PACT Times

November 2018

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Phorum 2019 Save The Date: April 4, 2019


Cover Story

Phishing on the Phone

Written by Casey Lipson, Project Coordinator, Layer 8 Security

member cover story

When most think of phishing attacks, thoughts immediately turn to emails that try to get us to click. But phishing is not just an email-based attack.

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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 November 15.

News & Announcements

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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26th Annual Enterprise Awards

Save the Date & Submit Your Nominations


The Enterprise Awards is the region’s most prestigious business honors for Technology and Healthcare companies, leaders, and entrepreneurs. The 26th Annual Enterprise Awards will present 10 competitive awards. Submit your nominations by November 19 and add May 13 to your calendar.

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There is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch

Refer a Mentor & PACT Buys Lunch

Mentor Connect

Do you know Successful CEO Founders? If so, we want to meet them as we’re currently seeking mentors ready to give back to rising startups. Refer a friend and receive a $50 gift card to Marathon Grill. The referral must fit the criteria of a Successful CEO Founder in order to qualify.

Please send your referral(s) to Jennifer Cohen.

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Mark Your Calendar for Phorum 2019

Becoming a Digital Disruptor: Re-imagining Technology, Experiences, and Talent

Phorum 2019

Phorum 2019 will explore the perspective of enterprise incumbents and new entrants across key themes: emerging technology, hyper-personalized experiences, and digital and AI talent, that will define which companies win the digital disruption game.

To get engaged, contact Dianne Strunk.

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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

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Digital Health & Design: Physical, Digital, and Experience Prototyping

December 4 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
InstaMed Collaboration Center | 1880 JFK Boulevard, 9th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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TalentConnect Series: Hacking the Talent Pipeline

December 11 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Capgemini | 500 East Swedesford Road, Wayne, PA 19087

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Technology Executive Roundtable and Customer Connect

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

December 13 | 8 - 10 a.m.
Pfizer | 500 Arcola Road, Collegeville, PA 19426

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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

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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?

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 Now »

Interested in Sponsoring an Event?

Please contact Dianne Strunk for more information.


Talent Connect Job Board is sponsored by ORS Partners

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Chariot Solutions

LATEST JOBS: Mobile Developers, Senior Java/Spring Engineers

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

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PACT Spotlights & Deals

Formcraft Member Spotlight


Formcraft’s breakthrough integrated business model allows clients to experience true advocacy and cohesiveness in their office renovations. Businesses won’t have to deal with the back-and-forth of working with multiple companies on one project because every element is handled by Formcraft.

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Velicept Therapeutics

a Malvern, Penn.-based clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on treating urological and gastrointestinal disorders, raised $15 million in funding. Samsara BioCapital led the round.

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Welcome PACT Members


Centri Business Consulting, LLC

Chronic Care Advocates

DeSimone Enterprise Group Inc

EisnerAmper, LLP

Fox Rothschild LLP

Greppo Technologies

Independence Blue Cross

medInt Holdings, LLC

Merrill Corporation

OrthoForge Inc.


viihealth, inc.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati

Press Releases & News

AmerisourceBergen Corp., iPipeline, University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia CIO Leadership Association Announces Recipients of the… »

CFO Consulting Partners

David DeMuth Has Been Named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Princeton Chamber of Commerce »



DSA Awarded Army ITES-3S IDIQ Contract »

Fairmount Partners

News for November »


BTC Grows with the Addition of Team from Bryn Mawr-Based Hollister Creative »

Intact Vascular

Intact Vascular Announces Positive One-Year Data from the TOBA II Clinical Trial »

Merrill Lynch

Bunker Labs PHL Welcomes Phil Zimmerman as Community City Leader »

Newmark Knight Frank

Inventory Fails to Keep Up With Demand »

NKF Welcomes Sandra Benek to its Project Management Team »


NIKSUN Achieves Integration with ATD through the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance »


RSM Supports Communities Through 9th Annual Volunteer Day »

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

Philadelphia magazine’s ThinkFest Presented by UnitedHealthcare: Through Q&As, discussions and debates Philadelphia magazine will turn the stage over to those with the most influence in and on our city. Be a part of the conversation on November 15th

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Open Access DEI Program Survey »

11/9 —  DESCA Investor Forum - 2018 »

11/9 —  3675 Grand Opening Party »

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

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

11/14 —  Machine Learning: A Pragmatic Approach to Adoption »

11/28 —  Single-Page Application (SPA) Day »

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

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