Today is our first anniversary. Here are 10 highlights from the past year - Delaware


Today is our first anniversary. Here are 10 highlights from the past year

In the words of Frank Sinatra, it's been a very good year. Check out some of our favorite stories since Delaware launched last summer.

Job seekers work the floor at Delaware's first NET/WORK.

(Photo by Melissa DiPento)

Pop that champagne, smooch your significant other (or a stranger, if they’re cool with it) and raise your glass for a toast — today, we turn one.

In celebration of a successful year of delivering technology and entrepreneurship news to Delaware, we wanted to share with you ten of the moments we’re most proud of since our official launch last summer.

1. Wilmington’s struggle to fend off the now-infamous “Murder Town USA” brand

  • Guest contributor and local Wilmington business owner Venu Gaddamidi urged readers to take up arms economically and fight against the disparaging label by actively taking part in the revitalization.

2. Our NET/WORK job fair

  • Over a dozen tech firms in Delaware came out to meet and greet local talent.

3. The top 12 women shaping Delaware’s tech scene in 2014

  • Six months later and we’re still amped that we had the opportunity to show Delaware how women are playing a role in leading a male-dominated sector.

4. Six of the coolest places to do tech work in Wilmington

  • Complete with pictures!

5. Urbanist David Curtis’ petition to get SEPTA to add more trips back and forth between Wilmington and Philadelphia

  • Not only did the petition work, but it’s still working. The economic benefits of these additional trips will play a huge part in the revitalization process.

6. The controversy surrounding Wilmington University’s decision to install a 41-acre campus in suburban Wilmington rather than establish a presence downtown

  • Will it help or hurt the city, and how will it affect the city’s fledgling innovation corridor?

7. Speaking of Wilmington’s innovation corridor, we’ve been covering its growth, its potential for growth and how necessary the corridor is to stimulate Delaware’s innovation community


9. Sussex county’s struggle to supply rural Delawareans with sufficient internet access

  • Though southern Delaware is getting tons of fiber infrastructure this coming fall, the lack of access has taken its toll on hard-working farmers who, surprisingly or not, rely on broadband to keep up in the agriculture industry.

10. A list of Delaware brands who are real good at social media

  • This is some sponsored ‘tent that ended up being really popular. A great example of providing value to our readers and our brand partners.

It’s been a heckuva year, y’all. Thanks for supporting us along the way. What excites us most is the chance continue supplying Delaware with the tech and entrepreneurship news it needs to build a durable, robust and successful innovation community. Here’s to many more.

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