Tech Forum September 2016 Update
A Note from the Board

Tech Forum has enjoyed partnering with local groups to deliver quality programming for the tech community. Delaware Blockchain Meetup provided an informative program at our September mixer. Next month, we're teaming up with Open Data Delaware for the launch of the new statewide Open Data Portal. And in November, we're hosting the Happy Hour after the Tech2gether Conference. We hope you'll join us during the busy last quarter of 2016!

Rick Sommer
President, Technology Forum of Delaware
Tech Forum in the News

Tech Forum combines networking
and block chain discussion

Delaware Blockchain Meetup
- Recap

The Technology Forum of Delaware teamed up with Delaware Blockchain Meetup at the annual Fall Back Into Networking mixer on Wednesday.

Elizabeth McCauley of Coinsecure and others    discussed how  Bitcoin promises to change the financial and information landscape.

McCauley  is  involved in the space as global business development head for Coinsecure, the largest Indian bitcoin exchange, and serves on the board of the Bitcoin Foundation.

Read More at Delaware Business Now
The Delaware Blockchain Meetup met in Wilmington at the Mill, partnering with the Technology Forum of Delaware to host a gathering of Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, and Blockchain Enthusiasts. The event saw several fantastic speakers, and was a great chance to learn more about where Delaware stands with blockchains. Here, I share my notes from the speakers, and some of the major takeaways I got.

Read more by Jonathan Wood

Lerner Student Consulting Projects

The Spring 2017 UD MIS Projects Capstone course is seeking projects for their 30 Lerner Student Consulting Teams! This program creates value for your organization while providing an experiential learning experience for the MIS seniors. Deadline for project submission is October 21. Please contact Barbara Cullis at for more details on how to sign up!

Business Showcase Series

Tech Forum is proud to launch a new series of special events to give Sponsors and select Members an opportunity to introduce themselves and their business. The invitation-only seminars will feature unique services or products that can help you grow your business. More details coming soon on these great opportunities to identify new partners!

Upcoming Events

Open Data

Tech Forum and Open Data Delaware are helping launch the State of Delaware's new Open Data Portal.  Join us for the announcement with Governor Markell, the Secretary of State's Office, and leaders from the departments and agencies providing new data sets. We'll also feature an expert panel and demos of the Open Data Portal. Register today!

When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016                                                       
4:30 - 7:30 PM (note early start time)
Where: 1313 Innovation - 1313 North Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Law for Creators

The Delaware Law School Patent Pro Bono Program and the Delaware Press Association present a free half-day workshop covering trademark law for entrepreneurs, trade secret and patent law for inventors, and copyright law for artists and authors. Learn more and register here.

When: Saturday, October 29, 2016                                                       
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Widener University Delaware Law, 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE

Delaware Innovation Week

Delaware Innovation Week 2016 is's second annual week-long celebration of technology and innovation in Delaware. Check out the Tech2gether Conference and all the events happening from Friday, November 11th to Saturday, November 19th at 2016. Learn more about #DIW16

2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Conference

A full-day of inspiration, learning and professional growth for women in science and tech industries. From practical advice on effective ways to navigate your career to the opportunity to learn from successful women who have traveled remarkable journeys, you will come away with valuable and actionable ideas and guidance. Register today!

When: Tuesday, November 15, 2016                                                       
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where:DuPont Country Club, 1001 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE

Tech in Delaware: Where Are We Going

Join Tech Forum for Happy Hour after the Tech2gether Conference during #DIW16! While enjoying good food and drinks, we'll discuss the key issues that lead to a vibrant and thriving environment for growth and innovation.  We'll update Tech Forum's 2015 report on four critical pillars - Talent, Collaboration & Support, Funding, and Reputation - important factors driving Delaware’s tech community. Register today!

When:Wednesday, November 16, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where:World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE

IMPACT 2016 Capital Conference

As a premier signature event of PACT, the IMPACT Capital Conference has a long tradition of uniting key players from the private equity, venture capital, and entrepreneurial communities. Register today!

When:November 29-30, 2016
Where:The Sheraton Downtown Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

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, connections and resources needed to compete and succeed in a global economy.

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