PACT Times

November 2020

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Enterprise Awards 2020

Submit Enterprise Awards Nominations By November 20, 2020

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Cover Story

The Future of E-commerce for Brands and Retailers

Written by Grant Kneble, Digital Marketing Manager, Curotec

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That e-commerce is growing is undeniable. Currently, online buying worldwide makes up more than 14% of retail purchases, with estimates putting that number closer to 22% in the next 3 years.

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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 November 16.

News & Announcements

Membership Discounts for New Companies

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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.

Contact Kim Tuski to Learn More »

Choose Your Own Phorum Adventure


Phorum 2020: Becoming a Digital Disruptor In a Changing World explores three key themes: Connectivity, Privacy and Ethical Data. This conference series features a variety of lightning talks, panel discussions, keynote addresses, enterprise showcase exhibits and Demo Pit pitches.

Check out the Phorum app on your phone or in your desktop browser for all content and connections. Login and use code 20PHORUM20.

Presented by: Fairmount Partners and Anexinet

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CapCon 2020 Lives On


The final session may have ended in September but content and connections are available for you now! The PACT Capital Conference will remain active through Summer 2021 via our Community App and Desktop Platform. Through this community, users have access to Healthcare, Technology, and Early Stage panels, featured company presentations, and the 2020 Lion's Den.

Click the link below to access the CapCon Community Platform. Login and use code CAPCON2020.

Hosted by: EisnerAmper

Access CapCon Community Platform »

2021 Enterprise Awards Nominations Due

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The Enterprise Awards is the region’s most prestigious business honors for Technology and Healthcare companies, leaders, and entrepreneurs. The 28th Annual Enterprise Awards will present several competitive awards on the evening of May 18, 2021. Submit your nominations by November 20 and add May 18 to your calendar!

Check out the live digital broadcast of the 27th Annual Enterprise Awards, which already received more than 2,000 views on PACT's YouTube Channel.

Presented by: Fairmount Partners and KPMG LLP / #PACTawards2021

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 400 mentor sessions, 2,000+ mentor volunteer hours, 106 mentors across all tech sectors / skill sets, and 116 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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Fintech Series

Automation in Financial Services

November 17 | 8:30 - 10 a.m.

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Talent Connect Roundtable

COVID and Place Disruption

December 1 | 8:30 - 10 a.m.

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MedTech Series

December 3 | 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Learn Now »

Technology Executive Roundtable

The Evolution of Globalization and How Organizations Are Adapting

December 16 | 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Register Now »


PACT Events: Next Steps & Webinar Recaps

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 Current Events Calendar Now »

Looking for recaps on past webcasts or a few words from PACT members? Check out the PACT YouTube Channel for all our videos!

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Interested in Sponsoring an Event?

Please contact Dianne Strunk for more information.


Welcome PACT Members



Arcweb Technologies

Broad Street Angels

CBRE, Inc.

Condo Roccia Koptiw LLP

Crossbeam, Inc.


DSM Biomedical

FLX Solutions

Gabriel Investments

HeyKiddo, LLC

Layer 8 Security

Live Oak Bank

NewSpring Capital

OrthoForge Inc.

Piano Software Inc

Precision Systems, Inc.

Process Industries Consultants, Inc.



The OCI Group

Young Basile Hanlon & MacFarlane, P.C.

News & Resources


Anexinet Acquires Engineering and IT Services Firm, SereneIT »

Anexinet Simplifies Ransomware Defense With Month-To-Month Agreement »

Anexinet Combines Award-Winning Digital Transition Services With iland’s Cloud-Based Data Back-Up & Disaster Recovery »

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA

Ben Franklin Approved $1.1M in 5 Early Stage Companies »

Frontline Education

Frontline Education Acquires SuccessEd »

Fairmount Partners

Fairmount Partners Advises Analytical Graphics in its Pending Acquisition by Ansys »

HeyKiddo, LLC

Coping & Communication: Nicole Lipkin’s Groundbreaking Work to Help Parents Teach Kids the Skills They Need »

Newmark Knight Frank

Newmark's Philadelphia 3Q20 Industrial Market Report »

Robin Hood Ventures

ThruPore Awarded Grant from National Science Foundation to Make a COVID-Killing Filter Treatment »

Social Detection

Social Detection Acquired by ISG »

Wealth Advisory Group, Inc.

Get To Know New Member, Wealth Advisory Group, Inc. »

We thank our Founding Leaders for their commitment and support:


Baker Tilly

Bank of America

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Bentley Systems

Boomi, a Dell Technologies business

Cigniti Technologies

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




Troutman Pepper

University City Science Center




The Chamber's Recharge and Recovery Survey »

11/19  — TechUnited Startup Showdown »

Applications Open for Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic »

COVID-19 Legal Updates from Fox Rothschild LLP»

VFA Match is Live! Secure Opportunities for the Class of 2020 »

RSM US LLP Technology Consulting Services »

RSM US LLP COVID-19 Resource Center »

Life Science Cares COVID-19 Response Fund »

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

Campus Philly Survey to Businesses »

Dreamit Healthtech 2019 Program »

Open Access DEI Program Survey »

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