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September 2017

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Get Involved with the PACT Capital Conference 2017!

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Cover Stories

Can Good Karma Equal Good Business?

Written by Amanda V. Wagner, Public Relations and Community Development, Ben Franklin Technology Partners

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Best for PHL tells companies to think about how they do what they do instead of just thinking about what they do. All in all it seems like an upright deal, but what are programs like Best for PHL promoting outside of good karma and is there profitability in doing the right thing?


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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 September 15.

News & Announcements

Calling ALL Companies to Apply

Applications Close September 15. Apply Now!

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All eligible companies are encouraged to apply for a presentation slot at this year's conference. AND it's now easier than ever before to throw your name in. In lieu of an application, we are accepting company slide decks.


To be considered for a presentation slot, please upload an investor slide deck based on the criteria from the conference website under Featured Company Application.


Registration link is under 'PACT Upcoming Events'.

Apply Now »

Pitch to Buyers at Technology Customer Connect

Applications Close Monday, September 25

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CALLING ALL COMPANIES: Apply now to present in Technology 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 If selected, you'll have 10 minutes to present your technology, service or product and another 5 minutes for Q&A.

Apply Now »

Mentor Connect: Call for Mentors

Mentor Connect is sponsored by University of Pennsylvania & White and Williams

Mentor Connect

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


Are you an experienced entrepreneur in the technology and/or healthcare fields? If so, contact Jennifer Cohen to see if you qualify as a mentor.


Learn More & Get Involved Today »

PACT Membership Directory: Update Your Company Profile

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ATTENTION PACT MEMBERS: Look out for more information on the PACT Membership Directory. We are currently 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»


Alliance Partnership Roundtable

September 20 | 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Vertex | 2301 Renaissance Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406


PACT-TiE Pitch Event

September 25 | 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Comcast Center | 1701 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Sponsored by:

wells fargo advisors


Technology Executive Roundtable

October 12 | 8 - 10 a.m.
Vertex | 2301 Renaissance Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406

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



10/11/17 - Member Meetup »

4/12/18 - Phorum 2018 »

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

Interested in Sponsoring an Event?

Please contact Dianne Strunk for more information.

Mentor Connect Corner

Mentor Connect is sponsored by University of Pennsylvania & White and Williams

Aclaris acquires Confluence in deal valued at up to $100M

Philadelphia Business Journal recently wrote a piece highlighting fellow Mentor Connect company, Aclaris. Reporter, Michelle Caffrey, tells the story of a Malver biopharm firm and its aquisition deal with a St. Louis startup.

Learn more »

PACT Spotlights & Deals

Proudly Highlighting Deals Made by Local Companies:


PRA Health Sciences, has agreed to acquire Symphony Health, a Conshohocken, Penn.-based provider of data, analytics and consulting solutions to the life sciences market, from Symphony Technology Group for $530 million in cash.


Swift Financial, Payment giant PayPal buys Philly-area's Swift via The Philadelphia Inquirer


Welcome PACT Members

Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc.


Baker Tilly

Balderston Capital LLC

Bentley Systems

Centri Business Consulting, LLC

Cozen O'Connor

Fox Rothschild


GMS Surgent

Grant Thornton LLP

G-Squared Partners, LLC

Independence Blue Cross

iPipeline, Inc.

JM Search

Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic

Layer 8 Security

Merrill Corporation

NewSpring Capital

OrthogenRx, Inc

GuestOf LLC



PernaFrederick, LLC

SEI Investment

Tabula Rasa Healthcare, Inc.

viihealth, inc.

Press Releases & News


Anexinet Expands Senior Executive Team with New VP of Marketing »

Baker Tilly

Ben Baker Tilly offers webinar series »


For the 9th Time, Data Systems Analysts Appears on the Inc. 5000 list »

First Round Capital

We Want Answers: Josh Kopelman on Technology's Next Wave of Disruption »

Newmark Knight Frank

Newmark Knight Frank Announces Agreement to Acquire Six Integra Realty Resources Offices»

NKF Arranges Sale of the Callowhill Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for $20.1 Million »

Intact Vascular

Intact Vascular Announces Enrollment of First European Patient in Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty II Below the Knee (TOBA II BTK) Clinical Trial with the Tack Endovascular System »


NIKSUN NetDetectorLive Called "Unquestionably the Top Network Forensics Tool Available" by SC Magazine »

NIKSUN Receives Frost & Sullivan's Enabling Technology Leadership Award for Network Security Forensics »


QuantaVerse Seeking a Python Software Developer »

Safeguard Scientifics

BLOG: Developing a Killer Customer Experience »

BLOG: Selling to the Enterprise »

Invitae Acquiring Good Start Genetics And CombiMatrix, Adding Comprehensive Reproductive Health Capabilities To Serve Every Stage of Life »

University City Science Center

The Art of Science Inspires Residency Program at Biotech Company »


Vertex settles in to new King of Prussia headquarters »

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



Fall 2017  — Philadelphia Tech Marketers »

9/13  —  Live Webinar: How Does Virtualization Affect High Performance Monitoring? »

9/13  —  ChickTech Bridging the Gap: Workforce Readiness for Women in Tech »

9/13  —  Funding for Early Stage Ventures from the NCI »

9/18 - 9/19  — Life Sciences Future »

9/20  — TechForum DE Fall Back Into Networking Mixer »

10/12  — Achieving Payer Coverage (the who, what, when, where and HOW) »

10/14  —  Camden Catalyst - Tech Startup Pitch Competition »

10/14 - 10/21  —  UPNEXT FEST »

11/3  —  2017 Eurasian – American Technology Entrepreneurship Conference »


Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)
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