A New Opportunity

Nov 1, 2017

My junior year, my team had planned to pitch our business, Voluntu, live in front of Diamond Challenge Judges. But we got a little hiccup. It turned out, the site no longer hosted live pitches for the Social Venture track and we had to submit our pitch virtually and...

My Diamond Challenge Story

Oct 28, 2017

I signed up for the Diamond Challenge with a friend during my sophomore year of high school. Going in, I had some business experience through DECA, but I wasn’t sure what to expect. My partner and I competed through the business concept virtual track and qualified to...

Diamond Challenge Winners Announced

Apr 20, 2017

On Friday, April 7th, the winners of this year's Diamond Challenge were announced at the Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (YES!) held in Clayton Hall. The competition was also broadcast live thanks to Capital One (watch the recording here). The 2017 Diamond Challenge...

Why You Can’t Say No to YES!

Mar 22, 2017

The Inspiration. We are hosting two incredible keynote speakers, Haile Thomas and Justin Lafazan.     Thomas, 16, is a Jamaican-American youth health activist, motivational speaker, teen vegan chef and the youngest certified health coach trained at the Institute for...

2017 Diamond Challenge: Here’s What Happened So Far

Feb 27, 2017

Moldova   Diamond Challenge Moldova held its semifinal round on Saturday, January 28, at the Dreamups Innovation Campus. Teams pitched their ideas for both the Social Venture and Business Concept tracks.  The winning Business Concept team was SafeYard, consisting of...

4 Insanely Cool Entrepreneurs Under 18

Feb 2, 2017

We love a good success story. In celebration of young entrepreneurs, we’ve regularly shared incredible startup stories on Facebook and Instagram. Here’s a roundup of four of the most impressive people in business. Oh, and did we mention that none of them have...

Diamond Challenge Team Highlight: Women Leaders of Tomorrow

Jan 13, 2017

One goal of the Diamond Challenge is to encourage the integration of entrepreneurship into high school classrooms. We are happy to hear that the Fontbonne Hall Academy (FHA) of Brooklyn, New York is doing exactly this.  FHA aims to ‘inspire young women to be leaders...

Meet the 2017 Student Ambassadors!

Oct 10, 2016

17 students from all over the world join this year's lineup The Diamond Challenge team is excited to introduce the 2017 Diamond Challenge Student Ambassador team! These students were carefully selected for their work ethic, leadership skills and, of course, their...

Young entrepreneurs partner with large company

Sep 2, 2016

Diamond Challenge winners combine knowledge with experience to improve spelling bee studying tactics Former University of Delaware Diamond Challenge finalists Shreyas Parab and Sriram Hathwar have a new partnership focused on developing their online study tool, Spell...