Q1. How do you entice young professionals to live, work, and play in Wilmington, Delaware?
Q2. How do you entice business to move to or start up in Wilmington?
A. Put 49 people on seven teams and give them three hours, no spending limits, and excellent hors d’oeurves.
That’s the recipe for the Tech Forum of Delaware‘s annual Idea Challenge — with those two questions being the issues to address for 2015.
The Idea Challenge is “easily the biggest event of the year for us,” said Tech Forum board member George Rotsch. “The thought was that teams can come up with ideas that were going to be one step further, one step bigger, and maybe one step grander” when techies and creative types work together.
Radio Newark was present to record the event — which turned out to be the easy part, once we got to work editing the hours of audio files. It’s a big story to tell in ten minutes. Let us know what you think.
Idea Challenge Story The Idea Challenge Story
Here are the individual presentations.
Wilmington University Wilmington University
Corporate America / CSC Corporate America / CSC
Fibertech / Digital Eye Fibertech — Digital Eye
Start It Up Delaware Start It Up Delaware (Winner!)
Great Dames Great Dames
Four Smart Guys and Ken Four Smart Guys and Ken
Here are some links to news coverage of the event. Take a look at these:
Delaware Business Daily (with photo gallery)
Congratulations to all the teams.
Thank you, Tech Forum, for the opportunity to help. We’re already looking forward to next year!
Steve Worden / Radio Newark