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Horn Entrepreneurship

Horn Entrepreneurship Awards Celebration Announcement Fall 2019

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

Reinventing Delaware

Many Horn Entrepreneurship faces were chosen as Reinventing Delaware semifinalists for 2019. James Massaquoi of 360VR Technology is joined by Adam Stager of TRiC Robotics and Markevis Gideon of NERDiT Now on the semifinalist list. NERDiT Now was also recently featured on Shark Tank


360VR Technology, a 3D modeling platform to aid first responders founded by Sury Gupta and James Massaquoi, recently won $50,000 at the 2019 Fall Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery. Additionally, 360VR placed first at the 2019 Next Gen Philadelphia pitch competition. The startup was also featured on PHL17 “In Your Neighborhood” as well as in Today in Tech.


Wilminvest, a socially conscious venture dedicated to fighting the abandoned property blight in Delaware’s largest city, was founded by Bryce Fender and Joel Amin. Wilminvest recently won $14,000 in cash and services at the Swim with the Sharks competition


"MycoHens Footwear: Producing biodegradable shoe soles using renewably sourced materials” led by Huantian Cao, PhD, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies was funded by VentureWell in the E-team phase I. 

Semiconductor Today feature

Peng Cui from Amplus was published in the Semiconductor Today magazine.

EDGE Grants

Avkin and W7 were among the first startups to receive EDGE grants. Avkin and W7 hope to use the extended funding to improve their marketing campaigns across the country to reach new customers.  

New podcast

Adjunct professor and founder of First Ascent Design John Himics has launched a new podcast, Cooler Than Me. The idea has been made a reality by the work of UD student Matt Lupoli. 

Blue Hen 17&43 Awards

Congratulations to all Blue Hen 17&43 Award winners! One of the largest award celebrations in the history of Horn Entrepreneurship was joyously experienced on STAR Campus. Read more here.

Fall Pitch Party

Drum roll, please...Congratulations to Keyhole Games (first), Avolinj (second)and Flip (third) for winning the Fall Pitch Party. Many thanks go to our judges: Cha Cha Hudson, adjunct faculty for the Department of Fashion & Apparel Studies and founder of The SEWcial Cafe; Kenny Eck, Master's in Entrepreneurship and Design and founder of Patient Sortal; Kelsey Kosinski, Master's in Fashion and Apparel Studies and founder of Fash'IN'.

Horn in the News

Princeton Review Ranking

Horn Entrepreneurship was ranked as one of the top undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the country, jointly ranked #38 of 50 just seven years after its founding. Tim Furlong provided his take on this exciting development.

GCEC Finalist Award

The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) named University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship a finalist for the Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education Award for Horn’s Youth Initiative.

Our Lens Challenge

The Our Lens Challenge, an HDFS-Horn collaboration through the Partnership for Arts and Culture, along with Dual School, FourYouth, and the Delaware Community Foundation, was featured in The Atlantic.

New funding for Blue Hen Proof of Concept

The U.S. Small Business Administration on recently announced new funding for the Blue Hen Proof of Concept, a startup incubator program under the University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship.

About Horn Entrepreneurship

Horn Entrepreneurship serves as the University of Delaware’s creative engine for entrepreneurship education and advancement. Built and actively supported by successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders, Horn Entrepreneurship empowers aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs as they pursue new ideas for a better world.

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