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Unleash potential

There is a massive amount of data and surveys, including our own research, that indicates there is a huge pent up demand and opportunity for tremendous impact by empowering women students and women in the community to achieve greater success in entrepreneurial activities. Women are disadvantaged in entrepreneurship enrollment, networking, venture capital raises and access to resources, yet they desire to make societal impact and achieve financial success and control of their lives. It is estimated that several trillions of global economic impact is left on table by leaving women behind in the entrepreneurial equation.

WE Hatch seeks to unleash the potential of creative, innovative and entrepreneurial women through curriculum, programming, mentorship, and venture funding support.

Our Commitment

WE Hatch seeks to advance creative, innovative and entrepreneurial women within UD and the broader community.

Our goals include:

  1. Attract and grow student, faculty and community engagement
  2. Optimize opportunity for women to realize their full potential as innovators and value creators
  3. Deliver economic and societal benefits for women and those they impact
  • Broaden career choices through entrepreneurial skills and mindset
  • Succeeding in male dominated industries, such as STEM/Business
  • Successful value proposition and business model design
  • Networking support
  • Apprenticeship and mentorship
  • New venture creation support
  • Career change or re-start
  • Intra-preneurship
  • New venture launch
  • Scaling ventures
  • STEM innovation
  • Upward networking
  • Access to resources, including capital

WE Hatch Honor Circle

The Honor Circle recognizes women – our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, colleagues and co-workers - who have inspired and continue to inspire us and those closest to them with their creativity, ingenuity, innovative spirit and entrepreneurial aptitude. Nominations for 2024 are being accepted until February 10, 2024.

View the Honor Circle

 

 

Thank you to our sponsors

 

  • Accelerating Translational research

    February 21, 2024 | Written by Erica K. Brockmeier
    UD receives $6 million from National Science Foundation as part of inaugural translational research funding program
  • Get To Know Horn: Tomé Salgueiro

    February 09, 2024 | Written by Horn Entrepreneurship
    This year, the UD Alfred Lerner College welcomed several new faculty members into its community. Tomé Salgueiro is an assistant professor of social innovation and entrepreneurship; he spoke with Lerner about his research focus and why he chose to join the University of Delaware.
  • Horn Entrepreneurship Ranked Among Top Entrepreneurship Schools

    January 23, 2024 | Written by Horn Entrepreneurship
    This article was originally posted by the Lerner School of Business and Economics as part of their "Seeing Opportunity" series. As he sat in class listening to the lecture, Nicholai Williamson was taken aback. The native of Jamaica had been drawn to the University of Delaware in part because of the strength of its entrepreneurship programs, and now his entrepreneurship instructor was saying that the sooner he failed, the better.