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Horn Entrepreneurship

The Sounds of Entrepreneurship: Drummer, DJ, and UD Alum Joe Vela’s Musical Odyssey

[Photo by Andrew Hutchins]

At 26 years old, Joe Vela had just quit his Philadelphia tech job to commit to drumming full time and to go on tour with his band, Tweed. It had only been a few years after he and his bandmates had graduated from the University of Delaware, and the opportunity to pursue music was one which they all agreed came only once in a lifetime.

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Lizzy Adams Impacting K12 & Higher-Ed Online Learning at Google.

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Adams is a marketing manager for Google, focused on higher education. At UD, she earned a bachelor of arts in mass communication, with minors in journalism and political science in 2013, followed by a master’s degree in entrepreneurship and design, plus a certificate in social media and marketing. While studying at UD, she also worked as a communication specialist for the College of Education and Human Development and as a communication coordinator for the Institute of Global Studies and the Office for International Students and Scholars.

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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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Meet Rysheema Dixon: Social Entrepreneur, Councilwoman & UD Professor

At the unique intersection of social entrepreneurship, academia, and public service, you’re likely to find few who have struck a balance as well as Rysheema Dixon, a Philadelphia-born social entrepreneur who has found her calling in serving her community.

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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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George Munyua: Intrapreneurship, Internship and Dream Job

George Munyua earned a bachelor of science degree in entrepreneurship and technology innovation from the University of Delaware in 2019, followed by a master of science in executive technology management from Columbia University, due in 2020. At UD, he was a member of the Lerner International Students Association.

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Daphne Vantine: Finding Her Niche in a Growing Startup

Daphne Vantine is an account executive at Wistia, a Massachusetts company that helps marketers make business more human by harnessing the power of video. She earned a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship and technology innovation and integrated design in 2018. While at the University of Delaware, she was a member of the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and participated in Horn Entrepreneurship’s VentureOn program.

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Meet the Horn Alumni Council: Supporting and Strengthening the Horn Community

The newly-formed Horn Alumni Council brings to the Horn ecosystem a wide-range of professional experience, as well as an embodiment of Horn’s commitment to Equity Thru Entrepreneurship that proudly represents the program’s alumni through the years.

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Alum Spotlight: Avalon Greene

Avalon Greene is an account executive at NBC Universal Media, where she sells and executes marketing campaigns utilizing on-air, digital, social and on-the-ground tactics. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and entrepreneurship & technology innovation in 2018 from UD, where she co-owned Udwell, which connected off-campus housing owners with potential student renters, and co-founded Revive, a wardrobe-swapping app. She also participated in the Lerner Executive Mentoring Program, Horn’s VentureOn, the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, UDance, the Equestrian Team and a study abroad program in Spain.

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2020 Blue Hen 17&43 Award Winners Announced

University of Delaware Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics and Horn Entrepreneurship are proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Blue Hen 17&43 Awards, which recognize UD students and alumni who have founded or led promising new ventures and fast growing companies. Twenty-eight businesses will receive the honor this year.

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