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Here are the nominees for PACT’s 2017 Enterprise Awards

We're giving away a pair of tickets to the May 18 event.

At the 2016 Enterprise Awards. (Courtesy photo)

We are only two weeks away from the region’s most prestigious awards event for the technology and healthcare communities, the twenty-fourth annual Enterprise Awards. We hope you and your team will join us on Thursday, May 18 from 5 p.m to 9 p.m. But don’t take my word for it. Bob Moul, CEO of Cloudamize, has said, “If you only make it to one of these big business events a year, the Enterprise Awards is definitely the one to attend.”

This year, over 900 of Greater Philadelphia’s top C-Level executives and entrepreneurs will gather together to celebrate the region’s talent and success. Hosted by PACT and sponsored by Fairmount Partners in partnership with KPMG, this black-tie gala honors investors, entrepreneurs, and companies that are pace-setters in innovation, leadership and advances in technology, healthcare and related fields.

Tickets start at $100.

(Editor’s note: For a chance to win a pair of tickets, sign up for our newsletter, which sends you a roundup of Philly’s headlines every day. When you sign up, use the code “ENTERPRISE.” If you’re already getting our newsletter, sign up for our national newsletter for headlines from all across our Northeast markets, using the same code. We’ll choose a winner on Friday, May 12, at 1 p.m.)

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The twenty-fourth annual Enterprise Awards will showcase the winners of the nine competitive awards, plus the Digital Innovation Award winner Independence Blue Cross as well as the Legend Award for Lifetime Achievement winner Richard Vague of Gabriel Investments.

Richard Vague is currently managing partner of Gabriel Investments, an early stage venture capital fund, and chair of The Governor’s Woods Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropic organization. Previously, he was co-founder and CEO of Energy Plus, and also cofounder and CEO of two consumer banks, First USA and Juniper Financial.

Click here to learn more about Richard Vague’s accomplishments and regional recognitions.

Independence Blue Cross will receive the Digital Innovation Enterprise Award recognizing its 2016 launch of Independence LIVE, a 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art customer and community health and wellness experience center. It focuses on innovation to find practical solutions to enhance the member experience and increase community engagement. Click here to learn more about IBC and the Digital Innovation Award.

This year, we received more than 400 applications from technology and healthcare companies competing for one of nine awards.  This year’s finalists include:

Healthcare Innovator

  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • GSI Health
  • Inovio Pharmaceuticals

Healthcare CEO

  • Excellis Health Solutions, Greg Cathcart
  • Phlexglobal, Rick Riegel
  • The One Health Company, Christina Lopes

Healthcare Emerging

  • CloudMine
  • Genisphere
  • VenatoRx Pharmaceuticals

Healthcare Startup

  • BioDetego
  • Blackfynn
  • PolyCore Therapeutics

Technology Company

  • EPAM Systems
  • ERT
  • Evolve IP

Technology CEO

  • Billtrust, Flint Lane
  • IMS Technology Services, Jill Renninger
  • Quench USA, Tony Ibargüen 

Technology Emerging

  • CorpU
  • Relay
  • WorkplaceDynamics 

Technology Startup

  • AlphaPoint
  • QuantaVerse
  • ROAR for Good

Investment Deal

  • Accolade
  • Safeguard Scientifics / NewSpring Capital
  • Tabula Rasa Healthcare

Clearly the Philadelphia region is blossoming with an impressive amount of talent rich in innovation and ambition to succeed. Before you join us on May 18, we invite you to learn about each finalist and why they were selected.

In addition to the celebration and awards ceremony, there will be plenty of time to network and rub elbows at the grand cocktail reception, dinner and dessert reception.

And so I will leave you with a direct quote from Marc Lederman, partner with NewSpring Capital: “The Enterprise Awards brings all of the top regional entrepreneurs and leaders together in one venue. Anyone you need to meet or connect with in technology or life Sciences will be there.”

I hope to see you Thursday, May 18, at the Grand Ballroom at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the twenty-fourth annual Enterprise Awards. Make sure to reserve your table, half table or seat today.

Companies: PACT

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