PACT Times

October 2018

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Date Announced for Phorum 2019: April 4, 2019


Cover Stories

Balancing the Equation: How Talent Data Can Lead to Better Decision-Making for K-12 Leaders

Written by Tim Clifford, President and CEO, Frontline Education

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Every day, technology is transforming K-12 education. In-classroom applications and devices are a marvel, persistently advancing new and smarter ways of teaching and learning. And the use of data on student learning is helping educators guide and differentiate learning experiences, support deeper learning across ability levels and even predict whether students are at an increased risk for failure or dropout.

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Tracking, Monitoring, and Alerting Product Shipments in Real Time: Introducing SenseIT IoT

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Domain, a partner of SAP, would like to introduce you to their newest business-enhancing information technology solution: SenseIT IoT. SenseIT is a collection of cellular sensors and analytical reports that allow businesses such as yours to track shipments and product handling conditions in real-time.

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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 October 15.

News & Announcements

PACT Capital Conference Concluded with $850,000 in Startup Funding

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After a full day of keynotes, company pitches, panels and more pitches, close to 1,000 attendees walked away with key insights, new connections and (for some) investment dollars. This year’s Lion’s Den was like none other before it. After a full day of pitching, three companies were chosen out of 37 featured company presenters to enter PACT’s inaugural Lion's Den. Infantear, Grovara, and MNI pitched their innovations once more live in front of the conference audience to five highly successful entrepreneurs. All five “lion” investors offered a collective $850,000 to MNI.

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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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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!

View and Post Jobs Now! »


Technology Executive Roundtable

Systems Integration Best Practices and Case Studies
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


osage partners





Medtech Series: Medical Device Security

October 31 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Quorum | 3675 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Sponsored by:



Top Pitch, Presented by PACT & TiE

Free to Entrepreneurs, Investors, and TiE Members

November 5 | 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs | 1717 Arch Street 48th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Sponsored by:

wells fargo advisors


SaaS Roundtable: Getting Ready for the SaaS Generation

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

November 30 | 8 - 10 a.m.
Vertex | 2301 Renaissance Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406


Sponsored by:

dell boomi
ors partners
Pepper Hamilton
wells fargo

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

Chariot Solutions

LATEST JOBS: Mobile Developers, Senior Java/Spring Engineers


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

Mentor Connect Corner

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


Featured in Real Business article, The lesser-known tech hubs that could give Silicon Valley a run for its money Read full article.


After a full day of pitching at the PACT Capital Conference last week, Mentor Connect Mentee, InfantEar, entered the 4th Annual Lion's Den. Read more.

PACT Spotlights & Deals


SkillSurvey’s solutions are used by more than 10,000 recruiters each month across a wide range of industries who check references on more than 100,000 job candidates monthly. More than 30 million job candidates and their references have experienced the SkillSurvey platform.

Learn More »


Welcome PACT Members


Brandbridge Ltd


CBRE, Inc.

Conlin's Digital Print & Copy Center

Cozen O' Connor

Glenmede Trust

GMS Surgent

G-Squared Partners, LLC

HealthShare Exchange

JM Search

Jo D Consulting

Kleintech Computer Services LLC



PolyAurum, LLC



The Haverford Trust Company

WEach Seats

Wipfli LLP

Press Releases & News


Anexinet’s Ned Bellavance to Speak at Sold Out Microsoft Ignite 2018 Event »

Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Lia Diagnostics

These Are The 397 Most Inspiring, Innovative Designs of 2018 »

Fairmount Partners

News for Fairmount Partners »

Group K Diagnostics

‘The Theranos fiasco’ didn’t stop Group K Diagnostics from raising $800,000 »


NIKSUN Achieves Common Criteria Certification for NetDetector and NetVCR »


RSM Unveils Industry Eminence Program »

Start-Up Growth Often Relies on the Work of Angels »


RXTransparent Awarded a Group Purchasing Contract by Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy (MMCAP) for DSCSA Compliance »

SeventSix Capital

Ralph Sampson Joins SeventySix Capital’s Athlete Venture Group »

University of Pennsylvania

Leading Innovation »

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





University City Science Center

University of Pennsylvania


ThinkFest 2018

PACT is a Media Partner of Philadelphia Magazine

philly tech week

On November 15, hear what Philadelphia’s biggest thinkers and doers have to say about our city.

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Open Access DEI Program Survey »

10/3 - 10/5  —  Project NorthStar »

10/16 - 10/18  —  ITIL® Foundation »

10/18  —  Population Health Demands New Workforce Thinking »

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

10/30  —  The balancing act in IT: 3 insights IT organizations need today »

11/9  —  3675 Grand Opening Party »

11/11  —  Deadline to Apply for Global Startup Accelerator »

11/12  —  Women's Entrepreneurship Day Philadelphia 2018 »

4/9 - 4/10  —  Young, Smart and Local Conference »

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