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February 2019

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Cover Stories

Using Technology to Support a Winning Culture

Written by Doug Claffey, Energage


Clued-in organizational leaders know business strategy alone isn’t enough to succeed in today’s world. They know that if their workplace culture isn’t strong — and if their people aren’t aligned and engaged — even the most brilliant plan is dead on arrival.

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The Mid-Atlantic region’s researchers and startups now have another great resource for funding

Contributed by University City Science Center


A new Health and Human Services unit called DRIVe – part of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), has partnered with seven accelerators across the country including the University City Science Center, to fund innovative technologies and products to solve systemic health security challenges facing US population.

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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 February 15.

News & Announcements

Foundation Breakfast Set to Explore Inclusion through Education

Hear Insights from Code.Org Advocacy Coalition, Coded by Kids, and ChickTech: Philadelphia

Phorum 2019

This year's event will recognize how inclusion and access in education is critical to our work towards building a more inclusive tech community. We'll celebrate organizations that engage young people in STEM, focusing especially on girls and kids from communities historically underrepresented in the tech industry.

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Phorum 2019 Agenda Tightens

Demo Pit Applications Due in Two Weeks!

Mentor Connect

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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Calling for Mentors & Mentees!

Get Involved with Mentor Connect

Mentor Connect

We're currently seeing successful CEO founders ready to give back AND startup companies looking for mentorship.

Please send your referral(s) to Jennifer Cohen.

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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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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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Talent Connect Executive Roundtable - Western Suburbs

Confronting Bias and Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Recruiting, Engagement, and Retention

February 21 | 8 - 10 a.m.
LiquidHub + Capgemini | 500 East Swedesford Road, Wayne, PA 19087

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Talent Connect Executive Roundtable - Center City

Confronting Bias and Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Recruiting, Engagement, and Retention

February 22 | 8 - 10 a.m.
EisnerAmper, LLP | One Logan Square North 18th Street, Suite 3000, Philadelphia , PA 19103

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SaaS Roundtable

Critical KPIs That Drive Value in the Market

March 1 | 8 - 10 a.m.
Vertex | 2301 Renaissance Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406

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PACT-TiE Top Pitch

March 4 | 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs | Comcast Technology Center 1800 Arch Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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PACT Foundation Breakfast

Inclusion through Education

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

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Technology Executive Roundtable and Customer Connect

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

March 14 | 8 - 10 a.m.
To Be Announced

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Digital Health Summit

March 20 | 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Quorum | 3675 Market Street 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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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 South 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

Chariot Solutions

LATEST JOBS: Mobile Developers, Senior Java/Spring Engineers

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TalentFlex Solutions

LATEST JOBS: Help Desk Technician, Systems Administrator, Senior Software Engineer

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WizeHive, Inc.

LATEST JOBS: B2B SaaS Sales Executive

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PACT Spotlights & Deals

Member Spotlight: Privakey


Privakey is gaining traction with large consumer retailers and service providers. Discovered significant emerging opportunity to secure voice interactions over devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Check out their Company Video!

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA

Ben Franklin Approved 1.7M in 12 Early Stage Companies.

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1315 Capital

1315 Capital acquired Biocoat Inc, a Horsham, Penn.-based developer of biomaterial coatings for medical devices. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Learn more on Biocoat »


Crossbeam, a Philadelphia-based company that helps companies find overlapping customers through data analytics, raised $3.3 million in seed funding. First Round Capital and Uncork Capital co-led the round, and was joined by investors including the Slack Fund and Village Global.

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Houwzer, a Philadelphia-based real estate tech company, raised $4.5 million in seed extension funding. Investors include Ben Franklin Capital Partners, Admiral Capital Group and Ira Lubert.

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Welcome PACT Members


Agilence, Inc

Baker Tilly

Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Broad Street Angels


CRM Ventures

GSI Health

InfraScan, Inc.

L2C Partners

Levolta Pharmaceuticals

LiquidInvoice LLC

MD Ally

Morgan Lewis


OrthogenRx, Inc

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

SRI Capital

Tech Council Ventures II LP

Think Company

Tridiuum, Inc.

University City Science Center

Vital Sines International Inc

White and Williams

Press Releases & News


Everest Group, for the 4th consecutive year, positions Cigniti as the ‘Major Contender’ in Everest Group PEAK Matrix™, 2018.»

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant, for the 4th consecutive year, positions Cigniti Technologies in the Application Testing Services, Worldwide. »

Dell Boomi

How Cloud Improves IT Productivity: Forrester Studies Dell Boomi As A Model »

Graham Media Partners

Why GMP Loves the Marketing Industry »

Intact Vascular

Intact Vascular Announces Presentations at LINC 2019 Annual Meeting »


Busy MissionOG co-leads two fintech deals »


Integrating Clinical and Mental Health »


OrthogenRx Launches TriVisc® (sodium hyaluronate) in the US »


Phlexglobal names John McNeill as CEO »


Qlik Acquires CrunchBot and Crunch Data to Augment Conversational Analytics Capabilities »


Three Imperatives for Successful Businesses in 2019 »

SAP targets counterfeit drugs with blockchain tracker »

Trice Medical

Trice Medical Closes $18.3 Million Series C Extension »

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



Artificial Intelligence & How It Will Transform Business

PACT is a Partner of Philadelphia Business Journal

Artificial intelligence is no longer a futuristic concept its here, and fueling endless predictions about how the technology will transform business as we know it. This event will breakdown what AI tools like machine learning and neural networks are actually capable of, how they're being used on-the-ground in Greater Philadelphia's most influential industries already and how they could impact the regions economic landscape in the future, for better or worse.

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2/28 — Artificial Intelligence & How It Will Transform Business »

3/13 — Defining Innovation Presents Guy Kawasaki »

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

5/1 — PA TechCon 2019 »

Tech Camp 2019 »

Open Access DEI Program Survey »

Apply Now: Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic »

Penn's Singh Center for Nanotechnology 2019 Innovation Seed Grant Competition »


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