4th Annual Delaware Entrepreneurial Summit
Celebrate Delaware's entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and thriving start-up community!
Join us for a high-impact event focused around the Delaware start-up and small business community with interactive panel discussions, TEDx-style talks around new innovations, and networking opportunities. Workshops will be run by topic experts from across different industries that will focus on accelerating your businesses growth, and recovery. After the event, attendees will have 30-day access to additional virtual workshops and vendor tables courtesy of Agora World platform.
Schedule: October 13 (Virtual Event)
Welcome & Keynote by Co-founder of Painted Stave Distilling, Ron Gomes
Ronald R. Gomes, Jr. is Co-founder of Painted Stave Distilling in Smyrna, Delaware. Prior to venturing into the distilling, 11+ years ago, Ron was a faculty member of Orthopaedics at Penn State’s College of Medicine. He is a co-inventor of a licensed US patent (7,875,591 B2), and has a proven record of effective communication with 50+ peer-reviewed publications and presentations.
|Build Your Audience and Influence
Build your audience and influence through authentic and strategic engagements that make a meaningful impactful on your audience, business, and the world.
In this TEDx-style session, three agile entrepreneurs will share how they stepped up to the challenges the pandemic has presented to create innovative solutions for today's world.
|Secure Funding at Every Stage
Funding your business is essential to your success, and growth. In this session, you will learn strategies for how to secure funding at every stage of your business and the importance of providing equitable access to capital.
|Protecting Your Business & Intellectual Property
Learn the importance and process for how to protect your business and intellectual property through trademarks, patents, and copyrights.
|Closing Remarks & Keynote by Founder of Simply Good Jars, Chef Jared Cannon
After an 18-year culinary career, Chef Jared created Simply Good Jars. SGJ provides healthy + convenient, chef-crafted, hand prepared meals in re-usable jars. For every jar returned, SGJ reuses the jar and donates a meal to someone in need via their partnership with Philabundance.
|12:30 p.m.||Virtual Tabling and Networking|
Additional Virtual Experience: October 14-November 12
Virtual experience that includes additional workshops, vendor tabling, and networking opportunities courtesy of Agora World. All registered attendees will have access for up to 30 days after the event. Live event content will not be available virtually.
- Delaware Start-up Stories
- Fundraising 101: Raising Money to Support Your Mission
- Grant Writing 101: Researching Funders and Writing Proposals to Fund Your Mission
- The Basics of Profit First Cash Flow by Moxie Bookkeeping & Coaching
- Optimizing Conversions: Turning Browsers into Buyers
- Driving Online Traffic
- Making Sense of Online Marketing
- Branding & Messaging to Future Proof Your Business
- Rank High in Google: The Truth About SEO
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