Philadelphia, June 29, 2015 — PACT, the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies,
tonight announced the winners of the two Philadelphia Enterprise App Challenges (the PACT Wayfinding App Challenge and the PACT Healthcare App Challenge) during an intense live judging round at the Independence Blue Cross Innovation Center.
Independence Blue Cross and the University of Pennsylvania sponsored the competitions. The first place
winners received $30,000. The second place winners received $10,000. After a night of live pitching and
judge deliberation, PACT announced the winners as follows:
iDiabetes, second place winner for the PACT Healthcare App Challenge
Kale powered by Benecure, first place winner for the PACT Healthcare App Challenge.
Time Machine Walking Tours, second place winner for the PACT Wayfinding App Challenge
The @UPenn Xperience, first place winner for the PACT Wayfinding App Challenge
Challenge Honors included:
KALE powered by Benecure, winner of the Validic Prize
SideGuide, popular choice winner for the PACT Wayfinding App Challenge
Pneuma – Pedobarographic Mapping for Neuropathy, popular choice winner for the PACT
Healthcare App Challenge
“Each of the finalists offered a unique solution to the challenge at hand. It’s amazing to see what new
talents arise for Philadelphia,” explained Dean Miller, PACT President and CEO.
These competitions connected top innovators and application developers with the real business needs
of today’s enterprises and to, ultimately, create new viable businesses benefiting a variety of
industries including Healthcare, Financial Services and Government. The submission process ran for two months, including one week of public voting and judging. The judging criteria were based on a variety of categories: quality of idea, implementation of idea, potential impact, and sustainability.
The winners of the PACT Wayfinding App Challenge, The @UPenn Xperience and the Time Machine
Walking Tours, help visitors and members of the University of Pennsylvania community navigate and
learn about Philadelphia and the Penn campus.
The PACT Healthcare App Challenge winners, Kale powered by Benecure and iDiabetes, help chronically
ill diabetes patients lower medical costs through proactive condition management, such as improving
their health behaviors (i.e. medication adherence, diet, exercise, etc.).
Full press release here.