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  • Making a New Start

    These Delawareans successfully retrained for a new career. Matt Minor “Being an employer,” says Matt Minor, owner of Wilmington-based Subcool Heating and Air, “is kind of like being a psychologist.” Minor grew up in North and East Wilmington in the 1980s. He saw firsthand what crack and heroin did to those communities. And, he got […]
  • Making It Work

    These young Delawareans found a satisfying career start in the trades. Angel Murray studied sheet metal at Delcastle Technical High School, graduating in 2015. Now she’s a second-year apprentice at M. Davis &Sons. The years between, she worked in fast food. “I didn’t do the trade right away after high school,” Murray says. “I was […]
  • Fostering Diversity and Inclusion

    Delawareans know the greatest way to drive a growing innovation economy, is to make sure everyone is present at the table.
  • Delaware’s Growing Fintech Sector

    “Fintech” means, simply, “financial services that are delivered through technology.” It includes online banking, machine learning and artificial intelligence in financial settings, even cryptocurrency. For investors, innovators and consumers, it spells not just easier access to capital but it is, many say, also lowering the barriers to entry for new businesses. As America’s credit card […]
  • Q&A: John Collins discusses Delaware’s Fintech Future

    John Collins has been a radio reporter, a staffer in the U.S. Senate and a policy and external affairs expert at Coinbase and the American Bankers Association. Now, he runs the U.S. office for Red Flag Consulting, helps lead the digital finance center at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center and – along with Meghan Wallace, a […]
  • Q&A: John Kelly has Advice for Delaware’s Startups

    Jim Kelly is a pioneer of internet banking. In 2000, he arrived in Wilmington to start ING Direct; after 12 years, Capital One bought ING, with Kelly staying on as executive vice president for direct banking. In 2016, he retired from Capital One, and since then, he’s been advising and investing in startup companies. Q: […]
  • Lyapunov Technologies to Provide Automated Risk Management

    In early February, when the stock market hit a brick wall, University of Delaware graduate students Anthony Rossi and Duanyi Wei watched to see how their model would respond. Built on robotics engineering principles – a new field, when applied to financial markets – the model worked: the output shifted from bull to bear, accurately […]
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. Wants the Best Tech Talent

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the biggest bank in America, and it employs 10,000 people here in Delaware – more than 2,400 of them at the Delaware Technology Center just north of Wilmington. The thoroughly modern center, with its sleek spaces and massive array of rooftop solar panels, explains JPMorgan’s Tom Horne, helps the bank […]
  • Delaware Board of Trade Holdings Opened their own Exchange

    The Delaware Board of Trade (DBOT), based at Hercules Plaza in Wilmington, operates as a fully automated, auto-execution online trading platform. Founded in part on a $3 million loan from the New Castle County government, the firm is bringing new technologies, like blockchain and crowdfunding, to an existing market. “We’re specifically focused on equities in […]
  • Q&A: Produce Marketing Association CEO Cathy Burns

    The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) is a global trade association representing the fresh produce and floral supply chains. Founded in 1949, the organization is based in Newark (55 of its 87 employees are in Delaware), but it has a truly global footprint, with members in more than 40 countries, including China, Chile, South Africa, Brazil […]

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