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VentureOn: Supporting Student Businesses as they Venture On...

VentureOn provides resources and support to help hatch and grow student businesses. VentureOn is operated out of the Horn Program's Venture Development Center (VDC), which serves as the home for the entrepreneurial community on campus and an applied learning laboratory for students pursuing entrepreneurship through the creation of startup businesses.

Participants in the VentureOn program enjoy 24/7 access to the VDC and its resources. They also receive scheduling priority and invitations to special events as well as automatic enrollment into the flexible benefits program for copying & printing, media production, promotional, and supply needs.

The learn more or to apply:

VentureOn Program Information

VentureOn Application Form (PDF)

The VentureOn program and the VDC is the home to many growing student business, learn more about our current VentureOn participants.

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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