1313 Innovation

Phone:(302) 407-0420
Address:1313 Innovation, 1313 N. Market Street, Suite 110A, Wilmington, Delaware

Shared work space and private offices for entrepreneurs, start-ups and driven professionals.

Delaware BioScience Association

Phone:(302) 452-1103
Address:Delaware Technology Park, One Innovation Way, Suite 300, Newark, DE 19711

The mission of the Delaware BioScience Association is to become the catalyst to ensure Delaware becomes a global leader in life sciences by developing a cohesive community that unites the region's biotechnology, pharmaceutical, research, financial and agricultural strengths.

Delaware Biotechnology Institute CAT Grants

Phone:(302) 831-4888
Address:15 Innovation Way, Newark, DE 19711

The Bioscience CAT's mission is to support and grow Delaware's economy and bioscience community by fostering innovative research and development activities, as well as research collaborations among members of the Delaware bioscience community.

Delaware Crossing Investor Group


Delaware Crossing Investor Group (DCIG) is a network of former and current executives and entrepreneurs who provide counsel and capital to early-stage and other growth-oriented companies. Our members back entrepreneurs and their companies by contributing investment capital and important domain expertise in a wide array of industries.

Delaware Economic Development Office

Phone:(302) 739-4271
Address:99 Kings Hwy SW, Dover, DE 19901

The Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) is responsible for attracting new business and investment to the First State, for promoting the expansion of existing industry, for assisting small and minority-owned businesses, for promoting and developing tourism, and for creating new and improved employment opportunities for all citizens in Delaware.

Delaware Innovation Week


Delaware Innovation Week is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation

Delaware SBDC

Phone:(302) 831-1555
Address:1 Innovation Way, Suite 301 Newark, DE 19711

Operating since 1984, the SBDC is dedicated to helping new and scaling businesses grow and prosper within Delaware and the region by providing no or low-cost advisory and training services.

By capitalizing on its position within University of Delaware’s Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships as well as our network of public and private partners, the SBDC’s expert services are focused on, but are not limited to: identifying and accessing capital, targeting and developing markets, business continuation, and assessing and improving strategic and operation performance.

Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance

Phone:(302) 697-1623
Address:One Innovation Way, Suite 300, Newark, DE 19711

Formed in 2010, the Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance is dedicated to encouraging sustainable innovation through chemistry throughout the greater Delaware and Northeast region. It's mission is to foster clean tech innovation through chemistry among key stakeholders in the public and private sectors. Working with thought leaders in industry, government and academia, the Sustainable Chemistry Alliance helps link resources in ways that can both optimize the funding essential for R&D and translate the benefits of new and sustainable technology into commercial opportunities.

Delaware Technology Park - University of Delaware

Phone:(302) 452-1100
Address:One Innovation Way, Suite 300, Newark, DE 19711

The mission of the Delaware Technology Park is to stimulate economic growth and create high-value jobs in the Mid-Atlantic region by providing affordable state-of-the-art facilities, access to necessary resources and connections to the region’s industry, government and academic leaders.

Emerging Enterprise center; A New Castle Chamber of Commerce Initiative

Phone:(302) 294-2056
Address:12 Penns Way, New Castle, DE 19720

The EEC provides affordable office space and support services to start-up companies, connecting businesses with a comprehensive network of partners, mentors, bankers, attorneys, accountants and other business professionals, so that these early stage businesses can focus on Growing their Business, Developing Business Skills, and Graduating with a sustainable and scalable business model.

First State Angels

Phone:(302) 777-1616
Address:1601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803

First State Angels was formed to bring together the knowledge and experience of its investor members with the competitive advantage of today’s leading emerging companies. Using our diverse skills and experiences along with our efficient, collaborative-based approach we seek to invest in a broad base of industries that includes high growth and innovation.

First State Community Loan Fund

Phone:(302) 652-6774
Address:100 West 10th Street, Suite 1005, Wilmington, DE 19801

The mission of First State CLF is to educate, empower, and elevate business owners, and entrepreneurs, by augmenting technical expertise, increasing access to capital and stimulating business growth throughout Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania.

