Joost Elling, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and an Entrepreneurial Studies minor, began his entrepreneurial journey when he was just 13 years old. Joost discovered the stroopwafel while visiting his grandmother in her native Netherlands and set out on a mission to share the taste, and experience, of the great cookie with others in the United States.
Hawaii Governor David Ige recently signed a bill into law banning sunscreens that include ingredients harmful to coral reef development. RiKarbon, a sustainable startup making waves at University of Delaware, is exploring eco-friendly alternatives to harmful ingredients in cosmetic and skin care products to provide a greener option for lotion consumers. RiKarbon will be presenting at the Tech Innovation Showcase on Oct. 4.
Entrepreneurship processes can be applied to a diverse range of industries and fields. Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation majors have proved through their dedication to artistic development the flexible nature of the entrepreneurial thought process.
After five years at the University of Delaware, Lizzy Adams took the plunge into the business world and found herself transitioning to working as a Marketing Manager in the heart of New York City.
Danilo Vicioso always envisioned himself running startups and finding new, innovative ways to do business. The New York native graduated from the University of Delaware in 2018 with an economics degree and minor in entrepreneurial studies from the Lerner College of Business and Economics, but his entrepreneurial spirit was on display long before that.
Cassidy Nalbone experienced a minor setback when a position with a student event group fell through. With that came some uncertainty in her own abilities.
Rather than allowing failure to define her, Cassidy found success in her own response to a difficult situation.
For Matt Wilens, entrepreneurship was the final piece of the puzzle, the component of his education that connected the dots and solidified the value of his degree.
Matt Phifer found his way into entrepreneurship on a whim. The exercise science student was introduced to Horn Entrepreneurship through a seemingly trivial conversation with a friend that ended up being critical to Matt’s future development.
Like many young students coming into their college experience, Daphne Vantine had little conviction of what she truly wanted to do. By embracing new opportunities, Daphne was able to carve a path that is uniquely hers.
Apparel from recycled jeans, lubricants from renewable carbon and housing for the homeless from straw bales are among the sustainable and eco-friendly products being developed by University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship ventures. Companies like AndAgain, RiKarbon and Y Innovations speak to the commitment of the university to maintain and take care of the environment.