Tech Forum June Update

A Note from the Board


It was great to see such a large crowd at our Technologies to Watch Showcase this month! I enjoyed checking out all of the exhibitors and their up and coming technologies. This is definitely one of our favorite events of the year and we look forward to putting it together next year!

Next month we will be hosting our Annual Summer BBQ. We'll be at Constitution Yards this year and there will be tons of games, drinks and food, so don't forget to dress casual! This will be our last event of the summer, as we will be holding our annual board retreat in August, so don't miss it!

We look forward to seeing you on 7/18!

Jake Ruddy

Technology Forum of Delaware

Tech Forum in the News

 Start-ups put best foot forward at
Technologies to Watch Showcase

Start-up companies told their stories at the Technology Forum of Delaware’s 4th Annual Technologies to Watch Showcase.

A number of Delaware start-ups exhibited their innovations and made brief presentations at the event at the University of Delaware STAR Campus.

Read more and learn who the presenters were at Delaware Business Now

Our Next Event

Seventh Annual Summer BBQ

Come make new connections and deepen old ones.They'll be plenty of space for corn hole toss, badminton, bocce, life-size Jenga and more! So come and enjoy the classic BBQ fare, craft beer, and networking. Dress is casual. We look forward to seeing you then!

Don’t miss Tech Forum's last event of the summer!

 When:  July 18, 2018
 Time:  5:30 - 7:30pm
 Where:  Constitution Yards
308 Justison St
 Wilmington, DE 19801

Welcome New Board Member

Phil Hough
Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate

Phil started his banking career at WSFS Bank in 1986 in the commercial credit department. After moving on to commercial roles at Beneficial National Bank and later, Wilmington Trust, he returned to WSFS in 2010 as Vice President in the Commercial Real Estate Division. In early 2018, he was named Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate. Phil is a graduate of the University of Delaware and the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking and holds a Wharton Leadership Certificate. He manages a customer portfolio with over $150 million in outstanding loan balances and $50 million in deposit balances.

Read more here

Board Member Spotlight

Rick Carroll
Saul Ewing LLP

Rick Carroll is a business lawyer who concentrates his practice on corporate advisory and governance matters. Rick’s practice covers a broad range of corporate, business and commercial transactions. He regularly advises boards of directors and special committees on matters of corporate governance and fiduciary duties.

Rick has significant experience in corporate transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, preferred stock financings, bankruptcies and corporate restructurings. Rick provides advice and counsel to growth companies and investors as part of his venture capital and private equity practice. He frequently gives legal opinions on matters related to Delaware corporate law.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing, Rick was in private practice as a corporate attorney in Wilmington, Delaware.

Silver Sponsor Spotlight

How do you get to be over 180 years old in a world that's constantly changing? For WSFS, the answer has always been the same: create a team of Associates who are passionate about serving our Customers and the community, and success will follow. Their Mission and Values serve as essential reminders about who they are and how they do business.

We Stand for Service® is their mission and daily call to action. Since 1832, WSFS has been a service-oriented, locally managed community banking institution serving Delaware Valley families and businesses of all sizes. They strive to meet their Customers’ ever-changing banking needs and promise to exceed their expectations each and every day. As they serve, they strengthen, and as they strengthen, they have more opportunities to serve. It’s a virtuous cycle that enriches their organization and their community.

Learn more about WSFS

Upcoming TFOD Events

Fall Back Into Networking

Join us to make new connections and strengthen existing relationships over beer, wine, and great food.

Register today so you don't miss out on this great autumn event!

 When:  Wednesday, September 20, 2018
 Time:  5:30 - 7:30pm
 Where:  TBD

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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