Category: Startup

Teams of coders from across the state will compete in a hackathon next week. The 2017 Open Data Challenge is the final event in a series of sessions focused on creating, designing and developing technical applications with open data in Delaware. The Food Bank of Delaware and Network Delaware will present challenge prompts that teams…

The Emerging Enterprise Center today announced Dora Cheatham as its new program director. Throughout her career, Cheatham has focused on sales, marketing, and product development. Most recently, she has run a consulting firm for small businesses in Delaware. Born in the U.K., Cheatham relocated to Delaware 25 years ago. Some of her past positions include business…

The Small Business Development Center of Delaware is holding a two-day workshop for budding entrepreneurs on the mechanics of science and research and development-based businesses. The center encourages anyone considering entering the sector as well as anyone who has already started a business within the last year and a half to attend. The workshops will…

The Philadelphia-based delivery service goPuff is now available in Newark, Delaware in an unusual move for the growing startup. The company, founded by Rafael Ilishayev and Yakir Gola as undergraduates, started off in 2013 delivering late-night snacks and supplies to students on Drexel University’s West Philadelphia campus. Now the service operates in 17 major markets,…

Winners of the Hen Hatch competition were announced on Tuesday at World Café Live at the Queen. Six teams pitched their business concepts to a panel of judges, competing for prizes totaling $100,000. Hen Hatch is hosted by the University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship. The start-up competition has two different tracks, one for…

The University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship is holding its annual startup funding competition, Hen Hatch, on Tuesday, April 25 at the World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington. The competition has two tracks, one for students and one for alumni, staff and teachers, with three finalists in each. The teams will compete…

Vienna, Va. — Students from Concord High School won the high school divisions of the 2017 SourceAmerica Design Challenge, an engineering competition where students create assistive technology to enhance workplace success and employment options for people with disabilities. The Concord team competed against 160 teams from 26 states with their Weigh Master, a computerized scale…

Delaware’s innovation leaders will be showcased in a new magazine to be published by Delaware Business Times and Today Media in June. Innovation Delaware magazine will be a comprehensive guide to industry innovators, leaders, and companies large and small that are leading transformative work in sectors ranging from bioscience to financial technology. Delaware is already…

Waggies by Maggie & Friends, a nonprofit dog treat company founded to employ workers with intellectual disabilities, had a problem. When the company’s all-natural, vet-approved treats made with no preservatives were ready for packaging, some workers had difficulty dealing with the numbers on the scales. Some bags would be heavy; others would be very light.…

The Beacon Delaware subgroup will present two separate panel discussions on Thursday that explore the evolution of startups and their various needs at each stage. The evening will include networking and hor d’ourves. Panelists include: Panel 1 Mona Parikh, Moderator, tech community liaison at the University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship Rita Chang, founder…