Diamond Challenge Feature: Meet the Diamond Challenge Coordinators!

The Diamond Challenge is the world’s largest entrepreneurship competition for high-schoolers that is an international feat of planning and organization. But have you ever wondered who is working tirelessly behind the scenes to make the Diamond Challenge a reality? Read on to find out!

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Diamond Challenge

The Diamond Challenge has always been a catalyst that propels high school entrepreneurs to the next level through transformative feedback, meaningful connections and resources. Check out these 10 facts that you might not have known about the world’s top-rated global entrepreneurship competition for high school students!

Diamond Challenge Highlight: Gen2Gen

We caught up with Diamond Challenge 2019 finalist team, Gen2Gen. Learn about their business concept and how their experience with Diamond Challenge helped reaffirm their goals.

Diamond Challenge Highlight: SOBROS

We caught up with Diamond Challenge 2019 finalist team, SOBROS. Learn about their business concept and how their experience with Diamond Challenge helped reaffirm their goals.

Diamond Challenge Highlight: The Oil Magnet

We caught up with Diamond Challenge 2019 finalist team, The Oil Magnet. Learn about their business concept and how their experience with Diamond Challenge helped reaffirm their goals.

Diamond Challenge 2019 Finalist Pitches

Although the Diamond Challenge Summit took place nearly two months ago, we love reliving the special moments. We are pleased to share the Diamond Challenge 2019 finalist pitches with you.

Diamond Challenge Highlight: Natrion

We caught up with Diamond Challenge 2019 finalist team, Natrion. Learn about their business concept and how their experience with Diamond Challenge helped reaffirm their goals.

Diamond Challenge Highlight: Optiglass

We caught up with Diamond Challenge 2019 finalist team, Optiglass. Learn about their business concept and how their experience with Diamond Challenge helped reaffirm their goals.

Diamond Challenge Highlight: MatchMeds

We caught up with Diamond Challenge 2019 finalist team, MatchMeds. Learn about their business concept and how their experience with Diamond Challenge helped reaffirm their goals.

Diamond Challenge Highlight: BACVision

We caught up with Diamond Challenge 2019 finalist team, BACVision. Learn about their business concept and how their experience with Diamond Challenge helped reaffirm their goals.

From Diamond Challenge to Venture for America

We caught up with Devon O’Dwyer, Diamond Challenge 2014 alumna and Georgetown graduate! Learn more about her post-graduation plans and how Diamond Challenge helped prepare her for a successful career.

Diamond Challenge 2019 Finalists Announced

The fifth annual Diamond Challenge 2019 Summit took place last weekend at University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall Conference Center. After months of hard work, seven finalists took to the stage to showcase their world-changing ideas.

Diamond Challenge Highlight: Tara Balu

We caught up with Diamond Challenge 2018 semifinalist, Tara Balu, to hear about her latest venture, current successes, and how the Diamond Challenge has prepared her for the future.

Diamond Challenge Highlight: Raylin Xu

We caught up with Diamond Challenge 2014 winner, Raylin Xu, to hear about her latest venture, current successes, and how the Diamond Challenge has prepared her for the future.

Diamond Challenge Highlight: Noel McDonald

We caught up with Diamond Challenge 2018 finalist, Noel McDonald, to hear about his latest venture, current successes, and how the Diamond Challenge has prepared him for the future.

Diamond Challenge Highlight: Ishan Kasat

We caught up with Diamond Challenge 2018 winner, Ishan Kasat, to hear about his latest venture, current successes, and how the Diamond Challenge has prepared him for the future.

Diamond Challenge Highlight: Nicole Birkner

We caught up with Diamond Challenge 2016 finalist, Nicole Birkner, to hear about her latest venture, current successes, and how the Diamond Challenge has prepared her for the future.

Diamond Challenge Pakistan Winners: 2016

Our partners in Diamond Challenge Pakistan hosted their preliminary rounds at the Girls High School “Hala” in February. Nine teams from 9th and 10th grades competed.

Diamond Challenge Q&A #5

Join the Diamond Challenge Team for our FINAL Diamond Challenge Q&A session of the season. We will answer your most pressing questions regarding the 2019 competition.

