Four businesses competed in a 'shark tank' with a panel composed of business experts:

Ernest ‘Sammy’ Congo - Congo Funeral Homes

Jeff Flynn - Director of Economic Development for the City of Wilmington

Lynne Howard – CEO, Lynne Howard Consulting

Ken Anderson - Director, Entrepreneurial & Small Business Support (DEDO)

April 5, 2017 
The News Journal, April 5, 2017

Wilmington Program Could Breed Jobs


April 4, 2017

Commemorating the establishment of the Launcher program, 24 Launcher  businesses participated in a trade show attended by 200 guests and elected officials. The evening was moderated by former First Lady Carla Markell.

Speakers included: County Executive Matt Meyer Mayor Michael S. Purzycki  & Governor John C. Carney

Fifteen-year-old Nasai Oliver, founder of Myster Lemonade,  took home the prize: one year membership with the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce and $500 in services from Popdot Signs & Graphics. 

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Photos Courtesy of Dale Fetzer & Moonloop Photography