New Castle County picks finalists for entrepreneurial prize

County Executive Matt Meyer
County Executive Matt Meyer

New Castle County today announced the finalists for NCC Innovates, an effort launched in 2018 to support local entrepreneurs.

The winner will get a one-year membership to the Resident Incubator Program at the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Emerging Enterprise Center.

New Castle County-based entrepreneurs submitted their applications throughout May. Members of the Emerging Enterprise Center’s Advisory Board reviewed the submissions and selected the two finalists.

“New Castle County is the premier location to build and grow a business,” County Executive Matt Meyer said. “Through NCC Innovates, we can help promising entrepreneurs capitalize on the next great idea and achieve success.”

Here are the competing startups:

D150 Fueling, LLC is an on-site fueling and fuel marketing company for commercial fleets that offers Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel, Biodiesel and Off-Road Diesel. Coupled with FuelCloud software, D150 Fueling offers a fueling program tailored to an individual fleet’s needs that saves time, money and emissions. With contracts in hand, D150 Fueling is in full launch mode and ready to expand its market.

SAS Nanotechnologies, LLC has developed a proprietary, patent pending anticorrosive coating technology that not only prevents corrosion but also heals and protects metals from corrosion in the case of surface scratch/damage. Growing out of PhD research, the technology was recently awarded an NSF SBIR grant to further develop the technology and is already in conversations with potential strategic partners for technology testing and licensing.

The county will announce the winner on July 12.

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