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.

  • 2021 Summer Founders

    2021 Summer Founders Show Hard Work & Viable Startups at Demo Day

    August 25, 2021 | Written by Ryan Sigmund
    Horn Entrepreneurship’s Summer Founders Pre-accelerator came to an end with Demo Day on August 19, 2021. However, the founders continued progress towards more successful startups never ends.
  • UD A PARTNER IN REGIONAL INNOVATION HUB

    August 25, 2021 | Written by Tracey Bryant and Catherine Zandonella, Princeton
    The University of Delaware is a partner in a new regional innovation network, established with a $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), to accelerate the transformation of scientific discoveries into technologies that improve our daily lives.
  • Using Entrepreneurship to Make Sustainable Impact

    August 18, 2021 | Written by Ryan Sigmund
    University of Delaware Senior Sierra RyanWallick is what many would call a serial entrepreneur. Finding a unique passion to help others through the startup world early, RyanWallick launched her first venture at the fresh age of 10 years old and continues to make an impact today.