PACT Times

December 2018

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Cover Stories

Amazon’s HQ2 Decision and What it Means to Philadelphia

Written by Gary Lozoff, Tactix Real Estate, LLC


To many observers’ surprise, Amazon did not pick a single winner; Amazon actually picked three winning metro areas. Amazon will be splitting its new HQ2 requirement between Crystal City, Virginia and Long Island City, New York.

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Social Justice and Corporate Responsibility in the Digital Age: A Story of Transformation

Written by John Klein, Kleintech Computer Services LLC


Explosions in data and digital technologies have opened up new possibilities to assist less fortunate populations with essential services and human rights.

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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 Di Filippo by December 15.

News & Announcements

Non-Members: 20% Discount to Join PACT


Take advantage of our holiday special with a 20% discount to become a PACT Member. Offer ends December 31, 2018.

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Phorum 2019 Demo Pit Applications OPEN

Apply Now to Pitch at Phorum 2019

Phorum 2019

Phorum 2019: Becoming a Digital Disruptor – Re-imagining Technology, Experiences, and Talent will feature lightning talks and panel discussions by industry analysts, technology visionaries and business executives. We're looking for startup companies whose technology is addressing at least one of the following areas: Mobile, blockchain, IoT, big data and analytics, machine learning/AI, privacy and security.

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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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Lend Your Voice to SpeakPhilly

Phorum 2019

We’re redefining how the world sees Philadelphia and Philly needs your voice to help us tell the right story. Follow the link below to share what you love about Philadelphia.

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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 Foundation Breakfast

March 6 | 8 - 10:30 a.m.
The Lucy | 231 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Phorum 2019

April 4 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sugarhouse Event Center | 1001 N Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125

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26th Annual Enterprise Awards

May 13 | 5 - 9 p.m.
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts | 300 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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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?

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

Neuroflow Deal

NeuroFlow, a mental health technology company, raised $2 million in funding. Investors include NJ JumpStart, Independence Blue Cross, Chestnut Ventures and Ben Franklin Technology Partners.

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University of Pennsylvania cell therapy spinoff raises $38M

"Cabaletta Bio has entered into two multiyear sponsored research agreements with Penn for the discovery and development of therapies to treat certain autoimmune diseases," reports John George, Philadelphia Business Journal.

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Mentor Connect Corner

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

Social Detection, Inc

This mentee was mentioned in "Philadelphia 100: Fast growth + historic low unemployment = hiring challenges," by Diane Mastrull, Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Lia Diagnostics

Lia Diagnostics, a Philadelphia-based flushable and biodegradable pregnancy test maker, raised $2.6 million in funding of a $3 million goal. Pink Ceiling alongside existing investors participated.

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Welcome PACT Members

Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc..

Adaptive Clinical Systems

Archer Law

BioAdvance, the Biotechnology Greenhouse of Southeastern PA

Cabrini University

Capital Advisors Group


Eigen X, LLC

Einstein Healthcare Network


Fibrocell Science

Gabriel Investments




Oakwood Management, LLC

OrthogenRx, Inc



Premium Home Comfort, INC. D/B/A KAPSUL

Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB)

Social Detection, Inc


Temple University

Wellivity Inc.


Yohannan Capital, LLC

Press Releases & News


From The Desk of Senior Designer Donna McDaniel: Office Space & Employee Engagement »

GMS Surgent

The 2018 Best Small Firm to Work For: GMS Surgent »

Halfpenny Technologies partners

Halfpenny Technologies partners with Nuance for Clinical Data Exchange Services »

Intact Vascular

Intact Vascular to Sponsor Post-Angioplasty Dissection Symposium and Present an Update on the TOBA II Pivotal Study Results at the 2018 VEITH Conference »

Lovell Minnick Partners

Lovell Minnick Partners Announces Majority Investment in SRS Acquiom »


NIKSUN Named the 2018 Frost & Sullivan Price and Performance Value Leader for the Network Forensics Market »

Precision Systems, Inc.

A Guide to Problem Resolution in Product Development »


Pilot Expanding to Help Students Identify Work-Ready Competencies »

University City Science Center

Venture Café Philadelphia has arrived! »

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




Open Access DEI Program Survey »

12/13 — RAPID Hardware Accelerator Graduation »

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

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