Horn Entrepreneurship

Horn Entrepreneurship students collaborating

Horn Entrepreneurship serves as the creative engine for entrepreneurship education and advancement at UD.

Built and actively supported by successful entrepreneurs, Horn Entrepreneurship empowers aspiring innovators as they pursue new ideas for a better world.

Horn Entrepreneurship is committed to supporting student success and cultivating a lifelong community of collaboration, connections and impact. 

We're powering a better world

University of Delaware is ranked among the best in the nation for entrepreneurial studies. 

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Entrepreneurship Ranking: youtube.com/watch?v=y1V8PG9E3Iw

Why study entrepreneurship at UD?

With the upheaval of the pandemic, now is the time to study entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship education teaches you how to adapt and thrive amidst rapid change, recognize opportunities and leverage connections and resources. 

Ranked as a top 50 entrepreneurship program, Horn Entrepreneurship is a University of Delaware-wide initiative. We work with and within all areas of study at the university.

Who we are

We are a team of dedicated people who believe that entrepreneurship education can change individual lives, our community and the world. Our team consists of PhDs, experienced entrepreneurs and entrepreneurially minded individuals. We provide a small school experience within a large research university (That’s a fancy way to say we will get to know each other!). Meet the faculty, staff and National Advisory Board and read about our impact and guiding principles.


What we do

We empower you, the current and future world changers. Entrepreneurship education is not just about starting your own business; it is about developing an entrepreneurial mindset & skillset - resilience, creativity, teamwork, problem solving, etc. Whether you want to be an entrepreneur, be innovative within an established company (intrapreneur) or tackle a social challenge (mission-driven business, nonprofit), an entrepreneurship education will support your goal. Read about how our students & alumni practice entrepreneurship on our blog.

Materials & Resources

Try before you buy

Choosing a university and area of study is a major decision. It needs to be a good fit. We welcome you to dig deeper.

Sit in on a Class

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We invite you to get firsthand experience with Horn Entrepreneurship by joining a virtual class. You will see the interaction between faculty and students, class content and the character of the entrepreneurship major. 

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Chat with a Student

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Hear the personal experiences of a current entrepreneurship major. You can get your questions answered about life inside or outside of the classroom. 


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Speak with an Advisor

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Learn more about the entrepreneurship major by speaking with the Academic Advisor. You will gain an understanding of how entrepreneurship majors navigate their academic experience at UD.


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The Venture Development Center

Home to UD's entrepreneurial community

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  • Professor Julius Korley (left) is co-director of the hub, and Professor Dan Freeman is faculty lead for UD.


    August 25, 2021 | Written by Tracey Bryant and Catherine Zandonella, Princeton
    The University of Delaware is a partner in a new regional innovation network, established with a $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), to accelerate the transformation of scientific discoveries into technologies that improve our daily lives.

    December 07, 2021 | Written by Christine E. Serio-Shively
    UD junior Lynn Roberts developed her entrepreneurial skills through donor-supported programs in Horn Entrepreneurship
  • Hen Hatch 2021 Semifinalist Announcement

    November 02, 2021 | Written by Lindsey Janes
    Hen Hatch, Horn Entrepreneurship’s premier startup funding competition, will hold its semifinal round on Nov. 4, 2021 to determine which six most promising concepts will advance to the finals to be held on Dec. 2, 2021. The 21 semifinalist teams have already progressed through one round of judging.
  • Cheesy pivot: How this UD grad went from engineering to full-time comfort food entrepreneur

    October 26, 2021 | Technical.ly Delaware
    Myles Powell was sure he wanted to go into civil engineering — until he wasn't. Fortunately, what he learned as an technologist helped him build his mac and cheese business, 8 Myles.
  • DBT unveils 2021 Top 40 Under 40 Class

    October 22, 2021 | Written by Delaware Business Times
    This year’s class comes from all corners of Delaware, representing for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations and the diverse community that serves them. Emerson Marine, a Horn Entrepreneurship team member, is honored.


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