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Horn Entrepreneurship

Friends 4 Friends Selling Challenge

Ted Foltyn, adjunct professor for the Horn Entrepreneurship program, challenged his ENTR452 students last semester to raise money for Friends 4 Friends (F4F), an on-campus organization that unites students to remind them that in a world full of pressure and stress, there is always someone there to talk to. The successes of the campaign have inspired the student-run group to continue the selling challenge this semester.

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Meet Gordon McGregor: The Business-Minded Engineer Who Has Come Full Circle

After 34 years of working to bring products like Glide Dental Floss and Gore-Tex Fabric to life, Gordon McGregor has decided to retire and shift his focus to new projects and innovations. 

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Reach Your Full Potential with Hen Hatch 2020

Doing something new and pulling from past experiences can be intimidating for anyone. But you also know one way to achieve significant personal growth in life is through exposing yourself to situations out of your comfort zone. What better way to start the semester with that mindset and channel it with a submission to Horn Entrepreneurship's Hen Hatch 2020 competition? Even if your idea isn’t fleshed out enough or is lacking in some aspects, Hen Hatch judges and mentors will give feedback that will allow you to refine your concept. Some of the most successful startups from Horn Entrepreneurship to participate in the competition have failed to make it past the first round of judging.
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Patience and authentic connections result in dream career start

Jamie Fisher, Communications Class of 2018, finished her senior year at the University of Delaware with a desire to enter an entrepreneurial working community. By applying patience and making authentic connections, Jamie got off to a dream start with Trapica, an artificial intelligence targeting optimization and marketing automation for marketers, in Philadelphia, PA. 

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Lazarus Rising: UD Alumni Grow Nonprofit, Helping the Homeless Find Work

A recent Lazarus Rising mentoring session suggests good things to come for the future of both the young nonprofit and its participants. The session involved a college student in Washington giving one-on-one job-hunting advice via video chat to a resident of a New York homeless shelter.
 
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Innovative Delaware Educator Award Winners Selected

The Innovative Delaware Educator Awards celebrate the contributions of high school educators towards creating an environment for students to grow their entrepreneurial skills. Horn Entrepreneurship values the work of educational professionals, and looks to support them in creating innovative opportunities for Delaware students. Each of the awards provides a mini grant of up to $500 to be used towards an innovative project at their school. The program will officially launch on January 28 during a kickoff event at the Venture Development Center.

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Meet Laurie Prysock: Blue Hen Returns for External Engagement

The arc of Laurie Prysock’s career spans the seemingly disparate realms of politics and entrepreneurship. Growing up in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, she studied political science at the University of Delaware and interned in the presidential campaign as a student. After graduating, she soon went on to Washington D.C. to work in fundraising.

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Meet Jean Filo: The Cold Shower and Harnessing Anxiety

Jean Filo, the former president of Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club) at University of Delaware, has found freedom in entrepreneurship while pursuing a graduate degree in medicine. Filo, who emigrated to the United States from Syria with his family, says the life he left behind in Syria has inspired him to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset and leverage his personality traits to create opportunity.

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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019

With the new year right around the corner, Horn Entrepreneurship would like to thank you for another fantastic year of innovation, growth and success. Your passion and hard work have made our dream of helping you achieve yours a reality. Let’s take a look at the top five blog posts of 2019 to celebrate all of your success!

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Take the Next Step For Your Startup at Hen Hatch 2020

The University of Delaware’s premier startup venture funding competition is now in its fifth year. Hen Hatch is accepting submissions for its 2020 edition of the annual event through February 16, 2020. Horn Entrepreneurship invites all students, faculty, staff, and alumni to apply.

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