PACT Times

May 2018

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Enterprise Awards

Join us at the 25th Anniversary Enterprise Awards next week!

Enterprise Awards

Cover Story & President's Note

SaaS Valuations and the Metrics that Matter

Written by Allen Born, Fairmount Partners  

Fairmount Partners

The software market continues to evolve. Historically, enterprise software was typically sold as a one-time, perpetual license plus an annual maintenance payment, usually representing 20% of the cost of the license.

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President's Note: PACT Supports Tech Education

Give a Student a Shot at a Technology Career

We'd like to highlight an opportunity from Comcast NBCUniversal in support of the Freire Schools. This community effort is focused on investing in the future of our students. Comcast will match any gift made up to $25,000, but only through May, 7, 2018, potentially bringing $50,000 to support technology and arts instruction and creative programming for 2,000 underserved students across four campuses in Philadelphia and Wilmington.

Learn More & Give Back »

What's your story?

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

News & Announcements

Enterprise Awards Celebrates 25 Years in Seven Days

JUST ADDED: Entrepreneur-Only Celebration Ticket

Enterprise Awards

We hope you join us for our silver celebration of the 25th Anniversary Enterprise Awards next week.

Here are a few new features:

  • We're heading to the Kimmel Center to celebrate in the heart of our grand city!
  • After 1 hour of awards, enjoy 2/12 hours of celebtration, spirits and TONS of networking with the region's movers and shakers.
  • Celebrate Mike DiPiano of NewSpring Capital on his Legend Award for Lifetime Achievement.
  • Watch Penn Medicine be named Digital Innovator of the Year.
  • Find out which finalists will take home Techies in the technology and healthcare categories.
  • Entrepreneurs who’d like to attend the event after the awards ceremony can do so by selecting the Entrepreneur-Only Celebration ticket online now.

Learn more & Reserve Your Seat»

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 »

Disrupting Cancer Recap: How to sustain momentum in the fight against cancer

Written by Roberto Torres, Philly

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Dr. Carl June, Penn researcher behind a major cancer breakthrough, said the first step is to retain the scientists that are working to one day save your life.

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Mentor Connect: Calling for Mentees

Sponsored by University of Pennsylvania & White and Williams

Mentor Connect

With 60 mentors, 40 mentees and 122 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.

Learn More»

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! »


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-TiE Top Pitch Event

Free to Entrepreneurs, Investors, and TiE Members

May 16 | 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Comcast Center | 1701 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Sponsored by:

wells fargo advisors


Medtech Series

Are you Ready for the New Innovative Medtech Market?

June 5 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Evolve IP | 989 Old Eagle School Road, Suite 815, Wayne, PA 19087

Sponsored by:

duane morris


Fintech Series

Fintech Sucessful Exits

June 6 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Morgan Lewis | 1701 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Sponsored by:

edison partners

morgan lewis



Technology Executive Roundtable: Is ERP Dead?

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

June 12 | 8 - 10 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



June 26 - Technology Briefing »

June 28 - PHL Innovation Picnic »

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


LATEST JOBS: New Business Sales Representative

Halfpenny Technologies

LATEST JOBS: Integration Business Analyst; Integration Developer


LATEST JOBS: AI / Machine Learning Python Developer; UI (Bootstrap/React/Angular) and Database (SQL) Full Stack Developer

View and Post Jobs Now! »


Welcome PACT Members


American Fat Bracelet

Ashton Tweed, LTD

Baker Tilly


Chestnut Street Ventures


Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA)

Duane Morris, LLP

EAC Valuations LLC

EisnerAmper, LLP



Graham Media Partners


Halfpenny Technologies

Healthcare Capital Advisers LLC

IPR International

Ipsum Climical

Kreischer Miller

Lovell Minnick Partners

PECO, An Exelon Company



Rinato Advisors LLC


SeventySix Capital

TalentFleX Solutions


Press Releases & News


Anexinet Achieves Advanced Partner Status In the Amazon Web Services Network For Designing, Managing, and Migrating Customers to AWS »


Clutch Among 18 Startups Participating in Salesforce Accelerate Program »

For Eyes Selects Clutch to Power Better Customer Interactions and More Frequent Purchases »

Marketing Myth Busters: GDPR Edition »

Comcast & IBX

Comcast and Independence in health care technology joint venture »

Fairmount Partners

Updates for Fairmount Partners »

Intact Vascular

Intact Vascular Announces $20 Million Series C Financing to Fund Company through PMA Approval of the Tack Endovascular System »


DSA Announces Executive Promotions »


12 Ways the New Tax Law May Impact Technology and Life Science Companies »

Intact Vascular

Intact Vascular Welcomes TOBA BTK Trial One-Year Clinical Study Results Publication in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Intervention »

LLR Partners

LLR Partners Invests in MedBridge »

Newmark Knight Frank

New Warehouse Deliveries Drive Absorption Gains »

Southeastern Pennsylvania Suburbs Begin the Year with a Bang »

NKF Continues Valuation & Advisory Expansion in Philadelphia »


RoundTrip raises $1.9 million in seed funding »

University of Pennsylvania

Pennovation Center Gets Two New Biotech Startups »


Smart Devices Improve Quality of Life for Older Adults Cellucci Tells Lehigh Valley Aging in Place Meeting »

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


Philly Tech Week 2018

PACT is a Media Partner of Philly

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May 3 - Introduced, by 
Looking for your favorite #PhillyTechWeek track conference? It's all one awesome, super, choose-your-own-adventure, change-your-life conference now! Meet #Intro2018.

Learn More »


SURVEY: Helping Future Entrepreneurs - you or a scholar? »

5/3  —  Introduced, by »

5/3  —  Innovation Talks »

5/17  —  Mid-Atlantic Health Care IT Forum »

5/30 - 6/7  —  23rd Annual Eurasian - American Innovation Technology Week (RANIT) »

6/1  —  MADV Venture Forum »

6/5  —  BDU Workshop Series: Best Practices for Developing Effective Prospecting Lists »

6/24  —  Applications Open for Maker Faire »

Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)
200 South Broad Street, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19102  •  (P) 215 790-3800 (F) 215 790-3729