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

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

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.

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    June 02, 2022 | Written by Dena Hillison
    Amanda (Mandy) Zicherman has always had an interest in entrepreneurship, which she attributes to her natural curiosity, creativity and penchant for problem-solving. This interest was at the top of her mind when she began her college search.
  • Lifelong Lerner: Lavar Thomas

    May 24, 2022 | Written by Imani Gibbs
    As a member of the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics’ Class of 2022, Lavar Thomas, an international business studies major from Brooklyn, New York, has not had the typical student experience at UD due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thomas, and his entire class, have shown incredible resilience, maturity and spirit while adjusting to the many unexpected changes that they have encountered as students. Each installment of this series will profile an outstanding member of this class, showcasing their achievements, experiences at UD and what it means to be a Blue Hen.
  • Ingenuity Abounds at 2022 DIF Innovation Showcase

    May 20, 2022 | Horn Entrepreneurship
    From food innovations and health devices to education and upcycling, Guests to the 2022 DIF Innovation Showcase enjoyed the ideas and ingenuity of the next generation of entrepreneurs.