The Power of Experiencing Entrepreneurship in High School

Join us for our latest webinar with Laurie Stach, entrepreneurship educator, founder and maker. Laurie presently serves as the Founder and Executive Director of LaunchX. In this session, we will explore the power of entrepreneurship education, how she got her start, and how you can take action to transform your life through entrepreneurship.

Top 4 Reasons to Compete: Diamond Challenge 2019

The Diamond Challenge is more than just the world’s largest entrepreneurship competition for high school students. It is a life-long community for any teen from any location with any idea. We want to support your ideas so you can make an impact on the world. If you’re still on the fence about competing, here are the top 4 reasons why you should go out there and submit your idea.

Diamond Challenge Highlight: Alberto Casas

We caught up with Diamond Challenge 2018 semifinalist, Alberto Casas, to hear about his latest venture, current successes, and how the Diamond Challenge has prepared him for the future.

Diamond Challenge Highlight: Shobha Dasari

We caught up with Diamond Challenge 2018 semifinalist, Shobha Dasari, to hear about her latest venture, current successes, and how the Diamond Challenge has prepared her for the future.

Diamond Challenge 2019 Q&A #4

Join the Diamond Challenge Team in our second to last Diamond Challenge Q&A of 2018! Let us know how we can help you as we near the Diamond Challenge 2019 submission deadline.

Diamond Challenge 2019 Q&A #3

Join the Diamond Challenge Team and the Diamond Challenge Student Advisory Board for our latest Diamond Challenge question and answer session.

Diamond Challenge 2019 Q&A #2

Join the Diamond Challenge Team, including the Student Advisory Board, for the second installment of our Diamond Challenge question and answer session! We broadcast live and respond to any and all pertinent Diamond Challenge inquiries.

Co-founder dynamics, becoming a teen CEO and balancing passions and responsibilities

Meet an amazing past Diamond Challenge participant and teen entrepreneur in the robotics and computer science spaces, Adithya Kumar, in our latest Diamond Challenge webinar. In this webinar, we will explore co-founder dynamics, becoming a teen CEO, how to balance passions and responsibilities while immersed in the startup world, and more!

Diamond Challenge Winner Shreyas Parab’s Entrepreneurial Journey

Meet the incredible Shreyas Parab! Shreyas is a past Diamond Challenge winner, teen entrepreneur extraordinaire, and is now studying at the prestigious Stanford University in California. Learn about his entrepreneurial journey in our latest Diamond Challenge webinar!

Making a Global Mark Through Social Entrepreneurship

Meet the incredible Antonio Fowl Stark, a young entrepreneur who continues to make a global mark by serving as the Director of International Operations at YSI, engaging with people and cultures all around the world, and more. During this live webinar, learn how to assess your business model, set a short and long-term strategy, identify the pros and cons of being a student entrepreneur, and learn about how to be profitable while still sustaining an impact through social entrepreneurship!

Diamond Challenge 2019 Q&A #1

Join the Diamond Challenge Team for the first ever monthly installment of our Diamond Challenge question and answer session! We are broadcasting live and responding to any and all of your pertinent Diamond Challenge inquiries.

The Journey of PromElle, 2017 Winners Nishka and Riya

Meet Diamond Challenge 2017 winners, Nishka Ayyar and Riya Gupta, as they re-count how they got to where they are today, and showcase how they’re taking the clothe-swapping industry by storm through their startup, PromElle!

Bringing an Idea To Life Through Tactfulness, Tech and Strategy

Tune in to our Diamond Challenge webinar with Ali Mannan! Ali works at the cross roads of business and technology. For the past two years, Ali has been working on the SpaceX Hyperloop pod design competition where he and his team presented their work to SpaceX and Tesla engineers.

Supporting Refugees through Social Impact

You will get the opportunity to meet Harshika Jha, a 16 year-old high school student and founder from Plano,TX who is dedicated to serving the refugee community. Learn about her entrepreneurial journey as a student, what challenges she faced, and how aspects of her academic journey led her to start her own nonprofit.

Cultivating Ideas to Produce Greater Social Impact

Meet Diamond Challenge Student Ambassadors Mir Olatunji and Sierra RyanWallick in our latest Diamond Challenge Webinar. Learn how to develop a sustainable social impact model, and get a sneak peek at the workshops they will be hosting at this year’s Youth Entrepreneurship Summit!

2018 Diamond Challenge Winners Announced

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.

