Category: Startup

First Fund targets early-stage science startups to stay in Delaware

By Peter Osborne Delaware early-stage science startups have a new tool in the toolbox with the Delaware Innovation Space’s launch of First Fund, which organizers and observers hope provides an incentive for more science startups to transition from idea to proof of concept while locating and growing their companies in Delaware. Obtaining funding from venture-capital…

Update: Hen Hatch fills out its bracket with three more finalists

Three teams made up of UD faculty, staff, and alumni were selected Friday afternoon to advance to the April 30 finals of the University of Delaware’s 2019 Hen Hatch startup funding competition.. More than 70 teams from all seven UD colleges submitted applications for one of the mid-Atlantic’s largest venture competitions. Winners are awarded $100,000 in…

2019 trends in the innovation economy

By Dan Linehan Special to Delaware Business Times When you go to the doctor’s office for a checkup, test or procedure, you or your insurance company are probably billed for each service. It’s called the “fee for service” model, and it means the profitability of hospitals and clinics is tied to how many services they…

New Castle County today announced that it has partnered with 1313 Innovation, the Emerging Enterprise Center and area business mentors to offer an intensive 12-week business accelerator program to underrepresented entrepreneurs. First Founder’s Accelerator will feature instruction, one-on-one mentorship and hands-on help building the foundation for successful companies. “We win the future when our local…

Women’s Business Center welcomes fledgling entrepreneurs

By Kathy Canavan Special to Delaware Business Times Allyson Swartzentruber went to the Women’s Business Center in Wilmington for advice on how to sell her art, and she wound up with a customer. When Sara Crawford-Jones, who runs the center, saw photos of Swartzentruber’s canvases, her eyes lit up. “This is gorgeous. Is it for…

New Castle County’s jobs and economic development initiative NCCinnovates is helping to drive the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, with demonstrated success during 2018, County Executive Matt Meyer announced today. Launched in August, New Castle County’s jobs and economic development initiative offers an interactive business portal with customer, market, workforce and industry information. It also helps identify…

Delaware BioScience Association opens new HQ

By Jon Hurdle Special to Delaware Business Times If you’re trying to promote the growth of one of Delaware’s most promising industries, it helps to have a space where budding entrepreneurs and startups can learn and collaborate together. That’s the experience of the Delaware BioScience Association, a trade group that recently moved its headquarters to…