Horn Entrepreneurship celebrated the success, creativity and ingenuity of nine students at the Delaware Innovation Fellows (DIF) Spring Showcase. The showcase marked the culmination of a multi-year, multi-phase enrichment program designed to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set in its fellows. The DIF students in this cohort hail from six majors and many other academic programs throughout the university, and their Innovation Project topics varied from nutrition to real estate to sustainable architecture to healthcare.
“One of the strengths of the DIF program is that it is open to students of any major; fellows learn that you can be innovative and entrepreneurial in any field,” said Emerson Marine, program coordinator at Horn Entrepreneurship.
DIF Fellow Rucha Wani agreed that the program opens students’ eyes to what innovation can look like in almost any field, “As a budding climate solutions scientist, DIF helped me develop a mindset for innovation that I didn't have before college and couldn't see in my classes,” said Wani. “DIF has taught me to expand the way I approach problem seeking, creativity, and networking.”
This year’s cohort had a particularly challenging final year juggling virtual semesters and general uncertainty. “What impresses me the most about this cohort is their resilience,” said Marine. “These fellows have continued to demonstrate the creativity, flexibility and passion that exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit. It is so inspiring to see them pursue their passions and implement their innovative skills.”
The 2021 DIF Spring Showcase Innovation Projects
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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.