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

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

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

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

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.

MAXG

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

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, LLC

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

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: https://philadelphiapact.com/phorum-philly/.

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. www.philadelphiapact.com.

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ABOUT PHORUM DEMO PIT

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Past Phorum Phoward Winner – RedOwl

PHORUM 2019 DEMO PIT – TO BE ANNOUNCED 

The 2019 Phorum Demo Pit features the region’s hottest early-stage companies that are providing cutting-edge innovation that enables Digital Disruption. The Demo Pit was created to allow startups to connect with C-level enterprise decision makers attending the Phorum conference. In addition to showcasing their technology in the Demo Pit, each Demo Pit participant will present their company on the Demo Pit stage to a panel of judges and the Phorum audience. One will be named “Best in Show” and will receive the 8th annual Phorum Phorward Award. Since our inaugural event, past Phorum Phorward Award winners have gone on to raise more than $50M in capital, with three of the seven successfully completing exits to strategic acquirers.

2019 Participants

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.

https://get.benefix.us/small-business-benefits/

Crossbeam is a collaborative data platform that helps companies build more valuable partnerships. We 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. X 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. X The company is co-founded by serial entrepreneurs Bob Moore (RJMetrics, Stitch) and Buck Ryan after years of experiencing the need for Crossbeam firsthand.

www.getcrossbeam.com

Distat Co specializes in training software applications of physical systems including equipment, machine and devices using Augmented Reality technology. Our product reduces training cost and time, improve job performance (productivity, accuracy and safety), and speeds up knowledge transfer at workplace. Using user centered AR interface design, our product superimposes 3D model/animation or overlays instructions/guidance in the real world environment, which makes training and learning more immersive, intuitive and interactive. X Distat provides solutions to address the knowledge gap and training challenges at 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.

www.distat.co

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. X At InCyber we created the first cyber prediction solution that predicts insider threats by using both internal and external sources of information. It allows us 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. We are the first company that we know of that does prediction of insider threats months in advance. Our software is a standalone product that is not rule or agent based, and we have nearly zero false positives. The software can be installed either on premises or on the cloud. Our operations have been very successful so far on tens of thousands of employees and users screenings. Oh, and the cost of our software is much less expensive than other software in the market.

www.incybersec.com

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! #skipthedashboard.

www.maxg.ai

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.

www.openhealth.cc

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. X SmarTECHS is built on an IoT platform and is paired with industrial smart glasses to provide hands-free context relevant information. We 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, our Remote Expert solution brings a remote expert on site instantly with video call, screen,and document sharing. X Typical clients see productivity increase by 20%, first time fix rate improvement up to 80%, drastic reduction in errors, and guaranteed compliance and traceability.

www.smartechs.io

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

www.yellowdig.com

2018 Participants

Aerial Applications is a web application designed for infrastructure companies that makes storing, viewing, and sharing drone-based data easy and intuitive. It functions as a system of record for inspections and physical asset information, and empowers users to interact with their assets in an annotatable, accurately measurable 3D environment. It supports a wide range of file inputs and outputs, and can securely store critical operational information for entire asset portfolios – from full networks of energy/communications transmission lines, to tens of thousands of cell towers. Aerial’s interactive mapping environment makes finding information about your assets faster and easier than ever before.

aerialapplications.com

Apprentice.io provides industrial augmented reality solutions designed for operation in complex lab and manufacturing environments that deliver a positive ROI and satisfies industry demand while meeting regulatory compliance standards. The GMP/GLP compliant platform utilizes the latest in augmented reality and artificial intelligence to enhance human ability and create a synergistic relationship between humans and technology that empower engineers and scientists. Users gain with hands-free access to remote troubleshooting tools, process and workflow aids and intelligent data capture through smart glasses, ushering in usher in a new age of industry efficiency, safety, audit readiness and mobility that allows organizations to better connect and compete globally. Apprentice.io has global product deployments in pharma, biotech, cosmetic, consumer goods and chemical facilities across the U.S., Asia, Europe and South America.

