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…

CanSurround, a Wilmington-based startup that has created a technology enabled solution that reduces distress and creates emotional well being for people living with cancer, won top honors last month at the Doctors 2.0 & You conference on the campus of Cité Universitaire Internationale in Paris. CanSurround was one of seven digital health start-up finalists competing…

By Matt Sullivan Special to Delaware Business Times The Delaware Economic Summit will welcome serial entrepreneur Jen Groover as the keynote speaker for the summit on Wednesday, April 23. Groover skyrocketed into entrepreneurial success with the creation of the Butler Bag, a compartmentalized handbag. From there, she developed a lifestyle brand that has sold products…