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Delaware daily roundup: HouseCall VR goes in-person; NextFab downsizes; Delaware EARNS launches soon

Plus, the arts created more than $200 million in economic activity in Delaware in 2022.

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HouseCall VR pivots to the doctor’s office

When we first explored HouseCallVR, it was an educational healthcare hub in Meta Horizon Worlds.

Today, the platform lives on PICO and is designed to educate patients about their condition and medications in a doctor’s office, clinic or pharmacy.

➡️ Read my report here.

NextFab downsizes with South Philly closure

NextFab, which shuttered its Wilmington makerspace in 2023, will close its South Philly space at the end of the year.

It will continue to serve its members, including those in Delaware, at its North Philly location. The move is part of a pivot away from the dwindling hardware focus of South Philly to the artisan focus of North Philly.

➡️ Read Sarah’s report here.

News Incubator: What else to know today

• Delaware EARNS, a universal retirement savings access program, is launching soon. If you own a small business and aren’t ready yet, an informational webinar is coming on July 17. [Delaware EARNS]

• Delaware public schools will pilot cellphone pouches to reduce classroom distractions. [Spotlight Delaware]

• The arts created more than $200 million in economic activity in Delaware in 2022, equating to an impact of 3,300 jobs. [Town Square Delaware]

• The Delaware corporate law overhaul is heading to the Governor’s desk. [Forbes]

🗓️ On the Calendar

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

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

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