apprentice.io/

Buildings have become increasingly intelligent, yet the fastest growing source of energy usage —devices distributed throughout buildings — remain disconnected from any centralized point of control. Energy solutions companies lack the tools to provide their customers a way to manage, or even understand this massive energy expenditure.
Bert® provides the end-to-end solution: innovative technology that empowers organizations to have seamless control over the ‘everything else’ in buildings. Using patented technologies and a facility’s existing Wi-Fi network, Bert® remotely measures, controls and schedules plug load energy use at both the device and circuit level.
A trusted service partner, Bert® takes complete responsibility for each aspect of energy management, from survey to completion. Energy solution companies can be confident their guarantees of efficiency and building intelligence will be realized, and their customers will experience the full potential of Bert’s technology, every single time.

bertbrain.com

Boost Linguistics offers an editing tool designed to help writers create marketing content (articles, blogs, social media posts, etc.) that inspires audience engagement every time. Our text editor does this by using natural language processing to analyze your text for the five basic emotions. Once the analysis is complete the writer selects a target emotion for their content (joy, sadness, etc.). With the target emotion selected, the editor will recommend changes to your wording to help elicit the target emotion in your audience. Understanding and eliciting the correct emotion in your audience has improved conversion/engagement rates across several industries.

boost-ling.com

Dash has drastically lowered the compliance burden in healthcare. Dash Compliance Automation Suite transforms the manual and time intensive HIPAA compliance process. As the industry’s first solution to connect administrative controls to technical safeguards in the AWS cloud, Dash empowers healthcare vendors to commercialize faster and market their solutions to health systems. In turn, those very health systems leverage dash to ensure data security and minimize 3rd party risk. A recurring software revenue model ensures high margins, and our leadership team has the hands on expertise to solve the problems in compliance at both the engineering and business levels.

Dashsdk.com

HeavyWater built a transactional AI platform (AIVA), to automate manual processes in the financial industry. AIVA’s first application is in the mortgage industry: automating loan production from mortgage intake to processing to servicing. Compared to competitive robotic process automation (RPA) tools, AIVA is 2x+ more accurate and an investment in a platform for automating future, higher value job functions (i.e., beyond repetitive and redundant tasks). Today, AIVA is in production, automating processes for 1M+ loans across: (a) mortgage intake (top 3 credit bureau), (b) mortgage processing (several leading originators) and (c) mortgage servicing ($20B insurance broker/advisor). In the future, HeavyWater aims to leverage the data we are processing to train AIVA to automate across the mortgage production value chain, including high-level cognitive functions that today ‘require’ human judgment – ultimately creating a “black box” that can run an entire back-end mortgage process with little-to-no manual intervention.

Heavywater.com

HiveIO’s Software Defined Data Center solution provides the value and simplicity of the Public Cloud to private data center clients and MSPs at half the cost and twice the performance. HiveIO’s unique zero-layer architecture natively includes built-in security and eliminates the need for proprietary hardware, which allows customers the ability to leverage commodity computing. Our unique Message Bus Architecture is Artificial Intelligence ready. Hive Fabric™ architecture is used by customers across multiple verticals with diverse workload types including VDI, VSI, Grid compute and Hadoop environments. Hive Fabric™ replaces expensive hardware, complex licensing and vendor bloat with streamlined and disruptive Swarm-based nodes that predictively scale and auto heal. The value of Hive FabricΓäó is that organizations of all sizes can implement a holistic, easy to use an end-to-end stack that provides computing at a significantly reduced cost.

Hiveio.com

indico is an enterprise AI solution for unstructured content. Our focus is on helping to automate tedious back-office tasks, improving the efficiency of labor-intensive document-based workflows, and extracting valuable insights from unstructured content, including text and images. Our breakthrough in solving these challenges is an approach known as transfer learning, which allows us to train machine learning models with orders of magnitude less data than required by traditional content analysis techniques. With indico, enterprises are now able to benefit from the dramatic advantages of machine learning at a fraction of the time.

indico.io

Slyce is the market-leader in image recognition for retail, powering visual product search for retailers such as Macy’s, Home Depot, Best Buy, JCPenney, Neiman Marcus, and Tommy Hilfiger. SlyceΓÇÖs service can identify virtually any product from an image, and enable customers to snap a photo to buy something, add it to a wish list, find it in store, or create another retail moment.

