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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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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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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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.
  • Stephanie Raible: Her Take on Social Entrepreneurship

    May 02, 2022 | Edited by Brandon Leo
    University of Delaware’s very own, Stephanie Raible, assistant professor of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, recently released her new book Social Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach to Social Innovation. Co-authored with J. Howard Kucher, Program Director of the MS in Health and Social Innovation at the University of Maryland.
  • 2022 Diamond Challenge Summit: Back in Person with Greater Impact

    April 27, 2022 | Written by Horn Entrepreneurship
    The Diamond Challenge, an entrepreneurship competition for high school students from around the world, recently concluded its three-day Summit from April 21 - 23, 2022.
  • Horn Hen of the Month: Hunter Wills

    April 18, 2022 | Written by Samantha Mcghee & John Wasdin
    The very first edition of the Horn Hen of the Month will give you the opportunity to get to know the April winner, Hunter Wills ‘25. The freshman transfer student is an entrepreneurship major, working towards a certificate in eco-entrepreneurship and he hopes to use all of the knowledge that he gains to work in environmental sustainability.
  • Aloha from Hawaii; Winter 2022 Study Abroad

    April 12, 2022 | Written by Brandon Leo
    A select group of UD entrepreneurship students attended Horn Entrepreneurship's study abroad program in January ‘22 to Hawaii.


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