Science INC.™ Accelerator - Spring 2021 Cohort @ Delaware Innovation Space™

Feb 1 - Dec 31 | Wilmington, DE, USA
The Home for Science Entrepreneurs

About this Program

Science INC.™ is a cohort-based accelerator at Delaware Innovation Space™ for early-stage startups in the sciences. Science INC.™ helps founders expedite progress toward critical business goals over a 6-month time period. In the accelerator, participants will:

  • Achieve critical business milestones with the guidance of expert coaches and business curriculum.
  • Build a strong network of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and peer founders.
  • Pitch their business to the investor community at Demo Day.
  • Access the Delaware Innovation Space community.
  • Consider applying to join our upcoming cohort, beginning in August 2021! Applications will open in the spring.

    Delaware Innovation Space™ runs Science INC. ™ twice a year, each cohort comprised of approximately ten startups - one cohort runs January-June and the second cohort runs July-December.

    Participating in the accelerator involves an approximately 15 hour a month commitment. Programming includes:

  • Weekly workshops with experts - on strategy, operations, fundraising, networking, and more.
  • Weekly coaching sessions - about goal setting, business planning, and making progress.
  • Pitch preparation - to develop a compelling entrepreneurial story and a powerful pitch.
  • The experience concludes with a Demo Day event, where participants have the opportunity to pitch their companies to Delaware Innovation Space’s investor community.

    Science INC.™ is open to founders, or founding teams of up to three participants, who are building a startup in scientific sectors including, but not limited to – Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, Chemical Intermediates, Diagnostics, Healthcare, Nutrition, Renewable Energy, and Therapeutics.

    Qualified participants will have developed a technological innovation, completed foundational market research, and have begun to develop a business plan.

    Click here to learn more about participation qualifications and requirements.

    Contact Hattie Duplechain, Delaware Innovation Space™ Program Manager, at

    Participation in Science INC.™ is free of charge and partial funding provided through the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Build to Scale grant program.

    Participating companies are required to provide progress data during and for up to the years after the accelerator in fulfillment of the grant's reporting requirements.

    Science INC.™ is a program at Delaware Innovation Space™, an innovation ecosystem and the home to science entrepreneurs. In partnership with the State of Delaware, University of Delaware, and DuPont, Delaware Innovation Space™ provides infrastructure and support accelerating startups to commercialization. Learn more at


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