Venture Development

Activate Your Passion

Horn Entrepreneurship’s Venture Support and Commercialization programs provide a continuum of guidance and valuable resources to members of the UD community as they pursue new ideas for a better world, explore their professional interests and activate their passions.

 

The past year has been the most transformative of my life. Being immersed in a startup atmosphere, and developing a degree of expertise in the biotech space specifically, has been invaluable for both my personal and career growth.

- John Lowman

Signature Programs

Venture Development | Horn Entrepreneurship | University of Delaware
Venture Development | Horn Entrepreneurship | University of Delaware
Venture Development | Horn Entrepreneurship | University of Delaware
Venture Development | Horn Entrepreneurship | University of Delaware
Venture Development | Horn Entrepreneurship | University of Delaware
Venture Development | Horn Entrepreneurship | University of Delaware
Venture Development | Horn Entrepreneurship | University of Delaware
Venture Development | Horn Entrepreneurship | University of Delaware

International Students

International students on F-1 and J-1 visas are strongly encouraged to discuss any entrepreneurship, start-up, or volunteer opportunities with the Center for Global Programs and Services prior to accepting the position. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security restricts certain practical training options (whether paid or unpaid) for F-1 and J-1 students unless they have prior authorization from the government. Please note that even if an international student is not being paid or is volunteering, they may still require authorization.

If you are an F-1 or J-1 international student considering work, volunteering, self-employment, or start-up ventures (even if they are part of a class project or as part of your program of study), please contact an immigration advisor at OISS to discuss your options and requirements for maintaining status in the U.S. Additional information can be found on the OISS Employment page.

  • Devina Patel holding the Horn Hen of the Month certificate

    Devina Patel, Horn Hen of the Month

    May 29, 2024 | Written by Heni Patel
    Devina Patel won the March Horn Hen of the Month award. She is a sophomore at the University of Delaware, with a double major in finance and financial planning, a minor in trust management, and has a certificate in entrepreneurship leadership.
  • Bridging Emotional Connections: Ian Drogowitz’s Legacy Loom

    May 20, 2024 | Written by Natalie Kessler
    Ian is a driven and innovative student from the Class of 2024, who created his start-up, Legacy Loom, a virtual storytelling platform that allows guests to delve into the hosts' past experiences, creating a more immersive and meaningful connection.
  • Pitching for the Planet: 2024 REEF@UD Eco Entrepreneurship Fellows Pitch Day Recap

    May 10, 2024 | Written by Yashlee Francois
    Nine participants with a strong passion for the environment and sustainability pitched their ideas in areas from, sustainable home buying, to energy conversion, to aquatic ecosystem preservation.