Request to join UD's ExpertConnect Network
Brief bio about yourself
What region are you located in?
What languages do you speak?
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University of Delaware Affiliation
Top 3 ways or topics where you can provide the most value or assistance with.
What is your expertise? Please select up to three.
Accounting & Finance
Business Leadership, Strategy & Operations
Coding / App Development
Customer Discovery & Business Model Design
Design (UI/UX, graphics, etc.)
Grants & Fundraising
Human Resources & Talent Acquisition
Legal: Company Formation
Legal: Contracts & Agreements
Legal: Intellectual Property
Manufacturing & Scale Up
Marketing & Sales
Product Development & Prototyping
Risk Management & Insurance
Supply Chain & Logistics
What is your area of focus?
Please select your industry expertise. Check all that apply.
Aquaculture / Oceans
Automotive & Transportation
Business & Professional Services
Communications & Telecommunication Services
Consumer Packaged Goods
Environmental / Sustainability
Food & Beverage
Media & Entertainment
Mining / Heavy Industry
Pharmaceuticals / Therapeutics
Real Estate & Construction
Retail & eCommerce
Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment
Software and Services
Technology Hardware and Equipment
Travel & Hospitality
What is your area of focus?
Please list any previous companies you’ve worked for.
Please select the groups you would be interested in engaging with (check all that apply):
Faculty / Staff / Post-Doctoral Researchers
Non UD-affiliated members of the regional innovation ecosystem and community
Please select the stages of ventures you would be interested in working with (check all that apply):
Anyone actively exploring an idea or concept
Completed initial customer discovery efforts via programs like I-Corps or Summer Founders
Developed new technology(s), process(es), product(s), or service(s)
Secured non-dilutive funding via grants, competitions, & etc.
Achieved initial customer traction via sales, pilots, JDAs, etc.
Secured equity-based funding via angels or venture capital firms
In what capacity would you like to support requests? (Check all that apply.)
Assessment – Willing to review technologies and business models (e.g., competitive landscaping, IP reviews, etc.)
Connector - Willing to make relevant introductions (e.g., experts, potential co-founders/team members, potential customers, active investors, etc.)
Expert – Share subject matter or industry specific or expertise and insights
Functional – Assist with acquiring knowledge or specific skills (e.g., review regulatory strategies, grant writing, understanding cap tables & founder dilution, etc.)
Process – Guide execution of evidence-based entrepreneurship / Lean-Startup methodologies (e.g., develops and de-risks business model, supports customer discovery efforts, etc.)
Services – Assist with pre-defined tasks (e.g., Setting up quick books, building websites, incorporating, finding lab space, etc.)
What is the frequency you like to engage with ventures?
1-2 hours a week
1-2 hours a month
1-2 hours a quarter
How often would you like to engage with ventures?
Interest in Screening Applications
I would be interested in helping to screen applications for Horn’s selective program offerings like Summer Founders, I-Corps, Proof of Concept, and more.
Please attach a head shot of yourself
I am an accredited angel investor or make investments for others (e.g. venture capital firm, investment bank, etc.)?
I am interested in learning more about investing in early-stage ventures and startups.