A Discussion with 2017 Diamond Challenge Semifinalist, Helena Zimmerman

Feb 23, 2018

   A discussion with Helena Zimmerman, Cofounder of TeensGive.org and semifinalist in the 2017 Diamond Challenge Tell us about TeeensGive.org. How did you come up with your big idea? TeensGive.org is a social enterprise that creates service opportunities for high...

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...