Open for business

Venture Development Center, new home for student entrepreneurs

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Pitch Your Path

Unique baseball prototype takes home $1,000 award

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Siegfried Award

Dan Sullivan honored as first recipient of entrepreneurial leadership award

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App launched

UD graduates create Anniversary app

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The University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship ignites imaginations and empowers world changers through entrepreneurial education. Our offerings emphasize experiential learning, evidence-based entrepreneurship and active engagement with entrepreneurs, business leaders and members of the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem. Participation in Horn Program courses and co-curricular activities provides students with the knowledge, skills, connections and access to resources needed to successfully manifest innovation and thrive in a rapidly changing world.

On the curricular side, students learn through an undergraduate major in Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation and a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies. We also offer an MBA concentration and graduate certificate, as well as an MS in Entrepreneurship & Design. Co-curricular activities include the Venture Development Center, the home for the entrepreneurial community on campus and an applied learning laboratory for students; a startup funding competition called Hen Hatch; and an outreach component, FastForward.

News Highlights

Kenya's future innovators

Horn Program staff members travel to Kenya to support young entrepreneurs

Staff from the Lerner College's Horn Program visited Kenya, where young entrepreneurs shared innovative projects in energy, marketing, security and agriculture.

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The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, 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 Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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