EDGE Grant Winners Announced

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Craig de Mariana Alemán recogiendo el certificado acreditativo del Edge Grant a Dña. María's Pupusería

A company working to alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, a maker of wearable cooling protective gear, a specialty running store, and a meadery were among the 15 Delaware small businesses recognized Wednesday as awardees of the third round of Encouraging Development, Growth and Expansion (EDGE) Grants from the state Division of Small Business.

Gov. John Carney and Division of Small Business Director Jordan Schulties announced the companies at an event at Painted Stave Distilling in Smyrna, where EDGE grant recipient Taco Jardin currently has a food truck located.

“We need to make it easy for businesses to start and stay here in Delaware,” said Governor Carney. “That’s why we created the EDGE Grant program to encourage even more small businesses to expand and innovate. The grant recipients in this round span a wide range of industries, but each owner has the drive and determination necessary to start then grow their business. After an incredibly challenging year, we remain committed to rebuilding our economy and supporting Delaware small businesses.”

Businesses who are less than five years old and employ no more than 10 employees are eligible to apply for an EDGE Grant. The grants are awarded through a competitive selection process. STEM-based companies can receive up to $100,000 for eligible expenses while Entrepreneur Class (non-STEM) businesses can receive up to $25,000.

Congratulations to our winners this round! Learn more about how they plan to use their EDGE Grants funding.
STEM
• Aqua Science
• Curative Sciences
• Desikant Technologies
• Neggster
• Resonate Forward

Entrepreneur
• 1440 Film
• Brimming Horn Meadery
• Delaware Tool Exchange
• Doña Maria’s Pupuseria
• Elite Feet
• gingham + grace
• Grail Sports
• Paragon Life and Fitness
• Taco Jardin
• Tempest Risk Management