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 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

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.