Category: Startup

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…

The Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) announced its selection of three Delaware entrepreneurs in the first round of the DEDO partnership with One Million by One Million (1M/1M). 1M/1M is a global virtual accelerator that aims to nurture a million entrepreneurs to reach $1 million each in annual revenue and beyond, in a plan to…

Start-up delivers big results in community

By Christi Milligan Vijaya Rao longed for a tool that could schedule delivery of groceries and household necessities to her door, so free time for the corporate executive would be … free. So in 2014, she left the corporate world and launched one. The result was DeliveryCircle, an e-commerce service that connects people who provide…