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About VentureON VentureOn is a semester-long application-based program that offers students the opportunity 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 is the hub for Horn Entrepreneurship activities, including VentureOn.
 
Other Opportunities VDC Community Sessions @ HORN

Wednesday night at the VDC is Entrepreneurship Night. From the curious to the successful startup come join the discussion on relevant topics.  Discover an idea or further develop one, it is all up to you. Open House format.  This Summer resumes on July 6, 6-7 pm on zoom. https://udel.zoom.us/j/94827663411. 

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A Look into our VentureOn Startups...

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You may vote for three favorites between now and May 20, 2022.  

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YUDA

Lynn Roberts, Founder

lroberts@udel.edu

Yuda aims to simplify the marketplace for corporations and individuals to use their dollars for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Currently, we are building a list of providers - creators, causes, and small businesses - that further sectors of DEI through their business models.

 

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Bulker Box

Derek Mihalecsko

derekm@udel.edu

Bulker Box aims to solve the problem of "bulking" being time-consuming and expensive due to the amount of food you need to cook and excess money you need to spend. We provide calorie and protein-packed boxes to supplement your regular eating in order to save you time and money. In order to keep new things in our boxes, besides the wide range of foods like chicken and salmon, different protein drinks and bar companies can sponsor their items to be in the box for that week. This prepared meal service will help save you time, and money, and get you the calories that you need for a successful bulk!

 

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Better Delights

Tony Denney

Better Delights is creates candy that is made with natural, plant-based ingredients in sustainable packaging. In a world, where most candy is full of chemicals and wrapped in plastic, Better Delights is different.


 

 

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Pick-Up Sports

Mike Meola

mmeola@udel.edu

Cell: (908) 578-5384

 

Pick-Up Sports is a program that bridges the gap between parents who don't want their children to miss out on crucial social opportunities and find things they enjoy, and companies that can provide those opportunities. There is a lack of accessible information out there for parents about these companies, and it leads to parents making uninformed decisions about what to get their kids involved in.

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Accepting for Fall 2022

VentureON 

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Join us for Fall 2022

Who should apply - Applications are open to all current UD students, any major, in good standing. VentureOn is a perfect place to begin, with just an idea to develop, scale, or gain access to a particular market. Freshman through graduate students build their individual ideas while collaborating on input, networks, and success. This is a unique community where an array of venture startups finds their start.

Read more about the 20 teams who participated in VentureOn during fall semester ‘21.

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V|SUP

Aidan Moffa, Founder

V|SUP is a pre-workout supplement company that will be the first-ever personalized and fully customizable formula that will fit your ever-changing needs. The problem we're trying to solve is people who take pre-workout can't find a formula right for them or are unsatisfied with the current products in the market. We will provide quizzes, personalized formulas, customizable options for each formula, and even full descriptions of each ingredient with information to help curate a better decision for the buyer.



 

 

 

 

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UP Cycle Design

Sierra RyanWallick, Founder & CEO

Hunter Wills, Growth & Strategy Captain

sryanwal@udel.edu

UP Cycle Design is a sustainable fashion brand that upcycles materials like fabric and plastic bottles (made into thread) into new products while supporting community causes and teaching career readiness. We aim to be the #1 company for upcycled products in the U.S.

 

 

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Supremely Sweet

Santha Rani, Founder

Esha Shah, Co-Founder

 
Supremely Sweet emphasizes the values of inclusivity, honesty through labeling, and a positive social outcome. Supreme Chocolate is vegan, peanut-free, tree nut-free, gluten-free, egg-free, lactose-free, corn-free, and soy-free chocolate bar with fiber and protein. Whether someone likes chocolate or not is their personal choice, but we want to create an extremely inclusive chocolate bar so that people who previously were unable to eat these bars can at least experience them for the first time. These chocolate bars would be wrapped in our packaging, and directly sent to our customers. Our solution intends to profit by creating chocolate bars that can be bought on our website, Amazon, and advertised using social media platforms. We will build relationships with our customers by providing Zoom cooking lessons.

