PACT Times

February 2018

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Cover Story

Winning as an Executive Search Candidate

Written by Brad Frank, Partner, Howard Fischer Associates  

Howard Fischer

Being a successful job candidate is very similar to being a successful business person. It requires preparation, strategic thinking, and a vision for the end game. Whether you see yourself as an active or a passive candidate, if you agree to an interview you need to go in prepared.

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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 February 15.

News & Announcements

Village Capital Founder & President Set to Keynote PACT Foundation Breakfast

Ross Baird

Join us March 8 for our annual PACT Foundation Breakfast, as we gather to celebrate and support STEM education and diversity in Philadelphia's innovation community. The theme of this year's event is "Diversity, Inclusion & the Innovation Blind Spot." Our program will focus on recognizing and overcoming bias in funding, hiring, and education as we work toward a more inclusive tech community.

Ross Baird, Founder & President of Village Capital and author of "The Innovation Blind Spot: Why We Back the Wrong Ideas - and What to Do About It" is this year's keynote speaker. Ross will outline how you can find ideas that are hiding in plain sight, and as we highlight bright spots and opportunities in Philly tech.

Learn More & Register Now »

Apply Now for Phorum 2018 Demo Pit


We are now accepting applications for the Phorum 2018 Demo Pit! This popular competition allows conference attendees to experience, first-hand, some of the most innovative technologies under development in the Philadelphia region and watch them vie for "Phorum Best in Show", won last year by RedOwl.

Learn more & Apply Now»

Michael DiPiano Named Legend Award Honoree & 2018 Finalists Announced for 25th Anniversary

Enterprise Awards

We proudly announce this year's 27 finalists and that Michael DiPiano, Managing General Partner and co-founder of NewSpring will receive the Legend Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Learn more & Reserve Your Seat»

PACT Talent Connect: Find Jobs & Recruit Talent

Sponsored by ORS Partners

PACT arrows

PACT Talent Connect officially launched 6 weeks ago, and we already have over 330 member employers and over 30 jobs posted! Login to update your employer profile and upload your open positions today! Now is the time to get connected to Philadelphia's talent community whether you're an employer or a job seeker!

View and Post Jobs Now! »

Mentor Connect: Calling for Mentors

Sponsored by University of Pennsylvania & White and Williams

Mentor Connect

With close to 50 mentors, 34 mentees and 99 mentor sessions, PACT and Ben Franklin Technology Partners move Mentor Connect through its second year with huge strides. 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 »

Big News for PACT Founding Leader & Former Chairman

LiquidHub sold to Capgemini for about $500 million via Philadelphia Inquirer

LiquidHub, one of the Philadelphia area’s information technology success stories in recent years, has been sold to a France-based consulting giant.

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Medtech Legislative Updates

AdvaMed Accel provided a brief update on a few developments from this past week.

Read More »


SaaS Roundtable

Exclusive Event for SaaS Executives.
PACT reserves the right to determine attendance eligibility.

February 9 | 8 - 10 a.m.
Dell Boomi | 1400 Liberty Place, Chesterbrook, PA 19313

Sponsored by:

Bentley Systems
ors partners
Pepper Hamilton
wells fargo


PACT-TiE Top Pitch Event

February 21 | 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Comcast Center | 1701 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Sponsored by:

wells fargo advisors


Investor Dinner

Exclusive Event for Investors.
PACT reserves the right to determine attendance eligibility.

February 26 | 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Davio's King of Prussia | 200 Main Street, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Sponsored by:

Bridge Bank


white and williams


PACT Foundation Breakfast

Diversity, Inclusion & the Innovation Blind Spot

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

Title Sponsor:



Technology Executive Roundtable

Exclusive Event for Senior IT Executives.
PACT reserves the right to determine attendance eligibility.

March 15 | 8 - 10 a.m.
SEI | 1 Freedom Valley Drive, Oaks, PA 19456, Arcola Road Collegeville, PA 19426

Sponsored by:





object frontier

osage partners






Digital Health Summit

March 22 | 12 - 5 p.m.
The Smilow Center at the University of Pennsylvania | 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Sponsored by

Duane Morris
Edison Partners


Phorum Enterprise Technology Conference

Digitizing the Enterprise: Immersive, Cognitive, and Trusted

April 12 | 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
SugarHouse Event Center | 1001 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Title Sponsors:

Fairmount Partners



25th Anniversay Enterprise Awards

Celebrating 25 Years of Achievement in Technology, Healthcare, and Investment

May 9 | 5 - 9 p.m.
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts | 300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Title Sponsor:

Fairmount Partners

In Partnership with:




PACT Events: See What's Up Next
PACT Times, weekly email messages, and social media accounts keep you informed about upcoming events with open registration, but did you know you can access a PDF of PACT's planning calendar for the entire year via our website?


