Delaware daily roundup: Tech Council goes solo; High-res thermal satellite; AI business applications surge

Plus, it's possible Delabear is no more.

Goober's Diner in Wilmington, Delaware (Holly Quinn/

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The Tech Council’s new strategic plan

The Tech Council of Delaware had a great start during its incubation period within Rodel. Starting next week, the organization begins its spinoff from Rodel as a standalone nonprofit.

The move is part of a new strategy developed with the help of an outside consulting firm, and this week, at the council’s second Tech Ecosystem Conference in Wilmington, we learned more about the three-year strategic plan that will guide it to the next level.

➡️ Read my report here

World’s highest res thermal imaging satellite

News out of DC: Climate tech firm Hydrosat is preparing in early July to launch its first satellite, which will capture thermal imagery to measure water shortages and water stress.

“The ultimate goal, and the reason that we started this company, is to help make sure that the world can feed itself,” its president and cofounder Royce Dalby told

➡️ Read Kaela’s report on the constellation of devices Hydrostat hopes to field

News Incubator: What else to know today

• The Delaware House of Representatives passed by voice vote today a resolution that “mourns the loss of Delabear and encourages all drivers to be vigilant while driving to keep an eye out for wildlife.” We honored the return of the memeable animal by recalling some of DE’s best viral videos. [Delawareonline/]

• Also from the Del. House: Representatives have overridden a governor’s veto on a bill to rework the State Employee Benefits Committee. [Town Square Delaware]

• Delaware is reported to have the highest number of AI business applications (likely in incorporation only — here’s why). [Delaware Business Now/]

• There is now a complete outdoor classroom in Cool Spring Park. [DPM]

🗓️ On the Calendar

• Tuesday, July 16 —  Networking mixer at Stitch House Brewery [Details here]

• Thursday, July 19 — Young Professionals Night at Wilmo Ax (Constitution Yards) [Details here]

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