The Horn Program's Venture Development Center (VDC) serves as the home for entrepreneurial community on campus and an applied learning laboratory for students. The VDC provides resources and support to help hatch and grow student businesses. In addition, the VDC hosts activities and events that forge connections between university students, faculty, staff and the broader entrepreneurial community.
The VDC aims to support and nurture entrepreneurial activity through its programming and resources. Current programming includes: mentorship programs, workshops, funding competitions, in-residence programs and other activities and events. Current resources include: meeting and coworking space, computer and printing resources, in-house media production, and an extensive network of community connections. The VDC also seeks to create connections between students, faculty, alumni, and community members who possess a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.
All UD students who are actively pursuing the launch and growth of a business are eligible to apply to become participants in VentureOn, which provides resources & support to help hatch and grow student businesses. Resouces include 24-hour access to the VDC, business advisory and other services as well as in-kind support.