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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 & Ben Rapkin | Mechanical Engineering & Social Entrepreneurship Majors, Minors in Entrepreneurial Studies & Mathematics

Founders of Uzer LLC

Uzer LLC is a marketing and technology firm committed to offering the most effective direct-to-student advertising services in the industry. We focus on creating and opening new channels of communication with college students, so that your targeted messages have the greatest possible impact on your business.

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 refinance. With one short application, LendEDU provides up to 9 quotes from leading student loan providers. Think LendingTree for student loans. Nate & Matt started LendEDU at the Iowa Startup Accelerator after pivoting from ShopTutors. ShopTutors won Hen Hatch in 2014. LendEDU has received seed funding from Built by Iowa and the Iowa Startup Accelerator Fund.


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

A social app for cell phones that is based on keeping users off their phones while in social establishments. 

Andrew Rutter & Nikhil Rao

Co-founders of Cohesion

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

Jordan Gonzalez & Keith Doggett

Co-founders of The Practice Set

To aid in students' understanding of their classes by giving them practice problems. These problems are solved step-by-step so that they can learn the solutions in an exact fashion.


Antonino Piraino, Edwin Hernandez & Robert Richardson

Co-founders of Antrics, LLC

Antrics is a fashion/apparel cause brand motivated by philanthropic beliefs that intergrate causes into products in order to assist in the eradication of some of the world's greatest problems. 

Zachary Migliozzi

Founder of Throw Back

Throw Back Pro provides an innovative throwing aide aimed to serve as the only true functional throwing device to replicate throwing by supporting & optimizing throwing mechanics for athletes of all ages. Train to throw like a pro.


Danny Vicioso

Founder of AIG LLC

AIG, LLC is a small, product-based business out of Westchester, NY which currently employs four full-time employees and hopes to expand exponentially in 2015 by adding staff and product offerings.

Nick Rybinski

Founder of WheyCo. Protein

WheyCo. Protein is a subscription service that delivers high-quality protein to your door every month. No chasing sales, no questionable ingredients, and no paying for shipping.


Zack Granat and Tyler Psenicska

Founders of Break-Fast

Break-Fast will bring breakfast into the daily routine of students by allowing them to conveniently place their order for breakfast the night before and pick up their breakfast and coffee on their way to their morning classes.


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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