PACT Times

December 2019

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Phorum 2020 Returns March 18, Featuring the Popular Demo Pit. Who will Win this year?


Cover Story

How To Choose A Mobile App Development Company That’s Right For You

Contributed by Curotec

According to the Pew Research Center in a report from June of 2019, 96% of Americans now own a cellphone, and 81% have a smartphone. For an entrepreneur, that’s a huge potential audience for a mobile app.

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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 December 13.

News & Announcements

Calling New Companies to Get Involved

Due December 16, 2019

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ATTENTION NON-MEMBERS: Take advantage of our 20% discount to become a PACT Member. Like 2019, this offer will not last long!

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Help the Homeless for the Holidays

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This holiday season, we're raising funds for the Broad Street Ministry to provide clothing to those in need. We face a cold, blistery season ahead and some cannot prepare themselves properly. On December 16, the PACT Team will shop for the cause, buying clothing based on needs (provided by the Ministry). If you can help, please donate to our 2019 Holiday Drive. All donations will go directly towards helping the homeless and are tax deductible through PACT’s 501c3 Foundation.

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Dean Miller Talks Deals & Dollars on BILT215

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A couple weeks back, PACT's President and CEO sat down with Kevin Michals on his BILT215 Apple Podcast to share stories of PACT, Capital, Mentor Connect, and the Philadelphia Global Identity Project.

Among the soundbites Dean shared, ""....Philadelphia cracked the top 10 most active markets for venture in 2018 with close to $1.4B raised across over 200 financings..."

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Lend Your Voice

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PACT has embarked on a strategic planning process in gearing towards a new and exciting future. In the days and weeks ahead, look out for our annual listening survey. Your input will be invaluable to our efforts to better serve and engage the community.

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 more than 270 mentor sessions, 2,000+ mentor volunteer hours, 90 mentors across all tech sectors / skill sets, and 80 mentees from all company stages.

We're currently seeking successful CEO founders of high growth 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 Member

Laurie Actman, Chief Marketing, Communications and Program Officer at Penn Center for Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania



We are excited to welcome Laurie to our growing list of Board of Directors. She is a focused and strategic leader catalyzing innovation and results-oriented implementation.

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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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Fintech Half-Day Conference

Feb 6 | 12 - 5 p.m.
Drexel University's LeBow College of Business | 3220 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Phorum 2019

March 18 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Penn State University Great Valley | The Conference Center, 30 East Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA 19355

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27th Annual Enterprise Awards

May 12 | 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 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: Remote IT Recruiting Specialist II, Remote IT Recruiter, Manager, Application Development, Senior Database Developer, Senior Application Architect, Senior Software Engineer / Front-end Developer, Quality Assurance Engineer III

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Therapeutic Articulations LLC

LATEST JOBS: Business Manager

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Member Success Story

Joseph A. Cairone, Jr., DataKoolGreen

“I learn so much from PACT Membership and events. PACT has helped give me the confidence and guidance to come up with some energy savings concepts for data centers I have been studying and designing for some time. Listening to presenters and potential investor feedback is very helpful and educational.”

Learn more on PACT Membership»


Welcome PACT Members

Cagent Vascular, LLC





RubinGoldman and Associates

UNIFI Coaching

Press Releases & News

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin Approved 1M+ in 6 Early Stage Companies »

Chatham Financial

Acquisition by Local Firm and PACT Member »

Cigniti Technologies

How digital transformation services can help your enterprise to streak ahead »


Why Choose Magento for Your e-Commerce Solution? »

Drexel University

Anna Koulas to Lead Drexel Solutions Institute »

Newmark Knight Frank

130 Monument Road Development Site Sells for $8.94 Million »

Newmark Knight Frank Retained to Sell Liberty Walk at East Gate »

Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center

Timothy M. Block, PhD, President of Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, Hepatitis B Foundation, its Baruch S. Blumberg Institute named to Philadelphia Business Journal’s Power 100 ListNew Page »

Penn Center for Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania

PCI Year in Review: Accomplishments and Highlights »


Proscia® Making News: Awards, Recognition, Patents, and New Features »

Phenom People, Inc., Sidecar Interactive, Inc., Spark Therapeutics, Inc.

PACT Members Make Deloitte fastest-growing list »

Relay Network

Relay Network Completes $30M Growth Capital Investment from LLR Partners »

We thank our Founding Leaders for their commitment and support:


Baker Tilly

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Bentley Systems

Boomi, a Dell Technologies business


Comcast Business

Cozen O'Connor

Duane Morris LLP



Fairmount Partners

Fox Rothschild LLP

Grant Thornton LLP

Independence Blue Cross


Morgan Lewis

NewSpring Capital

Osage Partners

Penn Center for Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania

Pepper Hamilton LLP





University City Science Center




12/5 — Modernizing your Testing Approach »

Dreamit Healthtech 2019 Program »

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

Open Access DEI Program Survey »

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