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Underrepresented founders share $275,000 in Startup 302 competition

From Delaware Prosperity Partnership. Note: The Division of Small Business was one of the sponsors. WILMINGTON, Del. (May 4, 2021) – Ten tech-enabled startups with at least one team member from an underrepresented demographic shared $275,000 in funding from Delaware’s first Startup302 competition, which was organized by Delaware Prosperity Partnership (DPP) and local partners.   Twenty-two finalists competed in […]





Black, Latinx and woman-owned startups encouraged to apply for Startup 302 funding competition

From Delaware Prosperity Partnership: Underrepresented Founders of Early-stage, Tech-enabled Companies Will Compete in Revamped Startup 302 Funding Competition Startup 302 Participants will vie for more than $150K along with Mentoring and Connections WILMINGTON, Del.  — Only 1 percent of all venture capital-funded founders are Black, less than half of 1 percent are Latinx and only 8 […]





Delaware and English economic development organizations to partner

Delaware businesses in industries including bioscience, fintech and advanced engineering may benefit from an agreement the Delaware Prosperity Partnership signed recently with an economic development group in England’s North East region. Under the agreement, DPP and the North East Local Enterprise Partnership will each promote the other’s region to companies looking for foreign growth opportunities. […]





California-based pet food company to hire up to 50 workers for new Delaware location

A California-based maker of fresh, human-quality dog food plans to open a production kitchen in New Castle County that will employ up to 50 people. The 21,000 square-foot facility will be Irvine, California-based JustFoodForDogs’ first kitchen on the East Coast and serve the company’s growing list of retail locations including stores planned for New York and Boston, […]





Conference details economic development efforts in three Delaware counties

Economic development officials and business leaders from across Delaware turned out Tuesday for the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s “Developing Delaware” conference in Dover. The speakers included Delaware Division of Small Business Director Damian DeStefano, who discussed the role of the new Division and how it works with the new Delaware Prosperity Partnership. The conference also included […]





Learn about Delaware’s new economic development strategy at Developing Delaware conference on Oct. 16

Come hear from Gov. John Carney, Delaware Division of Small Business Director Damian DeStefano, Delaware Prosperity Partnership Executive Director Kurt Foreman and other experts about the latest in economic development in Delaware at a conference organized by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 16. The conference speakers include economic development officials from Kent, […]







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