The Emerging Enterprise Center is proud to present our 5th Annual Delaware Entrepreneurial Summit on Tuesday, October 4, 2022!
This years summit will be an in-person networking block party on Market Street with eight panel discussions, two keynote talks, a live podcast, a beer garden, and will culminate with the 10th Annual Swim with the Sharks Pitch Competition.
11:00 a.m. Registration Opens
12:00 p.m. Opening Remarks by Alysse Bortolotto + Lunch provided by Wilmington Kitchen Collective vendors
12:15 p.m. Opening Keynote from Co-President of The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. (“BPG”), Chris Buccini (Introduced by NCCCC President, Bob Chadwick)
12:45 p.m. “Build Your Brand (Not Just Your Logo)” at The Queen
12:45 p.m. “Outside the Box: Creative Thinking Applied to Business Development” at Old Town Hall
12:45 p.m. “Recipes for Success; Stories from Delaware Restaurateurs” at The Copeland Room in the Delaware History Museum
2:00 p.m. “Putting the Fun in Funding: Discover the Venture Capital Right Here in Delaware” at The Copeland Room
2:00 p.m. “Taking the Leap: The Journey from Employment to Becoming Self-Employed” at Old Town Hall
2:00 p.m. “The Economy of Creativity: Lifting Up the Creative Class in Delaware” at The Queen
3:15 p.m. Podcast: “Battle Scars, Tales from Entrepreneurs” with Lee Mikles & Patrick Callahan, guest TBA live at the Queen
3:15 p.m. "Incubation in the First State; Where it's been, where it's at, and what's needed" at The Copeland Room
3:15 p.m. "The Art of Partnership; the value of partnership in the Delaware ecosystem" in Old Town Hall
(Panel done in partnership with the Women’s Business Center at True Access Capital)
4:30 p.m. Keynote featuring Manager of Community Engagement and Programs for the Wilmington Public Library, Carl Shaw, and Library Director Jamar Rahming, moderated by Ivan Thomas, founder of DETV
5:00 p.m. Networking Happy Hour in Willingtown Square
6:00 p.m. Swim with the Sharks Pitch Competition
7:00 p.m. Competition Winner Presentation
Willingtown Square, the beautiful courtyard across the street from the History Museum, will be the central gathering space with local Delaware beer vendors to enjoy while networking for your business.
Register now for the Summit only, or for the Summit and Swim with the Sharks!