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WilmU tech competition East Coast ReBoot is getting even bigger this year

The expansion comes by way of a production company called Dub3.

Students compete at East Coast Reboot 2014. (Photo by Scott Shaw)

East Coast ReBoot (ECRB), the annual tech showcase and competition hosted by Wilmington University, is getting a boost from production company Dub3.
Dub3 was enlisted to help make ECRB into a multi-day technology event that will showcase emerging gaming technologies, encourage competition by students, amateurs and professionals and shine a spotlight on Delaware’s leadership in tech innovation and education, according to last week’s press release.
According to the statement, Dub3 will also finance ECRB and donate 20 percent of the profit made to a Wilmington University scholarship fund.
Created by Scott Shaw (check out our profile of the WilmU “godfather of gaming” here), ECRB was last held in November 2016 during Delaware Innovation Week.
Under the new agreement with Dub3, Shaw believes the event can become an industry gem.
“We are so excited to have this partnership between Wilmington University and Dub3 for a multitude of reasons,” Shaw said. “It’s taking East Coast ReBoot to the next level because of what Delaware brings to the table in terms of connectivity across the region, the enormous and untapped tech community here, and being positioned right in the middle of NY, Philly, Baltimore and D.C.”
Bill Dever, the head of business development at Dub3, told Delaware Public Media that he too believes ECRB has the potential to turn Delaware into tech stronghold.
“You’re sending up a flare to the world and saying, ‘We’re not Silicon Valley, we’re not Redmond, Washington, we are Wilmington and Wilmington in its perception and delivery has the ability to [compete] on the global scale,” Dever said to the NPR affiliate.
Dever also thinks that the partnership will give WilmU students a better chance to market themselves and interact with professionals in the industry.
Shaw is amped about the partnership.
“[We’re] creating something that is truly unique and that has never been done before on this scale in this state, other than something like Firefly, that has a big impact on economic development, creating tech-savvy workers, and providing a fun environment that brings it all together,” he said. “Needless to say, I am really excited about the opportunities with this.”

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