CEO Series: Fireside Chat with Charlie Horn at The Wilmington Club

May 15, 2024
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Joining us for an exclusive fireside chat as part of our CEO Series is University of Delaware’s Horn Entrepreneurship Founder, philanthropist, and 2019 Freedom Award honoree, Charlie Horn.

Charlie Horn is an innovator, seasoned entrepreneur, and investor, among many other titles. He will be joining us to give an intimate look into his entrepreneurial journey, share his passions, lend advice during a Q&A, and talk about what’s next in his impressive journey.

Directly following the chat will be an opportunity to network with PDFF members over lite refreshments, including a complimentary bar.

This event is free for all Legacy, Patriot, and E3 Members.

Future Members may purchase a ticket to attend. Registration is required for all.

E3 Statewide Application overview

May 22, 2024
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Join us for a virtual information session to learn about the 2024 E3 Application Cycle.

Applications for the upcoming E3 cohort will be open from June 10 to June 24. This cycle welcomes businesses based in Delaware. Whether you’re a startup or have been in business for a decade, you’ll receive tailored support and resources to propel your company forward within this innovative and collaborative ecosystem. As part of the cohort, your business will participate in a scoping workshop that will identify areas of opportunity to scale your operations. Every participant will receive a detailed report that outlines a strategic action plan for the next steps.

Cultivating mental resilience for success

May 22, 2024
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

In this dynamic workshop, we will delve into the critical aspect of mental health for entrepreneurs. Drawing from personal experiences and expert insights, we will explore strategies to foster mental resilience, manage stress, and navigate challenges effectively. By the end of this session, you will have practical tools to enhance your well-being and optimize your entrepreneurial journey.

This event is free for all E3 Members and Service Provider Associates.

Future Members may purchase a ticket for $10 to attend. Registration is required for all.


September 11, 2024
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s Pete du Pont Freedom Award—an event that honors visionary individuals and organizations for their contributions to economic growth and innovation in the private sector. This event serves a dual purpose: it recognizes the outstanding achievements of our honoree and serves as a cornerstone of our fundraising efforts. We’re excited to offer you the opportunity to align your business with excellence and innovation by sponsoring this year’s event.

We urge you to join us for an evening of inspiration and celebration on Tuesday, September 10, 2024.