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 entrepreneurial spirit. The Ambassadors are a team of 17 dedicated students located across five different countries and will be promoting the Diamond Challenge throughout their communities and answering questions that newcomers to the community might have. We are so proud to have them on our team!

This year, we are happy to welcome back:

  • Sriram Hathwar
  • Shreyas Parab

And we are excited to have the following join our team:

  • Alan Balu
  • Nicole Birkner
  • Michael Chan
  • Tzu Kit Chan
  • Michael Chen
  • Christine Fernandes
  • Jordan Gewing
  • Sahil Menon
  • Yacine Montacer
  • Ashley Phuong
  • Saahil Shangle
  • Zarah Sheikh
  • Lucy Sumner
  • Jonathan Victorino
  • Emily Yu

If you’d like to learn more about our ambassadors, please visit the About page on our website.

The Diamond Challenge is part of the Paul and Linda McConnell Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative.


The Horn Program ignites imaginations and empowers world changers through entrepreneurial education.

The program’s offerings emphasize experiential learning, evidence-based entrepreneurship and active engagement with entrepreneurs, business leaders and members of the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Participation in Horn Program courses and co-curricular activities empowers students by providing them with the knowledge, skills, connections and access to resources needed to successfully manifest innovation and thrive in a rapidly changing world.