Celebrate Our Innovators!

The 2021 Enterprise Awards will be a two-night, hybrid event featuring an in-person celebration on 6/29 and an online broadcast of the Enterprise Awards ceremony on 6/30, presented by Fairmount Partners and KPMG.

  • The 2021 Enterprise Awards Celebration – June 29th – In-Person

    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Join our nominees and VIP guests at this
    outdoor, tented event on the Tavola Patio at Springfield Country
    Club from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Enjoy al fresco cocktails and tasting
    plates as you reconnect with colleagues and meet our 2021
    honorees – plus a special in-person recognition of this year’s
    Legend Award Honoree for lifetime achievement, Josh Kopelman.

    New Dress Code – Smart Casual for a Summer Evening – no ties,
    gowns or tuxes!

  • The 28th Annual Enterprise Awards Ceremony Broadcast – June 30th – Virtual

    4:30 PM to 5:45 PM

    VIRTUAL: The 28th Annual Enterprise Awards Ceremony Broadcast will take place from 4:30pm – 5:45pm, where we will announce all of our winners.

View the Digital Tribute Journal: Open Journal

Read the press release: PACT Announces Hybrid Format for 2021 Enterprise Awards

Watch the Official Finalist Announcement: 28th Annual Enterprise Awards Finalists Announcement


Did you miss the Enterprise Awards Broadcast?

Michael DiPiano to be Named Legend Award Honoree for Lifetime Achievement at 2018 PACT Enterprise Awards

PACT Also Reveals Finalists for 25th Annual Enterprise Awards

Philadelphia, February 2, 2018 – Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) announced today Michael DiPiano, Managing General Partner and Co-Founder, NewSpring Capital, will be recognized as the 2018 Legend Award Honoree for Lifetime Achievement at the 2018 Enterprise Awards. PACT presents the Legend Award each year to an individual who has forwarded technology and science in the region through leadership and exemplary work.  Additionally, PACT revealed the finalists for each of the nine competitive award categories.  The formal presentation will take place at the 25th Annual Enterprise Awards black-tie gala on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at The Kimmel Center.

“Through his leadership and outstanding work, Mike DiPiano has made an indelible mark on our community, said Dean Miller, President & CEO of PACT.  “He has passionately championed numerous successes both as a serial entrepreneur and investor.  In NewSpring, Mike has built one of the most successful firms in the country spanning four strategies with $2B in assets under management.  We congratulate Mike as our Legend Award Honoree for his lifetime achievements and for his many successes yet to come.”

DiPiano is Managing General Partner and co-founder of NewSpring and a General Partner of the Firm’s dedicated growth equity funds.  He serves as a member of the investment committee of all NewSpring funds.  Before co-founding NewSpring in 2001, DiPiano was a serial entrepreneur and investor.  He has led or co-led investment into companies in the business services, healthcare and information technology industries.  Prior to co-founding NewSpring, he was affiliated with Safeguard Scientifics Inc. (NYSE:SFG) and was a division CEO and Director of Chemical Leaman Corporation.  DiPiano began his career with Baxter Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:BAX) holding numerous positions there, culminating as Vice President responsible for Operations and Sales of the Industrial Scientific Products Division.

This year, nearly five hundred applications were received from technology and healthcare companies competing for one of nine awards.  This year’s finalists are:


Healthcare Innovator

Amicus Therapeutics

OraSure Technologies

Spark Therapeutics


Healthcare CEO

Adaptimmune, James Noble

Frontage Laboratories, Song Li

Pentec Health, Joseph Cosgrove


Healthcare Emerging

ACI Clinical




Healthcare Startup

LIA Diagnostics

Mebias Discovery

Talee Bio



Technology Company

Analytical Graphics


Dell Boomi


Technology CEO

Clutch, Ned Moore

EPAM, Arkadiy Dobkin

Turn5, Steve Voudouris


Technology Emerging


Relay Network



Technology Startup

Layer 8 Security




Investment Deal


Frontline Education

Marinus Pharmaceuticals



“With hundreds of nominations, our judges were truly challenged and did a terrific job identifying honorees that represent the best of our region’s proud technology and life sciences communities,” said Dianne Strunk, Vice President of PACT.  “They truly represent the mission of the Enterprise Awards by showcasing growth, hard work, and excellence in our silver anniversary year.  Thank you to all of the companies that submitted, and on behalf of PACT and Enterprise Award Judging Partner KPMG, I congratulate all of this year’s Finalists.”

PACT will present a commemorative Tribute Journal to all guests of the 2018 Enterprise Awards. The Tribute Journal is an ideal opportunity to recognize Mike DiPiano and the finalists at the Enterprise Awards by honoring them with a memorable message. Guests may reserve their message by Thursday, March 6, 2018.

Tickets for the 2018 Enterprise Awards are currently available.  Visit the PACT website for information and registration.

For more information about the 2018 Enterprise Awards visit http://pact.gpcc.com.

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


Media Contact:

Kevin Jurrens

(215) 644-6504


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Innovations in Technology and Healthcare for the Philadelphia-Region Celebrated at 24th Annual PACT Enterprise Awards

Philadelphia, PA., May 18, 2017 PACT, the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies, tonight recognized eleven exceptional organizations and individuals at the 24th Annual Enterprise Awards sponsored by Fairmount Partners.  The longest-running awards program of its kind in the Philadelphia-region, the Enterprise Awards honors investors, entrepreneurs and businesses that are transforming and advancing technology, healthcare and related fields.

