28th Annual Enterprise Awards

Our region's most prestigious celebration of achievement, innovation, and success for leaders in life sciences and technology

Celebrate Our Innovators!

May 18, 2021

5 – 10 p.m.
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Tribute Journal

A digital Tribute Journal is available to all guests of the Enterprise Awards. The Tribute Journal will provide you with more information on each award, finalists, sponsors and tributes.

2020 Dynamic Tribute Journal

2020 Digital Broadcast

In 2020 the Enterprise Awards was broadcast LIVE! to the home, office, or wherever our audience chose to tune in. Our in-studio hosts guided our community through the 27th annual celebration of achievement, innovation, and success in the Greater Philadelphia region. The 2021 Enterprise Awards is planned to take place May 18 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. More information to come.

Celebrate Our Innovators!

AWARD CRITERIA

About the 2021 Enterprise Awards Categories

To View the Enterprise Awards Applications, please click on each award heading below.

Nomination Form »

Title Sponsor: Fairmount Partners

Judging Partner: KPMG LLP

Technology Startup

Sponsors: Troutman Pepper

Criteria:

  • Company must have been in operation at some point in the period between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2020.

Key Considerations:

  • Product or service innovation including market need or assessment.
  • Potential for significant growth.
  • The management team and its ability and record of achieving success.
  • A demonstration of success such as significant milestones, raising capital, and revenue.

Technology Emerging

Sponsors: Fox Rothschild and EisnerAmper

Criteria:

  • Company must have been in operation before January 1, 2017. Revenues must be less than $50 million, except in the most recent fiscal year.

Key Considerations:

  • Product or service innovation, including proprietary technology or other advantage.
  • Company milestones including strategic decisions made by management that led to growth in revenues and/or earnings.
  • Strength of management team including ability to raise capital.
  • Profitability or demonstrated ability to achieve profitability (e.g. strategy to achieve break even, the ability to realize high gross margins, etc.), and decisions that led to corporate collaborations or license deals.

Technology CEO

Sponsor: Cozen O’Connor

Criteria:

  • Individual’s background (CV/Bio required) and the company’s success to date.

Key Considerations:

  • CEO’s management accomplishments and philosophy, including the communication of a vision and goals as achieved by the company.
  • Leadership and impact in industry and/or market.
  • Ability to attract and retain talent.
  • Company milestones including financial accomplishments and a strategy for continued company success.
  • Community and/or industry involvement.
  • Extra consideration is given to leaders who have contributed more broadly to the strengthening and promotion of the tech industry in the region.

Technology Company

Sponsor: Comcast Business

Criteria:

  • Company with more than $50 million in revenues in the most recently completed fiscal year.

Key Considerations:

  • Leadership and product and/or service innovation in an industry or market.
  • Significant company milestones including financial accomplishments.
  • Community and industry involvement.

Digital Innovation

Sponsor: Capgemini

The Digital Innovation Award is presented to a company that is driving digital transformation and innovation.

Criteria:

  • Nominee is a company that has applied new or existing technology in a unique or innovative way to solve a business problem or advance business goals.
  • Nominee must have $1 billion or more in annual gross revenues and employ more than 1,000 employees.
  • This can include an invention or early adoption of next-generation technology either for internal utilization or commercial application.

Investment Deal

Sponsor: Baker Tilly and EPAM

Criteria:

  • Deal must have been fully executed between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
  • Events that qualify for this category include Exit Transaction (e.g. IPO), Capital Raising Transaction (e.g. financing: debt, mezzanine, equity; recap), Buy-side or Sell-side of a Merger & Acquisition Transaction.

Key Considerations:

  • Entries must include a Business and Transaction Narrative/Summary.
  • Provide a brief business description including offerings, first-mover advantages, competitive barriers, and any unique asset(s), IP, technology, etc.
  • Provide a brief history of business from its inception – especially as it relates to results from invested capital (if transaction was a sale).
  • What is your market potential?
  • What is your unique competitive advantage?
  • What is the reason for the Sale or Purchase?
  • How did the sale or purchase impact the broader industry(s) of the buyer and/or seller?
  • What amount was invested from the inception and its uses. How much was invested in unique technology or other assets?

Healthcare & Life Sciences Startup

Sponsor: Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Criteria:

  • Company must have been in operation at some point in the period between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2020.

Key Considerations:

  • Discuss product innovation including market need/assessment and potential for significant growth.
  • Discuss the management team and its ability and record of achieving success.
  • Provide demonstration of success (e.g., significant milestones, raising capital, revenue, etc.).
  • Describe the R&D investment strategy.
  • What did the company do to overcome challenges in financing, development or commercialization?

Healthcare & Life Sciences Emerging

Sponsor: RSM US LLP and SAP

Criteria:

  • Company must have been in operation before January 1, 2017. Must have sales, grants, or licensing fees.

