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Horn Entrepreneurship

Summer Founders 2020 is virtual and larger than ever before

University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship welcomes its largest cohort of students to Summer Founders 2020. Twenty-two startup teams totaling 34 students are participating in the 12-week virtual pre-accelerator in which they receive mentorship, education and resources to develop and advance their concepts.

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Doing the Real Work

“The real work of creating a more just society falls on each of us, every day and wherever we may be.” - UD President Dennis Assanis, May 29

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Be Recognized with the Blue Hen 17&43 Awards! A Call to UD’s Promising Ventures and Fast-Growing Companies

The Blue Hen 17&43 Awards are the University of Delaware’s way of recognizing students and alumni who are part of the most promising new ventures and the fastest-growing companies today.

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Studying Social Entrepreneurship in Germany

This past winter, Horn Entrepreneurship assistant professor and Faculty Director of Social Entrepreneurship Stephanie Raible led a group of students on the first ever Social Entrepreneurship study abroad trip.

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Tips For Online Success

Picture this: You’re on your college campus, enjoying life thinking, “Wow this is great! What could possibly go wrong?” And now you find yourself in your hometown on the couch fighting with your siblings, all while trying to organize your new life. It seems like none of us have the answers, but we do have some advice that can help in this tornado of a life we’re all living right now. The best thing you can do above all is remember that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we will all come out as stronger Blue Hens than we were before all of this. So let's walk through your routine while being home and see what tips you can utilize:

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Still Open for Business: Pitching Over Zoom with VentureOn

It’s not everyday that you find yourself pitching in the presence of the “Tiger King” himself. But for participants of VentureOn’s most recent spring pitch party, the Joe Exotic cameo was just one of the quirks that came with having to pitch virtually.

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Vince DiFelice Honored with 2020 Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising & Mentorship Award

Editor’s note: We had an outpouring of testimonials from students Vince has mentored. We couldn’t include all of them in the article, so we listed them at the bottom. Thanks to all who felt moved to participate.

Vince DiFelice, senior instructor of entrepreneurship and faculty director of venture support,  was awarded the 2020 Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising & Mentoring Award from University of Delaware Faculty Senate Committee on Student and Faculty Honors. This Committee accepts nominations from students, alumni, faculty and staff and selects one faculty member from across the University recognizing their outstanding work in advisement and mentoring students.

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How to Help Potluck Cure Homesickness

Editor's note: this is an article in a series that explores how the Horn Team practices entrepreneurship.Hope Vega and Abu Kamara presenting Potluck at Demo Day in August 2019.

Just like domestic students, international students are continuing with a full-course load as classes move online. In these tough times, international students are missing home more than ever. 

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When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

Editor's note: this is an article in a series that explores how the Horn Team practices entrepreneurship.

Nat Measley, adjunct professor for Horn Entrepreneurship is in the same boat as the rest of us: at home, trying to stick to a normal routine. To keep busy, he has been working on a new venture that helps start-up companies develop their workplace culture. Your Culture Story is one of a few products in development for Nat's new start-up called the The Organizational Culture and Design Institute. Nat and his team are working to help organizations tell their story by building sustainable culture solutions aligned with real business outcomes. As of now, there is a small dynamic team and a few early-adopting clientele from around the country. He is eager to keep working on the start-up, and discover how they can thrive in these trying times. 

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Virtual Reality When Our Reality Has Gone Virtual: 360VR’s Sweet & Sour Lemonade

Editor's note: This is an article in a series that explores how the Horn Team practices entrepreneurship.

When James Massaquoi, co-founder of 360VR Technology, emailed entrepreneur and Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban pitching his startup, he did not expect to find a response waiting for him in his inbox. After a shot-in-the-dark email to one of the biggest names in entrepreneurship, the opportunity to set up a meeting with Cuban was suddenly at hand.

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