PACT Times

March 2019

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Cover Stories

Crowdsourcing for Recruiting: Has Its Time Come?

Written by Ed Epstein, VP Staffing Solutions, Be Group


Companies like Amazon, Cisco, IBM and Starbucks all use crowdsourcing techniques to generate ideas new product and service innovations. What is crowdsourcing? Coined around 2005, it’s the process of obtaining services, ideas or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people or an online community. Crowdsourcing combines efforts of many self-selected volunteers; each person's contribution combines with others to achieve a cumulative result.

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HSX MarketStreet: A Two-Sided Platform Connecting Your Product with Consumers’ Clinical Data

Contributed by HealthShare Exchange


Your health is better when your health information follows you. If that happens, informed doctors and other healthcare providers offer you more timely and appropriate care. Everyone wins –– and now, with your creativity, the benefits of such data availability are expanding beyond healthcare providers and directly to consumers.

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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 March 15.

News & Announcements

Honorees and Finalists Announced for the 2019 Enterprise Awards.

EA 2019

We are excited to recognize SEI Investments for their Digital Innovation and Howard Ross of LLR Partners as the Legend Award Honoree for Lifetime Achievement at the 2019 Enterprise Awards on May 13. In addition, we announced the 27 finalists of our nine competitive awards, celebrating the success of the region’s technology and healthcare leaders.

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Digital Health Summit Coming March 20

Digital Health and Patient Engagement

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Register now for the 2019 PACT Digital Health Summit, featuring short-form presentations and panels tracing the journey of healthcare data through many stakeholders, with conversations centered around the patient, clinician, health system, and population perspectives.

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Digital Disruption Takes Center Stage on April 4

Register Today for Phorum 2019

Mentor Connect

Phorum 2019: Becoming a Digital Disruptor – Re-imagining Technology, Experiences, and Talent will explore the perspectives of both attackers and incumbents across three key themes, Emerging Technology, Hyper-Personalized Experiences, Digital and AI Talent, that will define which companies win the digital disruption game. This conference offers something for all types of business leaders who work to apply technology across their enterprises.

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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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PACT Capital Conference 2019

Mark Your Calendars!

Mentor Connect

Duane Morris LLP will host the PACT Capital Conference this year on September 26! Official announcement coming soon. Stay tuned to learn more.


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.
Crowne Plaza | 260 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406

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Investor Dinner

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

March 18 | 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | 555 East Lancaster Avenue, Radnor, PA 19087

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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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Cybersecurity and Privacy Threats

March 28 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr | Centre Square West, 1500 Market Street 38th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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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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PACT Spotlights & Deals

Member Spotlight: Pepper Hamilton


Pepper Seed Program and Early-Stage Clients Achieve Financing Success in 2018.

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Spark Therapeutics

"Roche agrees to buy Philadelphia biotech Spark Therapeutics for $4.3 billion, enriching CHOP, founders", by Joseph N. DiStefano and Diane Mastrull, Philadelphia Inquirer

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Welcome PACT Members

Agent Roam

Be Group

Drusolv Therapeutics

EpiVario Inc.


Hercules Technology Growth Capital


Precision Systems, Inc.

RampUp Consulting


WealthHub Solutions, Inc

Press Releases & News

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA

CY 2018: Ben Franklin Approved $8.1 Million in 51 Companies »

Bridge Bank

Bridge Bank Announces Three Leadership Changes Within its Technology and Equity Fund Resources Banking Groups »


Proscia Releases Commercial Research Edition of its Concentriq Digital Pathology Platform »


Leading area tech firm EPAM joins up with Ben Franklin on new regional investment fund »

Newmark Knight Frank

Malvern Executive Center Sells for $15.5 Million »

NKF's 4Q18 Greater Philadelphia Region Office Market Report »


Qlik to Acquire Attunity to Expand Enterprise Data Management and Enable Real-time Analytics »

Spark Therapeutics

Spark Therapeutics Enters into Definitive Merger Agreement with Roche »

SRI Capital

SRI Capital invests in Edge AI start-up, edgetensor »

Tabula Rasa HealthCare

Tabula Rasa HealthCare Announces Acquisition of PrescribeWellness Expanding its Medication Risk Mitigation Offering »


Xverity Launches CaregiverAssistTM for Employer and Home Care Markets »

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




3/13 — Defining Innovation Presents Guy Kawasaki »

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

4/23 - 4/24 — Emerging Technologies For the Enterprise Conference »

4/24 — Fox Rothschild LLP Philadelphia Privacy Summit »

5/1 — PA TechCon 2019 »

5/1 - 5/2 — Total Impact Philadelphia 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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