Co-Working and Incubator Spaces

Companies just starting out in Delaware, or established employers looking for flexible, temporary space, have plenty of options to choose from.

Among the newest is Delaware Innovation Space, which opened last year at DuPont’s Experimental Station campus and was developed by the company in partnership with the State of Delaware and the University of Delaware. Tenants benefit from more than 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art, multi-use lab space. The Innovation Space is focused on the industrial biotech, advanced materials, chemical ingredients, renewable energy, nutrition and health care industries. Notable tenants include The Science, Technology and Research Institute of Delaware (STRIDE) and ACROBiosystems, a manufacturer of recombinant proteins that support cancer research.

Another new addition is Artist Ave Station, a unique concept that provides both living and workspace for artists, other creatives and entrepreneurs. For $150, members can hold one event a month, while a $250 membership also allows tenants to make use of storage, wall and desk spaces to create and display art.

The Emerging Enterprise Center (EEC), which is spearheaded by the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, provides affordable office space to startups, along with mentoring, networking opportunities and business growth workshops. Each year, EEC holds a “Swim with the Sharks” video pitch contest, where startups compete for cash, a six-month membership in EEC’s Virtual Incubator Program, and other benefits.

The Mill prides itself on its flexibility, which has attracted a diverse crowd: lawyers and programmers, solopreneurs and established businesses. Membership options start at $45 a month, but businesses can also rent space on a one-time basis for board meetings or after-hours events.

Makerspaces are a fast-growing segment of the co-working trend, and NextFab is a prime example. Its Wilmington location offers incubator office space and startup services, but any budding entrepreneur or artist can hone skills with classes in 3D printing and scanning, metalworking, woodworking and more.
With options ranging from desk space to private offices, 1313 Innovation can accommodate startups and freelance professionals alike. Options start at $75 a month.

Start It Up Delaware offers flexible co-working packages as well, ranging from $50 a month for fill-in desk space to $350 a month for a private office.

International or out-of-state businesses needing to establish a presence in Delaware will find many options at STAT International, including virtual offices. Co-working space is also available, at STAT’s The Hub @ 1201.

1313 Innovation
1313 N. Market St., Ste. 110A
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-407-0420
info@1313innovation.com
More than 10,000 square feet of co-working space, including shared space, dedicated desks, private offices and conference space. Tenants benefit from 24/7 access, networking events, workshops and other educational opportunities.

Artist Ave Station
800 N. Tatnall St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-300-1723
artistavestation@gmail.com
Co-working space with personal desks and conference table on the first floor, with an artist makerspace in the basement. The desks can make way for art showings and other events. A basement entrance allows easy transport of art and materials.

Barrel of Makers
1313 N. Market St.,
Ste. 1150 NW
Wilmington, DE 19801
Community-center makerspace for different skills and ages, offering woodworking, electronics, robotics, computer programming, 3D printing
and design, glass etching
and welding.

Delaware Innovation Space
200 Powder Mill Road,
Bldg. E500
Wilmington, DE 19803
info@deinnovates.org
100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art, multi-use lab space, plus 155 private and shared offices. Also offers mentoring by field experts, funding assistance, grant application support, networking and marketing guidance.

Emerging Enterprise Center
920 Justison St.
Dravo Plaza on the Riverfront
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-294-2056
info@eecincubator.com
More than 5,000 square feet of co-working and meeting space. Tenants benefit from business-plan assistance, business-growth training, one-on-one mentoring and networking.

The Hub @ 1201
1201 N. Market St., 8th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-884-6746
ldavis@stat.international
Co-working space with shared, dedicated and private office space. Classes on various topics, as well as networking opportunities and mentorship.

Kent County Emerging Enterprise Development Center
555 S. Bay Road
Dover, DE 19901
302-678-3028
Co-working space with shared, dedicated and private office space. Tenants receive mentorship, plus help with business plans and skills, and have networking opportunities.

Middletown Business Incubator & Collaborative Workspace
492 N. Cass St.
Middletown, DE 19709
302-378-7545
3,300-square-foot facility that can accommodate 10 to 15 businesses in meeting and retail space, storage and offices. Offers mentorship, business-plan development, capital assistance and networking opportunities.

The Mill
1007 N. Orange St., 4th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-751-MILL
rebecca@themillspace.com
Shared, dedicated and private office space is available, along with conference and event space, including a 225-person theater. Guest speakers and networking events add to the offerings.

NextFab
503 N. Tatnall St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-477-7330
Offers access to 2D and 3D printers, design software, a laser cutter, digital circuitry tools and a woodworking shop, alongside offices, studios and communal space. Tenants benefit from a 12-week accelerator program or nine-month incubator program, business coaching, networking and funding opportunities.

Start It Up Delaware
605 N. Market St., 2nd Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-660-2402
info@startitupde.org
Co-working space with shared, dedicated and private office space. Provides classes, networking opportunities and mentorship.

 

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