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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    ReTeen: Living and Learning for Retirees

    January 11, 2023 | Written by Yashlee Francois
    Founded by Nate George along with Bridget Bergan back in Sep. 2021, ReTeen is a startup that recommends personalized activities and plans social events for retirees to do during retirement that will keep them lively, social, and healthy.
  • Horn After 10: Farhad Baqi

    January 10, 2023 | Written by Horn Entrepreneurship
    This article is part of a series celebrating the 10th anniversary of Horn Entrepreneurship by highlighting alumni, their stories and accomplishments. Meet Farhad Baqi.
  • Progress, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship: Hen Hatch’s Final Round

    December 09, 2022 | Written by Ryan Sigmund
    Hen Hatch, Horn Entrepreneurship’s premier startup funding competition, has finally come to a close after the third and final round was held on Thursday, Dec. 1 at The Tower Audion at UD’s STAR Campus.