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. 

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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.

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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

Flexible dates/times (beginning in January)

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 an Advisor or Student

Flexible dates/times

Learn more about the entrepreneurship major by speaking with the Academic Advisor or hear the personal experiences of a current student. You will gain an understanding of what your four years at UD would look like academically and beyond.

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Wednesday Night Live

March 3 - April 28, Wednesdays 6 - 7 p.m. ET

Learn about Horn Entrepreneurship in a weekly series of fun & informal chat sessions. Register for 1, 2 or as many as you like. 

April 7 - Chat about Social Entrepreneurship

April 14 - Chat about Resources to Support Your Venture

Schedule & Descriptions


The Venture Development Center

Home to UD's entrepreneurial community

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Upcoming Events

Horn Entrepreneurship Blog


Empowering women entrepreneurs
  • Lab learning

    Article by Peter Bothum | April 16, 2021

    UD offers free entrepreneurship courses at Delaware high schools

  • Helping children move more freely

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | April 09, 2021

    UD post-doctoral fellow works to commercialize novel foot brace for cerebral palsy

  • Women entrepreneurs face gender, culture issues

    Article by Jen Hendrickson | April 08, 2021

    UD and Lerner Prof. Amanda Bullough explains the progress and promise worldwide

  • Lab learning

    Article by Peter Bothum | April 16, 2021

    UD offers free entrepreneurship courses at Delaware high schools

  • Three teams set to Make it Happen

    Article by Meg Marcozzi | March 24, 2021

    UD student teams awarded over $5,000 to use in design, prototyping and fabrication of their projects

  • Empowering women entrepreneurs

    Article by Peter Bothum | February 05, 2021

    Horn’s WE Hatch initiative addresses disadvantages experienced by startup founders and corporate innovators


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