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Horn Entrepreneurship

Vanessa Spence

Recent Posts

VentureOn Provides Community for Early Startups

The Venture Development Center provides a central location for student entrepreneurial activity.

 

Horn Entrepreneurship is pleased to announce a successful fall lineup of VentureOn teams. Twenty teams from across campus ranging from undergraduate to graduate students compose the newest cohort. VentureOn, offered each semester, is for students who already have a startup or social venture and are working on building revenue, meeting customers, and other needed resources.

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Novel Technologies: From the Lab to the Marketplace

 

Seventeen research teams will participate in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps) Sites program to assess the commercial viability of their academic research, university intellectual property, or any STEM-related technology. The 20th cohort to enter the program at Horn Entrepreneurship started their five-week series of workshops and market research on October 5.

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John Cusick, Lead Mentor, Bringing Innovative Ideas Forward

Meet John Cusick. Joining the Horn Team as a Lead Mentor, John plans to utilize his love for coaching young entrepreneurs and his Gore experience in bringing technology to the market.

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Lignolix, Starting with Sustainable Ideas to Produce Real Market Value

This article is part of a series describing how UD Horn Entrepreneurship assists teams in moving their inventions and innovations into the marketplace, a process known as commercialization. A customized blend of resources, including training, mentorship, and funding, is provided to each team through the Blue Hen Proof of Concept Program. Additional mentorship and support is provided by Horn Entrepreneurship partners including the Office of Economic, Innovations and Partnerships and Delaware’s Small Business Development Center.

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Horn's 2021 Summer Founders Reach Milestone

 

Milestones can be celebrated as a measure of accomplishment. For the Horn Entrepreneurship Summer Founders, they have reached an important one of being at the halfway point.

Individual progress is dependent on their biggest challenge of “getting out of the building” to meet potential customers and learn how valuable their startup solution is, or how it could be appreciated even more. By this measure, they have collectively made 442 visits, in-person locally or somewhere in the USA, virtually. The best personal growth measure is what they each find from one another. The pre-accelerator program is designed to collaborate and that is why on a daily basis, they work together to advance each other's product potential.

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Advancing Innovative Projects with the Make It Happen Challenge

The MakerGym got off to a quiet but impactful start this past spring semester with the introduction of the Make It Happen Challenge. The inaugural cohort successfully completed work that further advanced their innovative product ideas. The challenge is designed to assist those students with design, funding or fabrication help and to gain access to the training, tools, materials and mentoring needed. The Make It Happen Challenge is co-presented by the UD MakerGym and Horn Entrepreneurship in both spring and fall semesters.

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Horn Entrepreneurship Hen Hatch Accepting Applications for 2019

The University of Delaware’s Horn Entrepreneurship invites submissions from UD students, faculty, staff and alumni for Hen Hatch 2019, the university’s premier startup funding competition.

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VentureOn Team Support Meetup

The University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship VentureOn program is accepting applications for the spring 2018 semester. The program provides students working on startup ideas with resources, Venture Development Center access and support from successful entrepreneurial mentors.

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Hen Hatch Provides Enduring Entrepreneurial Spirit

 

Hen Hatch is University of Delaware’s premier startup funding competition for students, alumni, faculty and staff. It provides the opportunity to make connections, collect feedback on ideas and build your passion all while competing for in-kind services and a prize pool of $100,000.

One student’s Hen Hatch experience led to greater opportunities of growth. Danilo Vicioso, Economics major with a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies and Founder of Influencia, began his Hen Hatch experience a year before actually submitting to the 2017 competition, according to Vince Di Felice, Assistant Professor of Practice, Manager of Venture Support.

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