The 2017 Enterprise Awards winners from the nine competitive categories:

“Innovation continues to flourish throughout our region and this night is about celebrating the many accomplishments that happen right here,” said Dianne Strunk, Vice President, PACT.  “The judging panel had to sort through more than 400 applications this year before selecting 27 finalists and ultimately, the nine winners recognized tonight.  I salute the judges for their tireless work and on behalf of everyone at PACT, I congratulate each of the 2017 Enterprise Awards honorees.”

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These Innovators Won Big at the 2017 PACT Enterprise Awards

Nearly 900 people filled the Pennsylvania Convention Center Thursday night to honor leaders in Philadelphia’s booming tech and health care space.

Written by Haley Weiss, Philadelphia Magazine (BizPhilly)

On Thursday night, the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), held their 24th Annual Enterprise Awards. The event, sponsored by Fairmount Partners, honored eleven local businesses and individuals that have made exceptional contributions to technology, healthcare and related fields. With a record number of over 400 submissions, this year’s Enterprise Awards were the most competitive yet, with a list of winners spanning every branch of Philly’s hotbed of innovation.

In addition to honorees in nine competitive categories, PACT also selected honorees for two special awards. Gabriel Investments managing partner Richard Vague received the PACT Legend Award in recognition of his career supporting technology and sciences in the region. Independence Blue Cross was honored with the Digital Innovation Award for the launch of their community health and wellness center, Independence LIVE.

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Marketing wizard Richard Vague, others, honored by entrepreneurship alliance

Written by Joseph N. DiStefano, Philadelphia Inquirer

At last night’s 24th annual Enterprise Awards, the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) gave affinity-marketing guru Richard Vague its lifetime-achievement award. Vague is in a second act of his career: In the 1990s, he ran credit card giant First USA Bank down in Wilmington (now part of JPMorgan Chase & Co.), and other credit card operations, before moving north, founding EnergyPlus in University City, and selling it to NRG for $190 million in 2011.

Philadelphians know Vague in his current varied career — as a tech angel (Gabriel Investments), philanthropist (hands-on at Penn Medicine, and through his own Governor’s Woods Foundation), blogger, and public-affairs patron (DelanceyPlace.com, and his economic and foreign-policy writings, research and events sponsorship), and political kingmaker (most recently, he headed the finance committee for Rebecca Rhynhart’s successful campaign for the Democratic City Controller nomination.)

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Here’s who took home Enterprise Awards last night

ROAR For Good took home the coveted Technology Startup Award.

Written by Roberto Torres, Technical.ly Philly

What if everyone took the time to share one Philly success story?

During last night’s Enterprise Awards, that was the main prompt from Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) CEO Dean Miller, who emceed the 24th edition of the ceremony last night at the Pennsylvania Convention Center before a crowd of 900. Miller listed, in his opening speech, Philly tech successes like that of Sidecar (which just raised $11 million) and the up and coming LIA Diagnostics as signs of growth in the ecosystem.

Though this year the ceremony skewed a bit towards large, B2B tech companies in the suburbs, smaller companies from the Center City/University City corridor like ROAR for Good and Blackfynn also landed trophies.

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The 2017 PACT Enterprise Awards finalists have been named

Written by Tom Paine, Philly Tech News

The 2017 PACT Enterprise Awards finalists have been named. The PACT Enterprise Awards will be held on May 18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

While some of these firms are well established and known in the Philly Tech community, others are like spotting the best prospects in minor league baseball baseball heading towards the majors. PACT’s committee has a good record in picking high achievers.

Last year’s winning technology startup, energy data firm NavPort, was acquired in December by Canada’s RS Energy Group, with backing from Warburg Pincus.

Philly Tech News profiled QuantaVerse (Technology Startup nominee) in December. The Wayne-based Fintech venture won the “Peoples’ Choice” award at PACT’s IMPACT 2016 Capital Conference in the fall, and has also been nominated for benzinga’s Global Fintech awards.

Regulatory DataCorp, King of Prussia (Technology Emerging), was acquired last summer by Vista Equity from Bain Capital Ventures. It is in a field roughly similar to QuantaVerse, though at a more mature stage, as it provides software and data which helps financial institutions and others identify regulatory risk.

Click here to read the article.

Richard Vague Announced as Legend Award Honoree & Honoring Technology & Healthcare Innovations

On May 18, the technology and healthcare communities will gather together for the 24th Annual Enterprise Awards to celebrate regional talent and innovation. This black-tie gala stands as the region’s premier award program honoring individuals and companies that are pace-setters in innovation, leadership and advances in technology, healthcare and related fields.

We proudly announce Richard Vague, Managing Partner of Gabriel Investments, as PACT’s 24th Legend Award Honoree for Lifetime Achievement. The formal presentation takes place at the Enterprise Awards black-tie gala on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Take a closer look at our finalists and honorees for the 23rd Annual Enterprise Awards:

Honoring Richard Vague for Lifetime Achievement »

Profiling the Technology and Healthcare Award Finalists »

**The deadline to reserve your commemorative Tribute Journal message is March 14, 2017.**