize
 – SideGuide, popular choice winner for the PACT Wayfinding App Challenge
 – Pneuma – Pedobarographic Mapping for Neuropathy, popular choice winner for the PACT Healthcare App Challenge

“Each of the finalists offered a unique solution to the challenge at hand. It’s amazing to see what new talents arise for Philadelphia,” explained Dean Miller, PACT President and CEO.

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Philadelphia Enterprise App Challenge Results

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Keynote with Internet Entrepreneur Michael Rubin, Founder and CEO of Kynetic, and David Adelman Will Set Tone of “Fueling the Entrepreneurial Spirit” at IMPACT 2015

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

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Conference will feature Kynetic Founder & CEO, Michael Rubin in a Fireside Chat with Serial Investor, Campus Apartments President & CEO and Franklin Square Capital Partners Co-Founder, David Adelman

PHILADELPHIA, PA – June 30, 2015 Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) announced today that Internet entrepreneur and Kynetic Founder and CEO, Michael G. Rubin, will provide the Tuesday, November 3, keynote “Fireside Chat” at IMPACT 2015. David J. Adelman, CEO and President of Campus Apartments and Co-Founder of Franklin Square Capital Partners, will moderate. This year, IMPACT is themed “fueling the entrepreneurial spirit,” and will include interactive discussions between investors and entrepreneurs, culminating with a live investor event, “The Lion’s Den.” This annual conference is the region’s premiere event for early stage and growth private companies, and focuses on connecting investors with entrepreneurs seeking capital to develop some of the latest advances in technology and health care.

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IMPACT 2015 Rubin Keynote & Adelman Moderator Press Release

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Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC Wins SmartCEO Award for Law Firm of the Year (Small)

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Annual Award Recognizes the Philadelphia Region’s Best Advisors

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB), announced today it was named Law Firm of the Year (Small) at the 2015 SmartCEO CPA & ESQ awards by SmartCEO magazine. These annual awards honor the Philadelphia region’s most enterprising accountants and attorneys for their leadership, accomplishment, innovation and success. The winners have demonstrated outstanding achievements in their role, made significant impact in their industry and have gone above and beyond supporting their local community. RCCB Partner, Neil Cooper, was also a finalist in the Law Industry Practice category.

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Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC Welcomes James Ettelson and Matthew Brinker

Friday, June 12th, 2015

RCCB expands with business-minded legal expertise of Ettelson and Brinker

Conshohocken, PA, June 1, 2015 – Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB), today, announced the addition of attorneys James Ettelson, Senior Counsel, and Matthew Brinker, Associate. Both Ettelson and Brinker will be residents in the firm’s Conshohocken office.

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Collaborative Consulting – Company Commercial

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Between that IT rock and a budget hard place?

If you’ve ever wondered how to balance cost and quality, you’re not alone. Many companies struggle with the inherent conflict of cost-efficiency and program success. Often it comes down to priorities. Do you support the business or advance the business?

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Two groups are raising a $500K fund for women-led ventures

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

The Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has supported high-growth women entrepreneurs since its founding nearly 20 years ago, but for the first time in its history, it’s about to get a dedicated pool of capital to fund early-stage, women-led ventures.

AWE is partnering with state-backed venture firm Ben Franklin Technology Partners to launch AWE Ventures, which aims to raise $500,000. AWE and BFTP will announce the fund at the PACT Foundation Luncheon today. (The luncheon is focused on celebrating women-led ventures — a swing in the opposite direction of a recent PACT event that had a paltry number of women speakers.)

The pair is taking a unique route in raising the fund: it’s soliciting donations in a crowdfunding-esque manner. BFTP will match up to $250,000. PACT has already committed $10,000, said BFTP spokesman Jason Bannon.

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