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. 

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.

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

Flexible dates/times 

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

Flexible dates/times

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

Flexible dates/times

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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Home to UD's entrepreneurial community

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News
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    VentureOn Hits Record High for Student Teams

    November 10, 2022 | Written by Ryan Sigmund
    VentureOn is a semester-long application-based program that offers students a chance to validate a problem and build a viable solution in resolving a chosen area of personal interest. Ventures range from social, to business, to product ideas.
  • From Horn to Beyond! Lilly Checkoff and Her Life as a Horn Graduate

    November 01, 2022 | Written by Kaylin Atkinson
    University of Delaware 2022 graduate and former Horn Ambassador Lilly Checkoff began her start in entrepreneurship at a very young age. With her non-profit Tools For School, she provided thousands of backpacks and school supplies for underprivileged children.
  • Fall Pitch Party Brings Innovation & Excitement

    October 27, 2022 | Written by Ryan Sigmund
    Horn Entrepreneurship and E-club welcomed our amazing student entrepreneurs and innovators to the VDC once again for our semi-annual pitch party, back to in-person at the VDC for the first time since pre-Covid.
  • 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.
  • September Horn Hen of the Month: Samantha McGhee

    September 30, 2022 | Written by Nicho Williamson
    September’s Horn Hen of the Month winner is Samantha McGhee ‘25. The Sophomore Entrepreneurship and Fashion Merchandising & Management double major plans on directly applying what she learns to her own startup, Miss Boulevard - a lifestyle brand that uses loungewear to push self expression and individuality. It allows one to wear their mental health as their garment.

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