Slyce.it

At Translator, we believe that getting Diversity & Inclusion right can enable a better workplace and prevent potential damage. We created the first and only 360 platform for enterprise Diversity & Inclusion, providing companies and their employees with the best technology right at their fingertips. Through chat support, interactive learning tools, and virtual reality, employees can more easily navigate challenges at work and embrace differences. By offering a unique combination of the best technology and the right people, Translator lets companies build a better culture, and ultimately, improve their bottom line. Founded in 2016, Translator is on a mission to spread empathy and equality through #EqualityTech.

translator.company

Vognition provides patented technology and software tools delivered through a SaaS operating environment with voice user interface middleware to manufacturers seeking to capitalize on the exploding voice driven IOT market (home and industrial).

Vognition.com

2017 Participants

51maps allows organizations to easily enable their entire application portfolio to run on consumer devices. Our architecture provides access in a manner that is more secure than locked down PC’s behind the firewall. This delivers a seamless, native feeling, role based experiences on any device.

Our application bus technology securely integrates any application (legacy, custom, cloud, or native) without changing source code. This allows employees to pass information between disparate applications.

Our audit capability allows organizations to gain visibility, down to individual key strokes, around all user activity. This can be used for fraud investigation, productivity improvement, training, time & motion studies, and much more. This functionality makes 51maps the first source of organizational Big Data on processes, activities, and outcomes across the enterprise.

51maps.com

DivvyCloud software enables organizations to achieve their cloud computing goals by simplifying and automating security, compliance and cost optimization of public and private cloud infrastructure. Using DivvyCloud, customers can leverage programmatic Bots to identify and remediate common cloud problems in real time. DivvyCloud was founded by seasoned technologists who understand first hand what is necessary to succeed in today’s fast-changing, multi-cloud world.

divvycloud.com/

Fishtown Analytics is building a modern workflow for data analysts. Its product, dbt (data build tool), helps analysts write modular, high-quality analytic code by borrowing elements of the software development workflow. dbt is open-source, and used in production today by analytics teams at Casper, Seatgeek, Credible, and dozens of other companies.

Fishtownanalytics.com

Journey Sales makes it easier for your customers to buy with Smart Rooms, an Account-Based Selling solution built on Salesforce®. Smart Rooms are private customer experiences built for each account and opportunity, where buying and selling teams can engage, collaborate, and build consensus. With Smart Rooms, enterprises create personalized buying experiences for their strategic accounts at scale and build deeper relationships for improved cross-sell and upsell opportunities. In addition, track the digital body language of your customers to understand who is most engaged and what they are engaging with. Executives receive deep insight into accounts to predictably close more valuable deals.

journeysales.com/

Focusing on rare disease, cancer and patient reported outcomes, Pulse Infoframe, a data insights and precision knowledge company, delivers real-time analytics and visualization to advance knowledge, improve outcomes, generate real-world evidence and accelerate time-to-value. Pulse Infoframe uses their software to capture and aggregate data from multiple sources, making it available to relevant stakeholders and offering numerous benefits including dramatically improved efficiency, productivity and collaboration, which are required for value-based care. Pulse is a 21st Century asset for healthcare.

pulseinfoframe.com

RiskLens is the leading provider of cyber risk quantification software. RiskLens empowers large enterprises and government organizations to manage cyber risk from the business perspective by quantifying it in dollars and cents. Our customers leverage RiskLens to understand their cyber risk exposure in financial terms, prioritize their risk mitigations, measure the ROI of their security investments, and optimize their cyber insurance coverage. RiskLens is the only cyber risk quantification software purpose-built on FAIR, the only standard quantitative model for cyber security and operational risk.

risklens.com

TimelinePI is a SAAS-based analytics and visualization platform that provides a new approach to understanding operational data in the context of its related business processes. Using its patent-pending Timeline Analysis approach to analyzing event data, TimelinePI accepts event data from any number of systems and automatically reconstructs the underlying business process logic behind the data. A variety of pre-built analyses to quantify process performance, identify process execution issues and perform root cause analysis are available to users. The TimelinePI platform also supports operational monitoring through its continuous assessment of new event data to determine if any adverse conditions occur and can immediately notify business operations personnel so they can take action.

timelinepi.com

Your organization will only ‘touch’ your customers in three or four situations – retail, website, service delivery and your contact center. And when your customers call, send emails or start chat sessions, they are usually telling you what’s wrong with your products, policies, pricing and competitors. Are you listening?

