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Horn Entrepreneurship

Jan Castro

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2020 Summer Founders: Where Are They Now?

Editor's note: as this article is published most of the Summer Founder teams highlighted here have qualified for Hen Hatch 2020 as a semifinalist or finalist. Please refer to those articles on this blog.

With Summer Founders having wrapped up with the culmination of a virtual Demo Day, many of this summer’s teams are reflecting back to discover that the intensive 12-week pre-accelerator was just the beginning of their entrepreneurial journeys.

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Hen Hatch 2020: Finalists Announced, Anticipation Builds for Final Round

After a record number of team submissions, the finalists for Hen Hatch 2020, Horn Entrepreneurship’s much-anticipated premier startup competition, have been announced. The following teams of finalists will include three teams from each of the Pre- and Post-Revenue tracks that will compete in the final round of the 2020 Hen Hatch competition that is set to take place virtually on Dec. 3 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Hen Hatch 2020: Competition Updates, Semifinalists Announced

Hen Hatch, Horn Entrepreneurship’s premier startup funding competition, will hold its semifinal round on Nov. 5, 2020 to determine which six most promising business concepts will advance to the finals to be held on Dec. 3, 2020. The 20 semifinalist teams have already progressed through one round of judging.

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Meet Mike Fiorito: The Blankets of Hope Entrepreneur’s Calling for Kindness

On a hot summer day on the New York City subway, Mike Fiorito was struck with an impulse to change his life. He had moved to Brooklyn for work and was making the daily commute to and from his job with his brother, Nick Fiorito. But after a long year of going through the motions, the two brothers could no longer ignore the dissatisfaction they were feeling in life.

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Women’s Initiative Approaches Launch: Event Details and Workshops Announcement

Horn Entrepreneurship’s WE Hatch, Empowering Women in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is preparing to launch its inaugural event: A virtual keynote that will feature the program’s associate director, Gail Ball, founder Charlie Horn, guest speaker Amber Glassman, and keynote speaker Erica Nemser.

The event will take place on Sept. 24, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and audience members will have a chance to participate in a Q&A session.

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Leading the Way for Equity in Entrepreneurship: Meet Gail Ball and WE Hatch

Having freshly graduated college, Gail Ball was at her first job when she encountered exclusion and discrimination in the workplace because she was a woman.

An avid golfer, Ball decided to sign up to join her workplace’s recreational golf league. But her enthusiasm was cut short to find that her participation was strictly forbidden.

“I got a note saying, ‘No, you’re not invited.

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Summer Founders 2020 Virtual Demo Day: Recapped

After a long and intensive 12-week program, Horn Entrepreneurship's Summer Founders assembled virtually this Tuesday for the pre-accelerator’s 5th annual Summer Founders Demo Day. With 18 teams and over 130 total attendees at the virtual event, this year’s Demo Day marks the program’s biggest yet.

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Changing Lives Through Innovations in Medical Imaging

As a biomedical engineer, Ariel Hannum’s foremost mission has always been to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Having recently graduated from her honors program at the University of Delaware, Hannum, CE20, has dedicated most of her time as an undergraduate to contributing to healthcare innovations in imaging technology.

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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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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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