PACT Times

December 2016

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Opening Night Reception at IMPACT 2015


Cover Story

Philadelphia Entrepreneurs Took Home Almost $1 Million at IMPACT 2016

IMPACT 2016 Capital Conference Offered Insights and Opportunities for over 1,000 attendees to Grow through Disruption


After a day and a half of keynotes, panels and company pitches, over 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. Three companies were chosen from a pool of 45 companies to enter the Lion's Den, QuantaVerse, Fischer Block and Double Helix, to pitch their innovations live in front of the IMPACT audience to five highly successful entrepreneurs. Each of the companies showed that they were up to the task with each receiving investment offers from the Lions of at least $300,000 and totaling just under $1 million in the aggregate.


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News & Announcements

PACT Foundation Breakfast - New Date: March 8, 2017


Join PACT on International Women's Day for our annual Foundation Breakfast, as we gather to celebrate and support women-led enterprises and diversity in Philadelphia's innovation community. This year's event will have extended networking opportunities, as well as an interactive program featuring lightening talks from leading female innovators.


The PACT Foundation works to provide financial support to STEM-based initiatives and to women entrepreneurs in high-growth technology and life science companies in partnership with AWE (Alliance for Women Entrepreneurs) Ventures - Powered by Ben Franklin Technology Partners. Portions of the proceeds will go directly to AWE Ventures.


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PACT Launches New Brand Focused on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Strategy committed to early- and growth-stage technology and healthcare companies throughout the Delaware Valley


We proudly announce the launch of our new brand, laser focused on early- and growth-stage companies in the Greater Philadelphia region along with complimentary drivers of innovation and entrepreneurship.


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Connect with PACT on LinkedIn


We invite all members and prospective members to connect with PACT on LinkedIn. Once you become a follower, you'll have access to member news, details on events and articles from the healthcare and technology spheres both regionally and nationally. You can also keep the PACT universe up to date with your company's latest news. This is a great way for PACT to help you build visibility and stay connected.


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PACT MedTech Event  

January 19 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Pennovation Center | 3401 Grays Ferry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Sponsored by:



PACT Foundation Breakfast

March 8 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
SugarHouse Event Center | 1001 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Title Sponsor:



Phorum Philly

April 27 | 8:30 - 6 p.m.
SugarHouse Event Center | 1001 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Title Sponsors:

Fairmount Partners



24th Annual Enterprise Awards

Recognizing Achievement in Technology, Healthcare and Investment

May 18 | 5 - 9 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center | Grand Hall and Ballroom

Title Sponsor:

Fairmount Partners

In Partnership with:




2/17 SaaS Roundtable »

2/23 Technology Executive Roundtable »

2/27 Investor Only Event »

Interested in Sponsoring an Event?

Please contact Dianne Strunk for more information.


Anexinet Digital

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Welcome PACT Members

Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc.

Archer Law

Cagent Vascular, LLC

Contour Data Solutions, LLC



Press Releases & News

Hollister Creative

Philadelphia Business Journal spreads the word about MarCom Alliance as a new 'third option' »


IntegriChain Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Delivering Life Sciences Data and Analytics »

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

NGKF Completed Transaction - Toll Brothers in Blue Bell, PA »

NGKF Capital Markets Assists in Sale of 151 South Warner Road in King of Prussia, PA »


NIKSUN Awarded U.S. Department of Defense UC APL Status »

Safeguard Scientifics

Time Capsule: Celebrating 30 Years of TV Shopping »

Safeguard Scientifics leads $10M Series B Financing for T-REX to Enhance Liquidity in Structured Product Markets »

Zynerba Pharmaceuticals

Zynerba Reports Positive Results for ZYN002 CBD Gel in Phase 1 Studies at 70th Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Societ »

Zynerba Pharmaceuticals to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences »

Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results and Operational Highlights »

We thank our Founding Leaders for their commitment and support:



Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Bentley Systems

Comcast Business

Cozen O'Connor

Duane Morris

Evolve IP


Fairmount Partners

Fox Rothschild

Grant Thornton

Independence Blue Cross



Morgan Lewis

NewSpring Capital

Osage Partners

Pepper Hamilton



Safeguard Scientifics 



University City Science Center

University of Pennsylvania


Data Point of the Week with Bob Moore of RJMetrics

Bob Moore

Explore the world around us using data with Bob Moore of RJMetrics

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PACT Foundation Corner

Donate Today to AWE Ventures

Powered by Ben Franklin

About AWE Ventures
By using an innovative model that draws on crowdfunding and donations, everyone can be involved in supporting women-led ventures. AWE Ventures — Powered by Ben Franklin is built from three major components:

  • A crowd-funded, donation-driven capital pool exclusively in support of women-led startups and emerging enterprises. AWE and Ben Franklin will work together to engage donors in the world of investments in early-stage women-led enterprises. *Ben Franklin will match* contributions up to $250,000 to form a total contribution pool of $500,000, and will manage the process of investment in these companies.
  • Mentorship programs that combine Ben Franklin’s world-class model for due diligence with the experience of the AWE community, to provide hands-on support for entrepreneurs from both organizations’ shared networks of capital, counsel and connections.
  • Events, workshops and published content to empower potential entrepreneurs and investors with stories of success from each organizations’ network of leaders, celebrating the progress of women in entrepreneurship and investing.

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Share Your Insights in imPACT Times

We invite you to contribute any insights or expertise you have that show the importance of women-led enterprises or support diversity in innovation for Philadelphia.

If you are interested in learning more or if you would like to donate, please contact Dianne Strunk.


12/9 — Winter Venture Forum »

12/15 — DevOps Workshop »

InSITE Philadelphia Call for Companies »

2/14 & 2/15 — CompTIA DC Fly-In »

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