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Check out the 2023 winners of the PACT Enterprise Awards

Ten people and organizations won for their work in the life sciences, healthcare and technology fields. David Adelman was also honored with the PACT Legend Enterprise Award for lifetime achievement.

The 2023 PACT Enterprise Awards at the Springfield Country Club. (Courtesy photo)

This editorial article is a part of State of Local Tech Month of Technical.ly’s editorial calendar.

Congrats are in order: The tech and life sciences communities celebrated another year of innovation last night during the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology (PACT) 2023 Enterprise Awards. Thirty-one nominated organizations and individuals gathered at the Springfield Country Club where 10 competitive awards were given out throughout the night.

The PACT Legend Enterprise Award for lifetime achievement returned this year to honor entrepreneur and active private investor, David Adelman, for his contributions to the local entrepreneurship community.

“David’s unwavering dedication to fostering entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic growth has transformed Philadelphia and left an indelible mark on our city,” said Dean Miller, president CEO of PACT, in a statement earlier this month. “It is with great admiration and respect that we honor David with the 2023 Legend Award, recognizing the profound impact he has had on our community and the lives of those around him.”

PACT’s Enterprise Awards goal is to honor innovators in the technology and life sciences industries in the Philadelphia region. The awards took a break during the pandemic, but returned in person in 2021 and 2022. Last year, the awards honored 27 people and organizations.

“The Enterprise Awards is the biggest night in Philadelphia’s technology and life sciences ecosystem each and every year, and the energy and excitement in the venue is unmatched,” said Dianne Strunk, VP of PACT. “Congratulations to all of our extraordinary finalists and winners. You continue to flourish and inspire us all daily.”

A man is interviewed by a woman holding a microphone as they stand near a green screen.

David Adelman at the 2023 PACT Enterprise Awards. (Courtesy photo)

Here are the winners of this year’s 10 competitive awards:

And here are all the nominees honored last night:

Life Sciences and Healthcare Startup

  • Interius BioTherapeutics
  • Verismo Therapeutics
  • Vittoria Biotherapeutics

Technology Startup

  • ImpactableX
  • Lula Convenience
  • WhipFlip

Investment Deal

  • Biocoat
  • Center for Breakthrough Medicines
  • Sidecar / Quartile

Life Sciences and Healthcare Emerging

  • AnaOno
  • Biomeme
  • StationMD

Technology Emerging

  • Exyn Technologies
  • LoanStar Technologies
  • Malbek

Life Sciences and Healthcare CEO

  • Tom Anderson, SwanBio Therapeutics
  • Hervé Hoppenot, Incyte
  • Melissa Sherman, MOBILion Systems

Technology CEO

  • Mike Lahiff, ZeroEyes
  • Christopher Molaro, NeuroFlow
  • Jagath Wanninayake, Suvoda

Healthcare Innovator

  • Avisi Technologies
  • Code Bio
  • Kibow Therapeutics

Life Sciences and Healthcare Company

  • AscellaHealth
  • Century Therapeutics
  • Spark Therapeutics

Technology Company

  • Clinical ink
  • Infinite Blue
  • YPrime
Sarah Huffman is a 2022-2024 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Lenfest Institute for Journalism.
Companies: Center for Breakthrough Medicines / Lula / WhipFlip / Infinite Blue / Avisi Technologies / Exyn Technologies / NeuroFlow / Spark Therapeutics / Biomeme / PACT
Series: State of Local Tech Month 2023

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