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Horn Entrepreneurship

Horn After 10: Farhad Baqi

This article is part of a series celebrating the 10th anniversary of Horn Entrepreneurship by highlighting alumni, their stories and accomplishments.

The first big innovation that Blue Hen Dental co-founder Farhad Baqi orchestrated for the Smyrna, Delaware, dental practice was a device called the Curing Cube, which sped up the time to harden the resins and dental composites used in making impressions from as much 15 minutes to as little as 10 seconds.

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Unlikely Marriage: Art Conservation and Entrepreneurship

On a daily basis Annabelle Camp is considering and researching the varied facets of art conservation. She is about to begin a post-graduate Kress Fellowship at Balboa Art Conservation Center in San Diego, CA. This new opportunity requires a big move from her last position as a graduate intern in the Textile Conservation Studio of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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From Horn to Beyond! Lilly Checkoff and Her Life as a Horn Graduate

University of Delaware 2022 graduate and former Horn Ambassador Lilly Checkoff began her start in entrepreneurship at a very young age. With her non-profit Tools For School, she provided thousands of backpacks and school supplies for underprivileged children. This non-profit guided and inspired her to surround herself with all things business once accepted as a University of Delaware freshman. Through her time at UD, she became heavily involved with Horn's different programs and excelled as a responsible student of entrepreneurial leadership. Now, as a 2022 graduate, Lilly aims to make the world her own and use her background in entrepreneurship to guide her. 

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Horn After 10: Ben Rapkin

This article is part of a series celebrating the 10th anniversary of Horn Entrepreneurship by highlighting alumni, their stories and accomplishments.  

Back in 2012, when Ben Rapkin took his first entrepreneurship class, instructor Dan Freeman, the founding director of Horn Entrepreneurship, asked him to restart the Entrepreneurship Club. 

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The Ultimate sneak peek into Ultimate Tournament

“I bet you twenty bucks I can beat you in this game.” Playing video games and involving money in the equation is a situation which tends to occur regularly among gamers. Alex Pickett and Dan Goodman had a goal to create a platform where gamers can play for money. 

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Deciphering the Data

Article by Dara McBride  Photos courtesy of Predictive Analytics Group ǀ Illustration by Heidi McDonough

Thank you to Horn National Advisory Board member Dee Ridgeway and the Predictive Analytics Group (PAG), the company Dee cofounded with two other UD alumni for their support of innovation at the University of Delaware. Many of our students and graduates find internships and jobs as well as mentorship at PAG. Read the article announcing their latest contribution to UD.

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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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A Love for Adventure and Traveling Leads to Her Dream Career

Nina Price, a 2017 graduate with a degree in Organizational and Community Leadership and minors in Entrepreneurial Studies and International Business, left a lasting impact on Horn Entrepreneurship. Now, she leaves a lasting impact on the personal relationships she creates with her clients at Audley Travel. Price uses her extensive knowledge of Australia to create a personalized travel guide while using many of the lessons she learned at Horn.

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Fighting Like a Warrior

Editor's Note: Alexa's mission started before COVID-19 but she has since continued to work hard as the majority of people in her community suffer with chronic pain and underlying health issues. Keep reading to hear about what Fight Like A Warrior is all about.

This story of entrepreneurship is unique in that the entrepreneur's passion grew out of her personal circumstance and care for others.  Read More

Meet Gordon McGregor: The Business-Minded Engineer Who Has Come Full Circle

After 34 years of working to bring products like Glide Dental Floss and Gore-Tex Fabric to life, Gordon McGregor has decided to retire and shift his focus to new projects and innovations. 

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