Horn Entrepreneurship

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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. 

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

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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.

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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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News
  • WE Hatch Honor Circle

    University of Delaware Recognizes Women Founders, Innovators and Changemakers

    May 04, 2021 | Written by Horn Team
    University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship honored 37 women as part of the inaugural 2021 WE Hatch Honor Circle, which celebrates women who are supporting and helping each other overcome the unique challenges faced by women innovators. Nominated by their peers, employees, spouses and friends, Honors Circle members have made a lasting impact on their network and community.
  • Delaware Innovation Fellows’ Innovation Projects Showcase Resilience & Passion

    May 25, 2021 | Written by Horn Team
    Horn Entrepreneurship celebrated the success, creativity and ingenuity of nine students at the Delaware Innovation Fellows (DIF) Spring Showcase. The showcase marked the culmination of a multi-year, multi-phase enrichment program designed to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set in its fellows.
  • Entrepreneurship for Mental Health: Sean’s House and Alum’s Journey in Peer Support

    May 21, 2021 | Written by Jan Castro
    As an entrepreneurship student, Elmendorf saw scalability in the peer-to-peer support model and, in turn, the potential to help others with a resource which was so critical to his own personal recovery and lived experience. He began brainstorming ways to incorporate it in the projects he was working on in his classes and programs at Horn Entrepreneurship.
  • An Evening of Eco-Entrepreneurship: REEF@UD Inaugural Pitch Event

    May 18, 2021 | Written by Horn Team
    With environmental problems persisting and increasing around the globe, entrepreneurs and change makers are working on new and bold ideas that can tackle the world's foremost sustainability challenges.
  • Diamond Challenge 2021 Summit: A Week-Long Entrepreneurship Experience, Recapped

    May 07, 2021 | Written by Jan Castro
    The Diamond Challenge, an entrepreneurship platform for high school students from around the world, recently wrapped up its week-long summit which took place virtually this year, from April 11 - 16, 2021.

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