PACT Times

July 2019

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Featured Company Application Window Extended!


Cover Stories

This Is How Continuous Testing Supports Digital Transformation

Contributed by Cigniti Technologies



The current IT ecosystem is replete with processes that limit manual labor through automation. Enterprises are actively trying to digitalize their labor-intensive manual tasks to enhance cost effectiveness and ROI. Digital transformation of an enterprise is tremendously promising in terms of improving speed and efficiency, optimizing workflows, and ultimately delivering a better overall user experience.

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PACT Summer 2019 Playlist

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Do you have a summer song? Is there a tune you love blasting in your car, while on a run, or just for fun? The PACT Team assembled a playlist of personal favorites to keep you motivated through long summer days.

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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 July 15.

News & Announcements

Talent Connect: Post Your Open Positions

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Login to update your employer profile and upload your open positions today to better connect with Philadelphia's talent community!

Post Jobs Now! »

Calling for Mentors & Mentees!

Get Involved with Mentor Connect

Mentor Connect

Since the start of the pilot program in June 2016, Mentor Connect has grown to over 200 mentor sessions, 1,000 mentor volunteer hours, 71 mentors across all tech sectors / skill sets, and 64 CEO mentees from all stages of companies.

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

Please send your referral(s) to Jennifer Cohen.

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Call for Featured Companies Extended


Featured company recruitment continues! The PACT Capital Conference 2019 will bring its interactive Company Presentations that connect entrepreneurs to capital.

Whether you are raising capital now or in the next 12-24 months, we encourage you to submit a pitch deck and an optional 5 minute demo video to see if you are one of the chosen presenters at this year’s conference. This is your opportunity to shine in front of the capital investment community.

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Welcome Doc Parghi to PACT Board of Directors



We are excited to announce Doc Parghi as the newest member of the PACT Board of Directors. Doc is a venture capitalist with operational experience running and scaling businesses globally.

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PACT Capital Conference 2019

September 26 | 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
XFinity Live | 1100 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Register Now »


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 2019-2020 Event Calendar Now »

Interested in Sponsoring an Event?

Please contact Dianne Strunk for more information.

Member Success Story

Ned Moore, CEO, Clutch; Mentor Connect Mentor

“We have been members for over 10 years across several companies and it is has been a great way to stay connected to the folks involved with startup and emerging technology companies in the region, both entrepreneurs, operators and capital partners. As a result of our membership, we have connected with new capital partners, recruited great talent and learned a lot from the high quality of networking events. We routinely get asked how best to get connected into the Philadelphia technology and capital community and we always turn people onto PACT as being one of the key organizations to go to.”

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Welcome PACT Members

Activate Venture Partners

Almaz Solutions

Applied Intelligence Consulting

Beeline Ventures, LLC

Chatham Financial

CompuData Inc

Contact Code LLC


Cooley LLP

Firelight Partners, LLC

First Round Capital

Graham Media Partners

Impossible Incorporated LLC

LLR Partners

Micro Interventional Devices, Inc.


ORS Partners, LLC

Pentec Health

PernaFrederick Commercial Real Estate

Piano Software Inc

Planalytics, Inc.

Rittenhouse Ventures

Securitas Insurance Partners



Wells Fargo Commercial Banking


ZAC Capital Partners

Press Releases & News


Anexinet Helps Canopy Health Create a Transformative, Digital Experience for Members, Employers, Brokers, and Providers »

Anexinet Continues Growth Under New Ownership »

Baker Tilly

Baker Tilly Expands Philadelphia Life Sciences and Technology Practices with New Partner »

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin Technology Partners join $100M 3.0 University Place project »

Comcast Business

Making change happen in our community »


MLeads Free Trial Offer to Members »

Newmark Knight Frank

Supply at the Forefront of Greater Philadelphia’s Commercial Real Estate Conversation »


NIKSUN Unveils LogWave, a Next-generation Security Information and Event Management Platform »

Temple University

Smart T Ventures and Temple University »

University City Science Center

University City Science Center Names New Board Chairman »

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




7/10 — Life Sciences Future - MedTech »

7/12 — 2019 Entrepreneur Spotlight »

7/17 — Webinar: Accelerate Digital Transformation with Agile & DevOps Continuous Testing »

7/23 — LES Philly Summer Event »

New StartupPHL Grant Program »

Tech Camp 2019 »

Open Access DEI Program Survey »

Apply Now: Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic »

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