Key Considerations:

  • Describe product, including proprietary applications or other advantage.
  • What animal or OUS (outside of the United States) clinical work has been done to prove the technology?
  • Describe the impact on the clinical problem this technology is trying to solve (e.g. saving a hospital money on a procedure, making a clinician more productive, etc.).
  • Address the strength of the management team including ability to raise capital.
  • Profitability or demonstrated ability to achieve profitability (e.g., strategy to achieve break even, ability to realize high gross margins, etc.) or decisions that led to corporate collaborations or license deals.

Healthcare & Life Sciences CEO

Sponsors: EY and Morgan Lewis

Criteria:

  • Individual’s background (CV/Bio required) and the company’s success to date.

Key Considerations:

  • Describe CEO’s management accomplishments and philosophy, including the communication of a vision and goals as achieved by the company.
  • Leadership and impact in industry and/or market.
  • Ability to attract and retain talented resources.
  • Company milestones including financial accomplishments and a strategy for continued company success.
  • Community/industry involvement.
  • Extra consideration is given to leaders who have contributed more broadly to the strengthening and promotion of the life sciences/healthcare industry in the region.

Healthcare Innovator

Sponsor: Independence Blue Cross

Criteria:

  • The nominee can be a company, researcher, investor, or individual providing an innovative solution that has the potential to make a large and positive impact on cost, quality, and/or access in health care.

Key Considerations:

  • The nominee should have a demonstrated business model for its solution and demonstrate the ability to generate rapid growth.
  • The nominee should be able to demonstrate return on investment or clinical impact of its solution.
  • The nominee can be in any sector (technology, life sciences, investment, health care delivery, etc.), but must be serving the healthcare industry in Greater Philadelphia.
  • The nominee must demonstrate creativity and passion to re-thinking healthcare in the region and to driving exceptional health outcomes or dramatically lowering costs.

Legend Award (Lifetime Achievement)

Sponsor: Cigniti Technologies and Grant Thornton

The Legend Award for Lifetime Achievement is presented to an individual who has forwarded technology and sciences in the region through leadership and exemplary work. The Legend recipient must have a strong connection to the community, a history of personal accomplishments and a track record of success.

EVENT DETAILS

May 18, 2021

Gala Reception – “Dress to Impress”
NEW Dress Code: Business Appropriate Cocktail Style.
Please no denim and leave your formal wear at home!

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

Please use the main entrance on South Broad Street

5 p.m. — Doors Open and Light Refreshments
6 p.m. — Awards Ceremony
7 – 10 p.m. — Reception featuring Open Bar and Cocktail Stations

Most Convenient Parking Locations:

The Kimmel Center garage – limited availability. The entrance to The Kimmel Center parking garage is located just south of the Broad Street entrance to the building and can be accessed only by cars traveling south on Broad Street.

Avenue of the Arts garage is located on 15th Street between Locust and Spruce Streets.

Directions to the Center and Additional Parking options can be found in the link below:
https://www.kimmelcenter.org/plan-your-visit/how-to-find-us/ »

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Registration opens soon for the 28th Annual Enterprise Awards on May 18, 2021 at the Kimmel Center.

Watch The 27th Annual Enterprise Awards

Link to watch the 27th Annual Enterprise Awards.

Tribute Journal

Enterprise Awards Tribute Journal

The Tribute Journal will provide you with more information on each award, finalists, sponsors and tributes. It is an ideal opportunity to recognize our honorees and finalists at the Enterprise Awards by honoring them in the context of a memorable message.


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    A dynamic digital Tribute Journal is available to all guests of the Enterprise Awards.

    Information

    For more information, please contact Dianne Strunk.

    Watch with Us

    Here is the link to watch the 27th Annual Enterprise Awards.

    JUDGES

    2021 Enterprise Awards Judges

    Judging Partner – KPMG LLP

    Presiding Judge – Technology: Andrew Cherry, Partner, KPMG LLP

    Presiding Judges – Life Sciences & Healthcare: Tom Koncsics, Partner, KPMG LLP with Jennifer Strong, Partner, KPMG LLP

    Lead Judge: Charles Robins, Managing Director, Fairmount Partners

    Vice Lead Judge: Rick Riegel, Vice Chairman, Phlexglobal, Inc.

    Technology Judges

    • John Castleman
      CEO
      Mobiquity
    • Vanessa Chan
      Professor of Practice, Innovation and Entrepreneur
      Center for Technology Transfer

      University of Pennsylvania
    • Greg Doran  
      Chief Financial Officer
      Frontline Education
    • Sean Dowling
      Partner
      Osage Partners
    • Shintaro Kaido
      Vice Provost & Chief Innovation Officer, Drexel Applied Innovation
      Drexel University
    • Brian Kim
      Partner
      NewSpring Capital
    • Kalyana Rao Konda
      President, NA East
      Cigniti Technologies
    • Amy Loftus
      General Manager
      Slalom
    • Debbie O’Brien
      SVP, Market Manager, Enterprise Business
      Bank of America
    • Daphne Thomas
      Chief Operating Officer
      iPipeline
    • Nassar Nizami
      Chief Information Officer
      Jefferson University/Einstein
    • April Walker
      Director
      Microsoft Technology Center

