Category: Startup

Repurposed Materials will sell you a bridge or the Wildcats’ home court

By Kathy Canavan Damon Carson says he has the most interesting in-box in the world. A recent e-mail: Somebody wanted to sell him 5 million brand new hazmat suits leftover from the BP oil spill. He bought them. Carson’s business — Repurposed Materials — is sort of an industrial Pinterest. He emails a newsletter of…

The Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) announced its selection of three Delaware entrepreneurs in the first round of the DEDO partnership with One Million by One Million (1M/1M). 1M/1M is a global virtual accelerator that aims to nurture a million entrepreneurs to reach $1 million each in annual revenue and beyond, in a plan to…

Start-up delivers big results in community

By Christi Milligan Vijaya Rao longed for a tool that could schedule delivery of groceries and household necessities to her door, so free time for the corporate executive would be … free. So in 2014, she left the corporate world and launched one. The result was DeliveryCircle, an e-commerce service that connects people who provide…

It all began in 2009 when I invited some business owners to breakfast. Nothing fancy, just some baked oatmeal and coffee, a whiteboard and some handouts. We spent a couple of hours together discussing small business marketing strategies. Entrepreneurs, creatives and hopefuls — all were welcome. I hadn’t thought it all the way through. All…

There’s a storm brewing in the business community. It’s building around technology, and Delaware just may be in the forefront. Delaware Innovation Week held last week, encompassed 20-plus events across Wilmington and New Castle County. It brought together entrepreneurs, technologists, civic leaders and investors. Two years ago, at the Economic Development Council luncheon, presented by the…