The League CEO To Speak At The Summit

Amanda Bradford will serve as one of this year’s keynote speakers during the Diamond Challenge Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (The Summit) on April 13, 2018 in the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall. “I’m excited to empower young rock stars,” said Bradford.

5 Reasons To Attend The Summit

The big ol’ Summit is coming up! The Summit, brought to you by the amazing people who run the Diamond Challenge, is totally focused on youth and entrepreneurship and providing a unique and life changing experience to any aspiring high school entrepreneur.

5 More Reasons To Attend The Summit

The Summit provides a three day conference experience that focuses on youth entrepreneurs from around the world. High school students in attendance will be able to meet competitors from across the world and grow with other likeminded, motivated youth.

ScholarCHIPS Founder To Keynote Summit

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.

Workshops Offered For Teen Entrepreneurs

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.

Made By You Market Coming To Summit

The University of Delaware youth entrepreneurship 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.

Diamond Challenge Semifinalists Announced

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 high school students.

How to Land Your Dream School

We chatted with Diamond Challenge winner and Stanford University student, Nicole Birkner, to learn about how to land your dream school!

Diamond Challenge 2018 Q&A

Do you still have Diamond Challenge 2018 questions? Program leads Julie and Rachel are here to answer any questions you may have.

How to Start and Scale an Idea

Meet multi-million dollar sock king, Brennan Agranoff, and Shark-Tank extraordinaire, Ben Stern, as they share their expertise on how to start and scale a brilliant idea!

A New Opportunity

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,

My Diamond Challenge Story

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.

Diamond Challenge Winners Announced

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.

Why You Can’t Say No to YES!

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.

Virtual Track Semifinalist Teams Announced!

We are excited to announce the semifinalist teams for this year’s Business Concept and Social Venture Virtual Tracks! These teams are invited travel to the University of Delaware to pitch in this year’s semifinal round on April 6.

4 Insanely Cool Entrepreneurs Under 18

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.

Meet the 2017 Student Ambassadors!

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!

Registration for DC 2017 Open

Registration is open for the 2017 Diamond Challenge! “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”-Wayne Gretzky, NHL Hall of Famer is right. Now’s your chance to take your shot! Dream big. Work hard. Have fun.

Diamond Challenge Moldova: 2016 Winners!

The winners of Diamond Challenge Moldova have been selected! Congratulations to Healthy Spray, ARTA Gallery, and Inside Math for taking the top three spots in last month’s round of judging. Inside Math, a team comprised of three students, won third place. They pitched...

Diamond Challenge in Georgia: A 2016 Success

This year, 39 students making up 12 teams took part in the preliminary rounds of Diamond Challenge Georgia 2016! Congratulations to the business concept team, Tushurai, who has been selected to move on and pitch at the semi-final round of the Business Concept...

The Moment You’ve Been Waiting for: Social Venture Finalists

Diamond Challenge is thrilled to announce our Social Venture Finalists! From February 17-24, we held public voting to see who you all thought was most worthy of taking their concept to the next step. The votes were combined with the team's written concept and video...

Submission Guidelines for 2016 Teams

The best preliminary round business concept submissions will tell a compelling story that provides a number of key components that are highlighted through the Ideas to Action and Venturing for Good  curriculum videos. Below you will find a list of the components to...

Example Project Timeline-5 Week Schedule

Happy Holidays to our wonderful entrepreneurial community! We have a special gift for this year's Diamond Challenge teams: an example timeline that your team could use to stay on schedule! Don't forget that submissions are due January 18th! Enjoy and break some new...

Catapult Incubator Partnership

More big news from Diamond Challenge HQ! Today we’re announcing our partnership with Catapult Incubator, a business and social venture development program designed for high school students. They have decided to donate a total of $10,000 in scholarship money to be...

Welcome to Mentoring 2.0!

Big news! We're very excited to announce our new online mentoring program for Diamond Challenge 2016 participants. Our new platform works to connect teams with entrepreneurs and entrepreneurially-minded professionals from around the world. What you will gain from our...

Jefferson Awards Foundation Partnership

The Diamond Challenge is excited to announce our new partnership with the Jefferson Awards Foundation, America’s most prestigious and long-standing organization dedicated to cultivating and celebrating public service! JAF was founded in 1972 by Sam Beard, Jacqueline...