PACT Times

July 2018

Facebook Flickr LinkedIn Twitter
pact capital conference

Who will enter the 2018 Lion's Den? Pitch Decks Due July 20!

pact capital conference

Cover Stories

Exit Advice from “Exits – Traps and Triumphs” CEOs

Written by Jack Warnock, President, JW Strategic Advisors LLC  

member cover story

Among the rich treasure trove of gleaned advice at Drexel's “Exits – Traps and Triumphs” panel was what they said about the exit process, and what “wear and tear” can hit the CEO and their team during their journey.

Read More »

Following Budget Passage, Gov. Wolf Launches PAsmart with New Investments in Job and Skills Training

$30 million investment in STEM, computer science education, expand apprenticeships, job training

Last month, PACT journeyed to Harrisburg, PA, to lobby legislative leadership for investment in computer science education. Our efforts helped make a difference, which ultimately lead to a brighter and secure future for our region's next generation of entrepreneurs. Building on his commitment to strengthen our schools, build our workforce, and grow our economy, Governor Tom Wolf outlined his PAsmart initiative in the recently enacted 2018-19 state budget. As a first-of-its-kind $30 million investment, PAsmart will support workforce development through STEM and computer science education, apprenticeships and job training.

Learn More »

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 16.

News & Announcements

Call for Companies: Pitch Decks Due July 20

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

pact arrows

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 over 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.

Learn More»

Talent Connect: Find Jobs & Recruit Talent

Sponsored by ORS Partners

PACT arrows

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 Anniversary PACT Capital Conference 2018

Building Connections in a New and Different Way

September 26 | 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
XFINITY Live! Philadelphia | 1100 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Hosted by:



Talent Connect: Featured Jobs

Talent Connect is sponsored by ORS Partners


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

Chariot Solutions

LATEST JOBS: Mobile Developers and Senior Java/Spring Engineers.

Quantitative Radiology Solutions

LATEST JOBS: Medical Imaging Application Developer.

View and Post Jobs Now! »

Mentor Connect Corner

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

Philly's Got Talent: Go to Market Strategy

On June 28, our mentors and mentees convened at Ben Franklin Technology Partner's office to watch a mock pitch session called, Go to Market Strategy. Two mentors, Bill Butler, CEO at Journey Sales and Amy Williams, President and Managing Partner at SageWorks Rx llc, and market industry expert from California, David Brock, Author "Sales Manager Survival Guide," CEO at Partners In EXCELLENCE, played interested customers to mentee, Remy De Vlieghere, CEO of SmarTECHS, LLC, who delivered his pitch and then received feedback and tips for future pitches. Check out the session clips.

Learn More on Mentor Connect »


Welcome PACT Members


Analytical Graphics

Anjin Analytics

Alura Business Solutions


CFO Consulting Partners LLC

Cigniti Technologies

Ciright Strategic Holdings, LLC

Convergent Technologies, Inc.

DrayNow, Inc

Drexel University- School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems

Edison Partners


Firelight Partners, LLC

Frontage Labs

Frontline Education

Law Offices of Henry Ian Pass

LLR Partners


ModKaf LLC

NuBridge Health




Revolutuionary Security

RXTransparent, LLC.

Singularis Solutions


Square 2 Marketing

TimelinePI, Inc.

Vital Trax


Press Releases & News

Apex IT Group

Apex IT Group Announces Transition of Full Ownership Back to its Founder »

Apex IT Group CEO Assumes Full Ownership of Company »

Cigniti Technologies

How can QA deal with the challenges of Digital Transformation? »

CFO Consulting Partners LLC

Eight Red Flags that your Board Financial Package is Failing to Support Board Needs »


Clutch Loyalty is Now Available on the Salesforce AppExchange, the World's Leading Enterprise Apps Marketplace »


EY Announces Frances Pierce of Data Systems Analysts named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award winner in Greater Philadelphia »

Intact Vascular

Intact Vascular Welcomes Publication of iDissection Classification Study Results in Journal of Invasive Cardiology »

Lovell Minnick

Lovell Minnick Partners Appoints Joan Binstock as Senior Advisor »

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



Cabrini University new online MS Data Sciences »

7/25  —  RAIN 2018: Fueling the Talent Pipeline »

9/24 - 9/26  —  The MEDTECH Conference »

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) »

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