Follow the link below and mark your calendars for the events that interest you. Don't forget to check back regularly - this document is updated often!


Contact Danielle Pinto for more information on specific events.

View 2017-2018 Event Calendar »

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

Accel-KKR-backed IntegriChain Acquires MCT

Published by citybizlist

IntegriChain, a leading healthcare technology company delivering a comprehensive data and analytics platform covering all core elements of pharmaceutical product access, announced the acquisition of Medical Communication Technologies, Inc. (MCT).

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Talent Connect: Featured Jobs

Talent Connect is sponsored by ORS Partners


LATEST JOBS: Hardware Development Engineer; Implementation Engineer; Material Planner and Analyst; Office Manager; Senior Hardware Development Engineer; Technical Writer; Test Engineer

Chariot Solutions

LATEST JOBS: Mobile Developers; Senior Java/Spring Engineers

Delaware Innovation Space

LATEST JOBS: Director, Business Accelerator & New Client Development; Director, Business Operations

Evolve IP

LATEST JOBS: Account Manager; Product Specialist; Enterprise Technology Advisor; Internal IT Technician

Howard Fischer Associates

LATEST JOBS: Executive Search Consultant; Market Research Analyst

Lia Diagnostics

LATEST JOBS: Director of Quality

TalentFlex Solutions

LATEST JOBS: Sr. iOS Developer


LATEST JOBS: Project Manager; Technical Solutions Manager

View and Post Jobs Now! »


Welcome PACT Members

Apex IT Group

BioAdvance, the Biotechnology Greenhouse of Southeastern PA

Broad Street Angels

Cagent Vascular, LLC

CGI Technologies and Solutions

Eigen X, LLC


Hercules Technology Growth Capital

Invisible Sentinel

Juno Search Partners

Kadimac Corp


Markitects, Inc.

medInt Holdings, LLC

Miramar Global Executive Search, LLC



OnPace+ (Alan Health & Science Corp)

Osage Partners

Precision Systems, Inc.

Pulse Infoframe US LLC

Quantitative Radiology Solutions

Sandbox Platform, Inc.

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

SRI Capital

Tactix Real Estate Advisors

Temple University

Tridiuum, Inc.

University City Science Center

Veeva Systems

Press Releases & News

Activate Capital

Activate Leads $80 Million Series D Growth Equity Round into Stem, Inc. »

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

RoseAnn Rosenthal will receive the American Spirit Award »

Broad Street Angels

Union League's New Angel Investing Club Closes Its First Year with Over A Million Dollars Invested »

Cagent Vascular

Cagent Vascular Presents Positive Results from the PRELUDE Study at LINC 2018 »

Data Systems Analysts

Luke McCormack Joins DSA's Federal Advisory Board »

PPC Awarded NARA Systems Modernization Proof of Concept Task - Providing Complex Ingest, Storage and Retrieval Software in the AWS Cloud »

Fairmount Partners

Fairmount Partners Updates for February 2018 »

GMS Surgent

New Member (Partner) Named at GMS Surgent CPAs & Advisors »

Intact Vascular

TOBA II BTK Trial Enrollment Ahead of Schedule for the Tack Endovascular System in Below the Knee Disease »


IntegriChain Opens New Access Management Operations Center for Industry's Leading Contract Ops Offering for Claims Adjudication »

Newmark Knight Frank

Activity in the Philadelphia CBD Picks up in the Fourth Quarter »

New Warehouse Deliveries Drive Absorption Gains »


Quattro Celebrates Gramercy Institute Award »


SAP Opens Tech Innovation Lab in Delaware County »

SeventySix Capital

Alison Bush Delgado joins SeventySix Capital as Managing Director, Strategic Development »

Think Company

Think Company Names EVP Russ Starke As New CEO »

Unviersity City Science Center

QED Program Awards $600K to Advance the Commercialization of Three University Technologies »

Village Capital

Can these Philly startups help bridge the VC diversity gap? »


New Jersey Tech Council Names Wylei Innovative Tech Company of the Year »

Wylei Welcomes J&J Veteran, Denice Torres, to Board of Directors »

We thank our Founding Leaders for their commitment and support:



Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Bentley Systems

Comcast Business

Cozen O'Connor

Duane Morris


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



Apply Now  —  2018 Education Business Plan Competition Venture Path »

2/15  —  AVF Education Day 2018 »

2/26  —  FENG February Philly Suburban Chapter Meeting: Data Analytics & Corporate Performance »

2/28  —  Deadline to apply for Karen A. Stout Start-Up Accelerator Fund »

3/6  —  Healthcare Key Trends Influencing The Life Sciences Industry »

3/13-3/14  —  Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium »

4/5  —  IoT Fusion »

4/24  —  Exits - Traps and Triumphs »

4/26-4/27  —  Total Impact »

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