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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.

Please read the full press release below.

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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PACT Investor Only Event

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Exclusive Event for Principals, VP & Partner Level

Thursday, June 25, 2015
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
555 East Lancaster Avenue
Radnor, PA 19087

Please join PACT and other Investors for a fast-paced roundtable discussion about issues germane to the Investment community.

click here to register for this event.

For more information, contact Jennifer Cohen (jcohen@philadelphiapact.com).

Sponsored by Duane Morris and Square 1 Bank

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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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Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs and Ben Franklin Join to Support Women in Entrepreneurship and Investing

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Organizations collaborate to raise capital and profile for women in high-growth innovation

PHILADELPHIA, June 4, 2015—The Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania announced the launch of “AWE Ventures—Powered by Ben Franklin”, a new initiative to catalyze the growth of entrepreneurship and investment in women-led enterprises. The program, which was announced at today’s PACT Foundation Luncheon, brings together two powerful organizations. AWE is the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest organization dedicated to fostering high-growth businesses created or led by women. Ben Franklin is consistently ranked in the nation’s top five active venture investors.

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Philadelphia Software Testing Meetup Group

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Gallop Solutions, Leading Independent Software Testing Services Company based in Philadelphia is helping build a highly engaged community of software testing professionals in the Greater Philadelphia region by creating opportunities for peer-networking and learning, at no charge.

In the community’s second meetup on 18th June, Jon Hagar, author of famous book titled – Software Test Attacks to Break Mobile and Embedded Devices and lead author/editor on numerous international standards including model-based testing, IEEE and ISO testing, will speak on “Five Exploratory Test Attacks for Breaking Mobile Software”. Jon has been in software testing for 35 years. He is a systems-software tester consultant and trainer supporting software product integrity, verification, and validation with a specialization in embedded, IoT, and mobile software systems.

In this talk, Jon will share very interesting ideas on exploratory mobile testing. And he will examine common industry patterns of product failures and share five of his favorite software test attacks for native, web-based, and hybrid apps.

It would be a highly interesting session to learn and network with test professionals in the region. The meetups are planned almost on a monthly basis with software testing gurus being invited to speak to Philadelphia Software testing audience. If Software testing interests you or you are working in the domain, we welcome you to join the Philadelphia Software Testing meetup group and attend the upcoming meetup on June 18.

To RSVP for the meetup and get further details, please visit – http://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Software-Testing-Group/events/222535192/

Meetup Details: Venue: Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA 18087 Time: Thursday, June 18, 2015, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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PACT Celebrates the Philadelphia Region’s Top Technology and Life Sciences Firms and Executives at 22nd Annual Enterprise Awards Gala

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

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Philadelphia, PA, May 14, 2015 – The Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), Philadelphia region’s premier technology and life sciences trade association, this evening recognized the winners of the 2015 Enterprise Awards. Marking the return to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, more than 900 business leaders and executives came out to honor the region’s top technology and life sciences companies, executives and entrepreneurs.

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2015 Enterprise Awards Winners and Results

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