By Toluwalase Oseni | January 23, 2021


Are you looking for an experience that will widen your views on entrepreneurship? Well, you’re in the right place. The Diamond Challenge is a year-long competition and life-long community that exposes you to entrepreneurial skills, resources and opportunities to make your entrepreneurial ideas come true. 

The Diamond Challenge, the world’s top-rated global high school entrepreneurship competition, provides a unique opportunity for teens to learn about entrepreneurship while putting their ideas into action. It is a catalyst that propels high school entrepreneurs to the next level through meaningful connections, resources and transformative feedback.

The Diamond Challenge has been featured on AlphaGamma, a business portal for young entrepreneurs, as a top national competition for ‘high school hustlers’, and it was also featured in 2016 as part of the top 3 venture competitions for high school entrepreneurs on the Influence.

The Diamond Challenge doesn’t weigh an idea by its size, resources, or capacity, but by its potential for impact in society when it is brought to life. The Diamond Challenge is a life changing experience because it helps you develop key entrepreneurial skills such as researching, public speaking, teamwork, and others. Apart from those skills, the Diamond Challenge offers up to $100,000 in cash prizes, and many other awards.

The Diamond Challenge also encourages teamwork and collaboration. Check out this article on why you need a team for the Diamond Challenge. Since the Diamond Challenge is a global competition, it gives you the opportunity to network and make friends with fellow participants across the world. This gives room for long-lasting relationships because like-minded individuals are able to bond with each other for life. Having friends from different parts across the world exposes you to resources that you may not have had access to in your country such as the opportunity to attend programs, participate in challenges and gain insights on how best to deliver your solution.This gives you an edge over the average entrepreneur in your community.

As a college applicant, you need extracurriculars to boost your application. Did you know the Diamond Challenge is 

a major asset on your college resume? Creating a business or social venture right before entering college allows you to truly stand out. Richard Benson once said that “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” The Diamond Challenge

leads to many other opportunities because it helps you apply entrepreneurial skill sets to any pathway you want to pursue.


Seth Godin once said “There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas. What’s missing is the will to execute them.” That’s why I encourage you to participate in the Diamond Challenge, so that the will to make your idea a reality will be awakened.


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