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Horn Entrepreneurship

Jan Castro

Recent Posts

Mastering Entrepreneurship Through Leadership: An Introduction to SELF and the 2021 Cohort

In the spaces of creative disruption where entrepreneurs operate, the skills of effective leadership have always been of key importance, and are inextricably tied to the spirit of innovation. However, before anyone can even begin to become a leader of others, they must first learn to lead themselves.

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Student Success Story: Mike Shumate’s Lessons in Not Being Afraid to Fail

As an aspiring entrepreneur from Wilmington, Delaware, Mike Shumate is no stranger to stepping outside of his comfort zone. Over the course of his time in the Associates in Arts Program, Shumate has quickly made a name for himself through his engagement across a number of Horn Entrepreneurship’s programs and competitions.

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Dr. Robert Ddamulira: Building Businesses to Beat Climate Change

Dr. Robert Ddamulira is a firm believer in the power of people. In other words, he is convinced that any problem, no matter how daunting, can be solved through cooperation and a little bit of disruptive creativity – a rather simple conviction that informs Ddamulira’s entrepreneurial approach to the existential challenge of climate change.

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Meet Rysheema Dixon: Social Entrepreneur, Councilwoman & UD Professor

At the unique intersection of social entrepreneurship, academia, and public service, you’re likely to find few who have struck a balance as well as Rysheema Dixon, a Philadelphia-born social entrepreneur who has found her calling in serving her community.

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Covid-19 and Community, Through the Eyes of Green Box Kitchen's Jason Aviles

Not even five months after Jason Aviles officially opened Green Box Kitchen in Wilmington, restaurants across the nation were abruptly forced to close their doors in response to the arrival of a new and deadly virus. In the following months, Aviles strategically navigated his business through a gauntlet of otherwise earth-shattering obstacles, adapting to the demands of the pandemic.

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2020-21 Siegfried Entrepreneurial Leadership Award Winner Announced

The 2020 Siegfried Entrepreneurial Leadership Award Event took place virtually on Oct. 13, as the online event honored two prominent award recipients and also featured workshop opportunities.

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Nico Repollé talks collective healing, community for young people through Fireside

When Covid-19 began to expose the gaping holes in the structures and systems of the world, entrepreneurship major Nico Repollé was presented with a unique opportunity to begin the work to build a more just and equitable society.

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Hen Hatch Recapped: Six Teams Compete in Final Round

After multiple preliminary rounds and weeks of preparation leading up to the University of Delaware’s premiere startup funding competition, Hen Hatch’s final round took place virtually on Thursday, Dec. 3. The evening featured six competing finalist teams that have built their startups up while enrolled in undergraduate work in order to pitch before judges and attendees at Hen Hatch.

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As Hen Hatch Finals Approach, an Inside Look with Vince DiFelice and Former Finalists

Covid-19 hasn't stopped senior instructor DiFelice, pictured above, from continuing to serve in important mentorship roles for Horn Entrepreneurship students from his own home.

As 2020 Hen Hatch finalists prepare for the busy days ahead leading up to the Hen Hatch competition’s final round where everyone is invited to attend on Dec. 3. The Horn Entrepreneurship team had a chance to reflect on Hen Hatch with Horn community members who have been directly involved in the startup competition.

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2020 Summer Founders: Where Are They Now?

Editor's note: as this article is published most of the Summer Founder teams highlighted here have qualified for Hen Hatch 2020 as a semifinalist or finalist. Please refer to those articles on this blog.

With Summer Founders having wrapped up with the culmination of a virtual Demo Day, many of this summer’s teams are reflecting back to discover that the intensive 12-week pre-accelerator was just the beginning of their entrepreneurial journeys.

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