Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Monday, November 161:00pm–3:00pm

Geared towards early stage entrepreneurs, this fast paced boot camp will feature experts ready to teach you the basics of starting your business.

From finding investors to building the right team and gaining customers; you'll leave with a solid understanding of the next steps towards making your startups dreams reality.

We'll have networking before & after the program so you can meet other entrepreneurs and ask one on one questions with our speakers.

Afternoon snacks provided


  • 1:00 - 1:25 p.m. Registration & Networking
  • 1:25 - 1:30 p.m. Opening Remarks - Ryan Harrington, Nonprofit Coordinator, 1313 Innovation
  • 1:30 - 1:50 p.m. Characteristics of Fundable Companies with Mike Bowman, President, Delaware Technology Park
  • 1:50 - 2:10 p.m. Employment Essentials for Entrepreneurs with Dena Calo, Labor & Employment Partner, Saul Ewing
  • 2:10 - 2:30 p.m. Customer Acquisition: How Big is Your Pipeline? with Frank DeSantis, Program Director, Emerging Enterprise Center
  • 2:30 - 2:40 p.m. How to Talk to Press with Tony Abraham, Lead Reporter, Delaware
  • 2:40 - 2:50 p.m. Patent and IP Protection with Jim Lennon, Partner, Young Conaway
  • 2:50 - 3:00 p.m. Activating your Business with Emma Cowdery, Global Delaware

This event is a part of Delaware Innovation Week's Business Conference Day. Check out the full list of Business Conference events.

Parking is available at:

  • Government Center Garage (South East Corner of 9th & French Streets) Hours 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • HyPark Garage (903 N Shipley Street) Hours 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Rodney Square, 1000 North King Street 19801


  • Ryan Harrington

    Ryan Harrington

    Ryan Harrington helps to build the emerging tech community in Delaware as the Education &

  • Tony Abraham

    Tony Abraham

    Tony began as a contributor at Philly in August 2014 before becoming lead reporter in

  • Dena B. Calo

    Dena B. Calo

    Dena Calo is a seasoned HR strategist and employment lawyer who operates out of our Philadelphia, PA

  • Frank DeSantis

    Frank DeSantis

    Frank DeSantis is the Program Director at the Emerging Enterprise Center, a Business Incubator

  • Emma Cowdery

    Emma Cowdery

    Emma Cowdery is the Marketing Director of Global Delaware, an initiative of the Delaware Department

  • Mike Bowman

    Mike Bowman

    Mike serves multiple roles in Delaware’s Innovation and Entrepreneurial ecosystem. In 2013,

  • James Lennon

    James Lennon

    Jim’s primary focus is addressing infringement and validity disputes and counseling on patent


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