Lerner, Horn recognize alumni entrepreneurs
October 17, 2017
Founders, owners or leaders of companies received Blue Hen 17&43 awards
The University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics and Horn Entrepreneurship announce recipients of the inaugural Blue Hen 17&43 awards, which recognize UD students and alumni who have owned, founded or led promising new ventures and fast-growing companies. Forty-two Blue Hen businesses will receive the honor.
“UD’s new Blue Hen 17&43 Awards recognize and celebrate a special subset of our amazing UD family – the innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders who have launched promising startups, guided the rapid growth of job-creating companies or done both,” said Dan Freeman, founding director of Horn Entrepreneurship.
Ventures recognized as most promising include (listed alphabetically):
Bloom Daily Planners
Extreme Scale Solutions
Global Accelerator network (GAN)
Manor of Hope
SRILX Products, LLC
Strataca Systems, LLC
TenantU Services, Inc.
TKo Hospitality Management
Fastest growing companies include (listed alphabetically):
ACRES Capital LLC
Alternative Energy Development Group LLC
Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A.
Biocom Purchasing Group
Diamond State Financial Group, LLC
Elite PT, LLC
EWC Controls, Inc.
Ferris Home Improvements
IronLinx Transportation, LLC
KMRD Partners, Inc.
Lang Development Group
Mercantile Processing, Inc.
Princeton Hosted Solutions, LLC.
The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
The Siegfried Group, LLP
Urban Furniture Outlet, Inc.
Ventures considered for the “most promising” list were formed five years ago or less and were selected on the basis of documented milestones, capital raised, revenue and overall business potential. Fastest growing companies experienced growth rates in excess of 10 percent per year over the last three years and generated at least $1 million in annual revenue.
Information on the companies and their founders is available at http://horn.udel.edu/2017-1743-winners.
About Horn Entrepreneurship
Horn Entrepreneurship serves as the University of Delaware’s creative engine for entrepreneurship education and advancement. Built and actively supported by successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders, Horn Entrepreneurship empowers aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs as they pursue new ideas for a better world.