Crisis Resources for PACT Members

To Our PACT Members,

We know these are difficult times for all. We thank you for your support.

What do you need in this time of crisis?

Our team is currently testing a variety of technologies and planning how to deliver content and create robust virtual connectivity.  Please stay tuned for our online Spring Lineup.

PACT wants to help you get through this crisis with the aid you need. We are plugged into federal, state and local resources that are working to make dollars available to businesses. Take a look below at the complied list of quick links for easy access.

The PACT Team is here for you. Let us know how we can help.

Essential Resources & Needs

Overall Resources
The Chamber’s crisis support page offers many useful links for ease of reference.

Programs are available at the Federal level:

The City of Philadelphia and PIDC launched a $9M Small Business Relief Fund for businesses with less than $5M in revenue.

Department of Community and Economic Development – the source for all PA programs and assistance including PIDA Loans.

Delaware Division of Small Business – the source for all DE programs and assistance.

New Jersey
New Jersey Economic Development Authority – the source for all NJ programs and assistance.

PHL COVID-19 Fund aids non-profits that are on the frontline of the pandemic, providing urgent resources throughout the Philadelphia region. You can donate to support or seek support if your non-profit qualifies.

Healthcare Supplies
There are critical supply needs in our region and beyond to protect healthcare workers and patients. Life Sciences PA compiled a list of needs that you can access.

Proscia® Named to the 2019 CB Insights Digital Health 150 – List of Most Innovative Digital Health Startups

Proscia recognized for achievements in advancing computational pathology to improve cancer research and diagnosis.

CB Insights today named Proscia to the inaugural Digital Health 150 ranking, showcasing the 150 most promising private digital health companies in the world. CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal revealed the final Digital Health 150 during Future of Health, a gathering of top executives across some of the largest healthcare institutions, startups, and investment firms.

“From pharmaceuticals to patient care, technology is rapidly changing healthcare, and The Digital Health 150 showcases the 150 best startups spearheading innovation and change in the sector,” said CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal. “It’s a privilege to use CB Insights’ data to identify and shine a light on these companies, and we look forward to tracking their success in 2019 and beyond.”

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Philadelphia Startups Took Home Over $1 million in Funding

PACT offered insights and opportunities for 1,000 attendees to succeed through collaboration, inclusion, and access

PHILADELPHIA – November 3, 2017 – Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) announced the results of the PACT Capital Conference 2017. After a day and a half of keynotes, lightning talks, panels and company pitches, close to 1,000 attendees walked away with key insights, new connections and (for some) investment dollars. This year’s Lion’s Den was a home run.  After a full day of pitching, three companies were chosen out of 45 featured company presenters to enter PACT’s inaugural Lion’s Den. Roundtrip, Statum Health, and SocialLadder pitched their innovations once more live in front of the conference audience to five highly successful entrepreneurs. Three of the “lion” investors offered Statum Health $250,000 followed by SocialLadder who walked away with $800,000 from all five investors (the largest amount yet in all three years of the Lion’s Den).

“We are extremely proud of this year’s PACT Capital Conference and thankful for the investors of the Lion’s Den – David Adelman, Dr. Robert Corrato, Michael Wells, Sashi Reddi, and Rudy Karsan. The collaboration in the room was palpable and that is thanks to the entrepreneurs, who put their company on the stage, and the investors, who provided important insight and funding,” expressed Andy Hamilton and Jeff Bodle, 2017 PACT Capital Conference co-chairmen and partners at Morgan Lewis.

The 2017 PACT Capital Conference offered exciting new elements. It created a roadmap for the stages of successful collaboration and how startups, enterprises and investors become collaborators. The PACT lightning talks shared stories of when large enterprises collaborate with entrepreneurs across all verticals. The healthcare and technology tracks centered on the enterprise to startup exchange, mirroring PACT’s new Customer Connect initiative in which entrepreneurs pitch their inventions to enterprise buyers. Additionally, PACT released a new venture report by Pitchbook and in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partners and others. Entrepreneurs and investors also connected one-to-one by scheduling business meetings through the 2017 mobile app. This year’s conference also featured keynote remarks from regional and national leaders: Polina Marinova of Fortune and Author of Term Sheet, Anita Elberse of Harvard Business School, and Jeffrey S. Moorad, Chairman of Morgan Lewis’s global sports industry initiative.

“The conference provided an ideal platform to connect entrepreneurs, investors, industry and thought leaders, and promote collaboration, particularly in the technology and healthcare spaces,” commented Morgan Lewis co-chairs Andy Hamilton and Jeff Bodle.

To learn more, please contact Amanda Nardi at or by phone at 609-790-6206. You can also learn more by visiting the conference website, Linkedin, Twitter (@PhilaPACT), and Facebook.