PACT Times

August 2019

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Featured Company Applications Due August 14!


Cover Stories

Technology company value creation through optimized quote-to-cash

Written by Kim Susko, Director, RSM US LLP



In today’s competitive marketplace, speed, efficiency and automation are the keys to driving a successful organization. For growing technology companies, this is especially true whether your goal is to improve revenues and profitability or you’re eyeing an eventual exit.

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Qualified Opportunity Zones- an Executive Summary

Written by Mark Sloan, CPA, Director, CFO Consulting Partners

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There has been much discussion regarding Qualified Opportunity Zones (“QOZ”), the tax benefits of investing in a QOZ and how it should fit into a strategy of minimizing taxes on long term capital gains.

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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 August 15.

News & Announcements

Talent Connect: Find Jobs & Recruit Talent

Powered by ORS Partners

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Now is the time to get connected to Philadelphia's talent community whether you're an employer or a job seeker!

View Listings & 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, 79 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 Closes August 14


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

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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PACT Meetup Coming September 11

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We've been working all summer to plan for our 2019-2020 program year, and we can't wait to kick things of with you on September 11 at Tactix Real Estate Advisors!

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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

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PACT Meetup at Tactix Real Estate Advisors

September 11 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tactix Real Estate Advisors | 100 North 18th Street Suite 520, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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.


Talent Connect Job Board is sponsored by ORS Partners

Almaz Solutions

LATEST JOBS: Junior Web Designer, Manager, Application Development, Network Support Specialist, Senior Programmer / Software Developer

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AMRA Medical

LATEST JOBS: MRI Specialist / Technical Project Coordinator

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LATEST JOBS: Customer Experience Associates

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LATEST JOBS: Software Architect (SAP hybris)

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Dash Solutions Inc.

LATEST JOBS: Digital Health Account Manager

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Directlink Technologies

LATEST JOBS: Senior Account Executive

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Halfpenny Technologies

LATEST JOBS: Integration Developer

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LATEST JOBS: Backend Engineer, Mobile Engineer, DevOps Engineer

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Planalytics, Inc.

LATEST JOBS: Financial Reporting Manager

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LATEST JOBS: Business Transformation Manager

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Synergy Staffing, Inc.

LATEST JOBS: Healthcare / IT Service Technician

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TalentFleX Solutions

LATEST JOBS: Business Analyst, Full Stack Developer, Jr. Database Administrator, Senior Software Engineer, Software Engineer, UI Developer

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WizeHive, Inc.

LATEST JOBS: Lead Generation/Business Development Rep (Aspiring Sales Professional)

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Mentor Connect Success Story

Gerianne DiPiano, Chairman & CEO, FemmePharma; Mentor Connect Mentor

“Working with entrepreneurs in the Mentor Connect program has provided an opportunity to share experiences with a wide variety of seasoned executives with varying perspectives based upon their professional journeys. It’s been a learning experience that also challenges me to use my problem solving and coaching skills.”

Learn more: Currently Seeking Successful CEO Founders»


Welcome PACT Members

Alura Business Solutions

Ametek, Inc.

AMRA Medical

Anjin Analytics

BioTelemetry, Inc.



CFO Consulting Partners LLC

Chariot Solutions

EIR Healthcare

Fidato Partners


Galera Therapeutics, Inc.

Ghost Robotics

InSight Telepsychiatry


IQ Motion Control

JCK Advisory

Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP

Leatex Chemical Company

Lia Diagnostics, Inc



O3 World

Prelude Solutions

Pression Inc.

Radnor Consulting

Red & Blue Ventures


Stitch Data

Sweft LLC

Urvin AI


Press Releases & News

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin Approved 1.3M in 9 Early Stage Companies »


Philadelphia Lands at #22 on CBRE's Annual "Scoring Tech Talent" Report »

Cigniti Technologies

Design, planning, and governance – the three pillars of RPA success »

Fairmount Partners

Fairmount Partners August 2019: News »

Frontline Education

Frontline Education Deal »

InstaMed / JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase Closes InstaMed Acquisition »

Layer 8 Security

Layer 8 Security recognized as a 2019 Best Place to Work »

White Paper - Approaching Data Risk Management in the Age of Digital Transformation »

Newmark Knight Frank

Industrial Development Levels Make Dramatic Jumps »


Center City tech firm Sidecar raises $7.5M in latest round »


Tridiuum CFO Ed Camarota Named One of Philadelphia's Top Financial Leaders for 2019 »

The Wistar Institute

Chasing Nipah »

Finding Cancer Early to Save Lives »

We thank our Founding Leaders for their commitment and support:


Baker Tilly

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




8/21 — HPE SimpliVity Demo Days »

9/25 — Eurasian-American Technology Entrepreneurship Conference: Free Admission for PACT Members and PACTcapcon 2019 Attendees »

Dreamit Healthtech Fall 2019 Program»

Application for Pro Bono Help: Detkin IP Clinic Open for Fall Clients »

New StartupPHL Grant Program »

Tech Camp 2019 »

Open Access DEI Program Survey »

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