PACT Times

September 2019

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Cover Stories

Penn Engineering’s Vanessa Chan gives students a real-world glimpse of life after college

Article Written by Lauren Hertzler & Photograph by Eric Sucar


How an angel investor and entrepreneur trains the next generation to become entrepreneurs.

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The DoD to Contractors: Improve Your Cybersecurity Maturity or No More Contracts

Contributed by Fathom Cyber

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Is your company’s cybersecurity program mature and effective? When asked this question, most executives will answer yes, but the Department of Defense (“DoD”) disagrees.

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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 September 16.

News & Announcements

Talent Connect: Find Jobs & Recruit Talent

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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!

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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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It's Official! You're Invited!



Read the latest news in speakers, companies, and agenda. We have a fantastic program planned for Thursday, September 26. Please share with your colleagues!

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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

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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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Technology Executive Roundtable: Business Automation

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

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

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FinTech Series: FinTech Regulation

October 23 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Vanguard | 425 Old Morehall Road, Quarry Ridge Building, Malvern, PA 19355

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SaaS Roundtable

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

October 25 | 8 - 10 a.m.
Dell Boomi | 1400 Liberty Ridge Drive, Chesterbrook, PA 19087

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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 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: Sr. Software Engineer UI/UX, Information Security Architect, Quality Assurance Engineer II, Software Engineer (Full-Stack .Net), Sr. System Administrator, Lead SQL DBA, Remote IT Recruiting Specialist II, Remote IT Recruiter, Lead Quality Assurance Engineer, Database Developer III

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Halfpenny Technologies

LATEST JOBS: Project Coordinator, Account Manager/Inside Sales Representative

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TalentFleX Solutions

LATEST JOBS: Data Analyst, Help Desk Technician, Java Developer, Jr. Database Administrator, Full Stack Developer, Senior Software Engineer, Software Engineer, Business Analyst

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Therapeutic Articulations LLC

LATEST JOBS: Quality Systems and Inventory Management

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Member 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



Brandbridge Ltd

Crossbeam, Inc.

Drs. Linq

Duane Morris LLP

Epacca, Inc.

ExecutiveLeaders Radio/Video

Fertile Chaos Inc.

Frontline Education

G-Squared Partners, LLC

Holland & Knight


Intern Masters

iPipeline, Inc.


JP Morgan

MNI, Inc.

NewSpring Capital

Nexela Inc

Pacific Western Bank

Phenom People, Inc.


Process Industries Consultants, Inc.



Strados Labs Inc.

UD Horn Entrepreneurship

Veltek Associates

vybe urgent care

Wilmington Trust

Wipfli LLP

WithumSmith+Brown, PC

Zer0 to 5ive LLC

Press Releases & News


Anexinet Named A 2019 Best Place To Work By Philadelphia Business Journal »

Anexinet Introduces Mobile App Refresh Kickstart »

Anexinet Introduces Its New Enterprise Architecture Modernization Kickstart Offering »

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin Technology Partners wins grant that will help create 100 jobs »


Philadelphia STEM Employment Outpaces National Average »


Crossbeam raises $12.5M in Series A »

Fairmount Partners

Advanced Service Solutions bolsters its interior facilities maintenance division with the acquisition of TotalFacility »


iPipeline to Be Acquired by Roper Technologies »


Renovacor Closes $11 Million Series A Financing to Advance First Gene Therapy for a Rare Cardiovascular Disease »


Investment News: Series A Funding »


Xverity Launches CaregiverAssistSM for Employer and Home Care Markets Tech-enabled solution creates 24/7 “caregiver presence” »

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




9/13 — Delaware Innovation Space Celebration of Early Successes »

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

9/26 — Meetup: The Pothole of Automating Too Much »

10/10 — Tour of Comcast Science and Technology Building »

11/6 — SeventySix Capital Sports Innovation Conference and Pitch Competition »

Application for Venture Awards »

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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