Category: Startup

Philadelphia’s NextFab maker space opens satellite in Wilmington

Amira Idris commutes two hours a day to NextFab’s Philadelphia lab to work on the wearable device she designed to help people with amputated limbs manage post-amputation pain. Beginning this week, Idris can zip to NextFab’s new Wilmington location in about 15 minutes. NextFab, which dubs itself a gym for innovators, today officially opened a…

DuPont Experimental Station seeks new business, old talent

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times The DuPont Experimental Station this summer will start experimenting with an incubator space. The 100,000-square foot lab and office space, run by Delaware Innovation Space Inc. (DISI), seeks to attract former DuPont employees who have struck out on their own. However, “it’s not a retainment program,” said…

Teams of coders from across the state will compete in a hackathon next week. The 2017 Open Data Challenge is the final event in a series of sessions focused on creating, designing and developing technical applications with open data in Delaware. The Food Bank of Delaware and Network Delaware will present challenge prompts that teams…

The Emerging Enterprise Center today announced Dora Cheatham as its new program director. Throughout her career, Cheatham has focused on sales, marketing, and product development. Most recently, she has run a consulting firm for small businesses in Delaware. Born in the U.K., Cheatham relocated to Delaware 25 years ago. Some of her past positions include business…

The Small Business Development Center of Delaware is holding a two-day workshop for budding entrepreneurs on the mechanics of science and research and development-based businesses. The center encourages anyone considering entering the sector as well as anyone who has already started a business within the last year and a half to attend. The workshops will…

The Philadelphia-based delivery service goPuff is now available in Newark, Delaware in an unusual move for the growing startup. The company, founded by Rafael Ilishayev and Yakir Gola as undergraduates, started off in 2013 delivering late-night snacks and supplies to students on Drexel University’s West Philadelphia campus. Now the service operates in 17 major markets,…

Winners of the Hen Hatch competition were announced on Tuesday at World Café Live at the Queen. Six teams pitched their business concepts to a panel of judges, competing for prizes totaling $100,000. Hen Hatch is hosted by the University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship. The start-up competition has two different tracks, one for…

The University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship is holding its annual startup funding competition, Hen Hatch, on Tuesday, April 25 at the World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington. The competition has two tracks, one for students and one for alumni, staff and teachers, with three finalists in each. The teams will compete…