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2. Drone Workforce Solutions, a startup company that provides Drone Education and Training, Drone Operators and Drone Contractor Services. Their mission:  to disrupt American industry using drone technology to improve their workforce and bottom line. 

The winner of the Grand Prize of $22,000 in cash and services will be selected at the Emerging Enterprise Luncheon at the Delaware Contemporary on September 22, 2017, when all three finalists present a live pitch.  We will also have a second place winner chosen by the audience via text vote.  Purchase Your Luncheon Tickets TODAY to help celebrate these Delaware entrepreneurs.

Eleven startup companies submitted video pitches for this year’s Swim with the Sharks Video Pitch Competition—now in its 5th year and with a Grand Prize totaling over $22,000 in cash and serviceS. CHECK OUT ALL THE SUBMISSIONS HERE.


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3.  Green Grazer Goats, an eco-friendly farming operation that works hard to turn problem areas into manageable property.  Green Grazer Goats efficiently clear areas of noxious weeds and brush without the need for human labor heavy equipment, dangerous chemicals – and at about half the cost.  

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celebrate the swim with the sharks finalists

Friday September 22, 2017

11:30 am - 2:00 pm


The Delaware Contemporary

200 S Madison Street

Wilmington, DE 19801

$50.00 per registration

​EEC Incubator Members & Chamber Ambassadors:  $25.00 per registration

​Seats to the luncheon are limited.  Be sure to register TODAY!

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of Commerce Initiative





And the finalists are...

The Emerging Enterprise Center required participants to submit a 3-minute video pitch showcasing their company and describing how their prize package will be used to promote their business.  Submissions were received from a wide range of businesses and judged by a jury composed of judges from the Emerging Enterprise Center and leaders from the business community. Judging was based on multiple criteria, including clarity of message, value proposition, feasibility of business concept and visual appeal. The finalists were contacted and announced on Friday September 1. They are:

1. DEact Medical Solutions, a startup company that has developed a patent pending chemical technology that is capable of instantly neutralizing the active ingredients of unused prescription drugs, including opiates.  Their mission:  to reduce opioid addiction and environmental contamination.