 

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Delaware CRISPR Innovative Solutions

Badri Patel

DCIS offers new innovative solutions to various issues through the use of gene editing technology. We aim to create plants that are modified to better suit specific purposes and situations spanning from industrial agriculture to construction materials. The possibilities are endless!

 

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 VDC Community Sessions @ HORN

Community Sessions at Horn’s Venture Development Center are for students looking to develop their entrepreneurial skills, join a community of like-minded creators, get feedback on a current idea, or even to get inspiration for their next. The meetings are designed to promote an individual's entrepreneurial growth.  

Give and receive feedback on new or revised ideas

• Exercises in idea creation, goal planning & innovative thinking.

This Summer resumes on July 6, 6-7 pm on zoom. https://udel.zoom.us/j/94827663411

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Navigating Access

Mandy Zicherman, Founder

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    Navigating Access is a social venture that is working to improve the accessibility of communities and also raise awareness of accessibility issues that may exist for people with disabilities in those communities. One of the ways I am working to do this is through the development of an interactive accessibility mapping platform.

 

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LBT - Little Bob Technologies

Garrison Davis - Founder
Alisha Pegan - Co-Founder
Dakota Pekerti - Co-Founder

littlebobtech@gmail.com

The goal of Little Bob Technologies is to give everyday people an opportunity to materially benefit from the transition to renewable electricity. From attacking energy poverty to improving access to renewable electricity, and even spreading wealth generated through renewable energy, we have the opportunity to affect many lives across all facets of society. We will do this by building a crowdfunding platform for everyday people to invest in solar + storage projects. By coupling these projects and cutting edge technology we can create a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) which will allow us to sell electricity back to the utility or directly to consumers at competitive pricing. With the profits from this service, we will pay back crowdfunders and expand renewable energy access into underserved communities. Our service and business model will allow us not only to profit from our work, but will also create material economic benefits across our customer base, aid in the fight against climate change, and leave a lasting legacy of justice and equity in society as a whole.

 

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CompSciLib

Genpei (John) YE
David Bichara
NJ Umoh
Day Johnson

www.compscilib.com 

CompSciLib is an all-in-one, ed-tech web app that revolutionizes computer science learning and comprehension. We use technology to enhance technological calculations, contribute professional explanations, and provide learning resources for students and professionals.

 

 

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FLO

Cade Krueger

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At FLO Promotions our goal is to create unique experiences and opportunities for University of Delaware students, and residents of the city of Newark, to enjoy themselves in their free time. We believe that our time spent as young adults should be lived to the fullest by creating memories that will last a lifetime, spent with those closest to us; at FLO we plan to create the environments where those memories can be made in.

 

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Backyard Gig

Suryanuj "Shaun" Gupta, Founder of Backyard Gig

suryanuj@udel.edu

www.backyardgig.com

Backyard Gig is a service marketplace that allows local households and small businesses in the college town area the ability to hire skilled college towns to help them out with their everyday tasks.

Instead of getting a time-consuming part-time job, college students can find one-off gigs to do for households to make some extra money.

 

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Power Play

Yannick Nguenkam

ynguenkm@udel.edu

When it comes to EVs, everyone can agree that eventually, they will need to charge. What matters is where the driver decides to plug in. If your car ever runs low on battery currently your only options are either to go to some big retail store or the mall, plug in, and hope that you will get enough juice in your vehicle within the time it takes to return the tux you wore to formal because it was a size too big. What if things didn't have to be this way, what if there was another way. This is where my business concept called Charging Convenience, Power Play comes in. We hope to monetize a new way for homeowners to create a new revenue stream just with the parking space they have outside of their house!

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BEGIN YOUR ENTREPENEURIAL JOURNEY AT UD

Curious, not sure where to start?  Visit us, get a tour and talk with one of our experienced faculty and staff.

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