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.

  • Hen Hatch 2021

    Hen Hatch 2021 Semifinalist Announcement

    November 02, 2021 | Written by Lindsey Janes
    Hen Hatch, Horn Entrepreneurship’s premier startup funding competition, will hold its semifinal round on Nov. 4, 2021 to determine which six most promising concepts will advance to the finals to be held on Dec. 2, 2021. The 21 semifinalist teams have already progressed through one round of judging.
  • Cheesy pivot: How this UD grad went from engineering to full-time comfort food entrepreneur

    October 26, 2021 | Technical.ly Delaware
    Myles Powell was sure he wanted to go into civil engineering — until he wasn't. Fortunately, what he learned as an technologist helped him build his mac and cheese business, 8 Myles.
  • DBT unveils 2021 Top 40 Under 40 Class

    October 22, 2021 | Written by Delaware Business Times
    This year’s class comes from all corners of Delaware, representing for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations and the diverse community that serves them. Emerson Marine, a Horn Entrepreneurship team member, is honored.