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. 

Spring 2022 Schedule


December 9, 2021

Applications open for VentureOn 

February 18, 2022

Applications due for VentureOn 

Looking for a Community?

Just getting started in the world of startups? Check out e-club (entrepreneurship club) every Wednesday night 7:30 p.m. at the Venture Development Center at 132 E. Delaware Ave., Newark, DE 19711. All UD students are welcome. No obligations. No commitments. 

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    December 07, 2021 | Written by Christine E. Serio-Shively
    UD junior Lynn Roberts developed her entrepreneurial skills through donor-supported programs in Horn Entrepreneurship
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    October 05, 2021 | Written by Meg Marcozzi
    The 2021 competition focused on start-up accelerators and incubators working with STEM/R&D entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups and innovation-focused small businesses located in HUBZones. GAFC was first launched by SBA in 2014 to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship across the country. GAFC prize awards have funded a wide range of accelerators and incubators in an effort to provide increased support to entrepreneurs, particularly in the STEM/R&D innovation ecosystem.
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    October 05, 2021 | Delaware
    Backyard Gig, launched by two University of Delaware sophomores in mid-2020, is drawing more users from the college town community.