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April 25: Hen Hatch 2017

Last chance to support UD students, alumni competing for a $100,000 prize pool

The University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship’s premier startup funding competition, Hen Hatch, will be held from 5-9 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, at the World Café Live at the Queen in Wilmington, Delaware. Six teams will compete for a $100,000-plus total prize pool.

Hen Hatch tickets are $20 for students and $50 for faculty, staff and community members. Tickets can be purchased here or at the Hen Hatch website until April 23.

Admission to Hen Hatch includes a networking reception, award ceremony and Innovation Showcase, an exhibition of UD innovation projects and startup businesses. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, including beer and wine, will be provided.

Finalist student team profiles

GeoSwap: GeoSwap is a social networking app that lets users tap into the pulse of their city. GeoSwap includes Jason Bamford and Keith Doggett, College of Engineering, Class of 2017; andJordan Gonzalez, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, Class of 2017.

• Influencia: Influencia is an influencer marketing platform that brings business and influencers together. Influencia was created by Danilo Vicioso, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, Class of 2018.

• Revive: Revive helps women find a purpose for the clothing they no longer wear through the use of a mobile application. This team includes Rachel Weinberger, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, Class of 2017; Emma Lynch, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, Class of 2019; Avalon Greene, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, Class of 2018; and Palina Ivanova, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, Class of 2017.

Finalist alumni, faculty and staff team profiles

Strados Labs: Strados Labs offers Pulmawear, which aims to improve chronic respiratory disease management. Nick Delmonico, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, Class of 2012.

TenantU: TenantU is creating a new model for residential property management. This team includes Jacob Jeifa, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, Class of 2016; Wilson Hsu, College of Engineering, Class of 2015, Krzysztof Czerwinski, College of Engineering, Class of 2016; and Alex Carr, College of Engineering, Class of 2017.

Vibrating Therapeutic Apparel (VTA): VTA offers wearable, therapeutic products that use vibration technology to help alleviate pain. This team includes Amira Idris, College of Engineering and Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, Class of 2016, and Danielle Dubay-Betters, College of Arts and Sciences, Class of 2017.

About the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship

The Horn Program in Entrepreneurship ignites imaginations and empowers world changers through educational offerings that emphasize experiential learning, evidence-based entrepreneurship and active engagement with entrepreneurs and other members of the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Through participation in Horn Program offerings, students gain the knowledge, skills, personal capacities, experiences, connections and access to resources needed to successfully manifest innovation and thrive in the rapidly changing world. 


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