These Organizations are Turning Teens into Social Entrepreneurs

Nov 1, 2018

So many amazing teens submit their ideas for social impact to the  Diamond Challenge each year. We want to see them all succeed. From additional challenges to camps, here are some opportunities combining design thinking and compassion to help teens make a positive...

Next Gen Summit Advice for Young Entrepreneurs

Jun 19, 2018

https://vimeo.com/275686361 https://vimeo.com/275686361/8f4379b09d We caught up with Next Gen Summit co-founder Dylan Gambardella at the 2018 Diamond Challenge Summit, where he shared his thoughts on being a young entrepreneur. credit to bensound for the music in the...

ETI is Solving the Cultural Assimilation Problem for Teen Immigrants

Jun 14, 2018

https://vimeo.com/274720201 Valentina Maza and Tatiana Romero are students at William Penn High School in New Castle, Delaware. The pair participated in the 2018 Diamond Challenge with their concept ETI, Education in Times of Immigration, a venture that aims to...

2018 Diamond Challenge Winners Announced

May 23, 2018

High school entrepreneurs win big at international competition  University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship announced the winners of this year’s Diamond Challenge at the Diamond Challenge Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (the Summit) on Friday, April 13, in Clayton...

ScholarCHIPS Founder To Keynote Summit

Mar 29, 2018

Founder and Executive Director of ScholarCHIPS, Yasmine Arrington will serve as one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Diamond Challenge Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (the Summit) on April 12 at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall. “I’m excited to speak to...

Workshops Offered For Teen Entrepreneurs

Mar 29, 2018

A series of workshops will be offered for high school entrepreneurs at this year’s Diamond Challenge Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (the Summit), which will take places between April 11 and 13 at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall. The Summit is a three-day...

Made By You Market Coming To Summit

Mar 29, 2018

The University of Delaware youth entrepreneurship summit, Summit, provides a unique three day conference experience for high school students interested in entrepreneurship. The conference has been ranked as a must-attend event for young entrepreneurs. This year, the...

Diamond Challenge Semifinalists Announced

Mar 29, 2018

Fifty teams from across the globe have been accepted into the semi final round of the Diamond Challenge. Created in 2012 by University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship and sponsored by Capital One, the Diamond Challenge is a global entrepreneurship competition for...

Meet Poptheatr from the Diamond Challenge 2017

Feb 23, 2018

Poptheatr is a personal theater for watching movies and shows on mobile devices in complete comfort and privacy. The Diamond Challenge was an amazing opportunity for us. After presenting our invention at the Northern California pitch location last year, we gained a...

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...

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...

Registration for DC 2017 Open

Sep 1, 2016

Registration is open for the 2017 Diamond Challenge! Registration now open "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"-Wayne Gretzky NHL Hall of Famer He's right. Now's your chance to take your shot! Dream big. Work hard. Have fun. 100% guarantee you will learn...

Registration Now Open for $50,000 High School Entrepreneurship Competition

Sep 15, 2015

The University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship announces the opening of registration for the 2016 Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs.

The Diamond Challenge is a real world venture concept competition offering two competitive tracks – business concept and social venture.

The business concept competition focuses on the development of new, for-profit business models.

The social venture competition focuses the development of new, social impact models that may include revenue-generating nonprofit organizations and mission-driven, for-profit ventures.

Both competitions are supported by an innovative, video-based curriculum that teaches participants how to gather evidence to validate their ideas and “build their businesses and social ventures like a scientist.”

Registration and access to the curriculum are free. Simply visit http://diamondchallenge.org