The Horn Hen of the month article series is dedicated to highlighting Horn students that are inspiring others and impacting their community. One nominated Horn student will be chosen each month and a written feature will document their hard work and progress as they go through their time at Horn.
The winning student will receive a gift card, a Horn Hen of the Month certificate, and will have a feature written about them and the work that they are doing outside of the Horn community.
To nominate a student, fill out this Google form. Any student involved with Horn Entrepreneurship is eligible to be nominated.
For the month of April, Max Martin has won the Horn Hen of the Month award. He is a freshman entrepreneurship major with a minor in professional selling and sales management from Long Island, New York. Max plans to use his major to build a vast network and gain the skills he needs to be a successful entrepreneur. Being a Blue Hen within the Horn Community has allowed him the opportunity to network with other students, faculty and staff, and alumni.
His entrepreneurial journey began in middle school when one of his peers walked up to him and asked to purchase his shoes. From there, Max realized he could sell shoes online. He eventually expanded to purchasing and reselling clothing. His love for entrepreneurship only grew from there. Eventually deciding to choose the University of Delaware to guide his entrepreneurial experience because he thought of it as one giant family. Although he is only a freshman, Max has made a large impact on the Horn community. He is involved in VDC Community Sessions, Free Lunch Friday, and VentureOn where he interacts with community members and gains advice and knowledge from older entrepreneurial-minded students. In his free time, he serves on the executive board of the Entrepreneurship Club as the Mental Health Facilitator. Max enjoys lending a helping hand at Horn Entrepreneurship’s Diamond Challenge and Pitch Party events. When he is not hanging out at the Venture Development Center (132 E. Delaware Ave.), he is participating in co-ed intramural soccer, volleyball, and co-ed recreational lacrosse, along with the adult ice hockey league and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club on campus.
If there was one word Max could use to describe the Horn community, it would be friendly. While at the Venture Development Center (VDC), there is always someone to talk and interact with. Everyone you meet there is helpful, encouraging, and supportive of each individual's endeavors. By coming to the VDC, Max found that he is a general entrepreneur. Horn Entrepreneurship taught him “the flavors quiz” which goes into depth about what kind of entrepreneur you are. Since taking the quiz, it opened his eyes to new classes he can take that would enhance his knowledge and further develop his entrepreneurial skills. Max recommends that other students who have an interest in entrepreneurship also take the quiz. It will give them more insight on what classes to take while at the University of Delaware.
In the future, Max plans to have his own real estate business. He currently has acquired his real estate license in the state of New York. As well as currently working towards his Delaware license. In conclusion, Max encourages incoming freshmen to come to the VDC and interact with everyone you possibly can. It not only will allow you to make new friends but you will also learn how to be a better entrepreneur by showing up.
About Horn Entrepreneurship
Horn Entrepreneurship serves as the creative engine for entrepreneurship education and advancement at the University of Delaware. Currently ranked among the best entrepreneurship programs in the US, Horn Entrepreneurship was built and is actively supported by successful entrepreneurs, empowering aspiring innovators as they pursue new ideas for a better world.