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Welcome to the 29th Annual Enterprise Awards.

Our region's most prestigious celebration of achievement, innovation, and success for leaders in life sciences and technology will be taking place May 24th, 2022.

Finalists for the Enterprise Awards were announced on the PACT YouTube channel on February 7 at 10:00 AM.

NAVIGATION

CELEBRATE OUR INNOVATORS!

Event Pricing

PACT Member $75
Non-Member $200
Investors FREE for QUALIFIED Investors
Entrepreneur Program $100
Gala Reception $299

Registrations will only be accepted by website, post-mail, or email via cjarvisj@philadelphiapact.com. No registration will be taken over the phone, and full payment must accompany registration.

May 24th: IN-PERSON, 5:00 – 9:30 PM

The 2022 Enterprise Awards will take place at Springfield Country Club on May 24th with a live awards program where all of our Finalists will be featured and Winners announced. The ceremony will be followed by a celebration of our finalists and honorees on the Tavola Patio

  • 5:00PM – Registration opens
  • 5:30PM – Awards program begins
  • 6:30PM – Outdoor networking reception and celebration

Dress code is “smart casual” (no suit, no ties, no fancy dresses).

FINALISTS

Life Sciences & Healthcare Startup

Center for Breakthrough Medicines
NeuExcell Therapeutics
Patina

Sponsor: Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Technology Startup

Formotiv
Malbek
Tendo

Sponsor:  Broadpath and Troutman Pepper

Investment Deal

Boomi
Century Therapeutics
Pinnacle 21

Sponsors: Baker Tilly and Cigniti Technologies

Life Sciences & Healthcare Emerging

Carisma Therapeutics
MOBILion Systems
X-Nav Technologies

Sponsors: RSM and SAP

Technology Emerging

Circonus
DrayNow
Grovara

Sponsors: Bank of America and Fox Rothschild

Life Sciences & Healthcare CEO

Dea Belazi, AscellaHealth
Michael Daley, PhD, OrthogenRX
Martin Lehr, Context Therapeutics

Sponsors: EY and Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Technology CEO

David DeStefano, Vertex
Nader Elm, Exyn Technologies
Bob Moore, Crossbeam

Sponsor: Cozen O’Connor

Healthcare Innovator

Dina
SwanBio Therapeutics
Venatorx Pharmaceuticals

Sponsor: Independence Blue Cross

Technology Company

Clinical Ink
Piano
YPrime

Sponsor: Comcast Business

Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Fairmount

Judging Partner

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Competitive Award Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Enterprise Sponsors

Judges

LEAD JUDGE

Rick Riegel

Chairman

ActiGraph and Deerfield

Technology Judging Panel Oversight

Andrew Cherry

Partner

KPMG

Technology Judges

Joseph Biancaniello

VP, Commercial and Technology Banking
JP Morgan

Jared Blitzstein

Director, Software Engineering
Boomi

Greg Doran

Chief Financial Officer
Frontline Education

Sean Dowling

Partner
Osage Venture Partners

Venkatesh Jayaraman

VP, Software Engineering
Vertex Inc.

Bharat Santhanam

Vice President
NewSpring Capital

Aimee Senour

Vice President, Business Development
Cigniti Technologies

Brian McCabe

Senior Director, Technology Finance
BridgeBank

Dan Klein

Managing Director
Slalom

Nassar Nizami

CIO
Jefferson University/Einstein

Pooja Ojala

Vice President, Strategy
Veeva

Daphne Thomas

Chief Operating Officer
iPipeline

Life Sciences & Healthcare Judging Panel Oversight

Jennifer Strong

Partner

KPMG

 

Tom Koncsics

Partner

KPMG

Life Sciences & Healthcare Judges

Kevin Brophy

Life Sciences Industry Principal
SAP

Greg Cathcart

Chief Executive Officer
Excellis Health Solutions

Victor Caraballo, MD

Vice President Quality Management
Independence Blue Cross

Gerianne DiPiano

Chief Executive Officer
FemmePharma

Lalo Flores, PhD

CEO
Century Therapeutics

Maneesh Goel

SVP, Senior Relationship Manager
Bank of America

Shahram Hejazi, PhD

Managing Director and CEO
BioAdvance

Dr. Calvin Knowlton

Chief Executive Officer
Tabula Rasa

Maria Maccecchini, PhD

CEO
Annovis Bio

Matthew Reber

Partner
1315 Capital

Heather Steinman

VP Business Development and Executive Director of Technology Transfer
The Wistar Institute

Zev Sunleaf

Vice President
Office of Technology Transfer, Commercialization & Innovation
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Award Criteria

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

Nomination Form »

The Deadline for Nominations was Friday, November 19th

Title Sponsor: Fairmount Partners

Judging Partner: KPMG LLP

Technology Emerging

Sponsor: Fox Rothschild LLP and Bank of America

Criteria:

  • Company must have been in operation before January 1, 2018. 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 Startup

Sponsors: Troutman Pepper

Criteria:

  • Company must have been in operation at some point in the period between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2021.

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 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.

Investment Deal

Sponsor: Baker Tilly

Criteria:

  • Deal must have been fully executed between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.
  • 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.

Life Sciences & Healthcare Startup

Sponsor: Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Criteria:

  • Company must have been in operation at some point in the period between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2021.

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?

Life Sciences & Healthcare Emerging

Sponsor: RSM US LLP and SAP

Criteria:

  • Company must have been in operation before January 1, 2018. Must have sales, grants, or licensing fees. The Company should have no more than 3 years of operating results since its founding.

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.

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.

Life Sciences & Healthcare 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

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.