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
  • Miranda Petti

    Serving and Studying Abroad

    July 02, 2021 | Written by Jan Castro
    University of Delaware student Miranda Petti’s sophomore year looked a little different from that of her peers. A senior airman of the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, Petti spent three semesters stationed at the Al Udeid Air Base in Doha, Qatar, over 6,000 miles away from her home in Whiting, New Jersey, while enrolled in classes at UD.
  • 2021 Innovative Delaware Educator Award Recipients Chosen

    July 09, 2021 | Written by Ryan Sigmund
    The Innovative Delaware Educator Awards celebrate the contributions of high school educators towards creating an environment for students to grow their entrepreneurial skills. Horn Entrepreneurship values the work of educational professionals and looks to support them in creating innovative opportunities for Delaware students. Each of the awards provides a mini-grant of up to $500 to be used towards an innovative project at their school. The projects will be executed over the course of the 2021 Fall semester in and out of the classroom through strategically implemented clubs and other programs.
  • Enhanced Support for Entrepreneurs

    June 30, 2021 | Written by Karen B. Roberts
    Horn Entrepreneurship’s Proof of Concept program expands with funding from U.S. Economic Development Administration
  • Summer Founders Begin 12-Week Journey

    June 15, 2021 | Written by Jan Castro
    Ten University of Delaware student startup teams have been selected to participate in Summer Founders 2021, Horn Entrepreneurship’s intensive 12-week pre-accelerator for student ventures.
  • GetPotluck and TheraV Win Big at Startup302 Competition

    June 08, 2021 | Written by Horn Team
    University of Delaware startups GetPotluck and TheraV won a total of $40,000 at the 2021 Startup302 competition, a Delaware-based funding competition for technology-enabled startups led by underrepresented founders.

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