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June 2018

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Who will enter the 2018 Lion's Den? Accepting Pitch Decks Now!

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Cover Story

Google's Home, Amazon's Alexa; How proficiently is AI evolving?

Written by Komal Lopez, Cigniti Technologies  


Virtual Assistants and Voice-First Devices are trending through the news stories. With millions of units being sold, they are definitely one of the most sought-after tech toys for your home.

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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

Exclusive Membership Offer for Non-Members

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Attention Non-Members: Get involved this spring, this time as a member, and jump on our exclusive discounts. This month, we are offering exclusive discounts only until June 15, 2018. Entrepreneurs receive a 20% Discount. Technology, Healthcare and Life Science Companies receive a 20% Discount. Angel Investors receive a 10% Discount.

Become a PACT Member »

PACT Capital Conference Call for Companies

Everything will take place SEPTEMBER 26 (2 MONTHS EARLIER) @ XFINITY Live! Philadelphia.

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We are currently recruiting featured company presenters. Investors and corporate business developers will be scouting for the latest cutting edge technologies and healthcare innovations. Selected featured companies will be considered for entrance into the Inaugural Lion’s Den, which last year resulted in over $1 million dollars committed.

Learn More & Get Involved Today »

Mentor Connect: Calling for Mentees

Sponsored by University of Pennsylvania & White and Williams

Mentor Connect

With 60 mentors, 40 mentees and 134 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 entreprenuer looking for a coach and the tools to get started? If so, contact Jennifer Cohen to get invloved as a mentee.

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Talent Connect: Find Jobs & Recruit Talent

Sponsored by ORS Partners

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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! »

Recapping the 25th Anniversary Enterprise Awards

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Last month, we celebrated the 25th Anniversary Enterprise Awards at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The awards ceremony was sold out! The entire night was full of energy with much deserved honors for each company and individual celebrated. Congratulations again to all of our winners and honorees! Our silver anniversary drew such a buzz that it even was trending on Twitter!

Check out the videos, press and pictures »


Technology Executive Roundtable: Is ERP Dead?

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

June 12 | 8 - 10:30 a.m.
SAP | 3999 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073

Sponsored by:





object frontier

osage partners






Investor Dinner

This is an exclusive event for investors only.

June 12 | 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | 555 E. Lancaster Avenue, Radnor, PA 19087

Sponsored by:

duane morris

square 1 bank


Fintech in the Philadelphia Region: Insights and Opportunities

June 19 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
MakeOffices | 2001 Market Street #2500, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Sponsored by:

edison partners

morgan lewis



Ten Things to Know When Planning an Exit

June 26 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Evolve IP | 989 Old Eagle School Road, Wayne, PA 19087

Sponsored by:

Fairmount Partners



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.

Talent Connect: Featured Jobs

Talent Connect is sponsored by ORS Partners

Chariot Solutions

LATEST JOBS: Mobile Developers, Senior Java/Spring Engineers

TalentFleX Solutions

LATEST JOBS: Grants Coordinator

View and Post Jobs Now! »

Mentor Connect Corner

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

Ciright Medical

Tech and medicine pioneer named Irish American Entrepreneur of the Year. Read full article.

Therapeutic Articulations

One of our mentees, Dawn Gulick, CEO of Therapeutic Articulations was just granted a Phase 1 SBIR grant. Read more.

Learn More on Mentor Connect »


Welcome PACT Members

1315 Capital, LLC

AmerisourceBergen Corp.


Bernstein Private Wealth Management

Chatham Financial

Clutch Holdings, LLC

Directlink Technologies, Corp.

Domain Consulting Group, Inc.

DreamIT Ventures

DryDock Technologies, Inc.

DSM Biomedical

Excellis Health Solutions

Geistlich Pharma North America

InfoMC, Inc.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals

JW Strategic Advisors LLC

Kynectiv, Inc.

Merrill Lynch


Patient Innovations


PhotoSonix Medical, Inc.

Placelogix, Inc

Rittenhouse Ventures

SBell Consulting LLC


Spark Therapeutics, Inc.

Stitch Data

Therapeutic Articulations LLC

Trice Medical, Inc.

Press Releases & News

Business Development University

“Spring Cleaning” Your Business Development Efforts »

Centri Business Consulting

Centri’s Kristen Wik is Promoted to CFO »

Fox Rothschild

What U.S. Companies Need To Know About the Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal and Renewed Sanctions»

Intact Vascular

Intact Vascular Sponsors Symposium on Post-Angioplasty Dissections »

Lovell Minnick

TriState Capital Announces Public Offering of Common Stock by Selling Shareholders »

Newmark Knight Frank

LuckyVitamin Gets a New, Improved Home »


PGW Uses Open Data to Develop Interactive Infrastructure Upgrade Map »

Phenom People

Phenom People, a Horsham, Penn.-based talent relationship marketing platform, raised $22 million in Series B funding. AXA Venture Partners led the round, and was joined by investors including Sierra Ventures, Sigma Prime Ventures and Omidyar Ventures. »

SeventySix Capital

ShotTracker Raises $10.4 Million in Series A Funding »

Ryan Howard’s venture capital firm, SeventySix Capital, invests in Play by Play Sports Broadcasting Camps »

University of Pennsylvania

How to Turn ‘Data Exhaust’ into a Competitive Edge »

How to View Your Company Through a Digital Native’s Eyes »

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



SURVEY: Goliath's Revenge »

6/21  —  Precision Systems, Inc. Open House »

6/24  —  Applications Open for Maker Faire »

6/28  —  PHL Innovation Picnic »

7/11 - 7/12  —  MedCity CONVERGE »
Save 70% off full rate with code PACT.

9/24 - 9/28  —  Days of Eurasian-American Innovation Entrepreneurship Cooperation (RAVC Fall 2018) »

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