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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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Finding Meaning Through Entrepreneurship

Mettā Creative co founder Davis Pfund grew up inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit, participating in the school fundraisers and finding odd jobs whenever possible from the young age of 11. Feeling confined by the structures of schools he attended, he struggled with authority and found himself in constant trouble.

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Horn Certificates: Design & Creative Making

The Design & Creative Making certificate is offered through the College of Arts & Sciences and teaches students how to think creatively and apply entrepreneurial thinking to design creation. I interviewed freshmen Fashion Merchandising major Brianna O’Doherty about why she joined the Design and Creative Making certificate and how she intends to utilize entrepreneurship skills in fashion merchandising.

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How Deadlyft is Making Moves in the Music Industry

Jamie Brown started creating music as a way to connect heavy-weight lifters with heavy-EDM listeners. Now he is a musical artist going by the name Deadlyft. What he calls “muscle music” is about more than just the brand. For him, creating and sharing his music has become a lifestyle. 

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Developing Music Through Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship processes can be applied to a diverse range of industries and fields. Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation majors have proved through their dedication to artistic development the flexible nature of the entrepreneurial thought process.

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Graduate Combines Art, Entrepreneurship into Unique Skill Set

Like many young students coming into their college experience, Daphne Vantine had little conviction of what she truly wanted to do. By embracing new opportunities, Daphne was able to carve a path that is uniquely hers.

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Socially Conscious Streetwear at VentureOn

Be[MAN]Kind, a socially conscious streetwear startup, is working to provide a form of expression through clothing in response to the current political climate. The apparel startup is one of several participating teams in University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship VentureOn and is spearheaded by Adam Polansky, a senior Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation major, and Keith Obiero.

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Third Faculty Social Event To Focus On 3D Printing

University of Delaware faculty are invited to the UD IDEA Network Third Thursday Faculty Social from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Venture Development Center (VDC).

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Entrepreneur Magazine EIC To Speak At The Summit

Entrepreneur magazine’s editor-in-chief, Jason Feifer, will serve as one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Diamond Challenge Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (The Summit) on April 12 in the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall.

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Student Channels Entrepreneurship Through Music

Mariano Di Gabriele, Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Class of 2018, has utilized classroom skills to help his singing and songwriting career. The Wilmington raised musician just released his debut EP, “Thicker Skin”, on streaming services SoundCloud and Spotify. The debut project includes the charity track “Endlessly Devoted” which raised more than $200 for the B+ Foundation to fight childhood cancer. “Thicker Skin” is the culmination of years of writing and developing in Di Gabriele’s time at the University of Delaware.

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