27th Annual Enterprise Awards

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

Celebrate Our Innovators!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
5 -10 p.m.

Tribute Journal

PACT will present a commemorative Tribute Journal to all guests of the Enterprise Awards. The Tribute Journal is an ideal opportunity to recognize our honorees and finalists at the Enterprise Awards by honoring them in the context of a memorable message.

2019 Tribute Journal (PDF)

Registration

Join the region’s elite business community for a night of honors, celebration, and networking. Tickets are available for the 27th annual Enterprise Awards on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at The Kimmel Center.

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Nominations

The Annual Enterprise Awards will present 10 competitive awards. Nominations are now closed. Nomination Form »

Celebrate Our Innovators!

ABOUT

About the 2020 Enterprise Awards Categories

Nomination Form »

Title Sponsor: Fairmount Partners

Judging Partner: KPMG LLP

Technology Startup

Sponsors: Broadpath and Pepper Hamilton LLP

Criteria:

  • Company must have operating results of three years or less.

Key Considerations: Product or service innovation including market need or assessment and potential for significant growth; the management team and its ability and record of achieving success; and a demonstration of success such as significant milestones, raising capital, and revenue.

Technology Emerging

Sponsors: EisnerAmper and Fox Rothschild LLP

Criteria:

  • Company must have at least four years of operating results.
  • 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; and profitability or demonstrated ability to achieve profitability such as strategy to achieve break even and the ability to realize high gross margins.

Technology CEO

Sponsor: Cozen O’Connor

Criteria:

  • Individual’s background and his/her 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; and community/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; and 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

Criteria:

  • Deal must have been fully executed between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.
  • 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: Brief history/background to deal, Financial breakdown/deal mechanics, Reason for submitting. Discuss value to sponsor’s shareholders and/or commercial strategy, innovation and contribution to market development.

Healthcare Startup

Sponsor: Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Criteria:

  • Company must have operating results of three years or less.

Key Considerations: Discuss product innovation including market need/assessment and potential for significant growth; discuss 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 Emerging

Sponsor: RSM US LLP and SAP

Criteria:

  • Company must have more than 3 years of operating results.
  • Must have sales, grants, or licensing fees.

Key Considerations: Describe product, including proprietary applications or other advantage. What animal or OUS 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 strength of management team including ability to raise capital, and profitability or demonstrated ability to achieve profitability (e.g., strategy to achieve break even, ability to realize high gross margins) or decisions that led to corporate collaborations or license deals.

Healthcare CEO

Sponsors: EY and Morgan Lewis

Criteria:

  • Individual’s background and his/her 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; and community/industry involvement. Extra consideration is given to leaders who have contributed more broadly to the strengthening and promotion of the life sciences 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 health care in the region and to driving exceptional health outcomes or dramatically lowering costs.

Legend Award (Lifetime Achievement)

Sponsor: To Be Announced

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.

NOMINATION

New 2020 Enterprise Awards Nomination Form

The Enterprise Awards, sponsored by Fairmount Partners in partnership with 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 closed.

Submit Nominations

EVENT DETAILS

May 12, 2020

Gala Reception – “Dress to Impress”
NEW Dress Code for 2020: 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/ »

Reserve Tickets Now

Reserve tickets for the 27th Annual Enterprise Awards on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at the Kimmel Center.

Tribute Journal

Enterprise Awards Tribute Journal

Reserve Your Tribute Journal Message

PACT will present a commemorative Tribute Journal to all guests of the Enterprise Awards. The Tribute Journal is an ideal opportunity to recognize our honorees and finalists at the Enterprise Awards by honoring them in the context of a memorable message.


Choose a full-page message featured in the Tribute Journal - $1,600Choose a half-page message featured in the Tribute Journal - $1,200

View the 2019 Tribute Journal »

Information

For more information, please contact Dianne Strunk.

Reserve Tickets Soon

Join the region’s elite business community for a night of honors, celebration, and networking. Reserve tickets for the 27th Annual Enterprise Awards Gala on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at The Kimmel Center.

JUDGES

2020 Enterprise Awards Judges

Judging Partner – KPMG LLP

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

Presiding Judge – Healthcare: Jennifer Strong, Partner, KPMG LLP

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

Technology Judges

  • Amy Loftus
    General Manager
    Slalom
  • April Walker 
    Director
    Microsoft Technology Center – Philadelphia 
  • Ben Thrift
    Director of Engineering 
    Boomi, a Dell Technologies Business 
  • Brian Kim
    Partner
    NewSpring Capital
  • Brian Knotts 
    Senior Vice President, Applied Research
    Ellucian
  • John Viglione
    Executive Vice President
    Vertex
  • Larry Berran
    CEO
    iPipeline
  • Matt Klinger
    Senior Vice President, Market Manager
    BridgeBank
  • Nassar Nizami
    Chief Information Officer
    Jefferson University/Einstein
  • Sean Dowling 
    Principal
    Osage Partners
  • William Marvin
    Chief Executive Officer
    InstaMed

Healthcare Judges

  • Calvin Knowlton
    Chief Executive Officer
    Tabula Rasa
  • Gerianne DiPiano
    Chief Executive Officer
    FemmePharma
  • Greg Cathcart
    Chief Executive Officer
    Excellis Health Solutions, LLC
  • John Younger, MD
    Vice President, Science & Technology
    University City Science Center 
  • Kamna Giare-Patel
    Senior Director, Global Continuation Engineering – Innovation Department
    DSM Biomedical 
  • Katherine High
    President
    Spark Therapeutics
  • Kevin Brophy
    Life Sciences Industry Principal
    SAP
  • Michelle Histand
    Director, Corporate Development and Innovation
    Independence Blue Cross
  • Scott Perricelli
    Partner, Healthcare Investments
    LLR
  • Vanessa Chan 
    Professor of Practice, Innovation and Entrepreneur
    Center for Technology Transfer
    University of Pennsylvania 
  • Zev Sunleaf
    Vice President, Office of Technology Transfer, Commercialization & Innovation
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

VIDEO & MEDIA

Enterprise Awards Video & Media

News

Philadelphia Inquirer

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Philadelphia Business Journal

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2019 Video Footage

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WINNERS

Enterprise Awards 2019 Winners

 

 

2019

WINNER

CATEGORY

DrayNow

Technology Startup

Tmunity Therapeutics

Healthcare Startup

AppBus

Technology Emerging

Allevi

Healthcare Emerging

SEI

Digital Innovation

Capgemini

Investment Deal

Chris McNabb, Dell Boomi

Technology CEO

Joseph Capper, BioTelemetry

Healthcare CEO

Frontline Education

Technology Company

Micro Interventional Devices

Healthcare Innovator

Howard Ross, LLR Partners

Legend Award Honoree

SPONSORS

2020 Enterprise Awards Sponsors

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

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

Sponsors:  Broadpath and Pepper Hamilton LLP

  • Investment Deal
    • iPipeline
    • Spark Therapeutics
    • Tmunity Therapeutics

Sponsors:  Baker Tilly

Honorees

2020 Legend Award Honoree

Sponsored by: Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC

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.


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