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.
Phone: (302) 244-5785
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.
Phone: (302) 233-8034
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.
Phone: (302) 831-4393
Delaware State University enjoys a long history as one of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Founded in 1891 as the State College for Colored Students, DSU is proud of our heritage as one of the country’s first land-grant educational institutions.
Today, we’re a welcome center of learning for students from many backgrounds. Our current population includes a 63% African-American enrollment and an increasing number of Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian and other international students.
Phone: (302) 857-6060
First Founders Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, is on a mission to lower barriers to entry and increase the likelihood of success in the innovation ecosystem by creating access to educational programming, relevant networks, and funding opportunities where entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds are challenged to meet their full potential and equipped with the resources necessary to thrive. Our offerings include accelerators, pitch competitions, startup resources, and access to a global community.
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.
Phone: (302) 200-8600
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.
Phone: (302) 831-1555
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