UD Benefactor Charlie Horn Gets Pete du Pont Freedom Award

A University of Delaware graduate who started several successful companies and founded the school’s entrepreneurship program received the 2019  Pete du Pont Freedom Award  last night. Charlie Horn created the nation’s first retail-based discount prescription drug program and 5Lights, LLC, a private equity business incubator and management firm.  He and his wife Patty established the Horn Entrepreneurship program at UD… Read More

Sherry Hoskinson inducted as a Longenecker Fellow at the USASBE conference in Los Angeles, CA

On January 12th, 2018, Sherry Hoskinson was inducted as a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow at the United States Association for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) conference in Los Angeles, CA. Selection as a Longenecker Fellow is the highest recognition that the USASBE bestows on individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development, furtherance… Read More

Hall of Fame Award Recipient: Sherry Hoskinson, Legacy Award

In 1998, the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship (then, the H.N. & Frances C. Berger Entrepreneurship Program at the Karl Eller Center, College of Business of Public Administration) established the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. Established to formally recognize the significant achievements and contributions of alumni and associates of the Karl Eller Center and Berger Entrepreneurship Program,… Read More

How to be a Badass Sales Warrior

Badass sales warriors are like Navy SEALs Like Navy SEAL warriors – the greatest sales pros are highly trained, disciplined, thoroughly prepared, confident and focused on the mission, never quit and will never be outworked. Sales is not something you just do because you like to talk and hope to persuade people. Great sales people… Read More

36 Intriguing Delawareans • Charlie Horn

“Entrepreneurs are the creative class that makes the world a better place with new inventions, new concepts,” says lifelong entrepreneur Charlie Horn, 64, whose $3 million commitment to the University of Delaware led to creating its Horn Program in Entrepreneurship. ‘I was always interested in starting my own business, but in those days [he’s a… Read More