First State Innovation

Phone:(302) 888-5756
Address:1201 North Market Street, Suite 1404, Wilmington, DE 19801

First State Innovation (FSI) is a privately led initiative that focuses on dramatically accelerating the growth of Delaware's entrepreneurial economy. Organized as a not for profit corporation, it was created to help grow wealth and the workforce of Delaware's Innovation Economy by growing, attracting, retaining, and connecting high growth technology-based businesses and supporting infrastructure in the state. Its primary goal is to help create an environment that makes it easy for emerging companies to locate the resources that will enable them to incubate, grow or relocate to the state and the surrounding region.

Hen Hatch

Address:Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics, 303 Alfred Lerner Hall, Newark, DE 19716

Hen Hatch is the University of Delaware’s premier startup funding competition. It provides entrepreneurial students, alumni, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to make connections and collect feedback on their ideas while competing for startup cash and prizes totaling $100,000.

Leading Edge Ventures

Address:Delaware Technology Park, One Innovation Way, Suite 301, Newark DE 19711

Leading Edge Ventures provides seed and early stage venture capital financing and guidance to exceptional entrepreneurs whose innovative companies are transforming their markets.

Newark CoWork

Phone:(302) 533-8562
Address:276 E Main St., Newark, DE 19711

A community endeavor for entrepreneurs, small business owners, freelancers, and creative professionals to share space, ideas, visions, dreams, and more. CoWorking is a fresh and innovative way to work that encourages both creativity & productivity.

NextFab (Wilmington)

Phone:(302) 477-7330
Address:503 N. Tatnall Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

NextFab is a network of membership-based maker spaces that provide access to tools, technology, education, events, and services for makers of any skill level.

NSF I-Corps Site at University of Delaware

Address:Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics 303 Alfred Lerner Hall Newark, DE 19716

UD’s NSF I-Corps Sites training program is a series of four workshop sessions aimed at introducing teams to lean startup methodology and guiding them through the initial phase of customer discovery research – problem, customer and value proposition validation.

SBA Delaware District Office

Phone:(302) 573-6294
Address:1007 N. Orange Street, Suite 1120, Wilmington, PA 19801

SBA’s Delaware District Office serves the entire state of Delaware. Their mission to provide prospective, new or established persons in the small business community with financial, procurement, management and technical assistance. In addition, special emphasis is made to assist women, minorities, the handicapped and veterans get into and stay in business.


Phone:(302) 831-1555
Address:1 Innovation Way, Suite 301, Newark, Delaware 19711

The Delaware SBIResource program is designed to provide entrepreneurs and early-stage research and development companies with education and tools to help them apply to and win SBIR/STTR grants/contracts.

Start It Up Delaware

Phone:(302) 660-2402
Address:Wilmington Coworking, 605 N. Market Street, 2nd Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801

Our goal is to be a catalyst for all dreamers and build a vibrant startup community in Delaware through partnerships with the State government, private industry and early-stage entrepreneurs.  

Technology Forum of Delaware

Phone:(302) 384-9775
Address:2002 West 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19806

The Technology Forum of Delaware is a not-for-profit association that provides a dynamic environment for identifying business opportunities and building profitable relationships with key leaders in high technology businesses throughout the region. The Forum provides a business environment that embraces entrepreneurial and established technology businesses by supporting, promoting, and connecting entrepreneurial activities in the region.

The Middletown Business Incubator & Collaborative Workspace

Phone:(302) 378-7545
Address:402 North Cass Street, Middletown, DE 19709

The Middletown Business Incubator and Collaborative Workspace (MBI) will serve as an enterprise business center that provides resources for businesses and entrepreneurs. By inspiring entrepreneurship through opportunity, the MBI will foster economic growth for the MOT and surrounding areas.

The Mill

Phone:(302) 751-MILL
Address:1007 N Orange St, 4th Floor, Wilmington, DE 19801

The Mill provides a shared, community-driven workspace for location-independent workers, entrepreneurs and early-stage startups.

University of Delaware Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships

Phone:(302) 831-7140
Address:One Innovation Way, Suite 500, Newark,DE 19711

The Office was established in July of 2008. Its mission is to develop and deploy the University’s knowledge-based assets for the benefit of the University, the community, the state and the region