Category: Startup

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…

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times A sensor-enabled chest model and a throwable robot were among the array of products featured at the first Tech Innovation Showcase put on by the University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship program The showcase on Thursday also included a keynote and panel discussion on bringing ideas from the…

SAS Nanotechnologies beat out eleven other startup companies in the Emerging Enterprise Center’s Swim with the Sharks Pitch Competition—which offers a grand prize of $16,000 in cash and services. The Newark-based firm took home the award for its anticorrosive coating technology. The proprietary method prevents corrosion and “heals and protects” metals from corrosion caused by surface scratches…

The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. Thursday announced the launch of WilminGO, an app-based golf cart taxi service founded by fellows of the BPG-Horn program. The service is now available across a 39-block area in Wilmington for a flat-fee of $3 for one or two people and $5 for more than three passengers. The app is available…

New Castle County on Thursday introduced NCC Innovates, a business portal (NCCinnovates.com) and grant program to assist start-ups and support the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Statewide and local economic development officials gathered at The Mill in downtown Wilmington to hear both County Executive Matt Meyer and County Economic Development Director Tamarra Morris make the case that NCCinnovates…

(AP) — A specialty chemicals company is seeking almost $4 million in taxpayer money from Delaware officials. Solenis LLC is asking for $3.9 million from the Delaware Strategic Fund for retaining and growing its headquarters and research and development operations in New Castle County. The Council on Development Finance will consider the request Monday. Solenis…