PACT Times

January 2020

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


Cover Story

13 Ways To Onboard Happy Employees and Increase Retention

Written by Justworks

A good onboarding process can help you increase retention and make sure new hires get up and running quickly. Get our favorite tips for better onboarding.

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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 January 17.

News & Announcements

Apply Now to Pitch at Phorum 2020


This year's Phorum conference will explore both the perspective of attackers and incumbents by addressing Digital Disruption and global trends: Connectivity, Privacy, Ethical Data, and Demographic Change. We're looking for startup companies whose technology is addressing at least one of the following areas: mobile, blockchain, IoT, big data and analytics, machine learning/AI, privacy and security.

Learn More & Apply Now »

Lend Your Voice

PACT Arrows

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.

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.

Learn More »


SaaS Roundtable

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

January 31 | 8 - 10 a.m.
Microsoft Technology Center | 45 Liberty Boulevard, Room MPRII, Malvern, PA 19355

Register Now »

Fintech Half-Day Conference

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

Register Now »

Top Pitch Presented by TiE & PACT

Feb 20 | 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs | 1800 Arch Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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PACT Investor Dinner

Feb 27 | 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Sullivan's Steakhouse | 700 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

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Phorum 2020

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

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.

PACT 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

L2C Partners

Outcome Capital LLC

Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB)

Press Releases & News


Anexinet Further Expands Executive Team with VP of Partner Strategy Robert Sheinker »

Cigniti Technologies

Why independent software testing is the best way to approach Quality Assurance »

Drexel University

Drexel, DXC Technology partner to create 'co-op on steroids' »

Fairmount Partners

Fairmount Partners January 2020 News »


Onyx CenterSource Expands Solutions with Flexential Adding More Cloud and Disaster Recovery as a Service »

North Texas Food Bank Chooses Flexential Cloud for IT Transformation »

LLR Partners

Suvoda Secures $40M Investment from LLR Partners »


MissionOG Closes $93 Million Fund II Focused on High-Growth B2B Companies »


Deal for NeuroFlow »


RSM Names Patrick Healey Financial Due Diligence Partner »


LifeStance Selects Tridiuum to Advance Behavioral Health Outcomes; Reduce Suicides Nationally »

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




1/28 — LES Philly Chapter Event: Trademark Protection for New Product and App Launches in 2020 – Q&A »

Dreamit Healthtech 2019 Program »

Open Access DEI Program Survey »

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