Delaware daily roundup: $100k for teen tech; Tech Ecosystem Conference; AstraZeneca acquisition

Plus, a wave of outcry erupts over Delaware corporate law bill.


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Nonprofit giving teen tech orgs $100k

The Young Futures Innovators Cohort kicked off this week in DC, with a goal of addressing the gap in support for nonprofit leaders.

The accelerator, which is open to teens nationwide, launched in March at South by Southwest. It’s made up of 10 nonprofits, each focused on helping youth have healthier relationships with technology — and one another.

➡️ Read Kaela’s report here.

Will we see you there?

Later this month, the second annual Tech Ecosystem Conference takes over the Riverfront Events center with two days of programming. June 25’s program includes a Black Men Talk Tech panel discussion, a breakfast symposium and more, while the June 26 lineup continues with a panel on AI in the workforce, a look to the Council’s future and a networking luncheon.

Step away from the daily grind to engage with industry leaders, hear from exciting speakers and meet innovative startup entrepreneurs, all while enjoying some great food and picking up cool swag.

➡️ Choose your own adventure — ticket options abound

News Incubator: What else to know today

• AstraZeneca has recently completed a $2.4 billion deal to buy California-based pharma FPI-226. [Delaware Business Times]

• The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival honoring Juneteenth, announces its lineup. [Delaware Online]

• A wave of outcry erupts over Delaware corporate law bill. [Spotlight Delaware]

• Why are those blue 1-95 signs at exit 6 near Wilmington still blank? [IndyStar]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• July 18 — Young Professionals Night at Constitution Yards [Details here]

• June 25-26 —  Delaware Tech Ecosystem Conference [Details here]

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