PACT Announces Demo Pit Finalists for Phorum 2019

Eight startups will vie for the Phorum Phorward and People’s Choice Award on April 4

Philadelphia, PA, March 19, 2019 – PACT, the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies, today

announced the eight finalists for the popular Demo Pit at Phorum 2019, its annual enterprise technology

strategy conference.  Since the inaugural event, past winners have gone on to raise more than $50M in capital, with three of the eight successfully completing exits to strategic acquirers.  Slyce was recognized with both the Phorum Phorward award and the People’s Choice award at Phorum 2018.

Phorum 2019: Becoming a Digital Disruptor – Re-Imagining Technology, Experiences and Talent will be held Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the SugarHouse Event Center.  Phorum 2019 draws industry thought leaders and hands-on practitioners to explore the perspectives of both attackers and incumbents across three key themes, emerging technology, hyper-personalized experiences, digital and AI talent, that will define which companies will win the digital disruption game.  To reserve your ticket, please click here


Benefix pairs small businesses with a team of friendly and professional insurance brokers to help navigate the complex world of benefits through a totally digital experience.  Small businesses owners can now shop all their health insurance options, enroll and manage all their policies online. 


Crossbeam is a collaborative data platform that helps companies build more valuable partnerships.  They act as an escrow service for data, allowing companies to find overlapping customers and prospects with their partners, while keeping the rest of their data private and secure.  Crossbeam connects to your existing CRM system and turns your partner ecosystem into a scalable, measurable growth channel. Common use cases include account mapping, lead qualification, attribution tracking, and more. 


Distat Co specializes in training software applications of physical systems including equipment, machine and devices using Augmented Reality technology.  Its product reduces training cost and time, improves job performance (productivity, accuracy and safety), and speeds up knowledge transfer at workplace.  Using user centered AR interface design, the product superimposes 3D model/animation or overlays instructions/guidance in the real-world environment, which makes training and learning more immersive, intuitive and interactive.  Distat provides solutions to address the knowledge gap and training challenges in the workplace. Today, the workforce has changed, with older generation retiring and leaving knowledge and experience gaps, and younger generation switching jobs more frequently and needing more on-the-job training. Therefore, organizations are constantly looking for ways to better transfer knowledge and provide efficient training. 


InCyber is an Israeli company that is changing the way organizations are dealing with insider threats, enabling companies to catch the malicious and non-malicious users hiding in their organization months in advance.  InCyber created the first cyber prediction solution that predicts insider threats by using both internal and external sources of information.  It allows InCyber to tell companies who are the users in its system that have a bright red light above their heads, who are at the highest risk level.  InCyber is the first company that they know of that does prediction of insider threats months in advance.  Its software is a standalone product that is not rule or agent based and has nearly zero false positives.  The software can be installed either on premises or on the cloud.  Its operations have been very successful so far on tens of thousands of employees and users’ screenings.  Oh, and the cost of the software is much less expensive than other software in the market.


Marketers are drowning in data.  With so much information to process, they’ve become both overwhelmed by decisions and overcome by indecision.  The result is too much time wasted deciphering analytics, with no ROI to show for it.  MAXG is the world’s first B2B marketing and sales insight and recommendation engine.  MAXG (Marketing Advisor for eXponential Growth) turns your data into direction.  More than just another analytics dashboard, MAXG uses AI to deliver prioritized recommendations eliminating the guesswork from marketing and driving better and faster results.  Now marketing and sales leaders can skip the dashboards and go right to the action plan.


Open Health Network is using blockchain and smart contracts to enable consumers to control and monetize their health information.  Powered by artificial intelligence and big data analytics, the company’s platform enables rapid development of mobile health applications and chatbots for patients, healthcare providers, payers and medical researchers.


SmarTECHS unlocks the full potential of frontline teams through a practical, secure and scalable industrial augmented reality solution.  Empower your field technicians to work safer, faster, smarter.    SmarTECHS is built on an IoT platform and is paired with industrial smart glasses to provide hands-free context relevant information.  SmarTECHS’ empower technicians with only the relevant information they need, ensuring the work is done precisely, without any guess-work.  Should technicians need support in the field, the Remote Expert solution brings a remote expert on site instantly with video call, screen and document sharing.  Typical clients see productivity increase by 20%, first time fix rate improvement up to 80%, drastic reduction in errors and guaranteed compliance and traceability.


Yellowdig is a gamified social learning platform that naturally engages users, builds connections, and organically disseminates information through your entire organization or network.

About Phorum

Phorum is an annual technology strategy conference that gathers the nation’s leading minds and most innovative solutions around a single, 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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