TopBox’s cloud-based application analyzes your customer interactions by automatically transcribing, interrogating and categorizing them to reveal the root cause of customer experience, product, sales, marketing and operational problems.

With a subscription pricing model, easy installation, unlimited user licenses, and an intuitive user interface, TopBox is unlike anything on the market. Founded by customer experience industry veterans, TopBox was created to fill the void of customer contact analytic solutions that yield truly actionable insights and a clear ROI.

topbox.io

VitalTrax is transforming how clinical trials are run by putting patients and investigators at the center. VitalTrax delivers a complete patient engagement and data collection solution for clinical trials comprising of a cloud based enterprise platform and a mobile application for patients. For clinical study teams, VitalTrax delivers an enterprise platform to design and run trials efficiently. For sites, VitalTrax makes it easier to recruit and communicate with patients during the trial. VitalTrax mobile app solution, Wing, is a world-class patient engagement tool that provides a way for patients to search for trials, apply to become a volunteer and participate in the trial.

vitaltrax.net

Widget Brain is passionate about creating smart solutions that have a real impact on daily life: algorithms that lower CO2, improve recycling rates, deliver faster, prevent critical failures and decide autonomously.

We are ambitious in achieving our vision of the future. In that future, we see a connected universe of things, capable of outperforming everything else in the analogue world in terms of superior service, lowest costs, and compatibility with other smart devices. We cover the full digital ecosystem, including smarter cities, smarter factories, and smarter supply chains.

Our customers use Widget Brain software to monitor their water pumps to detect leaks, forecast fill rates in waste containers to optimize service routes, and collect usage data to monitor equipment and predict maintenance moments.

widgetbrain.com

Wylei is a next generation AI Machine Learning company and is the pioneer of Predictive Content, which is digital content that automatically assembles itself in real-time for each impression with deep and precise predictive intelligence. Wylei leverages its AI engine by ingesting 1st, 3rd, and real time contextual data to determine the best combination of content to serve to a consumer. Wylei can optimize content in real-time for any channel, enabling 1:1 personalization at scale across any channel including email, web, mobile and video. Our predictive cloud does the heavy lifting and automatically defines dynamic micro segments, testing and predicting to achieve the highest ROI.

wylei.com

2016 Participants

AlphaPoint

AlphaPoint is a financial technology company that powers digital asset exchanges and provides institutions blockchain-enabled solutions to store, track, and trade digital assets. Its secure, scalable, and customizable platform enables customers to deploy blockchain technology to innovate, differentiate, and transform their businesses. AlphaPoint powers over 20 digital asset exchanges on 5 continents, and is led by a seasoned team with 50+ years in financial technology. AlphaPoint has offices in New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

www.alphapoint.com

Boxter

Funnl, a SaaS product created by Boxter, answers questions about the top of your sales funnel. It’s an intelligent analytics solution for online businesses. Funnl enables fast ROI measurement and optimization for growth channels like Facebook ads or content marketing. The innovative semantic user interface allows you to quickly get detailed answers from websites and online marketing efforts without needing any technical training. The software brings powerful enterprise grade functionality to small and medium-sized businesses. Requiring less than an hour in training and setup time to get started.

www.boxter.co

Cloudamize

Cloudamize is an analytics software company that helps companies get the most out of their investments in cloud computing. Our SaaS-based analytics platform helps our customers and partners make confident, data-driven decisions at each stage of the cloud journey – from assessing options, to planning migrations, to managing cloud deployments for maximum value. With Cloudamize, companies have experienced significant monthly savings on their cloud deployments, while simultaneously increasing performance.

www.cloudamize.com

DryDock

Mobilizing digital content is the easy part but getting your sales teams to adopt mobile in their sales process is challenging. The DryDock mobile platform helps engage field sales, making their sales process more productive and efficient.

