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Delaware Department of Education’s Fall Leadership Conference
Horn Entrepreneurship participated in the Delaware Department of Education’s Fall Leadership Conference on Oct. 25-26.

High School Entrepreneurship Workshops

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Horn Entrepreneurship attended the Fall Leadership Conference to host entrepreneurship workshops for Delaware high school students

Representatives from University of Delaware’s Horn Entrepreneurship led idea creation workshops at the Delaware Department of Education’s Fall Leadership Conference on Oct. 25-26.

The Fall Leadership Conference is designed to bring together career and technical student organizations in Delaware including

Business Professionals of America, DECA (formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America), HOSA-Future Health Professionals, Technology Student Association, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, SkillsUSA and Educators Rising. The conference was held at Delaware State University’s campus in Dover where more than 800 students were in attendance over the two days.

For the second year in a row, Horn Entrepreneurship was invited to lead its signature IdeaU workshop for some of the most talented and motivated middle and high school students in Delaware. One of the participants, Jermaine Lugo, a sophomore from Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Del.

“The workshop was very interactive,” Lugo said. “It helped me think about problems I see in the world and potential solutions for how I can fix them.”

IdeaU is a workshop that has been refined and tested over many years.

“We’ve led the IdeaU sessions for more than a dozen organizations from the Boy Scouts, to Abington Friends School, to TeenSHARP Delaware,” said Julie Frieswyk, manager of youth programs at Horn Entrepreneurship. “IdeaU is an engaging introduction to the power of recognizing problems, generating ideas and taking your first steps to becoming an entrepreneurial leader.”

Attending an IdeaU workshop is one of many ways for students to learn about the Diamond Challenge, a global entrepreneurship competition for high school students run by Horn Entrepreneurship. The program is sponsored by Capital One and attracted student participants from 27 states and 39 countries in 2017 for a chance at winning a piece of the $100,000 prize pool.

To register a team for Diamond Challenge click here. To schedule an IdeaU workshop at your school, click here.

The Diamond Challenge is one program in the Paul and Linda McConnell Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative.

About Horn Entrepreneurship

Horn Entrepreneurship serves as the University of Delaware’s creative engine for entrepreneurship education and advancement. Built and actively supported by successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders, Horn Entrepreneurship empowers aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs as they pursue new ideas for a better world.


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