In what is perhaps another sign of the regional movement in tech firm locations, five of the dozen Enterprise Award winners are based in Philadelphia, the city. In the past, that has not been the case in the historically suburban dominated awards (see past winners here), in part because of the region’s past strengths and perhaps too in part because of PACT itself, which often feels like the more traditional, suburban and buttoned-up counterpart to the more city-oriented, more grassroots Philly Startup Leaders group whose membership has tended to represent earlier stage businesses. The Enterprise Awards were held last week at Valley Forge Casino.
See this year’s winner’s below:
- Life Sciences Startup Company: Spark Therapeutics, Philadelphia, PA
- Technology Startup Company: Clutch, Ambler, PA
- Emerging Life Sciences Company – Trevena, King of Prussia, PA
- Emerging Technology Company: CenTrak, Newtown, PA
- Investment Deal of the Year: Safeguard Scientifics, Wayne, PA (referring to Safeguard’s investment in Thingworx, which was acquired for $112 million in January)
- CleanTech Company of the Year: Solar Grid Storage, Philadelphia, PA
- MedTech Leadership: BioConnect Systems, Ambler, PA
- IT Innovator Award of Excellence: RevZilla, Philadelphia, PA
- Technology CEO of the Year: William Marvin, InstaMed, Philadelphia, PA
- Game-Changing Healthcare Company: RightCare, Horsham, PA
- Technology Company of the Year: Qlik, Radnor, PA
- Legend Award recipient for Lifetime Achievement: Roseann Rosenthal, Benjamin Franklin Technology Partners
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