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The Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club) at UD was founded to encourage students to have an entrepreneurial mind-set, and pursue business and networking opportunities outside of the classroom. We strive to form lasting professional relationships that will serve our members for the duration of their careers and lives. Our finances are used to build micro-ventures and provide students with experience building and operating profitable businesses. We also preach the importance of social entrepreneurship and persistently take advantage of philanthropic opportunities.

The E-Club is the premiere resource for all aspiring student entrepreneurs. Our goal is to build a close knit community for students of all majors who are interested in starting their own business. We aim to provide opportunities for networking with fellow student entrepreneurs, learning and connecting with experienced professionals, and utilizing the University of Delaware campus as a launch pad for your business ideas.


Our mission is to help students turn their ideas and passions into businesses and develop future business leaders.

Executive Board

  • Ben Rapkin
  • Peter Fomin
  • Joe Mclaughlin
  • Chelsea Pellicano 
  • Olivia Curzi
  • Megan Murray
  • Sean Carey
  • Jake Mulcahy
  • Melissa Coluccio

Get Involved

To join the E-Club or to learn more about their efforts, email Ben Rapkin, President, at brapkin@udel.edu.

Connect with the E-Club socially on Student CentralFacebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.


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 MBAprograms.org’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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