1st Annual Delaware Entrepreneurial Summit

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Name: 1st Annual Delaware Entrepreneurial Summit
Date: July 12, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:


Seating is limited. 

Please call (302-737-4343) to see if seats are available and be ready to pay by phone via credit card.

The Emerging Enterprise Center and the Small Business Development Center have joined forces to bring to the Delaware Entrepreneurial Community a high impact summit that is aimed at bringing together entrepreneurs, mentors and providers with a goal to supporting entrepreneurs and accelerating their business growth.

The 2018 Delaware Entrepreneurial Summit aims to include workshops that look at the key challenges that hinder entrepreneurial growth and resource providers that can help entrepreneurs address those challenges.

Click Here to read about the workshops.

Elements of the 2018 Delaware Entrepreneurial Summit:

  • A full day summit with two tracks (technical/science and general entrepreneurship) featuring dynamic speakers on key challenges that hinder business start-up and growth.

This year's topics include:

From Concept to Cash Flow:  Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle, once said “without execution, vision is just another word for hallucination.”  Too often, we get stuck in the strategic planning stage.  Panel discussions will discuss how to  effectively move from vision > strategy > planning > execution > cash flow and really get the ball rolling.
¨ Science/Tech Track:  Commercializing Technical Research—A Unique Set of Problems
¨ Entrepreneurship Track:  Beyond the Business Plan

​Storytelling—How to Articulate Your Value Proposition:  A hands-on workshop that offers techniques to move beyond features and benefits to express and articulate true value. 

Sources of Funding:  panel discussions that discuss available sources of funding and what each looks for in a start up or small business. 
¨ Science/TechTrack:  Venture capital & angel investors, seed grants—what do investors and grantors look for before investing in a new technology?
¨ Entrepreneurship Track:  From traditional loans, to grants & government loans, to non-traditional sources of  funding—which is the best fit for your business and how do you qualify?

Keynote Speaker, Chuck Nunan (Harvest Ridge Winery)

Awards Ceremony

Resource Tabletop Expo

Happy Hour

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Event Sponsors:

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Advertising Sponsor

  • Today Media Inc.

President's Circle

Contributing Sponsor

  • Creative Image Associates
  • ZAX Mobile.com
  • Pure Genius Pictures

In Partnership

  • Division of Small Business

​DoubleTree by Hilton -Wilmington
4727 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803


Directions from the Hotel Staff

From I-95 Northbound (Baltimore & Washington) 

Take exit 8 North off I-95. Travel north on US Route 202 (Concord Pike) for approximately 4 miles. The hotel is located on the right. 

From I-95 Southbound (Philadelphia & Philadelphia Int'l Airport) 

Take I-95 South to I-495 South. Stay in right lane, and take exit #6 (Route 92 West, Naamans Road). Proceed 5 miles to US Route 202, make a left onto 202 South. The hotel is located 1/2 mile on the left. To access the hotel entrance, take a U-turn at the first traffic light past the hotel. 

From New York or New Jersey 

Take the New Jersey Turnpike South to Exit 1, (the Delaware Memorial Bridge). Follow I-295 South to I-95 North to Exit 8 North, (US Route 202, Concord Pike). Travel North on US Route 202 for approximately 4 miles. The hotel is located on the right. 

General Arrival Directions

You'll find us in the heart of the picturesque Brandywine Valley, just four miles north of I-95 on US 202 Business and Commercial Corridor. Only 25 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport, we are also convenient to downtown Wilmington.

Date/Time Information:
July 12
All day 8 am - 6 pm
Contact Information:
Chamber Member: $80
Non-member: $95
Chamber Ambassador: $50
Student rate: $50 (must use a valid university email address) - Contact us for the student code to receive student rate

AT THE DOOR - $90 for Chamber Members, $105 for non-members.
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