PACT Times

October 2019

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PACTcapcon 2019 Concluded with more than $500K in Startup Funding


Cover Story

How to Prevent Costly Financial Reporting Mistakes Align processes, systems and people to ensure compliance and peace of mind

Written by Sridhar Kuppa, CPA, MBA | Director, Transaction & Regulatory Advisory Services @ SolomonEdwards


Flawed financial reporting is an all too common quandary for accounting and finance teams at companies of all sizes. From an incorrect figure on a cash flow statement, to an overlooked deadline, to technical glitches and misunderstood regulations, opportunities for error abound.

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What's your story?

If you would like to write the cover story for an upcoming edition of PACT Times, please contact Amanda Nardi Di Filippo by October 14.

News & Announcements

27th Annual Enterprise Awards

Save the Date & Submit Your Nominations


The Enterprise Awards is the region’s most prestigious business honors for Technology and Healthcare companies, leaders, and entrepreneurs. The 27th Annual Enterprise Awards will present several competitive awards on the evening of May 12, 2020. Submit your nominations by November 15 and add May 12 to your calendar!

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PACTCapCon 2019 Concluded with over $500K in Startup Funding

Insights and opportunities for 1,000 attendees to succeed through collaboration, inclusion and access



After a full day of keynotes, featured company pitches, pitch sessions, an exclusive showcase and panel sessions, close to 1,000 attendees walked away with key insights, new connections and (for some) large amounts of investment commitments.

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News: Philadelphia Business Journal »

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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New PACT Board Members

Immanuel John, Partner, Baker Tilly


Immanuel is a partner at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, a global accounting and advisory firm with 35,000 team members throughout 746 offices in 145 territories across the world.

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Stephanie Humphrey, Technology and Lifestyle Expert::founder, A Matter of Life and Tech blog



Tech-Life Expert Stephanie Humphrey is a former engineer who merges her passion for lifestyle media with in-depth tech expertise to show everyday people how empowering, enriching and fun technology can be.

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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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Top Pitch Presented by TiE & PACT

Nov 12 | 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Comcast LIFT Labs | 1800 Arch Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Digital Health Half-Day Conference

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

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Talent Connect Executive Roundtable

Dec 5 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Drexel University's LeBow College of Business | 3220 Market Street, Room 722, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Technology Executive Roundtable

Dec 12 | 8 - 10 a.m.
SEI Investments | 1 Freedom Valley Drive, Oaks, PA 19456

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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

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LATEST JOBS: System Administrator II, RPA Developer - UiPath, Manager, Enterprise Operations (NOC), SQL Server Administrator III, Remote IT Recruiting Specialist II, Remote IT Recruiter, Database Developer III, Lead Quality Assurance Engineer, Junior Web Designer, Senior Programmer / Software Developer, Manager, Application Development

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LATEST JOBS: API Business Analyst, Senior React Native Developer, Senior Technical Product Manager, Software Engineer, Software Development Manager, Software Engineer, Senior Front End Architect (remote), Senior Software Engineer (API)

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LATEST JOBS: Marketing Manager

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LATEST JOBS: Quality Systems and Inventory Management

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Member Success Story

Carl Guarino, CEO, Wizehive; Mentor Connect Mentor

“Mentor Connect has been important to me on several levels: I enjoy the networking with some of the region's most accomplished CEOs/entrepreneurs who participate as mentors in the program; I love getting briefed on up-and-coming companies and founders/ ceo's in the area who are admitted into the program; and I really find working with capable and committed CEOs in a trusted/mentoring relationship very rewarding. As an unexpected benefit, I have discovered that helping other CEOs with the core issues they face - and hearing the input of fellow mentors - also provides me with valuable perspective I can come back and utilize in the Company I lead.”

Learn more: Currently Seeking Successful CEO Founders»


Welcome PACT Members

Blank Rome LLP

CBRE, Inc.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Conlin's Digital Print & Copy Center

Cozen O'Connor

eMoney Advisor

FarVision Studios LLC


Glycotest Inc.

Group K Diagnostics

HealthShare Exchange

Independence Blue Cross

Inflection Associates, Inc.

Layer 8 Security

Martinson Ventures



Silicon Valley Bank

Veeva Systems

Press Releases & News


CompuData Receives Certification as a Woman Owned Business »

CompuData Joins Citrix Ready Partner Program »

Graham Media Partners

New Website for Graham Media Partners »

Lovell Minnick Partners

Lovell Minnick Partners, a Radnor, Penn.-based private equity firm raised $1.28 billion for its fifth fund, Partners V LP. »

Newmark Knight Frank

NEW Life Science Report »


Consulting Magazine Names RSM to its 2019 Best Firms to Work For List »

Are you ready to evaluate a new Cloud ERP system? »


QUAD656, Delaware Valley’s Top Recruiting Firm, Joins SolomonEdwards »

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




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

10/15 — Defining Innovation Presents Netflix Co-Founder Marc Randolph »

10/16 — Hybrid Cloud Executive Dinner »

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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