The Diamond Challenge encourages students to put their ideas into action by participating in one of two competition tracks: Business Concept and Social Venture. Students can compete by pitching in person at one of our sites or by submitting a video pitch online.
Choose a Competition
If the primary purpose is to solve a customer problem that by doing so will generate revenue and profit, then the business concept competition is right for you.
If the primary purpose is to solve a social problem and make a positive impact on people or the environment, then the social venture competition is right for you.
HOW IT WORKS
Participants work in teams of 2-4 to recognize an opportunity, conceive of a new model for a business or social venture, pursue the opportunity, and validate the model by “building a venture like a scientist.” A state-of-the-art curriculum focused on how to practice evidence-based entrepreneurship guides these activities and also offers advice for preparing the competition’s two deliverables: a written concept and a pitch.
Open to all high school students
Students from around the world are eligible to participate if they:
- are enrolled in a secondary school or educational program;
- have a team with 2-4 students;
- have a teacher, parent or community member who is willing to serve as the team’s advisor.