Our 2018 Summit Schedule

April 11
2018, 1pm – 9pm

Day 1 Events

  • Networking Dinner
  • Taste of the University of Delaware topped with our very own EntreprenurChip ice cream
  • Team buiding activities with attendees
  • Venture Development Center tour, home to Horn Entrepreneurship
April 12
2018, 9am – 9pm

Day 2 Events

  • Two keynote speakers
  • Workshops with successful entrepreneuers
  • Panel discussions
  • Pop-up competitions
  • Mentoring office hours
  • Exhibitors
  • Speakers
  • Semifinal round of the Diamond Challenge Competition
  • Top ten round of the Diamond Challenge Competition
  • Three day pass holders only can attend the Gala and Award Ceremony
April 13
2018, 9am – 2pm

Day 3 Events

  • Two keynote speakers
  • Workshops with successful entrepreneuers
  • Panel discussions
  • Pop-up competitions
  • Mentoring office hours
  • Exhibitors
  • Speakers
  • Final round of the Diamnd Challenge competition
  • Networking session
  • Optional evening shopping tour or activities at the Venture Development Center

Ticket Prices

April 11 – April 13

Full Price

  • $139 all-access 3-day pass + gala
  • $89 all-access 3-day pass
  • $49 Friday only

Early Bird

  • $115 all-access 3-day pass + gala
  • $65 all-access 3-day pass
  • $35 Friday only

Our 2018 Keynote Speakers

Amanda Bradford

CEO & Founder, The League

Amanda Bradford is the Founder & CEO of The League, a dating app that combines data and social graphs from both Facebook and LinkedIn to offer privacy from coworkers, more context about a potential match, and a curated community of ambitious singles who desire an equally driven partner. Amanda previously worked in technical roles at Salesforce and Google and holds an MBA from Stanford and a BS Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon.

Jason Feifer

Editor-In-Chief, Entrepreneur Magazine

Jason Feifer is the editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, and has previously been an editor at Men’s Health, Fast Company, Maxim, and Boston magazine. He is also the host of two podcasts: Problem Solvers, about entrepreneurs solving unexpected problems in their business, and Pessimists Archive, a history of unfounded fears of technology. He is the coauthor of the novel Mr. Nice Guy, which he wrote with his wife and will come out in 2018 from St. Martins Press, and lives in Brooklyn.

Past Diamond Challenge Speakers

*Orange indicates Keynote Speaker

Sam Beard

Jefferson Awards Foundation

Alexa Curtis

Life in the Fashion Lane

Lisa Ford

Capital One

Susan Frech

Social Media Link

Dan Freeman

Horn Entrepreneurship

Julie Frieswyk

Horn Entrepreneurship

Trevor Geise


Megan Grassell

Yellowberry Company

Katlyn Grasso


Emma Johnson

Em John Jewelry

Elizabeth Kennedy

The Jefferson Awards Foundation

Ben Mathew


Nat Measley

The Fun Department

Tony Middlebrooks

Horn Entrepreneurship

Sylvester Mobley

Coded by Kids

Mac Nagaswami


Shelby Newsome

Tote Magazine

Margaret O'Dwyer

Delaware Youth Leadership Network

Lori Palmer

Trellist Marketing and Technology

Jill Pante

University of Delaware

Zach Phillips

The Kitchen

Ben Rapkin

Horn Entrepreneurship

Rich Roat

House Industries

Ryan Swartz

Capital One

Jessi Taylor

Barrel of Makers

Andrea Tinianow

Global Delaware

Lindsay Yeager

Dare Women’s Foundation

Haile Thomas

HAPPY Organization

Justin Lafazan

The Next Gen Summit

Zack Jones

Horn Entrepreneurship

Sally Marie Young


Rich Sedmak

Schoolyard Ventures

John Himics

First Ascent Design

Pauline Himics

First Ascent Design

Alexis Mattei

University of Delaware

Mike Mackenzie

University of Delaware

Amira Idris

Vibrating Therapeutic Apparel

Jonathan Maxim

K&J Growth Hackers