PACT Announces Call for Phorum Demo World Applications

Annual enterprise technology conference looking for early-stage companies, with a product in early commercialization

Philadelphia, February 23, 2022 – Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) is now accepting applications for Phorum Demo World to be held during Phorum 2022Phorum 2022: Beyond Automation will be held in-person on April 27, 2022 at Penn State Great Valley with featured speakers from top companies including Google, UIPath, Salesforce and SAP.

Phorum Demo World was created to allow startups to connect with C-level enterprise decision makers attending Phorum. In addition to showcasing their technology, each participant will present their company to a panel of judges and the Phorum audience. Phorum 2022 is looking for early-stage companies that are providing cutting-edge innovation that goes Beyond Automation. The deadline to submit an application is March 11, 2022 and finalists will be announced the week of March 14.

Since the inaugural event, past winners have gone on to raise nearly $350M in capital, and one third of the honorees have successfully completed exits to strategic acquirers. Past participants include dbt Labs, CrossBeam and RedOwl. At Phorum 2021, SWEFT took home the Phorum Forward award for Best in Show.

“Phorum Demo World provides an excellent platform for early-stage companies to showcase their technologies to C-level executives and other business decision makers,” said Dean Miller, President and CEO of PACT. “Phorum Demo World consistently ranks as one of the most popular components of Phorum for attendees. With so much focus in and around the region being devoted to automation, we are eager to see the level of competition brought forth from this year’s participants.”

In 2022, every profession and institution face pandemic endgame demands to “get on with it” and not merely “get by.” Technical breakthroughs can enable much, but only thoughtful communities can frame and focus the choices to be made – in a world where global flows of data and goods must learn the pandemic’s lessons of need for resilience, while satisfying accelerated customer demands for convenience and societal demands for sustainability and equity.

Meeting this challenge requires concerted effort from practitioners in academia, entrepreneurship, and enterprise adoption – and this is the distinctive mission of the annual PACT Phorum conference in Philadelphia, beginning this year its second decade of hosting conversations you won’t find anywhere else.

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About Phorum  

Phorum is an annual technology strategy conference that gathers the Nation’s leading minds and most innovative solutions around a trending topic. Hosted in Philadelphia, this intensive, one-day event includes insights from the Nation’s most authoritative experts; up-close interaction with relevant technological solutions and learnings from business leaders with first-hand experience capitalizing on what is new. For more on Phorum or to purchase tickets for Phorum 2019, visit the Phorum website:

About Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)  

PACT’s vision is to be the go-to resource for fast growing companies, and a driver of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Philadelphia region. PACT provides its members with valuable content and connections to capital, coaching, and customers that will accelerate their growth and success, and to collaborate with other organizations to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.


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