DBT40 Honoree: Ryan Harrington of 1313 Innovation
TITLE: Education Coordinator
COMPANY: 1313 Innovation
What the nominator said: “1313 Innovation is one of the leading voices in the tech and startup movement in Delaware, and Ryan Harrington is a large part of that movement. He has guided 1313 Innovation through two expansions, quadrupling its membership capacity, and led business development for 1313 Innovation, leading to more than 20 early-stage startups and nonprofits working out of the space.”
Your biggest break: To date, my biggest break has been finding my current role at 1313 Innovation, which has given me the opportunity to be creative while working with Delaware’s business and entrepreneurial communities.
Best career advice you ever got: Always look for opportunities to solve problems and volunteer to do what no one else wants to do.
Two words that best describe you: Reliable and determined.
If you were in charge of Delaware: I would make Delaware a national leader in the open data movement. Creating a system where government agencies and municipalities share information with the public develops more informed communities that are able to build solutions for themselves.
In one sentence, define “success.” Success is a strong community, where people help each other and understand the value that they bring.