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Horn Entrepreneurship

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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3 Tips for Improving Collaboration Communication

Working within a team is a standard in the workplace and throughout life. From family, to friend groups, to project teams at work or in class, the presence of a team is inevitable. Being a more productive, collaborative and positive member of a group helps you touch on and improve almost every part of your life. Here are three tips to help you begin improving how you collaborate.

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Growing through Google

James Massaquoi, a co-founder of 360VR Technology and finalist at Hen Hatch 2019, served as a Global Business Operations intern for Google this past summer. James, College of Arts & Sciences, Class of 2020, was hesitant to leave Delaware and his fellow co-founder, Sury Gupta, alone to work through the Summer Founders program, but enjoyed a relaxing summer filled with insights that has the young entrepreneur eager to continue striving to create unique value. 

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Fall 2019 Pitch Party on Oct. 30

This year’s University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship Fall Pitch Party will be held at the Venture Development Center from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Any undergraduate student is allowed to pitch and any student, faculty or staff may attend. The event is free, although registration is required to pitch or attend. Spots are limited to pitch and spectate and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Students from across all seven colleges are encouraged to attend to get a taste of what Horn Entrepreneurship has to offer!

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Insights from Extreme You's Sarah Robb O'Hagan

Sarah Robb O’Hagan, the founder of Extreme You, received the 2019 Siegfried Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership on Oct. 12 at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, DE. O’Hagan, a native of New Zealand, donated the $10,000 honorarium to Friends of AUT, a charity in connection with the Auckland University of Technology.

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Gear Up for Fall: Tips to Make the Most of Your Semester

The days are getting shorter and classes are now in full swing! The start of the semester is always a time of transition, regardless of whether you’re a wide-eyed freshman or a grizzled senior. Implementing strong practices and mindsets early in your semester will help you get the most out of your time on campus. 

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Dr. Middlebrooks Textbook to Hit Leadership Courses and More

After more than 20 years of teaching at the intersection of creativity and leadership, as well as 10 years in non-profit leadership positions, Dr. Tony Middlebrooks has co-authored and released Discovering Leadership: Designing Your Success, with James L. Morrison, a professor of public policy and administration at the University of Delaware, Scott J. Allen and Mindy S. McNutt. The foundational leadership text will be used across LEAD100 course sections and beyond at the University of Delaware, as well as adopted by other universities across the country.

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Horn Student Award Winners 2019 Announcement

Seven UD Students were honored with scholarships and awards from Horn Entrepreneurship for the 2018-2019 school year. The students will be formally recognized for their achievements at an award ceremony held during the final round of Hen Hatch, UD’s premier startup competition.

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Meet Jason Aviles: Social Entrepreneur in Residence

Jason Aviles, the serial social entrepreneur behind such projects as FLYOGI and Artist Ave Station, as well as Project Director of Wilmington Green Box and Executive Director of Wilmington Placemakers Inc., is the current Social Entrepreneur in Residence at University of Delaware.

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