    Life Sciences & Healthcare Judges

    • Kevin Brophy
      Life Sciences Industry Principal
      SAP
    • Greg Cathcart 
      Chief Executive Officer 
      Excellis Health Solutions
    • Gerianne DiPiano
      Chief Executive Officer 
      FemmePharma
    • Lawana Dumas
      Director, Oncology Strategic Alliances
      Merck
    • Calvin Knowlton
      Chief Executive Officer
      Tabula Rasa
    • Kamna Giare-Patel
      Sr. Director, Global Continuation Engineering
      DSM BioMedical
    • Audrey Greenberg
      Chief Financial Officer
      The Discovery Labs
    • Matthew Reber
      Partner
      1315 Capital
    • Rick Riegel
      Vice Chairman
      Phlexglobal
    • Zev Sunleaf
      Vice President, Office of Technology Transfer, Commercialization & Innovation
      Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    SPONSORS

    Enterprise Awards Sponsors

    For more information, please contact Dianne Strunk.

    Judging Partner

    Title Sponsor

    Competitive Award Sponsors

    Event Sponsors

    FINALISTS

    2020 Enterprise Awards Finalists

    • Healthcare Innovator
      • Quantitative Radiology Solutions
      • Spirovant Sciences
      • Tridiuum

    Sponsor:  Independence Blue Cross

    • Healthcare CEO
      • JeanMarie Markham, Clinlogix
      • Michael Whitman, Micro Interventional Devices
      • Tony Coletta,Tandigm Health

    Sponsors:  EY and Morgan Lewis

    • Healthcare Emerging
      • Camber Spine Technologies
      • Imalogix
      • Zynerba Pharmaceuticals

    Sponsors:  RSM US LLP and SAP

    • Healthcare Startup
      • Century Therapeutics
      • MOBILion Systems
      • Quil

    Sponsor:  Ben Franklin Technology Partners

    • Technology Company
      • Accolade
      • Elemica
      • InstaMed, a J.P. Morgan Company

    Sponsor:  Comcast Business

    • Technology CEO
      • Ned Moore, Clutch
      • John Castleman, Mobiquity
      • Andy Schwartz, xtraCHEF

    Sponsor:  Cozen O’Connor

    • Technology Emerging
      • Benefits Data Trust
      • Greenphire
      • Perpay

    Sponsors:  Fox Rothschild LLP and EisnerAmper

    • Technology Startup
      • Cesium
      • ForMotiv
      • ZeroEyes

    Sponsor:  Troutman Pepper

    • Investment Deal
      • iPipeline
      • Spark Therapeutics
      • Tmunity Therapeutics

    Sponsor:  Baker Tilly

    Honorees

    2021 Legend Award Honoree

    Sponsored by: Cigniti Technologies and Grant Thornton

    Josh Kopelman

    First Round Capital

    Josh Kopelman

    Josh is Founding Partner of First Round Capital, one of the leading seed-stage venture funds in the country, including 25 investments in local companies. Josh has consistently ranked in the top 20 of Forbes annual “Midas List” of the top 100 tech investors. Before becoming a venture capitalist, Josh founded three companies: In 1992 Josh co-founded Infonautics Corporation – taking it public in 1996. Josh co-founded Half.com in 1999 and led the company through its acquisition by eBay. And in 2003 Josh helped to found TurnTide, an anti-spam company that was acquired by Symantec. Josh is an inventor on over a dozen U.S. Patents for his work in Internet technology. On a local level, Josh also serves as Chairman of the Board for The Philadelphia Inquirer, LLC and is a member of the board of directors of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.

    2020 Digital Innovation Honoree

    Sponsored by: Capgemini

    Penn

    World-renowned for clinical, educational, and research excellence, Penn Medicine is one of the nation’s top academic medical centers. Its Information Services Department develops and manages technology that supports the day-to-day clinical, research, educational, financial, and management operations. Penn Medicine will be recognized for the creation of its Immune Health Report, a software platform integrating information across its health system to enable real-time clinical decision support and research discoveries in cancer immunotherapy.

    VIDEO & MEDIA

    Enterprise Awards Video & Media

    2020 Live Digital Broadcast

    News & Media Hits

    Philadelphia Inquirer

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    Technical.ly Philly

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    Philadelphia Business Journal

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    2019 Video Footage

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    WINNERS

    Enterprise Awards 2020 Winners

     

     

    2020

    WINNER

    CATEGORY

    Cesium

    Technology Startup

    Quil

    Healthcare Startup

    Perpay

    Technology Emerging

    Camber Spine Technologies

    Healthcare Emerging

    Penn Medicine

    Digital Innovation

    Spark Therapeutics

    Investment Deal

    John Castleman, Mobiquity

    Technology CEO

    JeanMarie Markham, Clinlogix

    Healthcare CEO

    InstaMed

    Technology Company

    Tridiuum

    Healthcare Innovator

    NOMINATION FORM

    2021 Enterprise Awards Nomination Form

    The Enterprise Awards, presented by Fairmount Partners and KPMG LLP, recognizes and honors leadership and outstanding achievement in investment and in the technology, health and sciences industries throughout the region. Nominations are now open.

    Nomination Form


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