Meet the Partners

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The Delaware Division of Small Business, part of the Delaware Department of State, is a service-focused agency committed to supporting businesses starting and growing in Delaware. 


Small businesses can reach out to the Division for assistance in connecting to the resources and advice to succeed. The Division is a champion for Delaware small businesses and is here to help take companies to the next level. 


Contact Info:

Dover, DE 19901
Phone:  (302) 739-4271 


Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone:  (302) 577-8477 

Website:   https://business.delaware.gov



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Located in Wilmington, Delaware on the world-renowned Experimental Station campus, Delaware Innovation Space is a non-profit that credits the State of Delaware, DuPont, and the University of Delaware as its founding partners.


It is 100,000 square feet of multi-use lab space for the industrial biotech, advanced materials, chemical ingredients, renewable energy, nutrition, and healthcare science-based businesses and ventures.


It houses all-inclusive, private lab suites, shared open space, premium lab equipment, hands-on support services, shared use conference rooms, networking events, education, training, mentoring, and more.

 

Contact Info:

Phone: (302) 200-8600

Email: info@deinnovates.org

Website: www.deinnovates.org

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   Created in 2017, Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP) is the nonprofit that leads the state of Delaware’s economic development efforts to attract, grow and retain businesses; support the innovation ecosystem and new, emerging sectors; enhance the state’s talent pool and support employers in their workforce needs.  The DPP team work with site selectors, commercial developers, business executives, entrepreneurs and start-ups focused on where to locate or grow a business. Our team provides and reviews potential sites, cost-of-living analysis, quality-of-life information and funding opportunities, including available tax credits and incentives.   Whether you represent a large, mid-sized or small enterprise, the DPP team is ready to assist you.   

 

Contact Info:

Phone: (302) 244-5785

Email: innovate@choosedelaware.com

Website: www.choosedelaware.com

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Formed in 2010, DESCA's mission is to enable  entrepreneurial scientists innovating in materials, chemicals, renewable energy, water conservation, and many other technologies commercialize their innovations.  


We achieve this by building on a strong, existing foundation in chemical and advanced materials technology in the region, enabling partnerships among institutions of higher education, the corporate community, and start-up organizations as well as fostering a pipeline of platforms that can create numerous scientific opportunities, additional investment, and future growth in high-wage jobs.

 

Contact Info:

Phone: (302) 233-8034

Email: info@desustainablechem.org

Website: www.desustainablechem.org



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  The Emerging Enterprise Center incubator program provides a combination of affordable space and support resources, along with mentoring, educational opportunities, networking, and other amenities that are vital to the success of new  businesses. The incubator program is co-located with the offices of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce, and offers over 5,000 sq. ft. of available space for early stage companies. On-site support includes access to meeting and conference rooms, co-working space, phone and internet connections, shared office  equipment, receptionist during Chamber business hours—and free coffee all day!!!  

  

Contact Info:

Phone: (302) 737-4343

Email: info@EECincubator.com

Website: www.EECincubator.com

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The Millennial Summit is the region's premier experience where young professionals, impact players, rising stars, and innovators come together to connect and grow. As one of the nation's fastest-growing young professionals conferences, the #MILLSUMMIT draws over a thousand attendees from across the country.

 

The #MILLSUMMIT is a Spur Impact initiative.  Spur Impact Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on connecting young professionals and inspiring them to get involved and make an impact in their career and community. 


Contact Info:

Email: info@spurimpact.org

Website: www.spurimpact.org

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The Delaware SBDC delivers training programs and free professional consulting services to help innovators, startups, and existing businesses (with 0-500 employees) formulate and execute strategies to grow and succeed.


 For over 35 years, our innovative, inclusive, and impactful solutions have helped grow Delaware’s economy. The SBDC is the only statewide, nationally accredited program that provides high quality one-on-one consulting, training and information resources. 


 Contact Info:

Phone: (302) 831-1555

Website: www.delawaresbdc.org

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Established in 2000 as “Digital Delaware”, the Technology Forum of Delaware (the TECH FORUM) provides a community for technology lovers to gather and share ideas, best practices, opportunities, trends, and disruptors in technology throughout the Delaware Valley.  Tech Forum represents all facets of technology and all phases of the business life cycle.  Our events, held regularly throughout the year, showcase new and innovative technologies, facilitate knowledge transfer, and strengthen professional networks.  Tech Forum is dedicated to helping the region’s technology business leaders acquire the knowledge, resources, and connections needed to compete and succeed in a global economy.  

 

Contact Info:

Phone: (302) 384-9775

Email: info@techforumde.org

Website: www.techforumde.org

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Horn Entrepreneurship serves as the creative engine for entrepreneurship education and advancement at the University of Delaware.


Currently ranked among the best entrepreneurship programs in the US, Horn Entrepreneurship was built and is actively supported by successful entrepreneurs, empowering aspiring innovators as they pursue new ideas for a better world.


Horn Entrepreneurship is committed to supporting student success and cultivating a lifelong community of collaboration, connections and impact. 


Contact Info:

Phone: (302) 831-4393

Email: hornprogram@udel.edu

Website:  https://www.udel.edu/horn

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