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Roger Morris

  • Bobby Byrd, John Riley peel back the curtain

    There is one surprising note in each volume. Although both Byrd and Riley surely crossed paths and know a lot of the same people, and although many of their stories overlap, the two books illustrate that there are still different worlds within the same world, even within a state as small as Delaware.
  • Startups struggle to manage employee health insurance

    Demands on startup companies, especially those with outside investors, can be overwhelming. How can the company’s cash burn be reduced to make financial resources stretch out for as many months or years as possible until it reaches significant cash flow? Is there a way to shorten the path from idea to product commercialization? And a […]
  • Proposed U.S. Corporate Transparency Act being watched by LLC community

    By Roger Morris Contributing Writer When the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019, sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), was reported out of committee on June 11 for consideration by the full U.S. House of Representatives, nowhere was its progress more closely monitored than in Delaware. The state is well-known for its corporate-friendly environment, with two-thirds […]
  • Innovation Delaware: Health Care

    Call Amy Cowperthwait the accidental entrepreneur. Cowperthwait is a School of Nursing faculty member at the University of Delaware, and a few years ago she decided that the simulated patient training being given to medical personnel could be substantially improved. Her first step was to team up with the UD theater program to create a […]
  • Delaware Makes Cool Stuff

    Delaware companies make products that improve race car performance, keep us and our pets healthy, help Navy divers breathe underwater and let humans function in space. Stuff made in Delaware ranges from things that go right to the end user, like animal vaccines or space suits, to components that end up in other products (for […]
  • Q&A: Dr. Norman Wagner on entrepreneurship in Delaware

    Dr. Norman Wagner is Unidel Robert L. Pigford Chair in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware and is co-founder of STF Technologies LLC. Dr. Wagner is also very involved with organizations and discussions that address startup companies and entrepreneurial activities in Delaware. We asked him some questions about both his work and […]
  • Q&A: Ricky Nietubicz of Mishimoto talks cars, bikes and trucks

    Mishimoto was founded in 2003 and is now the world leader in performance cooling products for everyday driving, the racing circuit, and for bikes and trucks. Headquartered in New Castle, it employs almost 100 people who are involved in activities from research to marketing. We talked with Ricky Nietubicz, Mishimoto’s communications head, about what’s in […]
  • ILC Dover invents tech for land, air and sea

    It’s a long way from the surface of Mars to the tunnels beneath New York City, but it’s just a short distance for the folks at ILC Dover. It’s all about having the right technology – and the imagination to know how to apply that technology to diverse situations. In recent years, New York City […]
  • Doug McKenna’s Micropore clears the air

    When chemical researcher Bill Gore left DuPont more than a half century ago to form his own materials company, W.L. Gore, he did so with the parent firm’s blessing. When Doug McKenna, a W.L. Gore researcher, was working with a technology that, he says, “fell outside of the company’s interests,” he formed his own company […]
  • Agilent Technologies celebrates 20 years in life sciences

    Next year, Agilent Technologies will celebrate its 20th birthday. Spun off in 1999 by computer pioneer Hewlett Packard, Agilent went public that same year. Its IPO was at the time the largest in Silicon Valley history. Today, Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets with two facilities in Delaware – […]