STRIDE began as a Delaware not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation in 2016 by a group of 100+ scientists from DuPont’s central R&D.
Our mission: To contribute to the economic development of the State of Delaware by growing science-based businesses and scientific talent.
Our activities include STEM education outreach, start-up support, grant-funded R&D, professional seminars & networking, and mentorship of young scientists.
In 2017, STRIDE launched STRIDE Services Inc. (SSI), as a for-profit subsidiary for the purpose of employing local scientific talent to perform R&D and consulting services. STRIDE provided initial financing to enable the start-up phase of this business, and an increasing number of STRIDE’s members and other scientists are now engaged in providing services to SSI’s clients.
STRIDE 501 (c)(3) Board of Directors:
Dr. Charles Riordan, VP Research, University of Delaware
Dr. Julius Korley, Director of Entrepreneurship, College of Engineering, UD
Mr. Kurt Foreman, CEO, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
Mr. James Dinnage Esq, President STRIDE
Mr. Charles Krukiel Esq, Intellectual Property Attorney
Dr. Donald Durandetta, Treasurer STRIDE
Dr. Seetha Coleman-Kammula, CEO STRIDE SERVICES INC.
Dr. Debora Massouda, VP STRIDE SERVICES INC.
STRIDE SERVICES INC. Executive Board:
Dr. Seetha Coleman-Kammula, CEO
Dr. Debora Flanagan Massouda, Vice President