What to Expect for the New Year: PACT’s President and CEO Looks Ahead

Happy New Year! We begin 2017 with a new approach to drive innovation and growth for businesses and entrepreneurs in Philadelphia. As we start a new and exciting year of progress and prosperity for our companies and our region, we look to 2017 with a plan to build on greatness from 2016 and years past. PACT’s members range from the largest global enterprises to the startups in a garage – and we give thanks to all of you who have enriched PACT through your contributions to our organization. PACT staff and I especially want to thank all the members who are using PACT to access companies, contacts and capital. Together, we will sustain PACT as a relevant and meaningful resource in the region. And, I want to express special thanks to PACT’s Founding Leaders who go above and beyond with important organizational and financial support. Our Founding Leaders truly extend themselves by providing PACT with generous quantities of leadership, guidance, involvement, and support.

Here’s what we think you should know about PACT for 2017:

  • PACT enters the New Year with a new brand and tailored message to reach the entrepreneur and grow the innovation community. We are laser focused on early and growth-stage companies in the Greater Philadelphia region along with complimentary drivers of innovation and entrepreneurship. Read full press release.
  • In collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partners, PACT began Mentor Connect. This program partners entrepreneurs and teams of mentors for objective, unbiased advice and guidance. Learn more.
  • The PACT Foundation works as a vehicle to financially support STEM-based initiatives as well as raising awareness and support for women entrepreneurs in high-growth technology and life science companies in partnership with AWE Ventures – Powered by Ben Franklin Technology Partners.
  • Our national caliber Enterprise Technology Conference, focusing on digitizing the enterprise– Phorum
  • The importance of honoring successful entrepreneurs who provide inspiration and an example for others to follow – Enterprise Awards
  • It is inspiring to be in the presence of companies who are forging ahead with new products and business models – IMPACT Capital Conference
  • Nearly 8,000 business leaders in the technology, healthcare, investment, and professional services communities enhance their corporate visibility and increase exposure and brand awareness through the newly branded PACT Times newsletter.
  • Submit news and press releases to promote your company’s achievements and broaden your reach – Member News
  • A vibrant life sciences ecosystem is thriving in Philadelphia – Life Sciences Yields $24.6B for Greater Philadelphia
  • Market your company’s brand and connect with the PACT universe beyond events – Marketing Services
  • Attend free and heavily discounted events as a member. Mark your calendars for PACT’s core programs – Core Programs
  • Connect with PACT on social media and join the conversation – LinkedInTwitterYouTube, and Facebook 
  • Reminisce and Recap on past events with friends and colleagues or catch up on what you missed – Photo Gallery
  • Connect with fellow members and constituents on the PACT directory and profile your company for optimum visibility through Weblink, PACT’s new membership directory (to be announced soon).

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