Month: September 2019

The U.S. Small Business Administration on Sept. 30 announced new funding for the Blue Hen Proof of Concept, a startup incubator program under the University of Delaware’s Horn Entrepreneurship. The Blue Hen Proof of Concept program provides gap funding, mentoring and training during the initial technology commercialization activities of researchers and inventors across campus. The…

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services a $3.58 million planning grant to increase the treatment capacity of Medicaid providers to deliver substance use disorder treatment and recovery services to Delawareans in need. Delaware was one of 15 states to receive the 18-month planning…

10 small businesses awarded $748,000 in EDGE grants

Ten Delaware small businesses — six of them women-owned businesses — received EDGE grants totaling $748,000 from the Delaware Division of Small Business that will allow them to accelerate growth plans, rent additional space, and improve or expand marketing plans. The state moved quickly to select the winners after announcing the program in May, even…

Charlie Horn wins award for creating problem-solvers & innovators

Charlie Horn has a pretty simple vision for the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware:  Create a new model of entrepreneurial education and make the skills of problem-solving viable in the marketplace. That may be an over-simplification, but Horn says that the program is not about venture creation – although that’s part of…

One big goal: Eradicate opioid addiction in her lifetime

Brandywine Counseling and Community Services (BCCS) has been around for 35 years. Its roots are in the Christiana Care Hospital System and was started as a result of Christiana deciding it didn’t want to provide outpatient opioid drug and alcohol treatment services. BCCS began with a specialty service: opioid addiction treatment as behavioral health counseling…

DSU accepts 252 future freshmen at taping of ‘First Take’

Over $1 million in DSU scholarships given at 76ers Fieldhouse event WILMINGTON – For 252 high-school students, going to the 76ers Fieldhouse on Sept. 20, was memorable not only because they saw Stephen A. Smith and ESPN’s “First Take” – and NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. –– tape the show live from…

Up, up, and away:  Delaware gets major push through American Airlines in-flight magazine

Delaware is about to lose its status as one of the country’s best-kept secrets.             The October issue of American Airlines’ in-flight magazine, American Way, hits seatbacks on Oct. 1, with a 16-page, 4,000-word special section on six topics with a range of local leaders extolling the virtues of the First State.             The magazine…