Fish 2.0 participants
CIE Media Team
Chancellor Sartarelli talking at the CIE.
PlayerSpace receives the 2017 Coastal Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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Seachange pitching

CED Tech Venture Conference

One application gives you the chance at two opportunities:

  1. Demo Room - Exhibit your technology at a table in the Demo Room with other select emerging companies. 
  2. Main Stage - Pitch live on stage to 800+ attendees including investors, top industry visionaries, corporate leaders, and fellow entrepreneurs. Plus, get a spot in the Demo Room.

Apply by June 27th.

Event space

New and Improved Event Space: Video Wall

During the spring semester, the CIE’s event space underwent some construction. Our biggest change was the installation of a video wall—a multipurpose, eight-screen, touch-enabled tool mounted on the wall at the front of the room, which replaced our ceiling-mounted projector.

Zero Deodorant

ZERO Deodorant, Lotion, Sunscreen Kickstarter

Wilmington entrepreneurs Todd Platzer and Reid McEwen launch the first kickstarter as the ZERO Deodorant Dudes, making all-natural, chemical-free, and highly effective skincare and antipersperant products. Help fund ZERO products now!


Website Basics Series

Mondays, June 5th to 26th

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

A 4-week seminar discussing websites, applications, marketing and social media for small business.

  1. Website, Web App, or Mobile Application? (June 5th)
  2. Building an Email Campaign (June 12th): Register here.
  3. Marketing & Social Media Toolkit (June 19th): Register here.
  4. Digital Marketing  + Websites On the Go (June 26th): Register here.

This workshop is brought to you by 2PointData.

To register for ALL [remaining] SESSIONS, follow this link.


Seminar and Reception with Trademarks Commissioner Mary Boney Denison

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Mary Boney Denison is the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Commissioner for Trademarks. Ms. Denison has led outreach to the trademark legal community, small businesses, and applicants without legal counsel, and has been an active participant in meetings with the world’s largest trademark offices, promoting projects aimed at harmonization of trademark practices and procedures. While at the USPTO she has initiated several projects to enhance and expand internal and external communications as well as employee career development.

Presentation at 5 p.m.; networking reception to follow.

This program is free for members and nonmembers. Register here.