Delaware daily roundup: DE confronts tech weaknesses; Lessons from a Chinese policy wonk; DNA Conference recap

Plus, tomorrow is school board election day.


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Watch: Tech ecosystems confront weaknesses

Zakiyyah Ali, executive director of Tech Council of Delaware, gave a lightning talk at the Builders Conference during Philly Tech Week 2024. The topic posed to the speakers, which included ecosystem builders from Birmingham, Alabama and Chattanooga, Tennessee, was “How do innovation ecosystems talk about their strengths and adapt to their weaknesses?”

➡️ Read my full report here.

US innovators learn from Chinese policy wonk

In the ‘80s, a Chinese professor spent six months in the US and wrote a book about it. Today, that professor, Wang Huning, is one of the most influential political theorists for the Chinese Communist Party.

Why is any of that relevant to US entrepreneurs? Chris Wink explains.

➡️ Read Chris’s column

News Incubator: What else to know today

• The Delaware DNA Conference also happened last week. Here’s a recap. [Delaware Business Times]

• Brandywine High students who won the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition are seeing lots of interest in their accessibility games. [Delaware LIVE]

• Reminder: Tomorrow is school board election day in Delaware. [WDEL]

• A faster, more capable ChatGPT-4o is out now, and it’s free. [The Verge]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• Wednesday, May 15: Networking with a Twist, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Eventfull 4.3.0, Newark [Details here]

• Thursday, May 16: Startup302 pitch competition, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington [Details here]

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