The participants of VentureOn gather every Wednesday night in Horn’s Venture Development Center.
VentureOn is a semester-long application-based program that offers students a chance to validate a problem and build a viable solution in resolving one's own area of personal interest. Ventures range from social, to business, to product ideas. This semester, the teams represent seven colleges and 26 college departments or areas of study and include recent alumni, graduate and undergraduate students for a diverse and rich network of sharing. The Venture Development Center acts as the hub for Horn Entrepreneurship activities including VentureOn.
This semester VentureOn will hold a new online pitch-off of ventures where the University of Delaware community can vote for their favorites. More information will be posted in early May.
Here are the Spring ‘22 semester participants:
Lia Varga ’23, Marketing & Alex Trexler ’24, Computer Science, Minor in Entrepreneurship Studies
Problem they wish to solve: Removing problems of everyday candles and giving customers a proper candle experience.
Karl Green ‘22, Organization and Community Leadership, Minor in Entrepreneurship Studies
Ram’s Head Brewing
Problem they wish to solve: Environmentally mindful and sustainable alcohol production.
Daivik Bewtra 25’, University Studies
Finical Independence for Athletes
Problem they wish to solve: Helps athletes with their financial independence.
Genpei Ye ‘23, Marketing & David Bichara ‘23, Biomedical Engineering, Minor in Computer Science
Problem they wish to solve: Helping to create a comfortable and more successful environment for the professional field of computer science.
Jason Bangser ‘22, Entrepreneurship/Marketing
Problem they wish to solve:A way to earn rewards with friends through online transactions.
Cade Krueger ‘23, Exercise Science, Minor in Entrepreneurship Studies
FLO Promotions LLC - Private Event Planning & Restaurant Promotion
Problem they wish to solve: Exposing people to a unique nightlife experience.
Derek Mihalecsko ‘24, Entrepreneurship/Marketing
Problem they wish to solve: Provides small business with the time and resources to run their social media and marketing effectively.
Nathan Benedich ‘24, Ph.D. candidate Computer Science
Problem they wish to solve: VR Shopping from home.
Anthony Denney ‘23, Entrepreneurship/Marketing, Minor in Organization and Community Leadership
Problem they wish to solve: Plant-based candy that also uses sustainable packaging.
Carlos Benito ‘23, Biological Science, Minor in Entrepreneurship and Spanish
Sia Precision Education
Problem they wish to solve: Providing educational resources to incarcerated students to help them re-enter society.
Garrison Davis ‘23, International Business
Problem they wish to solve: Addressing energy justice and climate change through crowdfunding solar + storage projects.
Michael Meola ‘23, Entrepreneurship, Minor in Educational Studies
Problem they wish to solve: Opening kids up to more sports, rather than just one focused sport in their lives.
Gavin Scarantine ‘25, Entrepreneurship
The Oehling Foundation
Problem they wish to solve: Research, find, and bring justice for missing person (s) and their families
Esha Shah ‘23, Public Policy/Communication, Minor in Legal Studies, Spanish, and Journalism, & Santha Rani ‘22, Neuroscience/Communication, Minor in Entrepreneurship Studies
Problem they wish to solve: Providing candy for people who suffer with finding sweets that cater to their individual needs.
Bridget Bergan ‘22, Health Behavior Science, Minor in Public Health, & Nate George ‘23 Neuroscience/Communication, Minor in Entrepreneurship Studies
Problem they wish to solve: ReTeen suggests personalized activities for retirees to help them stay active and healthy through retirement.
Badri Patel ‘22, Biological Science
Small Business Solutions (Warehouse/store hybrid)
Problem they wish to solve: Works to break down some of the walls that are currently holding back small businesses/companies
Isabella Duarte ‘24, Entrepreneurship, Minor in Jewish Studies
Problem they wish to solve: A platform set out to provide the utmost convenience for both charities and volunteers.
Gerald Berman, ‘23, Marketing
Problem they wish to solve: Helping individuals to feel more secure in their outfit choices.
Lavar Thomas ‘22, PhD candidate International Business
Leaders of the Free World
Problem they wish to solve: Provides international experiences and leadership development programming to Black men.
Shaun Gupta ‘23, Information Systems, Minor in Theater
Problem they wish to solve: Occupational tool helping students manage jobs, helping them from losing too much money during the semester.
Samuel Goetz ‘21, Biomedical Engineering, Minor in Early Childhood Education
Problem they wish to solve: Music audio engineers waste time organizing files that artists send them to "mix". Stemmer automates this process through an automated web platform
Alexander Pugliese ‘22, Entrepreneurship, & Will Westra ‘22, Entrepreneurship
Lavish Whale Society
Problem they wish to solve: Helping people find good NFT investments on the Solana blockchain.
Adam Tabak ‘23, Entrepreneurship/Marketing
Problem they wish to solve: a waffle maker that allows the consumer to interchange the waffle shaped inserts.
Mandy Zicherman ‘23, Entrepreneurship/Management, Minor in Disabilities Studies
Problem they wish to solve: Providing people with disabilities information about places they visit in their communities.
Sierra Ryan Wallick ‘23, Entrepreneurship
UP Cycle Design
Problem they wish to solve: Solving the problem of waste in the US, as well as, nonprofits needing a new fundraising method and teens not having access to an entrepreneurial education.
Lynn Roberts ‘24, Management Information Systems, Minor in Entrepreneurship Studies
Yuda-Common Grounds Pivot
Problem they wish to solve: Helping companies who struggle to find vetted resources/ small businesses, within multiple disciples, to progress their DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) and ESG (Environmental, social, governance sustainability) efforts.
Aidan Moffa ‘24, Entrepreneurship
Something in the Fitness Industry
Problem they wish to solve: Working to solve the problems within the fitness industry, specifically problems like dishonesty, incorrect information, and a lack of high quality products.
Yannick Nguenkam, ‘24, Electrical Engineering
Problem they wish to solve: Helping people find more ways to charge their electric vehicle.
Maggie Nelson, '22 Organization and Community Leadership, Minor in Journalism
Kindness Always Wins
Problem they wish to solve: Identify the problem of visibility for the mental health and chronic illness community.
About Horn Entrepreneurship
Horn Entrepreneurship serves as the creative engine for entrepreneurship education and advancement at the University of Delaware. Currently ranked among the best entrepreneurship programs in the US, Horn Entrepreneurship was built and is actively supported by successful entrepreneurs, empowering aspiring innovators as they pursue new ideas for a better world.