The Delaware Prosperity Partnership presents....

Startup 302

Startup 302 is an early stage funding competition offering prize awards, valuable connections and visibility. All technology-based startups are welcomed to apply for consideration. Those working in bioscience, chemistry, advanced materials, agriculture, and financial & business services are encouraged to participate.

How It Works

Startup 302 involves two rounds - an application submission & evaluation round and an in-person pitch round. Applications are reviewed by the Startup 302 teams and affiliated judges. There are no fees to apply.

Prize Awards

Prize awards include a mix of grant-based, investment and in-kind prizes with a total value of more than $300K (and counting). Startups will also benefit from engagement with investors, industry and key influencers.

Finalist Awards

All startups selected to participate in the in-person pitch round are guaranteed to receive a $1,000 finalist prize award (contingent on in-person participation on May 7, 2020).


January 15, 2020 - Applications open

March 2, 2020 - Submission deadline

April 1, 2020 - Notification deadline

May 7, 2020 - Finalist pitches at neoFest