Hen Hatch

Student finalists for Hen Hatch entrepreneurial program announced

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8:27 a.m., March 14, 2012--The semifinal round of the student track of Hen Hatch, the University of Delaware’s premier business startup funding competition, was held on Friday, March 9, at the Entrepreneurial Studies Program’s Venture Development Center.

Ten student teams delivered investor funding presentations for their businesses, ranging from a food truck to GPS-based location and safety devices to a nanotechnology-based cancer therapeutic delivery system. 

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Freshmen studying business administration at UD participated in the 3-Minute Pitch competition, presenting their ideas for start-up companies.

According to Dan Freeman, associate professor of business administration in the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics and faculty director of the Entrepreneurial Studies Program, “All of the presentations were great, and we hope that all of the students who participated will seek to become licensees of the University’s Venture Development Center so that we can support them as they attempt to validate, launch, and grow their businesses.”

A panel consisting of four seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and startup consultants evaluated the presentations and selected three teams to advance to the competition’s final round. 

Finalists are: 

  • Mobiletech Orthopedics, led by Alexander Razzook (College of Health Sciences)
  • Xling, led by Beau Jones and Mike Devine (both Lerner College); and 
  • Chimpflix, led by Tim Walsh (College of Engineering).

The final round of Hen Hatch will take place during the 2012 UD President’s Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship to be held April 19 in the Multipurpose Rooms of the Trabant University Center. More than $40,000 in startup cash and services will be awarded.

Registration (free) is required to attend the final round of Hen Hatch. To register or view a detailed program, visit this website.

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