PACT Times

June 2017

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Who will enter the 2017 Lion's Den?

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Cover Stories

Five Ways Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Healthcare, and Why It Matters

Written by Mike Hilton, Chief Product Officer for Accolade


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly transforming the way we live our lives. In fact, you may not even know it, but you are likely relying on AI on a daily basis already.


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Today's `Tech Trends' to Tomorrow's Value Innovation

Written by Dave Spencer, SVP & Managing Director, East Market Unit, SAP


What were once considered to be tech trends soon to permeate businesses in our future, terms like Machine Learning, Blockchain, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are quickly shifting from `trends to watch' to disruptive forces in the enterprise today.


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What's your story?

If you would like to write the cover story for upcoming editions of PACT Times, please contact Amanda Nardi by June 15.

News & Announcements

Pitch to Buyers at Customer Connect

Applications Close Friday, June 9

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CALLING ALL COMPANIES: Apply now to present in TER Customer Connect! This FREE initiative allows enterprise CIOs and technology buyers to meet innovators from all growth stages and build business together.


To be considered for a presentation slot, please submit a slide deck and application to Kim Tuski at [email protected]. If selected, you'll have 10 minutes to present your technology, service or product and another 5 minutes for Q&A.

Apply Now »

ATTENTION: Exclusive Membership Discounts Now Offered

Offer ends June 15

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Get involved with PACT this spring as a member and jump on our new exclusive discounts:

  • Entrepreneurs receive a 20% Discount  
  • Technology, Healthcare and Life Science Companies receive a 20% Discount  
  • Angel Investors receive a 10% Discount

If interested in becoming a member, please contact Kim Tuski at [email protected] or call 215-790-3860.

Contact Kim Tuski to learn more »

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

EA 2017

Three weeks ago, we recognized eleven exceptional organizations and individuals at the 24th Annual Enterprise Awards sponsored by Fairmount Partners in partnership with KPMG. 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.


Missed the event? Get the full scoop with our video highlights and media hits.

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PACT Announces Morgan Lewis as Host of the PACT Capital Conference 2017

Featuring a new name and new theme focused on collaboration between entrepreneurs and enterprises

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The PACT Capital Conference will take place this year on November 1 & 2, 2017 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel and Crystal Tea Room.


We proudly announces global law firm Morgan Lewis as host of the PACT Capital Conference 2017 and welcomes Morgan Lewis partners Andrew Hamilton and Jeffrey Bodle as conference co-chairmen. The November 1 -2 conference will explore the stages of success for capital, customers, and companies. The PACT Capital Conference 2017 will seek to create a roadmap for the stages of success and to gain a better understanding of how enterprises and entrepreneurs connect and collaborate.


Registration link is under 'PACT Upcoming Events'.

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Tech Market Update: What's My Valuation?

June 8 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
The Hub Conshy | 100 Four Falls Corporate Center, West Conshohocken, PA 19428

Sponsored by:

Fairmount Partners


PACT Investor Dinner

June 13 | 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Autograph Brasserie | 503 W Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087

Sponsored by:

Duane Morris


PACT Fintech Series

June 15 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Vanguard | 425 Old Morehall Rd, Malvern, PA 19355

Sponsored by:

dla piper


PACT Cybersecurity Series

June 21 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
LiquidHub | 500 East Swedesford Road, Suite 300, Wayne, PA 19087

Sponsored by:



PACT Technology Executive Roundtable

June 22 | 8 - 10 a.m.
Pfizer, Inc | Main Campus Building - Room D6101 500 Arcola Road C, Collegeville, PA 19426

Sponsored by:



object frontier





PACT Capital Conference 2017

Success Through Collaboration

November 1 and 2 | 1 - 9 p.m.
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel and The Crystal Tea Room | 201 N 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Hosted by:

morgan lewis



Interested in Sponsoring an Event?

Please contact Dianne Strunk for more information.


Welcome New Members

1315 Capital



BlueJeans Networks

Brio Solutions

Ciright Strategic Holdings, LLC


Fidato Partners

Geistlich Pharma North America

Graham Media Partners



Journey Sales


Patient Innovations

Recensa Therapeutics, Inc.


RXTransparent, LLC.


Saturn Care

TalentFleX Solutions

The J R Hayward Corporation

The One Health Company

Told Media

Velano Vascular, Inc.

Widget Brain


WithumSmith+Brown, PC

Press Releases & News

Corps Team

Big News for Corps Team! »

Hollister Creative

Hollister Creative's Kim Landry to speak about digital marketing and Bigfoot-sized online footprints »

NewSpring Capital

NewSpring Capital Announces the Successful Raise of its Fourth Growth Equity Fund »

Relay Network

Article in Showcasing how Relay engages with patients via mobile »

Relay Network CMO byline in CMSWire on How To Transform Your Approach to Marketing »

Relay Network Announces Rapid Growth in Adoption and Use in Healthcare »

Safeguard Scientifics

Q&A: Joe Proto, CEO, Transactis - On Overcoming Adversity »

Phillymag: Ben Franklin Tech Partners Pumped $3.7M Into These 21 Philly-Area Startups Last Quarter »

Innovating in a Crowded Marketplace for Healthcare Delivery »

SeventySix Capital

MLB Champion, Ryan Howard, Joins SeventySix Capital as a Partner »


Sidecar just raised an $11 million Series C »

Spark Therapeutics

Spark Therapeutics completes regulatory filing application for its experimental gene therapy medicine »

TalentFleX Solutions

TalentFleX Solutions Celebrates One Year Anniversary and Firm Growth »

University City Science Center

Rachel Cervantes Joins Science Center as VP Corporate Development »

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


PACT Foundation Corner

Donate 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.

To date, 19 Companies have received funding from AWE Ventures. Please help continue to grow our foundation for more investments to come.


Donate Now »


Share Your Insights in PACT 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, please contact Dianne Strunk.


6/13  —  $2.5 Million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Winner to Keynote June Makers Meetup »

6/19 - 6/20  —  International Symposium on Aerial Robotics »

6/22  —  Digital Agency with a Focus on MedTech & HealthTech »

9/18 - 9/19  — Life Sciences Future »

10/1 - 10/7  —  UPNEXT Festival »

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