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Palina Ivanova (second from right) with three members of her venture, Revive.

VentureOn applications open for start-up help

Applications are being accepted until Sept. 12 for the fall 2017 semester

All students are invited to apply for the VentureOn program, which provides students with valuable resources needed to launch start-up businesses. VentureOn provides resources and support to help University of Delaware students hatch and grow businesses. Applications are being accepted from Aug. 29 to Sept. 12 for the fall 2017 semester. Interested undergraduate and graduate students can apply online.

The program provides thought leadership on topics like innovation, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial education as well as hosting programs, activities and events to forge connections between UD students, faculty, staff, alumni and the entrepreneurial community.

“Being a part of VentureOn helped me get to where I am today by providing me with space that empowered me to think creatively and surround me with other motivated individuals,” said Palina Ivanova, Class of 2017, Executive Director of the Pete DuPont Freedom Foundation.

Vincent DiFelice, faculty member and venture support lead with Horn Entrepreneurship, said: “VentureOn is an opportunity for anyone to start a new adventure. If you work hard at it, you’ll get where you want to go.”

VentureOn participants also receive 24/7 access to the program’s home in the Venture Development Center (VDC) and resources including:

  • Collaborative work spaces and conference rooms

  • Private mentoring

  • 17-foot glass Inspiration Wall for brainstorming, idea conception and idea development

  • Technology resource center with Mac and PC workstations offering the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite and Final Cut Pro X

  • 3D Printing

  • Nine LED TVs equipped with web browsers, webcams and more

  • Media production resources including video, printing and copying

  • High-speed internet access (wired and wireless)

  • Storage lockers

Participants receive scheduling priority for mentoring sessions, access to VDC spaces, discounted business services and presale ticket purchases.

All UD graduate and undergraduate students who are in good academic standing are eligible to apply to become participants in the VentureOn program.

Click here to apply for the VentureOn program. Fall applications will be accepted on or before Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017.

About Horn Entrepreneurship

University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship ignites imaginations and empowers world changers through educational offerings that emphasize experiential learning, evidence-based entrepreneurship and active engagement with entrepreneurs and other members of the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Through participation in Horn Entrepreneurship offerings, students gain the knowledge, skills, personal capacities, experiences, connections and access to resources needed to successfully manifest innovation and thrive in the rapidly changing world.


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