Do you struggle with too many priorities and not enough time?

Do you struggle with too many priorities and not enough time? Do you have the Cash to support sustainable growth? Do you know the 4 most important Decisions that every business owner and CEO needs to make?

Come join us on Friday, November 18th for a free 2 hour “Scaling Up” workshop conducted by the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with CEO Think Tank. You’ll learn more about the four Decisions as well as discover which decision is most critical for your business growth and success.  Plus you’ll get an overview of the 3 Execution Disciplines that will reduce drama and drive profitability.

Take our FREE Assessment today to start your journey. It’s completely FREE!

REGISTER for Scaling Up event – Click here!

We are Excited to Announce the Finalists for the Swim with the Sharks Video Pitch Competition

Emerging Enterprise Center Announces Finalists for the 1st Annual EEC Luncheon Featuring the Swim with the Sharks Video Pitch Competition

New Castle, DE, September 2016: The Emerging Enterprise Center has officially announced the three finalists of the Swim with the Sharks Video Pitch Competition. The Swim with the Sharks program began in June with a workshop on “How to Use Video to Market” and a workshop in July on “How to Create an Effective Pitch.” These workshops were all in an effort to educate submitters and the business community as a whole how to create a video pitch. The submission process was a month long from August to September. A panel of judges rated and voted on the videos on Friday, September 16th and the finalists were contacted and announced. The three finalists are:

  • JADE Biotech LLC, a University of Delaware graduate that has invented a narcotics waste well to help reduce waste, cost, and drug abuse.
  • Vibrating Therapeutic Apparel, a University of Delaware graduate that has invented a sleeve for amputees to manage their phantom leg pain.
  • NERDiTNOW, a University of Delaware graduate that is offering a mobile solution and wide range of products and services for IT repairs and troubleshooting.

The winner of the Grand Prize of $5,000 in cash and services will be voted on live via text to vote at the 1st Annual EEC Luncheon at the World Café Live at the Queen on September 23rd.

The EEC wants you to join us for Networking, Finalists Showcases, Voting, and Luncheon on September 23rd at the World Café Live at the Queen! Register today at www.eecincubator.com.  Contact Heather Fisher at fisherh@ncccc.com or 302-737-4343 for information.

SBDC’S ‘What is your Business Worth?’ Workshop: Set for August 3 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

The Delaware Small Business Development Center (DSBDC) and the Delaware Business Times  will host the workshop “Do You Know What Your Business is Really Worth?” on Wednesday, August 3 from 7:30-10 a.m. at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover.

Two subject matter experts, David K. Bernstein and Judith Scarborough, will lead the workshop.  Bernstein is principal of RLS Associates, a mergers and acquisitions firm.  Scarborough is director at Master Sidlow & Associates, certified public accountants.

Those who attend will learn:

  • What are the most important things to consider in valuing a business;
  • What can be done to enhance the value of the business; and
  • The good, the bad and the ugly; real stores of business valuations.

Cost of the program is $20 per person, payable online or at the door.  For more information, contact SBDC Business Counselor Margo Reign at 302-831-0770 or register online at www.DelawareSBDC.org.

The Delaware SBDC, a unit of the University Of Delaware’s Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the State of Delaware.  All SBA programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities and accommodations to clients with limited English proficiency will be provided when requested at least two weeks in advance.

 

Barb Necarsulmer

www.DelawareSBDC.org

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New Sponsors for the Swim with the Sharks Video Pitch Competition

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The official launch of the Swim with the Sharks Video Pitch Competition has begun. We have several key activities surrounding the event. Two workshops, submission of videos, and a the luncheon to announce the winner. Our first workshop took place earlier this week on “How to Use Video to Market your Business” by Bill Bardell of K-Video & Web Productions, the Official Videographer of the EEC. The second workshop is on “How to Create an Effective Pitch” by Frank DeSantis, Mac Nagaswami, and Pedro Moore. This event will be on July 14 at 8:30 am at the NCC Chamber of Commerce. These two workshops not only help the business community as a whole but also the companies that are considering submitting a video for the competition. The video submission will begin on August 12th and run until September 12th. The finalists will be announced by the 19th and the winners will be announced live a the EEC Luncheon at the World Cafe Live at the Queen.

This three month event would not able to work without its supporters. We have several sponsors for the event and adding more as we speak. Currently, we have M&T Bank, Comcast Business, and K-Video & Web Productions. But we just recently added two additional supporters; the CBI Group and Wilmington University. With their support, the video pitch competition, in it’s fourth year as a competition, and first year as program, will be more successful than ever.

Silver Sponsors:


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Bronze Sponsors:

WU-Logo-CMYK-TM O-I-3Brand

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are thinking of supporting a non-profit, you might want to consider supporting the Emerging Enterprise Center. We are at the forefront of educating our entrepreneurs and creating jobs for the community. Contact us today to be a part of this program and others like it as well as be in the spotlight like our current sponsors.

