PACT Times

February 2020

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


Cover Story

Mentor Connect: CEO Secrets to Success

An Interview with Mentors on Superpowers and Challenges

Last week, Mentor Connect sat down with four Successful CEO Founders. With our mentees and sponsors in-hand, we took a close look at how these mentors shape their journeys from start to success. At the end of the night, our mentees walked away with three key ingredients for entrepreneurial growth: CEO superpowers, loneliness hacks, and raising customers.

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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 February 14.

News & Announcements

Finalists Unveiled for the 27th Annual Enterprise Awards

EA 2019

Meet the 27 finalists competing for one of the nine prestigious awards at the Enterprise Awards, the region’s most competitive and admired business awards. The gala celebrating the vitality of the region will be held May 12, 2020 at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

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Become a Digital Disruptor In a Changing World


Join us at Penn State on March 18, for Phorum 2020. You and your enterprise will benefit from both expert perspectives on Connectivity, Privacy and Ethical Data as well as peer discussions on their transformative impact on existing industries and business models.

Globally recognized expert, best-selling author and thought leader, Tony Saldanha will serve as this year's keynote speaker.

Visit our conference website to view the full agenda, confirmed speakers and to register today. »

PACT Foundation Breakfast will Embrace Neurodiversity March 26

PACT Arrows

How can we adjust recruitment, selection, and career development policies to reflect a broader definition of talent?

On March 26, we'll hear stories from people and organizations that have made neurodiversity a priority in the workplace, including Jamell G. Mitchell, Neurodiversity Chief Talent/Strategy Leader at EY. And we'll discuss how each of us can be better prepared with the tools and partnerships that are available to make Philadelphia a truly inclusive place to live and work.

Learn More »

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 »


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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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

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

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

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SaaS Roundtable

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

March 11 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Bellevue Hotel | 200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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SaaS and Tech Enabled Services Deal Conference

March 11 | 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
The Bellevue Hotel | 200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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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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PACT Foundation Breakfast

March 26 | 8 - 10:30 a.m.
The Bellevue Hotel | 200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Technology Executive Roundtable

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

Apr 16 | 8 - 10 a.m.
Vanguard | 425 Old Morehall Road, Malvern, PA 19355

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27th Annual Enterprise Awards

May 12 | 5 - 10 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

David McLaughlin, CEO, QuantaVerse

“Being a member of PACT, and participating in the Lions Den at the Capital Conference, was a significant event in the development of our company. Access to the investor community, and being recognized for what we had developed at that point in time, helped us to get some important recognition both locally and nationally which fueled our growth.”

Learn more on PACT Membership»


Welcome PACT Members

Agilence, Inc


Bid Glass

Brio Solutions

Broad Street Angels

C3S Software

Danforth Advisors, LLC

DM Levine Consulting, LLC



InfraScan, Inc.

Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic

LiquidInvoice LLC


MD Ally

MED127, Inc.


Nth Round

O3 World

Osage Venture Partners

Outcome Capital, LLC

Pepper Hamilton, LLP


Project Management Institute

Pugliese Associates


Quantitative Radiology Solutions



Strados Labs Inc.

Tactix Real Estate Advisors

TalentFleX Solutions

Think New Visions

Tridiuum, Inc.


Wealth Advisory Group

White and Williams LLP

Press Releases & News


eMoney Advisors Partner with Anexinet For Financial-App Scaling »

Anexinet Continues Executive Leadership Expansion with New Chief Marketing Officer »


Elemica Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary as a Supply Chain Network Pioneer »

Newmark Knight Frank

The Greater Philadelphia Office Market Closes the Decade on a High Note »

Industrial Market Fundamentals are Strong Going into 2020 »

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




Due 2/28 — Start-up Submissions for 2020 Chemical Ventures Conference »

3/11 — SaaS and Tech Enabled Services Deal Conference »

Dreamit Healthtech 2019 Program »

Open Access DEI Program Survey »

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