Armenia

Organization: Dilijan Community Center

Location: Dilijan, Armenia

ABOUT

Dilijan Community Center is implementing 5 clusters of programs (education, information, culture, professional development, initiatives) to support the local population, the main objectives of which are as follows: To create in the Community Center an integrated platform for contemporary and open educational methods to stimulate beneficiaries’ aspirations towards knowledge and self-development. To form an active group of Dilijan residents (long-time residents and newcomers) who are motivated to develop society, who set goals to improve the quality of life in the Dilijan city, and who take the responsibility to implement planned activities for positive change.

Pitch Event Information

  • Competition Track: Business Innovation
  • In-person event
  • Pitch Event Date: March 2, 2024

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China

Organization: iDvance Education

Location: Nanjing, China

ABOUT

iDvance is an education platform that connects Chinese students with summer programs and other extracurricular opportunities all around the world. As one of the most popular education platforms in China, we are highly recognized by students and parents. iDvance is known for the three major programs, Ross Mathematics Program/Asia, The Diamond Challenge, and National United Mock Trial. Apart from connecting students with worldwide extracurricular opportunities, iDvance creates an online community where updated information is posted and students’ experience is shared.

Pitch Event Information

  • Competition Track: Business Innovation and Social Innovation
  • In-person event
  • Pitch Event Date: March 3, 2024

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Organization: Yiyu Academy

Location: Shenzhen, China

ABOUT

Yiyu Academy focuses on background ascension and general quality-oriented education. BA has related resources covering both domestic and foreign top school tutors, Nobel Prize teams, hundreds of experts and professors, and Fortune 500 companies. We provide background ascension programs including camps, competitions, scientific research, internships and so on to help students explore and plan with liberal arts, and develop into a better self.

Pitch Event Information

  • Competition Track: Business Innovation
  • Virtual event
  • Pitch Event Date: March 2, 2024

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Greece

Location: Athens, Greece

ABOUT

The American College of Greece (ACG) is a non-profit three-unit educational institution consisting of Pierce (1,400 middle and secondary school students), Deree (3,500 university undergraduates and graduates), and Alba (700 graduate business school students). Pierce is a Greek, selective, private, co-educational day school, accredited and regulated by the Ministry of Education, with a Gymnasium (grades 7-9) and Lyceum (grades 10- 12). It is only one of the three private schools granted the equivalence status to Greek public schools. Instruction is in Greek and English, but all students are Greek or Greek dual-nationals and culminate their secondary education by sitting for the PanHellenic university entrance exams and if in the International Baccalaureate, the Diploma exams and PanHellenic equivalency exams.

Pitch Event Information

  • Competition Track: Social Innovation
  • In-person event
  • Pitch Event Date: February 17, 2024

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Guatemala

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala

ABOUT

Instituto Guatemalteco Americano (IGA – the Guatemalan American Institute) is the only Guatemalan American binational institution in the country. We are responsible for promoting the cultures of Guatemala and the United States of America as well as for promoting understanding and exchange among our peoples through model education programs and the use of advanced technology. Founded in 1945, we have 75 years of experience educating students, offering several professional development programs, and opening the door to international educational opportunities for countless students. Our mission is to be a leader in English language instruction.

Pitch Event Information

  • Competition Track: Business Innovation and Social Innovation
  • Virtual event
  • Pitch Event Date: March 9, 2024

Contact Information

  • Name: Geraldina Avila Sasvin
  • Email: pavila@iga.edu
  • Phone: 24225555 EXT. 806
  • Name: Odra Argueta
  • Email: oargueta@iga.edu

Haiti

Organization: CEDEL Haiti

Location: Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

ABOUT

The Haitian Entrepreneurship and Leadership Center (Cedel Haiti) is an organiation created to address the widespread unemployment and lack of jobs in Haiti. Despite Haiti’s prevailing image as a country that lacks many resources, there is  entrepreneurial talent in Haiti that has not been surfaced or supported. Cedel Haiti has put entrepreneurship and innovation on Haiti’s agenda and has changed the narrative about Haiti. 

Pitch Event Information

  • Competition Track: Business Innovation and Social Innovation
  • Hybrid event
  • Pitch Event Date: March 3, 2024

Contact Information

  • Name: Yasmine Dume
  • Email: yasminedume@cedelhaiti.org
  • Phone: +50937249956

India

Location: Chandigarh, India

ABOUT

Chitkara International School (CIS), ventured into school education in the year 2004 under the aegis of Chitkara Educational Trust. The school is a pioneering initiative in providing world class education in Chandigarh. CIS is centered around the lives of children and dedicated to the development of their intellect and character. Excellence, courage and integrity are the three fundamental qualities that underpin Chitkara Education.

Pitch Event Information

  • Competition Track: Business Innovation and Social Innovation
  • Hybrid (Virtual & In-person)
  • Pitch Event Date: February 9, 2024

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Japan

Location: Tokyo, Japan

ABOUT

Seisen International School is excited to partner with the Diamond Challenge to become a pitch partner in Tokyo, Japan this year. Seisen International School provides many opportunities for students to engage in their own interests outside of the classroom. One of these interests is in entrepreneurship and research, which is where the Diamond Challenge comes into partnership with Seisen and their love of research and empowering students to create solutions for our ever-changing world.

