Take Your Concept to the Next Level

All UD students who are actively pursuing the launch and growth of a business are eligible to apply to become participants in VentureOn. Participants receive 24-hour access to the VDC, business advisory and other services as well as in-kind support. They also receive scheduling priority and invitations to special events as well as automatic enrollment into the flexible benefits program for copying & printing, media production, promotional, and supply needs. 

Fall 2022 Schedule


May 4, 2022

Applications open for VentureOn 

September 19, 2022

Applications due for VentureOn 

Just getting started in the world of startups?

Check out the VDC Community Sessions every Wednesday night 6 - 7 p.m. at the Venture Development Center at 132 E. Delaware Ave., Newark, DE 19711. VDC Community Sessions are for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, whether you have an idea you want to develop, you want to get inspired to create a new idea, or you want to join a community of people trying to navigate the world of entrepreneurship together. Community Sessions will help you develop personally and professionally through exercises like idea creation, goal planning and constant feedback. All UD students are welcome. No obligations. No commitments. 

VDC Community Sessions will meet during the summer.

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