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Venture Development Center, new home for student entrepreneurs

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Startup eXperience

Horn Program's premier educational opportunity

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Breaking down barriers

Forum promotes entrepreneurship, growth

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The University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship seeks to foster innovation & entrepreneurship by providing world-class educational opportunities and serving as a catalyst for the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Our program provides a solid foundation of curricular, co-curricular and outreach programming. On the curricular side, students learn through an undergraduate major and minor or an MBA concentration. Co-curricular activities include the Venture Development Center, an entrepreneurial hub that promotes the growth of entrepreneurial endeavors and economic development for students; a startup funding competition called Hen Hatch; and an outreach component, Fast Forward (formerly the President's Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship).

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April 30: Diamond Challenge final round

Horn Program in Entrepreneurship to host final round of high school competition

Students from around the world participated in this year's Diamond Challenge, a high school entrepreneurship program hosted by the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware.

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The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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