Delaware daily roundup: Bronze Valley Venture Labs returns; AI and SaaS’ future; $200K for students’ health careers

Plus, Longwood Gardens' $250 million revitalization.

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Bronze Valley Venture Labs is back

Bronze Valley Venture Labs, an accelerator backed by a nonprofit investment firm and CDFI out of Birmingham, first brought its accelerator for established startups to Wilmington in 2023, drawing participants from around the region. One of the companies even relocated to Delaware.

Now the Alabama firm with deep Delaware ties is bringing the lab back for round two, with five new companies it aims to help launch new funding rounds.

➡️ Check out my report for details on who’s participating

What AI means for the future of SaaS

Does the rise of AI spell trouble for software-as-a-service companies? Guest contributors Kimberly Klayman and Gregory Jarmas of Ballard Spahr asked Rick Nucci, cofounder and CEO of Guru Technologies.

“When integrating AI into SaaS products, it’s important to remember that AI is not a replacement for human reasoning or ingenuity,” said Nucci. “After all, an LLM’s output is only as reliable as the information humans have provided it with.”

➡️ Read today’s guest post to learn more

News Incubator: What else to know today

•  15 William Penn High School sophomores will soon have another career readiness option thanks to a $200,000 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders award: the patient care technician and nursing pathway. [Delaware Business Times]

• Longwood Gardens’ $250 million revitalization project is expected to open to the public Nov. 22, just in time for the holiday lights. [Town Square Delaware]

• Bored in Kent County? A 360-degree photo booth will be among the attractions at the Cirque de Paris this week in the Dover Mall parking lot. [DelawareOnline]

• What to do with your cardboard eclipse glasses now that the eclipse is over. [Fast Company]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• Tuesday, April 16 — Free Networking Mixer at the Stitch House Brewery [Details here]

• April 26-28 — 5th Annual NULYP Eastern Regional Conference #Beastcon [Details here]

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