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July 2017

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Company Recruitment Begins - Apply Now!

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The Future of Customer Experience is Guided Service

Written by Brieana Tascione, CMO, Relay Network


Explore the reason why customer service today may not be working. Learn how companies can meet and exceed rising customer expectations by embracing a new, innovative model for guided self-service experiences.


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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 July 14.

News & Announcements

PACT Begins Company Recruitment for 2017 Capital Conference

Applications close September 1

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In lieu of an application, PACT is accepting company slide decks for the selection committee to review. To be considered for a presentation slot, please upload an investor slide deck. For more information or questions, contact Jennifer Cohen.


Create, Connect, and Capitalize - Expand your business model at the PACT Capital Conference 2017. Investors and corporate business developers will be scouting for the latest cutting edge technologies and healthcare innovations.


Registration link is under 'PACT Upcoming Events'.

Apply Now »

Coming Soon: PACT Membership Directory

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ATTENTION PACT MEMBERS: Look out for more information on the PACT Membership Directory. We will be contacting the primary contacts of each member company. Be prepared to update your profile through our new database, Weblink.


Contact Kim Tuski to learn more»

PA Tech Tax: Urgent Action Needed

There has been a last-minute push by some negotiators to slip Governor Wolf's $330 million #TechTax into this year's budget. From a historical perspective, this is the point when terrible tax policies suddenly appear in state budgets during closed-door, late night negotiating sessions. We cannot let that happen. Please use our advocacy tool, offered in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Technology Council, to quickly and easily contact your legislator.


Check out our testimony to Philadelphia City Council.

Contact Your Legislators NOW »

First Customer Connect Proves Successful

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Three companies set the stage for the first installment of the PACT Customer Connect initiative. After a vibrant Technology Executive Roundtable discussion, enterprises Pfizer and Vanguard sat around the table to meet NIKSUN, ObjectFrontier, and EureQA. Each company received 10 minutes to pitch their technology to the two interested buyers in hopes of gaining new customers. Afterwards, both enterprises walked away impressed by PACT's entrepreneurs. They connected with the companies fitted to solve their particular issues and ultimately add more security.


Customer Connect represents one of PACT's three core focuses to serve the community towards innovation and growth. It will return this fall at the next Technology Executive Roundtable.


Learn more about PACT and it's core mission »

PHL Innovation Picnic Raises over $10K

PHL Picnic

This summer's picnic kicked off without a hitch but with plenty of networking! 872 peers joined us on the Navy Yard Grounds June 29th to celebrate good friends and good times - all for a good cause. This year, we combined forces with a few regional partners to drive home our collective mission to build a stronger Philadelphia technology community. The planning committee consisted of Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Life Sciences PA, PACT, Philly New Tech Meetup, Philly Startup Leaders, Safeguard Scientifics, and University City Science Center. The event raised a collective $10,000 for iPraxis, Spark, and TechGirlz to continue building the future of our tech scene.


Read the full recap from our friends at Ben Franklin Technology Partners and take a look at a few snapshots from Philadelphia Magazine.


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Mentor Connect Turns 1 Year Old

Mentor Connect

With over 40 mentors and 30 mentees, Ben Franklin Technology Partners and PACT moves the mentoring program into its second year. Visit the website to learn more and get involved today.


Press details to follow.

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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:

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4/12/18 - Phorum 2018 »

5/9/18 - 25th Annual Enterprise Awards »

Interested in Sponsoring an Event?

Please contact Dianne Strunk for more information.

Member Spotlight

ObjectFrontier shares iHealth - Patient Monitoring Application using Realtime Data Analytics on SMACK

SMACK - Patient Monitoring using Realtime Data Analytics on SMACK (Spark - Mesos - Apache - Cassadra - Kafka) of how OFS helps healthcare providers and their vendors to deliver innovative digital solutions that improve patient care.

Learn more »

First Data Completes Acquisition Of CardConnect

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, and CardConnect Corp., a payment processing and technology solutions provider, today announced the successful completion of First Data's tender offer to purchase the outstanding shares of CardConnect common stock for $15.00 per share in cash. The tender offer expired one minute after 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on July 5, 2017.

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Welcome New Members

Analytical Graphics, Inc.


BC in the Cloud

Bernstein Private Wealth Management

Blank Rome LLP



CrowdClix, Inc.

EAC Valuations LLC


Excellis Health Solutions

Graphene Frontiers

Halfpenny Technologies

IMS Technology Services, Inc.

JW Strategic Advisors LLC

Law Offices of Henry Ian Pass

LLR Partners


Partner's Consulting, Inc.

Pentec Health

PhotoSonix Medical, Inc.

Pine Hill Group

PIQ MindSciences, LLC



Robin Hood Ventures

Spark Therapeutics, Inc.

Susquehanna Growth Equity

TimelinePI, Inc.

WorkplaceDynamics LLC

Wylei, Inc.

Press Releases & News


Anexinet Unveils New Mobile Customer Self-Service Platform; Mobile Apps Developed to Substantially Increase Customer Lifetime Value »


At CloudMine, a leadership shift is telling of what's to come »


DSA's Rapid Growth Continues with Acquisition of Project Performance Company LLC »

DSA Certified at ISO 9001:2015 Standard »

Intact Vascular

FDA Approves 6-Month Primary Endpoint for the Tack Endovascular System in Below the Knee Disease »


LiquidHub acquires Eveo to form new health offering »


NIKSUN Awarded Three Cryptographic Validations »

Newmark Knight Frank

Rents for Greater Philadelphia Have Not Yet Peaked »

NKF Arranges Sale of Premier Retail/Mixed-Use Development Site in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware for $13.5 Million »

Penn Center for Innovation

PCI Guide is one-stop shop for University entrepreneurs »

PA Biotech Center

PA Biotech Center: Lab Space Available »

Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa HealthCare Executives to Present at American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy TechXPO. »

TRHC CEO Knowlton Named a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia »


Relay Network Named a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner »

Safeguard Scientifics

This MontCo medical devices firm raised a $19.3M Series C led by Safeguard »

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



7/18  —  Monitoring Adverse Events in Pharma »

7/20  —  Crowdstarting: Taking Use Cases Forward with HealthShare Exchange »

7/31 - 8/1  —  MedCity CONVERGE »

8/2  — Synergy Unplugged 2017 »

9/16  —  Camden Catalyst - Tech Startup Pitch Competition »

9/18 - 9/19  — Life Sciences Future »

10/14 - 10/21  —  UPNEXT FEST »


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