DryDock is a mobile app and content management system rolled into a single product. Instead of forcing reps to search for content in online repositories or web portals, sales teams quickly access your curated content in a secure mobile app. Plus, DryDock does not charge by seat license because everyone who can increase revenue should benefit from high impact sales information.

www.drydockinc.com

MLeads

MLeads is a comprehensive SaaS mobile platform for leads and event management process automation. MLeads allows event organizers, exhibitors, business owners, and sales and marketing professionals to manage leads and organize events from any devices anywhere, increasing productivity, efficiency and opportunities. The platform allows users to capture and collect leads, research leads, perform follow-up, and measure and manage ROI across sales and marketing teams. The platform is feature-rich, affordable, and easy to use compared to other solutions.

www.myleadssite.com

OpsDataStore

OpsDataStore is the Real-Time Data Fabric for IT Operations. We collect data from your strategic platforms (VMware) and tools (AppDynamics, Dynatrace, ExtraHop) and combine these disparate streams of data into real-time topologies. You can prevent problems that affect online service quality, solve the remaining problems more quickly, and achieve dramatic increases in capacity utilization.

We also make the combined data available to any BI or query tool, which turns the analysis and consumption of IT data into a self-service problem through tools like Tableau and Qlik. Gartner recently recommended the IT Operations become “data driven” and we are the only open and real-time platform that allows modern enterprises to achieve this. In summary we protect your online revenue and save you time and money in the operation of your environment.

www.Opsdatastore.com

PeopleLinx

PeopleLinx drives results throughout your sales funnel to create, nurture, and win deals. Founded by early LinkedIn employees, we activate social selling for B2B sales teams through individualized guidance. Reps are guided to create presence, networks and engagement with buyers. The result? Quality leads, faster sales cycles, and a higher close rate, all measureable through your CRM. Customers include Fortune 500 leaders in high-tech, finance, manufacturing and professional services.

www.Peoplelinx.com

Pneuron

Pneuron enables organizations to rapidly solve business problems challenged by highly disparate and distributed sources of value. By deploying a non-invasive “fabric” to build, deploy, and execute intelligent workflows, Pneuron’s platform sidesteps traditional and costly prerequisites and delivers solutions in less than half the time and cost of multi-product approaches.

www.pneuron.com

RedOwl

RedOwl provides information security teams a single platform to proactively monitor insider risk across the enterprise. The RedOwl platform analyzes all observable interactions between employees, contractors, devices, and applications within your organization. Only RedOwl analyzes structured and unstructured data to provide immediate and unparalleled visibility into human risk to combat intellectual property loss, detect compromised accounts, monitor privileged users and enhance forensics.

www. Redowl.com

2015 Participants

Boxly

Boxly is a touch-based dynamic document platform which allows business users to visually relate and interpret information. The dynamic document creates an app-like experience where one can share information using mobile devices without the need to write code. Boxly transforms disparate, static data into a meaningful, interactive experience.

www.boxly.com

Collected

Collected instantly finds related content from your business’ documents and presentations as you work in apps like Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, helping you and your team rediscover and get more value from your content than ever before.

www.collected.io

Livegenic

Livegenic helps organizations enhance customer service support capabilities by reducing costs, improving customer satisfaction, and mitigating business related risks. They achieve this by enabling businesses to see what the customer sees during the very first customer contact over the phone. Using real-time video streaming, they provide an ability to triage incoming issues during the first customer contact, capturing remote information, resolving user issues, and improving customer experience.

www.livegenic.com

MongoSluice

MongoSluice takes the time-consuming and expensive slog out of working with big data. It figures out what an unstructured or NoSQL database would look like if it were SQL – and then actually turns it into (and streams it to) SQL or any other RDBMs datastore. This new patent-pending technology exponentially expedites the time it takes to bring big data into business intelligence systems, providing clients with near real-time insight.

