Category: Startup

The U.S.  Economic Development Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, has awarded a $3 million grant to Delaware Innovation Space in Wilmington for the renovation and refitting of a building at the DuPont Experimental Station in North Wilmington. The Innovation Space, a  a technology and science incubator, is a multi-tenant facility, which, according…

UD business students tackle real-life

As University of Delaware senior Sal Klosiewicz closed in on his final year of classes, his academic advisor recommended a course that promised hands-on experience and the opportunity to work with a small business. That’s how the marketing major found himself doing a quick dive of poultry mortality and analyzing the scalability of a company…

As the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus continues to grow, Kathleen Matt gets reflective. One of the early visionaries of the STAR Campus with former UD President Patrick Harker, Matt grew up in Newark, thanks to her father, who chose the college town because he wanted his family to benefit…

Venture capital firm SmartInvest here to stay

Entrepreneurs gather for a SPARK challenge mentoring session in Ireland last July. SmartInvest Ventures, an international venture capital firm, announced plans to maintain a permanent presence in Delaware. The Irish firm first came to Delaware last spring with a series of mentoring sessions for 11 early-stage Delaware companies. The idea was to prepare the startups…

Dover native balances role on ‘House of Cards’ with running his own startup

Dover native Brian Harvath (center) portrays a Secret Service agent on the Netflix series “House of Cards,” all while running his own video production company here in Delaware. By Katie Wecht Special to Delaware Business Times Dover native Brian Harvath already has a recurring role as a Secret Service agent on the award-winning Netflix series…

By Roger Morris Special to Delaware Business Times A prominent Delaware business incubator has just experienced its own growth spurt by moving into new quarters and hiring a new manager to run it. The Emerging Enterprise Center (EEC), which is a part of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, is marking its first decade…

Philadelphia’s NextFab maker space opens satellite in Wilmington

Amira Idris commutes two hours a day to NextFab’s Philadelphia lab to work on the wearable device she designed to help people with amputated limbs manage post-amputation pain. Beginning this week, Idris can zip to NextFab’s new Wilmington location in about 15 minutes. NextFab, which dubs itself a gym for innovators, today officially opened a…

DuPont Experimental Station seeks new business, old talent

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times The DuPont Experimental Station this summer will start experimenting with an incubator space. The 100,000-square foot lab and office space, run by Delaware Innovation Space Inc. (DISI), seeks to attract former DuPont employees who have struck out on their own. However, “it’s not a retainment program,” said…