Blue Hen 17&43 Awards


Recognizing Successful Blue Hen Ventures

The Blue Hen 17&43 Awards build on the University of Delaware’s long tradition of leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship that began when the university was founded in 1743. It honors the most promising new ventures and fastest growing companies founded, owned or led by our students and alumni. This project is a collaboration of UD’s Horn Entrepreneurship and Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics.


March 1, 2019

Application opens (based on FY2016-18)

August 1, 2019

Application deadline

October 10, 2019

Blue Hen 17&43 Awards Dinner

17 Most Promising Ventures

2018 Award Recipients





Weatherman Inc.

Annapolis Compost

Delaware Innovation Space

GoShare Inc.

Predictive Analytics Group

XPAN Law Group


Focal Systems

Lyapunov Technologies


43 Fastest Growing Companies

2018 Award Recipients

Accudyne Systems, Inc.

Botto Sons

Chuck Malatesta

Ferris Home Improvements

Harvey Hanna & Associates

Maryland Screen Printers

People Driven Solutions

TechSolutions, Inc.

The Profero Group

Applied Control Engineering, Inc.

Bubbakoo's Burritos

CompuData, Inc.

Gbuild Construction Managers

Insomnia Cookies

Mill Creek Capital Advisors

Princeton Hosted Solutions

The INNternationale Residence

The Siegfried Group

Bloom Daily Planners


Extreme Scale Solutions

Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen

KMRD Partners, Inc.

New Way Air Bearings


The Millenium Alliance

Visionist, Inc.

Recognition and Award Dinner

All Blue Hen leaders whose companies are recognized as 17&43 Award recipients will be recognized at the annual award dinner on October 10, 2019.