www.mongosluice.com

Nfoshare

Nfoshare is the easiest way to increase employee engagement. Each week, the tool checks in with employees using 10 second anonymous email surveys to gauge real-time employee morale & collect feedback. At the end of the month/quarter, simple, personalized research-based suggestions are sent to managers/HR to hit their goals & increase company morale.

www.nfoshare.com

SETVI

The SETVI™ Platform is a SaaS sales enablement solution for field sales forces. Our mission is to create a more efficient sales process, which enables organizations to close more deals and increase sales revenue. Version 1.0 of the product contains an intuitive content management system; a robust, but user-friendly presentation tool; and a powerful tracking system that delivers insightful analytics.

www.setvi.com

Shibumi

Shibumi is a cloud-based application that provides a secure, central location to manage initiatives and deliver better results. Whether driving new sales opportunities, executing cost optimization or managing a change portfolio, Shibumi helps teams collaborate, communicate goals and develop actionable plans so they can spend less time reporting and more time focusing on execution.

www.shibumi.com

Tesorio

Tesorio enables companies to self-finance their daily operations, streamlining early payments on invoices so suppliers get paid early and buyers optimize returns on cash. By forgoing a small percentage on their invoice, a supplier can get paid weeks earlier than typical 30 – 90 day terms. Tesorio’s algorithm calculates this percentage to be win-win: fair for the supplier to forgo and valuable for the buyer to earn given their respective costs of capital.

www.tesorio.com

2014 Participants

Rescufy (AppItUP Winner)

Rescufy was created by David and Rachel Edwards who were inspired by their son, Sammy, to simplify the standard anaphylaxis action plan. Sammy has a life threatening tree nut allergy, and they developed Rescufy so they would have a simple, fast, and reliable tool to streamline getting help in the event of anaphylaxis.

With the touch of a button, Rescufy will send critical information including geo-location, medical condition, medical history, medications, and contact information to first responders and emergency contacts. It will also auto dial 911 with a voice recording of the same information should the user be impaired by his/her condition. Rescufy simplifies the process of notifying first responders and emergency contacts, compresses time, creates redundancy, offers peace of mind, and simplifies the action plan which in turn will saves lives!

www.rescufy.com

AppItUP is a new mobile application idea challenge designed to gather the best app ideas from the Penn community and connect them with the funding and technical expertise necessary to make them a reality. AppItUP is a brain child of the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Technology Transfer and UPstart program.

www.appitupchallenge.com

BuyerMLS

BuyerMLS™ is the real estate industry’s first and only real-time buyer marketplace. As an enterprise platform, we help brokerages and their agents increase productivity by transforming their anonymous buyer data into an asset, leading to more transactions and new listing opportunities.

www.BuyerMLS.com

Canvas

Canvas is a cloud-based software service that allows businesses to replace expensive and inefficient paper forms with powerful apps on their smartphones and tablets. Canvas enables users to collect information using mobile devices, share that information and easily integrate with existing backend systems. Canvas also offers the first business-only application store of its kind, with 13,000+ pre-built, fully customizable apps that work on all mobile platforms and serve 30+ vertical markets.

www.gocanvas.com

CLUTCH

As the premier platform for, “Consumer Lifecycle Success” (CLS), Clutch is the first and only system that helps Brands create, unify, manage, and measure success across increasingly complex marketing efforts and technology ecosystems. The goal of every retailer is optimizing the lifetime value of consumers at each stage of the lifecycle. We provide a comprehensive set of modular solutions to drive loyalty, increase consumer spend and reward brand advocacy by unifying the currently fragmented consumer experiences, wherever your customers are – in-store, online, and through mobile and social channels. We feed the customer experience, the experience feeds the brand loyalty, and the loyalty feeds the revenue.

www.clutch.com

Grassroots Unwired

The Grassroots Unwired platform is a mobile sales enablement platform for anyone conducting customer acquisition and engagement in the field and used in conjunction with their existing CRM.

