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Delaware Innovation Week 2016: Here’s what you need to know

We're excited; you should be, too. The second Delaware Innovation Week goes down Nov. 11-19 and there's already a bunch of great events on the calendar.

Here are the winners of the #DIW15 Innovation Awards. (Photo by Brian James Kirk)
The goal: Bring together the many strong, existing corners of the Delaware technology and creative communities for a dense collection of events across one week, and let’s make as much noise as possible. Everyone. Together.

That was the game plan for the first Delaware Innovation Week in 2015. And we think we nailed it. Well, this year will be even bigger.
Modeled after Philly Tech Week and Baltimore Innovation Week, #DIW16 is a weeklong celebration of technology and innovation all across Delaware.
Lots more information will follow, so sign up for the mailing list here, follow @Dinnovationweek on Twitter and our Facebook page here. Fortunately we already have a slew of partner events to make the week first-class, but we want you to get involved, too!
Consider this an invitation to First State meetup groups, communities, associations, organizations and businesses to get involved.
Get together, host an event, launch a product or otherwise celebrate Delaware for all its innovation.
This will start in the technology community but it shouldn’t end there: science, arts, education, development and every other pocket of doers changing how Delaware is being seen.
Though we expect many, many more partners to come, here are some anchor events already on the docket:

How can I get involved?
There are a variety of ways to get involved in Delaware Innovation Week! Check out your options below:

  • Organize an event! Delaware Innovation Week wouldn’t exist without the participation from our community organizers. Check out our Event Organizer Guide for more information on hosting an event during the week.
  • Want your company to have serious visibility? We have sponsorship opportunities available throughout the week. Check out our Media Kit for more information. Additionally, you can provide in-kind services like hosting an event or providing food or beverages for a program.
  • Interested in speaking? Fill out our Speaker Interest Form.
  • Want to show off your app/product/company? Tell us about yourself and apply to demo at our Innovation Awards Celebration on the evening of Nov. 18.
  • Just looking to help out? We always need volunteers at our events. Fill out this brief form and we’ll contact you with opportunities as the week gets closer.
  • Attend! Don’t forget to mark your calendars, we’re less than 2 months away from kicking it off! It’s Nov. 11-19, 2016.

Make sure to keep the conversation going!
Create an account on DelawareInnovationWeek.com and keep up with the different events that are added to the calendar. Follow us on Twitter and join our public Slack group.
Can’t wait? Email events@technical.ly to get the process started and get your event listed on the community calendar.

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