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Horn Entrepreneurship

Maximize Your Experience This Fall

Horn Entrepreneurship offers many opportunities for you to make the most of your tuition! Its home, the Venture Development Center (VDC), is open to anyone at UD. Whether you have an idea or not, you can participate, network, be inspired and learn.

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Hen Hatch 2022: Your Idea, 3 Rounds, $50K

Calling all Blue Hen student entrepreneurs: apply to University of Delaware’s premier startup funding competition, Hen Hatch. This program is a once-a-year opportunity for UD students to put their best ideas forward and compete for a portion of a $50,000 prize pool. The submission deadline is September 16.

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Strados Labs

It’s a bright, blue, sunny day and you decide to take a trip to the ballpark with your friends. The game is tied and everybody is excited to see what happens next. All of a sudden your chest tightens up and you begin to wheeze. It feels impossible to get a breath and now your friends all begin to panic. You pull out your inhaler and head for the car. Just a moment ago your biggest worry was your favorite team winning, and now it’s hoping to make it out of the hospital before the day ends.

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Lifelong Lerner: Lavar Thomas

This article first appeared on the blog for Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics on May 24, 2022.  Lavar Thomas's graduate studies include an M.S. in International Studies and his work on his social startup, Leaders of the Free World with the opportunities available through UD's Horn Entrepreneurship.

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From Books to Big Bucks: Celebrating the Wins of Students, Alumni, Faculty

The last six months flew by! But our community was anything but quiet. Check out all of the accomplishments - and give kudos to your friends. Smile knowing that you are part of a community making an impact on the world. 

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Stemmer: A Budding Tech Startup

The basis of entrepreneurialism is to make life easier for the community. By bearing the process of creating a startup, an entrepreneur finds solutions to an issue, which makes someone’s day a bit easier. Through the University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship, students can pursue new ideas while receiving world-class education and advice to help their ideas flourish. No idea is too big or small, too niche or broad. 

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UD junior Lynn Roberts developed her entrepreneurial skills through donor-supported programs in Horn Entrepreneurship

Article by Christine E. Serio-Shively | Photos by Lindsey Mix | Photo illustration by Heidi McDonough

Once a molecular biology major, Lynn Roberts’ academic journey and interests took a drastic turn from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) when she delved deeper into the University of Delaware’s Horn Entrepreneurship.  

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Hen Hatch 2021 Has Come to a Close - Winners Announced!

“An entrepreneur does not seek to solve the problem right. An entrepreneur seeks to solve the right problem; a problem that leads to a method to make money. An entrepreneur’s job is not to build a product. An entrepreneur’s job is to build a method to make money. Too often folks miss these insights. If we grasped these insights, less time and money would be wasted. If we grasped these insights more value and good would be created.” – Vince DiFelice

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Hen Hatch 2021: Finalists Announced, Anticipation Builds for Final Round

After a record number of team submissions, the finalists for Hen Hatch 2021, University of Delaware’s much-anticipated premier startup competition, have been announced. The submissions this year have been from a wide range of industries, colleges, and interests. 

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Grow Your Ideas Through Hen Hatch

Do you have a unique idea for a potential business and want to get feedback, exposure, and funding to further develop it? If so, Horn Entrepreneurship’s Hen Hatch competition could be a perfect opportunity for you! Through the Hen Hatch startup funding competition, UD students are able to share their business concepts with accomplished industry professionals, making connections, gathering feedback and gaining experience all the way through. On top of the value that the feedback and experience offer, the top teams selected by our panel of judges will receive a combined total of over $50,000 in funding and prizes. Start your application today!

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