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Hollister Creative wins 2014 Communicator Award

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Hollister Creative has been honored with a 2014 Communicator Award for the design of a new alumni magazine created for the Drexel University College of Medicine. This award is Hollister’s 14th in international marketing, design and communication competitions in the last two years.

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Science Center Receives $1 Million Grant from US EDA

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

The University City Science Center has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for Phase 1 Ventures, a new multi-institutional commercialization program.

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Eigen X Announced as Gold Award Recipient at Philadelphia Business Journal’s Tenth Annual Best Places to work Awards

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Philadelphia, PA – October 14, 2014 – Philadelphia Business Journal announced that Eigen X has been honored as the 2014 Best Places to Work Gold Award recipient.

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Garfield Group Adds Gr8 New Clients

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Newtown, Pa.-based integrated marketing agency, Garfield Group, today announced the addition of eight new clients in the technology and innovation markets, ranging from large global leaders, to smaller start-ups, located in San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta and Philadelphia.

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imPACT Times – Deadline Schedule

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

ATTENTION PACT Members:

You are invited to submit news and press releases in imPACT Times.

Take a step further and write the cover story for future issues. The schedule below is for you to save for impact Times submissions.

Deadline Schedule for Submitting News – Breakdown

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PACT Announces Featured Companies and Final Keynote for the IMPACT 2014 Capital Conference

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 10, 2014The Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) announced the final keynote speaker to its IMPACT agenda, Bill McDermott, chief executive officer of SAP, as well as the 45 companies  selected to present at the IMPACT 2014 Capital Conference on Oct. 28 and 29 at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia.

This year’s featured companies represent some of the most promising in the Mid-Atlantic region. The lineup includes 17 early-stage companies, 12 technology companies and 17 health care companies, including six in the health care information technology space.

“For over 20 years, IMPACT has been introducing talented entrepreneurs to top investors and professional advisors,” said Michael J. Purcell, chairman of the IMPACT 2014 Capital Conference, and a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP. “As the oldest, most established ventureonference in the northeast, we have been the catalyst for billions of dollars in venture funding and entrepreneurial success. Connecting capital with companies is at the heart of the IMPACT Capital Conference.”

The IMPACT 2014 Capital Conference also added SAP CEO Bill McDermott to its roster of well-known keynote speakers, including former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and five-time Olympic swimming medalist, Dara Torres.

Bill McDermott is CEO and executive board member of SAP, the world’s business software market leader with more than 250,000 customers in 188 countries. He leads the company’s 66,500 employees and 2+ million person ecosystem in executing SAP’s vision and strategy to make the world run better and improve people’s lives. Under McDermott’s leadership, in 2014 SAP unveiled a strategy to help businesses of all sizes simplify everything.

McDermott has more than three decades of experience in business technology. He joined SAP in 2002 to lead the business in North America and has steadily risen to his current role as CEO. He is a passionate believer in engaging up-and-coming young leaders and has been recognized by organizations ranging from City Year of Greater Philadelphia to the Children’s Aid Society of New York City.

This year’s conference agenda also features numerous panel presentations, including a panel of the top VCs from outside the region discussing their Philadelphia transactions; a presentation of “Greater Philadelphia Digital Health – A Magnet of Opportunity,” a comprehensive analysis of the digital health opportunity in the region; and early-stage, healthcare and technology panels.

For the full list of featured companies and complete conference schedule, visit the IMPACT 2014 Capital Conference 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.

 

Media Contact:
Amanda Nardi
PACT
215 790-3608
anardi@philadelphiapact.com

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Secant Medical Breaks Ground in Telford

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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Aclaris Therapeutics Closes $21 Million Series B Financing

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Click here to read the press details on Aclaris’ announcement of its Series B financing.

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Accelerating Growth in the Region: Innovation and Education

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Click here to read the full article by Dean Miller, President & CEO of PACT.

“The only way for Philadelphia to become a world-class City is to deliver world-class education at all levels.” – Dean Miller, PACT

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Xtium and LANStatus Team up in Strategic IT Partnership

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Click here to read the press details on Xtium.

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