Tech Forum January 2017 Update
A Note from the Board

Tech Forum kicked off 2017 with futurist Jim Lee offering his take on the rapidly evolving world of AI. We thank Alpha Technologies for hosting this entertaining and educational evening. February takes us to Newark for demos and a tour of the new DTP@STAR incubator. Our Idea Challenge returns for its fourth year in March with new twists thanks to our continued collaboration with Open Data Delaware and the Secretary of State's office. Don't miss out - see below for all the details!

Rick Sommer
President, Technology Forum of Delaware

Tech Forum in the News

Lee offers glimpse into the intriguing and sometimes
scary future of AI 
 Congrats Radio Newark! 
 Delaware futurist says AI’s
set ‘to get very weird,
very soon’

Futurist James Lee offered a glimpse into the world of artificial intelligence at his annual presentation at the January meeting of the Technology Forum of Delaware.

Read more at Delaware Business Now

Thanks to your support, our friends at Radio Newark have exceeded the fundraising goal to wire-up their pole, antenna and transmitter on the University of Delaware's STAR campus. Congratulations!

The world of artificial intelligence is rapidly evolving. While those devices that house the likes of Alexa and Siri are in their infancy now, they’re set to get a lot smarter, really quickly.

Read more at Delaware

State of the Technology Community in Delaware

We've updated our State of the Technical Community report to help understand the foundations that support the Delaware tech scene: community, technology talent, support, funding, and branding. Learn more by downloading our report below.

Where Smart Science Goes to Grow!

Join us for a tour of DTP@STAR, the new flexible, state-of-the art incubation space with shared resources for development-stage companies. We'll see demos by some of the twelve promising young companies representing innovation in agriculture, life sciences, advanced materials, renewable energy, sustainable chemistry, medical devices and information technology that now call DTP@STAR home.
 When:  Wednesday, February 15, 2017                                             
 Time:  5:30 - 7:30 PM
 Where:  University of Delaware STAR Campus 
South College Ave 
Newark, DE 19713

Register Today!

Tech Forum presents our 4th Annual Idea Challenge on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. This year's Challenge will be bigger and better than ever thanks to our collaboration with Open Data Delaware and the Secretary of State's Government Information Center. We are currently seeking teams to work with leading organizations in Wilmington to creatively use Delaware's new Open Data Portal to solve our Challenge Problem. Two winning ideas will more forward to Delaware's Day of Civic Hacking in June for a chance to win a big cash prize to implement the idea! SAVE THE DATE - Registration will open soon!

Upcoming Events

SBDC R&D Tax Credit Workshop

Learn How the Federal and State R&D Tax Credit Can Help Your Small Business. Companies focused on R&D now have the opportunity to apply federal and state tax credits towards their operations. This FREE workshop will educate smaller R&D-heavy companies on how these credits can benefit them.

Register today!

When:Friday, February 3, 2017
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:Delaware Biotechnology Institute 15 Innovation Way, Newark, DE

Tour of DTP@Star Incubator

Join us for a tour of DTP@STAR, the new flexible, state-of-the art incubation space with shared resources for development-stage companies. 

Register today!

When: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: University of Delaware STAR Campus, 550 South College Ave., Newark, DE 19713

Women in Technology: What Does a Programmer Look Like?

Is 2017 the year you're going to switch from a job to a career? If so, join Zip Code Wilmington and Microsoft to:

· Network with some incredible female technologies;
· Hear why women make great programmers;
· Learn what a career in software development looks like;
· Explore how to break into the tech industry; and
· Be entered into a raffle to win a NuVision Signature Edition PC tablet!

This event is tailored for women exploring opportunities in technology, but is open to all.

When:Thursday, February 16, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Where:Christiana Mall Microsoft Store, 132 Christiana Mall, Newark, DE 19702

2017 Idea Challenge - SAVE THE DATE

When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017                                                                 
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Where: 1313 Innovation, 1313 N. Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801

Spring Into Networking - SAVE THE DATE

When:Wednesday, April 19, 2017                                                                 
5:30 - 7:30 PM

About Technology Forum of Delaware
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