The integrated SaaS platform combines a mapping system, mobile application and web portal that run in conjunction with a GPS-enabled mobile device for tracking, reporting and analytics – all in real-time.

www.grassrootsunwired.com

RJMetrics

RJMetrics helps online businesses make smarter decisions with their data. We provide the kinds of deep insights that were formerly only accessible by large companies willing to invest in full-time data scientists. With RJMetrics, any company can become truly data-driven.

www.rjmetrics.com

SocialLadder

Brands recognize traditional marketing tactics are becoming less and less effective with the Millennial consumer. SocialLadder is mobile technology, white-labeled for brands, giving them the ability to speak the language Millennials respond to – true Product Discovery rather than marketing hype.
SocialLadder is deployed by brands as either a new mobile app or embedded into their existing mobile platform. Consumers discover the brand in a gamified environment. Rewards and experiences are unlocked through a score composed of two primary components:

Influence – calculated from the size of a user’s social voice/reach
Engagement – calculated via content creating challenges
Brands build a community of influencers virally, while driving valuable word of mouth impressions and retaining ownership of the media, data and conversations generated.

www.SocialLadderApp.com

tapCLIQ

tapCLIQ offers the industry’s first responsive marketing solution that meaningfully engages mobile users at moments when they are most receptive.
Our holistic approach harnesses the value lost in disparate marketing tactics. The platform offers products for Advertising, Communication, Support, Feedback, and Research. tapCLIQ’s opinion based engagement products, generates the most authentic user data. This includes preference & intent data of highest relevance, which is not being captured today.
tapCLIQ’s mission is to enhance user experience by improving the relevance, context, and timeliness of engagement. We are reinventing how customer engagement can be and should be on mobile devices.

www.tapcliq.com

Yorn

Yorn® – (Your Opinion. Right Now®) is a real-time feedback platform for healthcare settings with early traction and compelling evidence that it helps organizations understand and improve the customer/patient experience. Optimized for mobile, patent pending and HIPAA compliant, Yorn enables providers and payers to identify root causes of potential problems and make appropriate operational changes that improve experience, satisfaction, and compliance with care plans. Yorn delivers clinical and economic benefit that can correlate to higher quality ratings on performance.

www.yorn.com

Phorum Demo Pit

Meet the 2019 Demo Pit Companies. 

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.

https://get.benefix.us/small-business-benefits/

Crossbeam is a collaborative data platform that helps companies build more valuable partnerships. We 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. X 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. X The company is co-founded by serial entrepreneurs Bob Moore (RJMetrics, Stitch) and Buck Ryan after years of experiencing the need for Crossbeam firsthand.

www.getcrossbeam.com

Distat Co specializes in training software applications of physical systems including equipment, machine and devices using Augmented Reality technology. Our product reduces training cost and time, improve job performance (productivity, accuracy and safety), and speeds up knowledge transfer at workplace. Using user centered AR interface design, our product superimposes 3D model/animation or overlays instructions/guidance in the real world environment, which makes training and learning more immersive, intuitive and interactive. X Distat provides solutions to address the knowledge gap and training challenges at 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.

www.distat.co

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. X At InCyber we created the first cyber prediction solution that predicts insider threats by using both internal and external sources of information. It allows us 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. We are the first company that we know of that does prediction of insider threats months in advance. Our software is a standalone product that is not rule or agent based, and we have nearly zero false positives. The software can be installed either on premises or on the cloud. Our operations have been very successful so far on tens of thousands of employees and users screenings. Oh, and the cost of our software is much less expensive than other software in the market.

www.incybersec.com

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! #skipthedashboard.

www.maxg.ai

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.

www.openhealth.cc

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. X SmarTECHS is built on an IoT platform and is paired with industrial smart glasses to provide hands-free context relevant information. We 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, our Remote Expert solution brings a remote expert on site instantly with video call, screen,and document sharing. X Typical clients see productivity increase by 20%, first time fix rate improvement up to 80%, drastic reduction in errors, and guaranteed compliance and traceability.

www.smartechs.io

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

www.yellowdig.com

51maps Takes Home Phorum ‘Best in Show’ at Phorum 2017

Phorum 2017, the enterprise technology conference sponsored annually by Fairmount Partners and LiquidHub, was designed to help executives fully understand the technology they use and how that technology can be applied to transform the enterprise to achieve business goals. The speaker lineup consisted of a wide-range of renowned experts in digital transformation and cloud-computing, including Geoffrey A. Moore, Peter Coffee, Liz Herbert, Susan Ramonat, Ellen Rinaldi, Rob Schilling and Paul Boris to name a few.

