PACT Times

May 2020

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PACTCapCon 2020

PACT Capital Connect Calls for Companies

PACTCapCon 2020

Cover Story

Capital Advisors Group Survey Finds Venture Debt Lenders Are Open for Business

Contributed by Capital Advisors Group

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The COVID-19 economic slowdown has stopped many startups and emerging growth companies in their tracks, but lenders who provide needed cash to them during good times are still open for business, according to a national survey conducted by Capital Advisors Group. At the same time, lenders have tightened conditions for approval of loans, requiring more assurances that borrowers are positioned to emerge from the crisis with operations and business models intact.

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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 May 15.

News & Announcements

Welcoming New Companies to Get Involved

PACT Arrows

We are offering a 20% discount to new PACT Members. These are difficult times, but businesses innovate when environments are tough. PACT is here to help you meet your goals – growth in customers, talent and capital. A PACT membership provides opportunities that foster strategic relationships and increase your ability to meet the next success. Through our core pillars: Capital Connect, Customer Connect, Talent Connect and Resources, you are destined to positively impact your company’s life cycle – from start-up to enterprise.

Contact Kim Tuski to Learn More »

What's Next for Phorum 2020?

Digital content on the way


If you haven't already, register now for Phorum 2020. In the spring and summer months we'll be rolling out digital content and virtual events featuring our Phorum speakers and demo pit companies, as well as the Phorum mobile app with built-in networking features – delivering connectivity and thought leadership right to your doorstep. 

Stay tuned for more information.

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Virtual Pitch Session Opportunities

PACT Arrows

There is a great opportunity for potential presenters of the PACT Capital Conference to participate in "Virtual" Pitch Sessions in front of investors as a precursor to the conference. So if you want to be considered, submit your investor deck and optional 5-minute video right away. Review the investor deck criteria before submission.

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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 more than 300 mentor sessions, 2,000+ mentor volunteer hours, 94 mentors across all tech sectors / skill sets, and 96 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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Technology Executive Roundtable

Virtual Event

May 18 | 9 - 10 a.m.

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Phorum 2020

October 7 | 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 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.

Mentor Connect Success Story

Yasmine Mustafa, CEO & Co-Founder, ROAR for Good, Mentor Connect Mentee

“I am part of a few mentoring circles and PACT has been the most valuable. Donna and Bob have provided insights and feedback that have helped me tremendously.”

Learn more about Mentor Connect »


Welcome PACT Members

Acumen Analytics




GoldsmithLink Advisors, LLC

Hancock Intellectual Properties

McDay, a CGLife Agency



Sand Tiger Health, Inc.

The One and Only Corp

Urvin AI

News & Resources


Accenture Acquires Revolutionary Security, Provider of Cybersecurity Services for Critical Infrastructure »


Anexinet Receives Ten Consecutive Years of CRN’s Service Provider Accolades »

Anexinet Launches Innovative Identity & Access Management (IAM) Modernization Assessment »

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of SEPA

Ben Franklin to deploy $2M to help Philly-area startups as new bill threatens its funding »


BPM-D FREE eLearning access for 90 days! »

Cozen O'Connor

Cozen O'Connor adds 3 name partners and 6 other lawyers from corporate law boutique »

Frontline Education

As school districts go virtual, a Malvern edtech company is stepping up »


Greenphire Launches Extension of its ConneX Solution, ConneX Patient Direct, as Trial Sites Seek Support in Response to COVID-19 »


Guru closed a $30M Series C led by Silicon Valley’s Accel — yes, during a pandemic »


IntegriChain Acquires the Life Sciences Division of Cumberland, Creating the Largest Data and Business Process Platform for Market Access and Commercialization of Specialty, Precision, and Retail Pharmaceuticals »


Ways to Improve Your Mental Health on Your Lunch Break »


MissionOG Portfolio Company DivvyCloud Acquired by Rapid7 for $145 Million »

Newmark Knight Frank

A Positive First Quarter; Market Pause Expected Ahead Due to COVID-19 »

Regional Markets On Strong Footing Before Disruption From COVID-19»

SRI Capital

B2C2B2B: Success in B2B starts with a B2C mindset »

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

EisnerAmper, 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




Life Science Cares COVID-19 Response Fund »

Delaware County Launches "Delco Strong Small Business Support" Program »

Campus Philly Survey to Businesses »

Apply to Angel Venture Fair »

Dreamit Healthtech 2019 Program »

Open Access DEI Program Survey »

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