End of Year Address – PACT President Wraps Up 2014

As we near the end of an exciting year of progress and prosperity for our companies and our region, we look to 2015 with an ongoing emphasis to achieve great things through strength in numbers. 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 contacts, capital and connections – your participation and feedback in our most recent survey (summary below) will sustain PACT’s role as a relevant and meaningful resource in the region. And, I want to express special thanks to PACT’s Founding Sponsors who have gone above and beyond with important organizational and financial support. Our Founding Sponsors have truly extended themselves by providing PACT with generous quantities of leadership, guidance, involvement and support.

Within a 12-month span, PACT will have produced more than 35 high-quality programs focused on timely topics in digital health, information technology, medtech, and cybersecurity, as well as peer-to-peer programs serving CEOs, CIOs, Entrepreneurs and Investors. These events not only provide immediate benefits to those who attend, they also provide an array of sponsorship opportunities for companies seeking to showcase their expertise in a subject area or to raise their profile with a particular audience.

Here’s what we think you should know about PACT services, initiatives and signature events …..

Launching the next fleet of startup companies is crucial to the economic future of our region – Innovate PA

The importance of honoring successful entrepreneurs who provide inspiration and an example for others to follow – Enterprise Awards

It is always inspiring to be in the presence of companies who are forging ahead with new products and business models – IMPACT Capital Conference

Philadelphia’s doors are open for the next good deal – Investment Trends Report

Our national caliber Cloud Conference attracts technocrats and neophyte business leaders – Phorum

Nearly 7,000 business leaders in the technology, life sciences, healthcare, investment, and professional services communities enhance their corporate visibility and increase exposure and brand awareness – imPACT Times

A collective pulse of Greater Philadelphia’s burgeoning digital health sector to emphasize the wealth of experience, talent, and innovation – and investment during the last five years – Digital Health Report

Connect with fellow members and constituents on the PACT directory and profile your company for optimum visibility – Member Directory

Submit news and press releases to promote your company’s achievements and broaden your reach – Member News

Reminisce and Recap on past events with friends and colleagues or catch up on what you missed at PACT – Photo Gallery

Coming Soon…
• Member Spotlights
• Mentor Program
• Enterprise App Challenge

Take a look at the Membership Feedback Survey Results.
Over the summer, PACT surveyed members on the quality of its services and how to improve. Participants included early stage companies, enterprises, professional advisors, investors and universities. According to the results: events, the Membership Online Directory and imPACT Times stand as the top three services that members take advantage of. They hope to gain exposure, networking and education from their memberships. They primarily use PACT for networking for new business and for the ability to meet and exchange ideas with others in the technology, healthcare and investment communities.

To get more involved with PACT today, participants said that they would like to increase the number of events with new themes and more ways to gain exposure. When asked to look to the future of PACT, participants suggested more visibility and opportunities to connect. They also recommended that PACT make information easily accessible on its website and to create events designed specifically to showcase entrepreneurs.

We have spent several months analyzing the results and will release our plans in the new year. From all of us at the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies, have a safe and happy holiday!

Dean Miller
President & CEO, PACT

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