​April 19, 2018 - DESCA Lunch & Learn:  How to Talk Money Part 2 with "The Pitch Doctor" (Newark, DE)

May 4, 2018 - Angel Venture Fair (Philadelphia, PA)

    Application for Regular Startups HERE

    Application for Student-Led Startups HERE

May 10, 2018 - Big IDEas for Your  Business Conference (Wilmington, DE) 

May 30, 2018 -IWSTEM Conference: Take Control, Influence & Succeed (Wilmington, DE)

July 12, 2018 - Delaware Entrepreneurial Summit (Wilmington, DE)

July 16-19, 2018 - 2018 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology (Philadelphia, PA)

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DESCA Partners

Founding Members

As the only organization providing services specifically targeted to the region's sustainable technology stakeholders, the Alliance's networking events have proven invaluable in facilitating collaborations, skill-building, and industry connections. These events include workshops, technology forums, investor pitch events, and lunch & learns.  We provide insights on a myriad of topics including raising early stage capital, strategic partnering with large multinational  companies, and go-to-market strategy. 

“The economic landscape across

the country and our region is rapidly and radically changing. Delaware, well-known for its pioneering, entrepreneurial spirit, is a place where startups and small businesses thrive along with global corporations. We want to do everything we can to support innovation and connect small business and entrepreneurs to resources that will help them grow. ”  Governor John Carney, DE

The Alliance's ecosystem of stakeholders dedicated to supporting entrepreneurship and the commercialization of new, sustainable technologies is large and growing. It includes high growth enterprises, industry and academic partners, investors, professional service providers, and government supporters. Our frequently held events ensure that these stakeholders share insights, information, and knowledge.

providing resources & support for the sustainable technology entrepreneur

creating a collaborative environment

for sustainable technology innovators

developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem to facilitate partnerships

The DE Sustainable Chemistry Alliance is dedicated to entrepreneurial scientists innovating in materials, chemicals, renewable energy, water conservation, and many other technologies. Formed in 2010, the mission of the organization is to enable sustainable innovation among key stakeholders in the private and public sectors. Working with thought leaders in industry, government, and academia, we help link resources in ways that can both optimize the funding essential for R&D and translate the benefits of new and sustainable discoveries into commercial opportunities. 


upcoming events

Through our Innovation to Invoice program, and in particular our TechConnect workshops, the Alliance helps early stage innovators address the core challenges that face disruptive, capital-intensive technologies. We help entrepreneurs discover the shortest path to positive cash flow by validating market needs, improving the value proposition, and de-risking the route to market.  


innovation & economic development

1 Innovation Way Newark DE 19711 US

email: contact@desustainablechem.org

Tel: (302) 233-8034

Enabling innov​ation through chemistry