Our Official Pitch Site Partners host preliminary round pitch events for the Business Concept and Social Venture competitions, identify judges, recruit student participants and more. We also welcome other forms of partnership to enhance the entrepreneurial learning landscape for high school students.
The Horn Program in Entrepreneurship seeks to actively partner with schools and school districts, community colleges, nonprofit organizations, and departments of education to expand access to the high-impact, experiential learning opportunities provided by the Diamond Challenge. Organizations interested to become an Official Pitch Site partner may complete the application form, which is reviewed every year during the months of June-July.
For other partnership opportunities, submit the form below if you are interested in discussing partnership opportunities related to: cross-promotion with other opportunities for youth, follow-on opportunities for promising students and their ventures, teacher training, enriching the Diamond Challenge curriculum and dual enrollment to earn college credit.
Become a Partner
Pitch Location Partners
These are organizations that volunteer to assist with recruiting students, local judges, and holding a Preliminary Round pitch event for the youth in their area. In the USA these have mostly been community colleges with entrepreneurship programs. Internationally, we mostly partner with non-governmental organizations working in economic development and education.
These are partners who assist the Diamond Challenge with the development of the curriculum and competition content. Areas of specialty are within any topics valuable to young people interested in creating their own futures.
These are organizations whose goals align with the Diamond Challenge and when sharing opportunities, we together create larger impact. Examples include sharing one another’s program offerings and working together for high impact awards.
Financial sponsors are the wind underneath the Diamond Challenge sails and help us to move forward with balance and speed to reach young people in a rapidly changing world with state-of-the-art entrepreneurship education. They enable us to create new content, provide meaningful awards, and often provide a talented workforce to assist with judging and mentoring.