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:
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
- GSI Health
- Inovio Pharmaceuticals
- Excellis Health Solutions, Greg Cathcart
- Phlexglobal, Rick Riegel
- The One Health Company, Christina Lopes
- VenatoRx Pharmaceuticals
- PolyCore Therapeutics
- EPAM Systems
- Evolve IP
- Billtrust, Flint Lane
- IMS Technology Services, Jill Renninger
- Quench USA, Tony Ibargüen
- ROAR for Good
- 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.