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Entrepreneurship is and will continue to be the primary engine of job creation and economic growth in Delaware and the United States. It is imperative that the Horn Program accomplishes its mission of inspiring, educating, advising and connecting students so they can succeed in launching new businesses and working in entrepreneurial environments.

Accomplishing this mission requires continuous investments of time, talent and treasure by faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the university. Our Entrepreneurial Support Network provides the primary avenue for investing time or talent and gifts to the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship are the primary avenue for investing treasure.

To speak directly with us about the many opportunities available to donate your time, talent or treasure, contact Stefanie Spatola, Assistant Director, by email at sspatola@udel.edu or by phone at (302) 831-1607.


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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