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Horn Entrepreneurship

Ryan Sigmund

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Grow Your Ideas Through Hen Hatch

Do you have a unique idea for a potential business and want to get feedback, exposure, and funding to further develop it? If so, Horn Entrepreneurship’s Hen Hatch competition could be a perfect opportunity for you! Through the Hen Hatch startup funding competition, UD students are able to share their business concepts with accomplished industry professionals, making connections, gathering feedback and gaining experience all the way through. On top of the value that the feedback and experience offer, the top teams selected by our panel of judges will receive a combined total of over $50,000 in funding and prizes. Start your application today!

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Important Dates for Fall Entrepreneurs

As the fall semester begins to pick up speed, don’t forget to mark your calendars for all of the amazing entrepreneurial events and happenings coming up!

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2021 Summer Founders Show Hard Work & Viable Startups at Demo Day

Horn Entrepreneurship’s Summer Founders Pre-accelerator came to an end with Demo Day on August 19, 2021. However, the founders continued progress towards more successful startups never ends. The unique experience of Summer Founders increases the possibility of students launching viable startups and social ventures, all while gaining valuable advice that will provide dividends in the coming years. Summer Founders includes all aspects of an accelerator except a financial investment, with cohort members receiving guidance from experienced entrepreneurs, advisors and mentors. The founders are also paid stipends to allow them to fully focus on their startup pursuits as long as they continue to demonstrate progress, much like how they might need to sell an investor on progress to get a next round of funding.

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Using Entrepreneurship to Make Sustainable Impact

University of Delaware Senior Sierra RyanWallick is what many would call a serial entrepreneur. Finding a unique passion to help others through the startup world early, RyanWallick launched her first venture at the fresh age of 10 years old and continues to make an impact today. Read More

Horn Entrepreneurship Award Celebration Announcement July 2021

Horn Entrepreneurship is excited to announce all of the accomplishments and successes of our community of creative thinkers, trailblazers and world-changers this quarter.

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2021 Innovative Delaware Educator Award Recipients Chosen

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 projects will be executed over the course of the 2021 Fall semester in and out of the classroom through strategically implemented clubs and other programs.

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Celebrating Entrepreneurs Working Towards a Sustainable Future

The University of Delaware is proud to foster a community that supports the development of eco-friendly and sustainable businesses that work towards protecting the environment we live in. Numerous environmental startups and businesses have stemmed from the work of UD students, alumni, staff and faculty.

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Spring Pitch Party Offers Fun & Opportunity

 

Horn Entrepreneurship and eClub welcome alumni Lily Wolfe, Brianna Bannach, and Farhad Baqi as judges for this year's Spring Pitch Party on March 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. over Zoom! Join the audience and spectate as UD student teams pitch innovative ventures for a total of $1,500 in funding and resources.

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WE Hatch Practical Insights from the Fall Semester

 

The WE Hatch Practical Insights & Networking Conversations series connects participants with two successful women (a recent graduate and an experienced alumnae leader), who share insights into their careers they wish they had known, practiced or explored earlier. In the virtual sessions participants have the opportunity to listen, discuss, and network in breakout rooms.

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Books to Read from Those Who Lead

Reading books is one of the best ways to exercise your mind, offering stress relief, memory enhancement, and improved cognitive function. Along with the mental health benefits that reading offers, books can teach new skills, help readers find growth, and share the valuable experience of other accomplished individuals.

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