Category: Startup

Vienna, Va. — Students from Concord High School won the high school divisions of the 2017 SourceAmerica Design Challenge, an engineering competition where students create assistive technology to enhance workplace success and employment options for people with disabilities. The Concord team competed against 160 teams from 26 states with their Weigh Master, a computerized scale…

Delaware’s innovation leaders will be showcased in a new magazine to be published by Delaware Business Times and Today Media in June. Innovation Delaware magazine will be a comprehensive guide to industry innovators, leaders, and companies large and small that are leading transformative work in sectors ranging from bioscience to financial technology. Delaware is already…

Waggies by Maggie & Friends, a nonprofit dog treat company founded to employ workers with intellectual disabilities, had a problem. When the company’s all-natural, vet-approved treats made with no preservatives were ready for packaging, some workers had difficulty dealing with the numbers on the scales. Some bags would be heavy; others would be very light.…

The Beacon Delaware subgroup will present two separate panel discussions on Thursday that explore the evolution of startups and their various needs at each stage. The evening will include networking and hor d’ourves. Panelists include: Panel 1 Mona Parikh, Moderator, tech community liaison at the University of Delaware’s Horn Program in Entrepreneurship Rita Chang, founder…

Ambia Fund, a Dover-based tech startup, is working on a social media platform called Belacam that would allow users to get paid for their work using digital dollars. By integrating the platform with Belacoin, a proprietary “cryptocurrency,” the idea is that users will pay a few cents each time they like a post. In a way,…

Repurposed Materials will sell you a bridge or the Wildcats’ home court

By Kathy Canavan Damon Carson says he has the most interesting in-box in the world. A recent e-mail: Somebody wanted to sell him 5 million brand new hazmat suits leftover from the BP oil spill. He bought them. Carson’s business — Repurposed Materials — is sort of an industrial Pinterest. He emails a newsletter of…