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Current VentureOn Participants

The Venture Development Center serves as home to many of our student & alumni businesses. The level of development of these startups varies from the conceptual stage all the way to realizing revenues. The following is a list of the current businesses of the VDC.

Jiancheng "JC" Yang | Chemical Engineering Major, Minors in Economics & Entrepreneurial Studies

Founder of Express Lunch Box

Express Lunch Box is an app that allows users to order lunch from one of the most authentic Chinese restaurants in the area and pick up their orders at an on-campus delivery drop-off point, all from the convenience of their smart phones.

Aaron Kesler & Weihe Tian | Computer Science & Engineering Majors, Minor in Entrepreneurial Studies

Co-founders of STAK

The easiest way to buy and sell anything at the University of Delaware. Launching as an iPhone app in late September for the UD student community.

Austin Crouse | Mechanical Engineering Major, Minors in Entrepreneurial Studies & Mathematics

Founder of AJ Creative Ventures

AJ Creative Ventures turns ideas into reality using leading technology. Easily take your new invention into large-scale manufacturing or make a prototype for solution testing with your customer.

Becca Leisher | Economics Major, Minor in Business Administration

Founder of Beck & Call Delivery Service

Alex Razzook | Biomechanics & Movement Science Ph.D Candidate

Founder of Intelligent Digital Manufacturing, LLC

Intelligent Digital Manufacturing, LLC  aims to create direct digital manufacturing framework for mass customization.

Yael Bloom & Tali Cohen | Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation, MIS & Marketing Majors

Co-founders of Udwell

Udwell is a comprehensive website that lists all of the off-campus housing options near the University of Delaware. 

Donavan Trigg & Nishank Singh | MIS & Finance Majors

Co-founders of Waloopo

Waloopo is a marketplace for small boutiques, independent brands and designers to sell their apparel easily and affordably. 

Matt Kroll | MBA Student

Founder of East Coast Float Spa

East Coast Float Spa is the largest center offering floatation therapy in the tri-state area. Floating is a holistic health treatment backed by decades of science that lets your body & mind achieve a whole new level of relaxation as you float, effortlessly, in your own private dead sea.

Nate Matheson & Matt Lenhard | Finance & Economics Majors

Co-founders of Lendedu

Lendedu.com is an online marketplace for private student loans and student loan consolidation. Think LendingTree for student loans. Nate & Matt are currently working with the Iowa Startup Accelerator in Cedar Rapids.

 

Sean Carey | Marketing Major

Founder of Awake

Awake is a new social media platform that connects those who suffer from anxiety with their own support network.

Marco Di Gabriele | Entrepreneurship & Technology Innnovation Major & Sean Pié

Founders of FantasyChief.com

FantasyChief.com is a website devoted to helping owners make good fantasy football decisions. It provides articles, insights, analysis and rankings on a weekly basis. 

Lindsay Yeager | Visual Communications

Founder of Dare Women's Foundation

Dare Women’s Foundation’s goal is to help improve women’s issues in Tanzania, especially regarding feminine hygiene, nutrition, work and education.

Peter Fomin & Sammy Suh

Founders of Zenith FilmWorks

Through creative direction, filming, photography, and post-production, Zenith Filmworks specializes in highly creative and innovative digital media for small-medium budgets.

 

Brendan Teeven

Founder of Social Heroes

Andrew Rutter & Nikhil Rao

Co-founders of Cohesion

Cohesion is a belt buckle that stores and dispenses guitar picks.

 

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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