Tech Forum April Update

A Note from the Board

It's finally starting to feel like spring, and everything is back in alignment!

Our Spring Into Networking Mixer this month was a success. Not only was it a large crowd, but we had a great mix of members and non-members come together to make new connections. We'd like to thank Stitch House Brewery for providing us with a great atmosphere, delicious food, and tasty beer!

May's event is Tech Talks. We will have a group of local tech leaders give short talks on topics that will help our community better understand the innovative technologies and tech trends that will shape our economy over the next decade! The event will be at Tonic Bar and Grille.

We look forward to seeing you on 5/16!

Jake Ruddy

Technology Forum of Delaware

Tech Forum in the News

 Tech Forum springs into networking

Technology Forum of Delaware held its Spring into Networking get-together at the Stitch House Brewery.

The brewpub opened recently on North Market Street in downtown Wilmington.

Tech Forum offers monthly networking and educational events in northern Delaware.

Next month’s event on May 16 will feature Tech Talks

Check out the photo gallery at Delaware Business Now

Our Next Event

Tech Talks

Tech Talks are insights, ideas, and inspirations from local and regional Tech Leaders that will help our community better understand the innovative technologies and tech trends that will shape our economy over the next decade. They will inspire the audience to see the future more clearly, foster better business decisions and enable them to better participate in the evolution of our business community.

 When:  Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
 Time:  5:30 - 7:30pm
 Where:  Tonic Bar and Grille
111 W 11th St 
 Wilmington, DE 19801

Tech Talks Presenter #3

Lessons on stumbling your way through a
blockchain start-up as a non-programmer business person

John Williams

Williams Law Firm

JOHN LEGARÉ WILLIAMS is President of The Williams Law Firm, P.A. ( with a focus on business entity law.  He also is President of Agents and Corporations, Inc. ( an e-commerce incorporation service, serving as Delaware registered agent for 16,000 entities, including Pinterest.  He is a frequent speaker nationally on the topic of Delaware LLCs and in particular the Delaware Series LLC.  He also is the inventor of a US patent application for a "System and Method for Processing and Dynamically Segregating Business Assets”. He advises the Uniform Law Commission drafting committee for the Uniform Protected Series Act.  He is working to build technology platforms to improve corporate and alternative entity records.

Join us on May 16 for Tech Talks!

Welcome New Board Member

Ken Hoffmann
Business Director

With 30 years of IT industry experience and having joined PSCI in 2005, Ken has spent the past 10 years providing high-quality technical consultants to government and corporate sector clients in Delaware.

Ken has worked extensively with state and local government, secondary and higher education as well as the banking and manufacturing sectors.

Ken holds an AAS Degree in Computer Engineering Technology from Delaware Technical & Community College.

Board Member Spotlight

Hendrik-Jan Francke
Lead Inbound Strategist
Bright Orange Thread

Hendrik-Jan Francke is the owner, creative director, usability expert, and lead generation specialist of Bright Orange Thread. He and the Bright Orange Thread team apply their digital marketing, web usability, and design expertise to deliver intelligently designed websites that create the best and most productive user experience possible.

Over the years, TechForum has provided Hendrik-Jan with valuable opportunities to make connections and explore new concepts related to business and technology. Featured speaker events always provoke interesting new ideas related to cybersecurity, the future of technology, and more that HJ enjoys applying to his business.

Silver Sponsor Spotlight

Wilmington University is a private, non-sectarian university committed to excellence in teaching, relevancy of the curriculum, and individual attention to students. As an institution with admissions policies that provide access for all, it offers an opportunity for higher education to students of varying ages, interests, and aspirations.

Wilmington University provides a range of exemplary career-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs for a growing and diverse student population. Visit to learn more.

Upcoming Community Events

[Delaware Bio Event]

Protecting Your Data from Persistent Threats:How Much Security is Enough?

Be proactive and learn what steps you need to protect your business data, IP and trade secrets and prepare for the inevitable cyber-attack. Panelists will also update you on the new Delaware reporting laws on data breaches and explain your legal obligations. Learn the road-map and tools needed to protect your data and your business. Register today!

 When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
 Time: 8:00 - 10:30am
 Where: Delaware BioScience Association, 1 Innovation Way Suite 300 (Large Conf. Room) Newark, DE 19711

Upcoming TFOD Events

2018 Technologies to Watch Showcase

At the Tech Forum’s 4th Annual Technologies to Watch Showcase, the region’s technology trailblazers come together to exhibit cutting-edge inventions from all specialties. (We feature more than software driven solutions.) In year’s past, our presenters have shown wearable therapeutic technology, mobile applications, and everything in between. Register today!

 When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
 Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
 Where: University of Delaware STAR Campus, 540 S College Ave, Newark,     DE 19713

Seventh Annual Summer BBQ

Join Tech Forum on July 18th for our annual summer networking mixer at Constitution Yards. Come make new connections and deepen old ones. They'll be plenty of space for backyard games like corn hole toss, badminton, bocce, life-size Jenga, and a full sized whiffle ball field! We'll provide the food - all you have to do is show up for the party! Dress is casual.

Don’t miss Tech Forum's last event of the summer. We look forward to seeing you!
Register today!

 When:  Wednesday, July 18, 2018
 Time:  5:30 - 7:30pm
 Where:  Constitution Yards, 308 Justison 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, connections and resources needed to compete and succeed in a global economy.

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