Tech Forum January 2016 Update
A Note from the Board

Tech Forum kicked off the New Year with an overview of some of the technologies that are shaping the way we live, work and play. We hope you'll join us in February as we showcase the emergence of FinTech in Delaware and take a deeper dive into 3D printing and the maker movement on our trip to NextFab in Philadelphia. This will be a great opportunity to preview the makerspace in advance of NextFab's expansion into Wilmington later this year.

Thank you to our sponsors and members for your continued support of the Technology Forum of Delaware.

We wish you much success in the New Year!

Rick Sommer
President, Technology Forum of Delaware

Technology Forum in the News

Lee Looks into the Future
at Tech Forum Event
Tech Forum Directors to Judge Congressional App Challenge

James Lee says the widely touted Internet of Things is on its way to becoming a cliche as companies  come up with new ways to integrate the network into everyday life.

According to Lee, integrating the Internet into households has taken strange turns that include a bathroom that could tweet out your weight “if that is what you wanted” and a refrigerator that will send a message if you are low on milk.

Read more at Delaware Business Now

U.S. Rep. John Carney, D-Delaware, recently announced the panel of judges for his Congressional App Challenge, including Tech Forum President Rick Sommer and Treasurer Dennis DeBevec.

Carney’s challenge is designed to provide students a chance to learn programming concepts, entrepreneurial lessons and skills based on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Read more at Dover Post

Road Trip to NextFab

We're taking a Road Trip! Join Tech Forum on Wednesday, February 3rd for a special visit to NextFab in Philadelphia!

Don't miss this first-hand look at one of the premier makerspaces in the world in advance of their expansion to Wilmington later this year. We'll be treated to a private tour of their facility with a wide variety of equipment that allows members to develop prototypes for new ideas and inventions. 

Our exclusive tour will include examples of how members have utilized NextFab to start businesses and pursue projects that would have been impossible without access to advanced manufacturing equipment.

 February 3, 2016
 5:00 - 8:30 PM
 NextFab, Philadelphia, PA - bus will depart from the Wilmington Riverfront

Seats on our party bus are almost sold out - reserve yours today!

Looking to Add Top Talent to Your Team?

Sign up for the Newly Expanded, Delaware Bio Career Fair:
Focused on all Aspects of Science & Technology

Delaware Bio is broadening the focus of their annual life sciences career fair to the entire science and technology industry in Delaware and the region. The event will deliver results to both employers seeking new talent, and job candidates looking for new opportunities. At this time, they are registering organizations that would like to fill part-time, full-time, and internship positions. Learn more and sign up today!

 March 23, 2016
 3:30 - 6:30 PM
 Chase Center on Riverfront, 815 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801

Job Seekers:
 Registration will open in the coming weeks. In the meantime, read answers to frequently asked questions and save the date!

Sponsor Spotlight

Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP is the firm of choice for clients— ranging from Fortune 500 companies to some of the largest national law firms to individuals. It is the oldest Delaware law firm and one of the ten oldest continuously-practicing law firms in the United States. Since its small beginnings in 1826, Potter Anderson & Corroon has become one of the largest and most recognized Delaware law firms, providing a full range of legal services to its local, national and international clients.

Learn more about Potter Anderson

Upcoming Events

Road Trip to NextFab

Don't miss this exclusive tour of one of the premier makerspaces in the world. Seats on our charter bus are limited - reserve yours today!


February 3, 2016

5:00 - 8:30 PM


NextFab, Philadelphia, PA- bus will depart from the Wilmington Riverfront

Innovation to Invoice

DESCA and Delaware ACS invite chemistry and sustainable technology innovators to an information session introducing the new I2I program on sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship.- Learn more and register today!

When: February 3, 2016                                                                 
5:30 - 7:30 PM
DoubleTree Wilmington, 4727 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803

Delaware SBDC Workshop: What It Really Takes to Become an Entrepreneur

Thinking about starting a business? Come to this seminar to explore what it takes to become an entrepreneur! Sessions will address how to evaluate opportunities and what it takes to get started. Tech Forum will participate in a panel on how to connect with resource partners. Attendance is free but registration is required.

When:   February 16, 2016                                                                 
  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:   Emerging Enterprise Center at the NCC Chamber of Commerce, 12 Penns Way, New Castle, DE 19702

FinTech Innovators

Plan to join Tech Forum for presentations by financial technology companies in Delaware that are transforming the lending, payments and personal finance space. Register Today

When: February 17, 2016                                                                 
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: The Westin Wilmington, 818 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington, DE 19801

Protecting Your Business: Strategies For Growth and Resilience

Please join our friends at Potter, Anderson, Corroon for a free legal seminar designed to help companies of any size or type to plan and prepare for growth opportunities while protecting valuable intellectual property and technology. As your business develops and grows, so do your legal risks and responsibilities. This seminar offers valuable information for everyone managing a business or thinking of doing so. Learn more!

When: February 23, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Delaware Biotechnology Institute, 15 Innovation Way, Newark, DE 19711

SAVE THE DATE: 2016 Idea Challenge

Don't miss our 3rd annual Idea Challenge - a battle between teams to demonstrate how collaboration and creativity can result in innovative ideas to advance Delaware's tech community. More details on team and audience registration coming soon!

When: March 16, 2016
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Where: 1313 Innovation, 1313 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801

About Technology Forum of Delaware
The Technology Forum of Delaware serves the technology markets throughout the Delaware Valley. Tech Forum is dedicated to helping the region’s technology business leaders acquire the knowledge, relationships and resources needed to compete and succeed in a global economy.

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