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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Celebrating 10 Years of Extraordinary Value

For 10 years, University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship has empowered the changemakers of tomorrow.

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Horn Entrepreneurship 10 Year Anniversary video: youtube.com/watch?v=ed6bWzl24dI

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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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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  • Horn After 10: Ben Rapkin

    October 26, 2022 | Written by Horn Entrepreneurship
    This article is part of a series celebrating the 10th anniversary of Horn Entrepreneurship by highlighting alumni, their stories and accomplishments. Meet Ben Rapkin.
  • Signature Interns Spark Creativity this Summer

    September 20, 2022 | Written by Sophia Yarram
    The Signature Internship Program is an opportunity for entrepreneurship majors to apply their classroom learnings and skills in meaningful work environments, gain exposure to various roles and industries and open the opportunity to network for future full-time roles.
  • 39 Blue Hen-led Businesses Honored with 2022 Blue Hen 17&43 Awards

    September 13, 2022 | Written by Laurie Prysock
    Horn Entrepreneurship and the Lerner College of Business and Economics are pleased to announce the 2022 Blue Hen 17&43 award winners, an impressive group of Blue Hen-led enterprises.
  • Summer’s Grand Finale: Demo Day Recapped

    August 30, 2022 | Written by Max Sewell
    Horn Entrepreneurship’s pre-accelerator program, Summer Founders, ended with Demo Day on August 18, 2022. Demo Day is a showcase for entrepreneurial students seeking help from our community.
  • The Ultimate sneak peek into Ultimate Tournament

    August 02, 2022 | Written by Sophia Yarram
    Dan Goodman and Alex Pickett started out as just two computer engineering students who had met in class sharing similar visions, to create something. During the summer of 2020, the pair knew they wanted to work together considering their similar passions such as video games, so they applied to Horn’s Summer Founders program.


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