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September 2018

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Who will enter the 2018 Lion's Den? Find out September 26.

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Cover Stories

In a World of Data, Ethics has No Substitute

Written by Lloyd Adams, SAP  

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Traditionally, the relationship between companies and their customers has been simple and symbiotic: customers seek solutions, in the form of goods and services, from companies that are eager to provide them. Early in my career, creating personal relationships with customers was the key to success. While the product always opened the door to a prospective customer, authentic and personal relationships proved to be most valued by the customer.

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5 Reasons Your Office Design is Hurting Business

Contributed by formcraft

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Whether you’ve literally outgrown the space, are no longer a fan of sterile cubicles, or would simply prefer a more modern look, it’s obvious when something needs to change.What you may not realize is just how much a custom redesign could benefit your business, on all levels. After all, environment does more than just influence how we feel, it determines how we interact with others – and when it comes to the long-term health of your business, nothing could be more important.

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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 14.

News & Announcements

Your Official Invitation

Conference Highlights and Room Block Closes September 12

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Here are just a few of the dynamic speakers who will share their insights and expertise at our 25th Anniversary

  • Cindy Eckert Whitehead, CEO, The Pink Ceiling/Pinkubator
  • Arlan Hamilton, Founder + Managing Partner, Backstage Capital, CEO + Co-founder, Backstage Studio
  • Alex Banayan, Named Forbes 30 under 30, and Author of the national bestseller The Third Door

Grab your official invitation to learn more.


We reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate. 
Please contact the hotel to book your room before September 12. 

Sheraton Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown Center City
219 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 732-5500

Register Now »

Open Access DEI Program Survey

Calling all Founders, Employees, Leaders, Board Members, Investors and Stakeholders to take this survey to ensure Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is a focus across tech/startup companies in Philadelphia.

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PACT Says “Hi-owa” to the 2018 TECNA Summer Conference in Des Moines

Written by Danielle Pinto, Director, Events

TECNA Conference

The Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) is an association of approximately 50 IT and technology trade organizations across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. It’s the collective voice of organizations like PACT in North America. TECNA members gather throughout the year to share best practices, collaborate on issues of public policy, and discuss how we can better serve the interests of our member companies (like you), which collectively number over 22,000.

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Customer Connect: Applications Open

Applications Due Friday, September 21

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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 entrepreneurs 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 [email protected]. 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 and Mentees

Sponsored by University of Pennsylvania & White and Williams

Mentor Connect

With 60 mentors, 45 mentees and over 150 mentor sessions, PACT and Ben Franklin Technology Partners move Mentor Connect through its third year with huge strides. Visit the website to learn more and get involved today.


If you are a startup looking for a coach or if you are an experienced entrepreneur ready to give back, contact Jennifer Cohen.

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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!

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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 19148

Hosted by:



Technology Executive Roundtable

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

October 11 | 8 - 10 a.m.
SEI | 1 Freedom Valley Drive, Oaks, PA 19456


Sponsored by:


dell boomi





Investor Dinner

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

February 20 | 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | 555 East Lancaster Avenue, Radnor, PA 19087

Sponsored by:

duane morris



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 2018-2019 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: Controller Position

Layer 8 Security

LATEST JOBS: Data Privacy Manager, Data Privacy Manager


LATEST JOBS: Director of Marketing/Communications/P.R., Inside Technical Sales Representative

View and Post Jobs Now! »

PACT Spotlights & Deals


Testimonial: “As our business grew, our print and copy needs also grew. Conlin’s has been with us every step of the way – from standard copies, to custom graphics, to our now-critical web-to-print model. The web-to-print services have allowed us to ensure corporate branding standards, balance workload, and manage costs throughout our global business.” - Andrea, Global Engineering Company

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Osage Venture Partners

DrayNow, a Philadelphia-based marketplace for intermodal shipping brokers and motor carriers, raised $5 million in Series A funding. Comcast Ventures led, and was joined by Osage Venture Partners.

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Pine Hill Group

Pine Hill CEO Chuck Jacobson shares the history of Pine Hill, where they are as a firm, and where they are heading.

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Welcome PACT Members

AC Lordi

Activate Ventures Partners

Baer Crossey McDemus



Chariot Solutions


Fulton Bank

Geistlich Pharma North America

GPS Speakers & Events


Layer 8 Security

Legal Science LLC



RubinGoldman and Associates

SMP Web Video

WizeHive, Inc.

Press Releases & News

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin Approved $10.3 Million in 60 Companies »

Centri Business Consulting

Ryan Starkes Joins Centri as a Partner »

Jim Dullinger Joins Centri as a Director »

CFO Consulting Partners

If You Like Physician Practices: You will Love Veterinary »


Why is DevOps Transformation recommended for Business Transformation? »

Graham Media Partners

Graham Media Partners Welcomes Susan Venema! »

ImCare Biotech

ImCare Biotech accepted to the National Cancer Institute Investor Initiatives and will showcase technology at the Bio Investor Forum in San Francisco on October 17 and 18 »


IntegriChain Taps Liaison Technologies Veteran Gary Palgon to Lead Sales Organization »

Newmark Knight Frank

NKF Valuation & Advisory Appraiser, Peter Manotti, Achieves MAI Designation »

NewSpring Capital

NewSpring Invests in Leading Specialty Pharmacy »

Rittenhouse Ventures

Prosperoware Poised to Accelerate Growth with Investment from Rittenhouse Ventures »

OSG Billing Services Acquires Miria Systems, Inc. »

SeventySix Capital

SeventySix Capital Makes Strategic Investment in Sports Betting Media Leader, Vegas Stats & Information Network »


STRATIS Debuts in Top 20% of Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies »

University City Science Center

Stephen Zarrilli Named President & CEO of University City Science Center »

Latest Iteration of Science Center’s BioArt Residency Fuses Climate Change and Biotech »

Tracy S. Brala Joins University City Science Center as Vice President, Ecosystem Development »

$500,000 HHS Grant Leverages Success of Science Center Programs for Health Security Innovations »


Wistar Receives Support of More Than $5.5M from Private Foundations and Funding Agencies »

We thank our Founding Leaders for their commitment and support:


Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Bentley Systems

Comcast Business

Cozen O'Connor

Dell Boomi

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



Open Access DEI Program Survey »

Cabrini University new online MS Data Sciences »

9/12  —  Growth to Exit Symposium »

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

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

9/25 - 9/27  —  ITIL® Continual Service Improvement »

9/27  —  Closing Reception for Without Roots Esther Klein Gallery Exhibition »

9/28  —  Philly Tech Tour 2018 »

10/16 - 10/18  —  ITIL® Foundation »

10/23  —  Widener Innovation Series Presents: Digital Processes and Products Conference »

11/9  —  3675 Grand Opening Party »

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