11 Photos - Mar 12, 2015
Photo: Emmanuel Jenkins(left), founder of We Stand for Something, speaks with Senator Brian Bushweller (right) after receiving his award at the Dolphin Tank event on March 12, 2015. Dolphin Tank, modeled after the hit TV show "Shark Tank", was presented by Independent Resources, Inc. through their LaunchSpace program, which was made possible by funding from the DDC.Photo: Emmanuel Jenkins of We Stand for Something shares a celebratory fist bump with Mr. Ken Anderson, who is the Director of Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development for the Delaware Economic Development Office, an Executive Management Office of Governor Jack Markell. (Dolphin Tank Event, March 12, 2015, Funding from DDC).Photo: Dr. Tes del Tufo, LaunchSpace Program Director  for Independent Resources, Inc. speaks at the "Dolphin Tank" event on March 12, 2015. The LaunchSpace Program was made possible by funding from the DDC.Photo: Audience members and the panel of judges look on during a presentation at Independent Resources, Inc.'s Launch Space Program "Dolphin Tank" event and award ceremony on March 12, 2015. The LaunchSpace Program was made possible by funding from the DDC.Photo: Program Booklet for the IRI LaunchSpace Small Business Program Award Presentation ("Dolphin Tank" event). The LaunchSpace Program was made possible by funding from the DDC.Photo: Emmanuel Jenkins, founder of We Stand for Something, speaks with the judges about his small business plan at the IRI Dolphin Tank event on March 12, 2015. Judges included Mr. Ken Anderson , Sen. Brian Bushweller, DDC Chair Barb Monaghan, Mrs. Antoinette Blake and Ms. Cathy Woodhouse. The IRI LaunchSpace Program was made possible by funding from the DDC.Photo: Independent Resources, Inc. LaunchSpace Program"Dolphin Tank" first place winner Tina Ripley speaks to the audience on March 12, 2015. Ms. Ripley took home the top honors for her small business plan, "Tina Ripley Imaginariums". The LaunchSpace Program was made possible by funding from the DDC.Photo: Finalist Khalil Abdul-Majid, second from left, receives his award certificate from Senator Brian Bushweller (center) and Barbara Monaghan (right) at the Independent Resources, Inc. LaunchSpace Program "Dolphin Tank" awards on March 12, 2015. Mr. Abdul-Majid is the owner of Inspired by Touch Bodyworks and Massage, and yes, he makes house calls! The LaunchSpace Program was made possible by funding from the DDC.Photo: Senator Brian Bushweller (left), DDC Chairperson Barbara Monaghan (center) and Emmanuel Jenkins (right) of We Stand for Something pause for a photo after Mr. Jenkins won the runner up prize at the Independent Resources, Inc. LaunchSpace Program Dolphin Tank Awards on March 12, 2015. The LaunchSpace Program was made possible by funding from the DDC.Photo: Larry Henderson, Executive Director of Independent Resources, Inc. speaks at the LaunchSpace Program Dolphin Tank event on March 12, 2015. The LaunchSpace Program was made possible by funding from the DDCPhoto: Senator Brian Bushweller (left), Dolphin Tank finalist Latoshia Caldwell (center) and DDC Chair Barbara Monaghan (right) at the Independent Resources, Inc. LaunchSpace Program Dolphin Tank event on March 12, 2015. The LaunchSpace Program was made possibly by funding from the DDC.)