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.

  • Top 1% in Sales Competition

    June 02, 2022 | Written by Dena Hillison
    Amanda (Mandy) Zicherman has always had an interest in entrepreneurship, which she attributes to her natural curiosity, creativity and penchant for problem-solving. This interest was at the top of her mind when she began her college search.
  • Lifelong Lerner: Lavar Thomas

    May 24, 2022 | Written by Imani Gibbs
    As a member of the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics’ Class of 2022, Lavar Thomas, an international business studies major from Brooklyn, New York, has not had the typical student experience at UD due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thomas, and his entire class, have shown incredible resilience, maturity and spirit while adjusting to the many unexpected changes that they have encountered as students. Each installment of this series will profile an outstanding member of this class, showcasing their achievements, experiences at UD and what it means to be a Blue Hen.
  • Thinking Outside the Box; Spring Pitch Party Results

    March 24, 2022 | Written by John Wasdin
    Horn Entrepreneurship held its 2022 Spring Pitch Party on Wednesday, March 23. Students got the chance to pitch ideas for business and social ventures, in hopes of winning various awards and prizes.