Each of the panels, made up of a mix of large, well-established organizations and emerging companies, spent time examining a unique portion of the CAST (Connected, Aware, Smart, Trustworthy) framework, sharing specific examples to better help companies understand how to compete and differentiate in the new era of empowered digital end-users.

Geoffrey A. Moore provided attendees with an energy-filled and example-rich keynote speech with real-world experiences from his latest book, Zone to Win. But one of the most popular moments came at the end of the day when Nate Lentz of Osage Venture Partners and Liz Herbert, Forrester Research, took to the stage to announce the Phorum 2017 Best in Show winner.

Throughout the day, 11 startup companies from the Mid-Atlantic region had the opportunity to showcase their technology to the audience, made up of more than 400 investors, technologists, decision-makers and service providers. In the end, the judging panel recognized 51maps as the Best in Show honoree. Bill Conners, CEO of 51maps accepted the award on behalf of his company and expressed his gratitude and appreciation for all of the hard work that his team had put into building the business and offering.

51maps allows organizations easy access to their entire application portfolio to run on consumer devices in a manner that is more secure than locked down PC’s behind the firewall, delivering a seamless, native feeling, role-based experience on any device.  Its application bus technology securely integrates any application (legacy, custom, cloud, or native) without changing source code allowing employees to pass information between disparate applications.  The audit capability allows organizations to gain visibility, down to individual key strokes, around all user activity for the purposes of fraud investigation, productivity improvement, training, time & motion studies and much more.

While accepting the Best in Show award, Bill Conners, CEO of 51maps told the audience his company is going through a branding transformation, so be on the lookout for more exciting news from AppBus.

Be sure to keep an eye out for announcements related to Phorum 2018 coming this fall from PACT.

 

Photo caption: Liz Herbert of Forrester Research (L) and Nate Lentz, Osage Ventures present the Best in Show award to Bill Conners, 51maps

Startups: Wanna demo your tech at PACT’s Phorum conference?

Written by Roberto Torres, Technical.ly Philly

Apply by March 24 to land some eyes on your company like Cloudamize, PeopleLinx and Tesorio have done in previous editions.

As the likes of Cloudamize, Tesorio and PeopleLinx once did, your startup can, too, showcase its technology at PACT’s enterprise tech conference Phorum 2017.

Startups have until March 24 to submit their applications for a shot to enter the Demo Pit, which gives early-stage companies in fields like IoT, data analytics, artificial intelligence and security a chance to showcase their technology before a tech-savvy audience.

The selected early-stage companies must have a product in early commercialization. They’ll receive a booth to demo their product throughout the entire conference. The best three companies, as determined by a panel of investors, which will have five minutes on the main stage.

Click here to read the full article and apply.

PACT Announces Phorum 2017 Call for Demo Pit Participants

Shared via Tom Paine, Philly Tech News

PACT Announces Phorum 2017 Call for Demo Pit Participants

Philadelphia, February 27, 2017 – PACT, the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies, today announced it is now accepting applications for the Phorum 2017 Demo Pit. The Demo Pit was created to allow startups to connect with C-level enterprise decision makers attending the Phorum conference and provide them with a platform to showcase their technology. The deadline to submit an application is March 24, 2017.

Phorum 2017: Digitizing the Enterprise – The Future is Now, to be held Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the SugarHouse Event Center, will feature lightning talks and panel discussions by industry analysts, technology visionaries and business executives. Phorum 2017 is looking for startup companies whose technology is addressing at least one of the following four topic areas: Connected (Mobile, Web, IoT); Aware (big data and analytics); Smart (machine learning/AI); and Trusted (privacy and security).

Click here to read the full article.