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When Suryanuj “Shaun” Gupta, a University of Delaware sophomore majoring in computer science, was a freshman, he took a class in entrepreneurship. One ongoing assignment was to carry around a notebook and write down problems he saw in day-to-day life.
“One problem that I was consistently seeing was that there’s a lot of college students in need of money who don’t necessarily have time to get a part-time jobs because they have classes to go to, clubs, or they’re athletes,” Gupta said.
After a record number of team submissions, the finalists for Hen Hatch 2020, Horn Entrepreneurship’s much-anticipated premier startup competition, have been announced. The following teams of finalists will include three teams from each of the Pre- and Post-Revenue tracks that will compete in the final round of the 2020 Hen Hatch competition that is set to take place virtually on Dec. 3 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m.
After a long and intensive 12-week program, Horn Entrepreneurship's Summer Founders assembled virtually this Tuesday for the pre-accelerator’s 5th annual Summer Founders Demo Day. With 18 teams and over 130 total attendees at the virtual event, this year’s Demo Day marks the program’s biggest yet.
Summer Founders Demo Day is a big deal for the Horn Entrepreneurship summer pre-accelerator program. After a 12 weeks of cultivating their early-stage startup ideas — this year, all online — members of the cohort present their product to peers, educators and guests from the community.
It’s not everyday that you find yourself pitching in the presence of the “Tiger King” himself. But for participants of VentureOn’s most recent spring pitch party, the Joe Exotic cameo was just one of the quirks that came with having to pitch virtually.
After multiple preliminary rounds and weeks of preparation leading up to the University of Delaware’s premiere startup funding competition, Hen Hatch’s final round took place virtually on Thursday, Dec. 3. The evening featured six competing finalist teams that have built their startups up while enrolled in undergraduate work in order to pitch before judges and attendees at Hen Hatch.
With Summer Founders having wrapped up with the culmination of a virtual Demo Day, many of this summer’s teams are reflecting back to discover that the intensive 12-week pre-accelerator was just the beginning of their entrepreneurial journeys.
Now, with the fall semester in full swing and new and exciting opportunities beginning to present themselves, some founders have gotten in touch with the Horn Entrepreneurship team to provide updates on how they have been cultivating their projects, and how their ventures have grown since they last shared their progress at Demo Day.
UD sophomores create website that pairs students looking for work with Newarkers who need help with odd jobs
Need help with housework, an extra pair of hands during a move or some one-off development for your small business? University of Delaware sophomores Sean Gupta and Shahroze Ali have the answer — an online platform they created called Backyard Gig.
Early June, we found out that University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship will welcome its largest cohort of students to Summer Founders 2020 virtually. This group of students was composed of twenty-two startup teams totaling 34 students in the 12-week virtual pre-accelerator. During these virtual summer weeks, our founders have been receiving mentorship, education, and resources to develop and advance their concepts. Since going virtual, the groups have seen their fair share of ups and downs. The biggest include how to advance their concepts and build relationships with their teams all through a computer screen.
University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship welcomes its largest cohort of students to Summer Founders 2020. Twenty-two startup teams totaling 34 students are participating in the 12-week virtual pre-accelerator in which they receive mentorship, education and resources to develop and advance their concepts.