920 Justison Street

Dravo Plaza on the Riverfront

Wilmington, DE 19801

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A New Castle County Chamber

of Commerce Initiative

  Important Dates:

  July 12, 2018—Competition opens
  August 9, 2018—Deadline for submissions (5:00 pm)
  August 13—30, 2018—Eligible submissions invited to

  present before panel
  August 31, 2018—Three finalists announced
  September 28, 2018—Finalists pitch before panel

  and audience; Winner announced

For the second year in a row, the Emerging Enterprise Center is partnering with New Castle County Government for the Swim With The Sharks Pitch Competition.  “New Castle County is the premier location to build and grow a business,” County Executive Matt Meyer said. “Through NCC Innovates, we can help promising entrepreneurs capitalize on the next great idea and achieve success.”

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New Castle County Executive

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   Prize Packages:


  • $10,000 Cash Prize
  • Six (6) month membership in EEC Virtual Incubator Program ($1,200 value)
  • One (1) year New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Membership ($350 value)
  • New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Premium Marketing Package ($1,400 value)
  • One (1) year membership with the World  Trade Center of Delaware ($375 value)
  • 8 Hours of IT Consulting from Info Solutions ($1,400 value)
  • Business start-up package (including best practices training) and 6 months   book-keeping from SC Associates ($2,000 value)


  • One (1) year New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Membership ($350 value)

We are thrilled to once again be partnering with the New Castle County Department of Economic Development NCC Innovates Program to present this year's "Swim With The Sharks (SWTS) Pitch Competition."

The increasing interest and participation in this annual competition is a testament to our growing entrepreneurial comunity, and the success of familiar past winner as Mac Nagaswami of Carvertise (formerly Penquin Ads), Karin Roseman with Deer Valley Danes and Amira Idris with TheraV.

The purpose of this event is not simply to present a check to a deserving start-up business, ut to celebrate innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit that foster economic growth, emplyment and community engagement.

SWTS is a pitch competition, presented, as part of the Emerging Enterprise Center Annual Lunch on September 28, 2018.

Seats to the luncheon are limited so make sure you purchase your tickets TODAY!

Price per ticket: $35.00 non member

​Chamber member: $25.00

EEC Incubator Members & Chamber Ambassadors:  $20.00 (use code)

Students: $15.00 (contact your admissions office for code)


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