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Emerging Enterprise Center

located at the NCC Chamber of Commerce

12 Penns Way

New Castle, DE 19720

Phone: (302) 737-4343

info@eecincubator.com

www.EECincubator.com

 

 

Comcast Business is having a FREE webinar – "Making the Leap from Entrepreneur to CEO"

picComcast Business is having a FREE webinar on Thursday, June 30th on “Making the Leap from Entrepreneur to CEO”

Register to join our panel of experts on June 30, 2016, from 1-2 p.m. EST, as they share their perspectives on what it takes to create and maintain a successful organization as its CEO. This “Connections to Growth” webinar, Making the Leap from Entrepreneur to CEO, will be led by some of the best minds in the business.

MEET THE PANELISTS

julieJulie Wilson
Webinar moderator and founder/Executive Director of the Institute for the Future of Learning

geneGene Marks
Owner of Marks Group PC, a highly successful small business that provides technology and consulting services

ramonRamon Ray
Small Business Evangelist at Infusionsoft, publisher of Smart Hustle Magazine and Technology Evangelist at Smallbiztechnology.com

The interactive discussion will help you learn how to:

• Transform your role and build new skill sets

• Find your management style

• Harness the power of changeconnections

• Create and sustain a “learning organization”

• Use technology as a lever to lead

 

Find out how to take the leap from founder to CEO

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1701 JFK Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103-2838
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Global Entrepreneurship Network Startup Open

Global Entrepreneurship Network Startup Open

Startup Open is a competition to recognize and reward startups and the entrepreneurs behind them. Held as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Startup Open will recognize the top 50 startups each year and award prizes to help them grow their business.

STARTUP_OPEN

Startup Open is a global competition to identify and recognize new and promising startups. It is open to any entrepreneur who has just or is about to start a new venture with a “startup moment” between November 22, 2015, and November 14, 2016.

A startup moment can be when a business is incorporated, doors open for business, a first sale is completed, outside funding is secured, or something else that can be interpreted as the company is “open for business.”

Startup Open recognizes the GEW 50 – the 50 most promising ventures from around the world– based on their growth potential, passion, creativity, level of idea development, and pitching skills. Those 50 companies will then compete for a grand prize trip to the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2017. The winner will be announced during GEW, November 14-20, 2016.

Applicants will have until September 15 to submit their startup.

ENTRY DEADLINE: 9/14/2016

ENTRY FEE: No fee

DESCRIPTION: Startup Open is a competition to recognize and reward startups and the entrepreneurs behind them. Held as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Startup Open will recognize the top 50 startups each year and award prizes to help them grow their business. Click here.

JUDGING CRITERIA: The GEW 50 and the winners will be selected by a panel of judges who are looking at a range of criteria including growth potential, passion, creativity, level of idea development, and their pitching skills. Each judge’s score is weighed equally. Rules.

Eligibility: N/A

Awards & Prizes: Global Entrepreneurship Congress Experience plus mentorship experiences. Click here.

Sponsors: Dell, istart, Startup Digest, and many more

Year Started: Unknown

Previous Winners: Dysolenator and many more

Shark Tank Casting Call Coming to our Area!

Comcast Business, The Official Technology Partner of the EEC, and ABC have teamed up to bring a Shark Tank Casting Call to Philadelphia!

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The casting call will take place next Friday, June 10th at Xfinity Live in Philadelphia.

The casting call will begin at 9:00 AM.

Comcast Business will be onsite throughout the day alongside ABC. This should be a great event and awesome opportunity for some.

Full details can be found below.

http://www.abcfullcircle.com/abclaunch/sharktankcomcastbusiness/

 

Delivery Circle to be featured at the Technology Forum of Delaware

We are pleased to announce that our own EEC client, Delivery Circle, will be featured at The Technology Forum of Delaware on June 22, 2016 in Wilmington!

Tech2gether 11/18/15-SpeakersThe Technology Forum of Delaware will be featuring its second annual Technologies to Watch Showcase to be hosted this year by Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor at their offices on Rodney Square in Wilmington during the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival. The Forum will be spotlighting the compelling technologies and innovations that are inspiring new products, new services, and new businesses in our region. The Forum anticipates a strong showing of business, technology and community leaders, plus significant local media coverage. Last year, the Forum had over 250 people attend this event and this event is quickly becoming one of Tech Forum’s signature events.

What:      Tech+Jazz 2016: Technologies to Watch Showcase

When:     June 22, 2016

Time:       5:30 – 7:30 pm  

Where:    Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor, Rodney Square, 1000 North King Street, Wilmington DE 19801

Website:  www.techforumde.org/event-2234185

 

 

Register today to support our EEC Client.

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