Pitch Event Information

  • Competition Track: Business Innovation and Social Innovation
  • In-person Event
  • Pitch Event Date: February 17, 2024

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Kenya

Organization: SoteHub

Location: Mombasa, Kenya

ABOUT

Sote Hub grows startups from small rural high schools and cities in Kenya. We have developed a pipeline where training, ideation and formation of startups is prioritized while at the high school level with continuous support and incubation immediately after graduation. Working with over 200 high schools in Kenya, we have trained over 10,000 young entrepreneurs over the last four years and incubated 40 startups.

Pitch Event Information

  • Competition Track: Social Innovation
  • In-person Event
  • Pitch Event Date: February 16, 2024

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Liberia

Organization: YONER Liberia 

Location: Monrovia, Liberia

ABOUT

YONER Liberia’s mission is to undertake actions that nurture and build honest and able leaders to become self-reliant and agents of positive change within their communities. Since 2008, YONER Liberia has designed and implemented several innovative projects through its two Flagship Programs – “Giving Back to our Community Action Initiative” and “Entrepreneurship Education Initiative”. Together, these projects have empowered over 50,000 youth and children affected by Liberia’s civil war. Additionally, since 2016, the organization has recruited, incubated and supported more than 5,000 high school and university students in five counties to learn and apply science, social entrepreneurship skills, and technology to their lives and to solve problems.

Pitch Event Information

  • Competition Track: Business Innovation
  • In-person Event
  • Pitch Event Date: February 13, 2024

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Nigeria

Organization: TedPrime Hub

Location: Abeokuta, Nigeria

ABOUT

TedPrime Hub, Nigeria was established to provide and promote qualitative, equitable and inclusive education ecosystem through innovation, technology and best practices to support educators’ professional competencies, students’ skill sets and schools’ development, infrastructure and innovation that would position the education sector of Nigeria as a strong force and catalyst to national and global development. Ted Prime Hub Nigeria partners with governments, corporate and multinational organizations as well as diplomatic missions in promoting strong ties and bilateral relations between Nigeria and the rest of the world by leveraging on education, digital divide and youth development through training, exchange programs, capacity development and synergies.

Pitch Event Information

  • Competition Track: Social Innovation
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Organization: House of Diamond Community Initiative 

Location: Bayelsa State, Nigeria

ABOUT

House of Diamond Community Initiative is a youth capacity development organization. We equip teens and young girls with relevant life-long skills to become productive global citizens. Since 2009, we have been in the forefront of bringing entrepreneurship education to secondary schools through our innovative programs and our aim among others is to build a community of skilled and economic active generation of youths and women.

Pitch Event Information

  • Competition Track: Business Innovation
  • Hybrid event
  • Pitch Event Date: February 14, 2024

Contact Information

  • Name: Lucy Ekpenyong
  • Email: houseofdiamondinitiative@gmail.com
  • Phone: +2348085750689

Panama

Location: Panama City, Panama

ABOUT

International School of Panama (ISP) is the only non-profit, independent international school in the country and is known for its academic excellence and cultural diversity. ISP is nonsectarian, enjoys a vibrant and inclusive community of over 40 citizenships, and offers a college preparatory program from early childhood to 12th grade. The school has been in operation for over 40 years and is an IB World School accredited by COGNIA. Our mission is to inspire and challenge every learner to reach their full potential and become curious, independent, and compassionate citizens of the world.

Pitch Event Information

  • Competition Track: Business Innovation
  • In-person event
  • Pitch Event Date: March 9, 2023

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USA

Organization: Dunn School

Location: Los Olivos, California

ABOUT

Dunn School is a private, independent, boarding and day school for grades 6-12 located on 55 acres in Los Olivos, California, United States, which is in the Santa Ynez Valley, 35 miles from Santa Barbara. It was founded in 1957, by Tony Dunn under the name “The Valley School.” Dunn School practices the whole student education, sometimes referred to as holistic education, a movement that seeks to engage all aspects of the learner, including mind, body and spirit. Dunn teaches its five core values: emotional wellness, physical readiness, intellectual growth, social responsibility and moral courage. The school comprises a middle school, which serves 75-day students in grades 6–8, and an upper school (grades 9–12). Approximately 60% of the 175 upper school students board in on-campus dormitories. Total school enrollment is 250 students.

Pitch Event Information

  • Competition Track: Business Innovation and Social Innovation
  • In-person event
  • Pitch Event Date: March 2, 2024

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Organization: University of Delaware

Location: Newark, Delaware

ABOUT

The University of Delaware exists to cultivate learning, develop knowledge, and foster the free exchange of ideas. State-assisted yet privately governed, the University has a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, which is manifested in its research and creative activities, teaching, and service, in line with its commitment to increasing and disseminating scientific, humanistic, artistic, and social knowledge for the benefit of the larger society. Founded in 1743 and chartered by the state in 1833, the University of Delaware today is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university. 

Pitch Event Information

  • Competition Track: Business Innovation and Social Innovation
  • In-person event
  • Pitch Event Date: February 22, 2024

Contact Information

  • Name: Maggie Nelson
  • Email: info@diamondchallenge.org

Organization: The Masters School

Location: Dobbs Ferry, New York

ABOUT

Founded in 1877, the Masters School is an independent boarding and day college-preparatory school. The school sits on 96 acres overlooking the Hudson River and is approximately 40 minutes by train from Grand Central Station.

Pitch Event Information

  • Competition Track: Business Innovation and Social Innovation
  • In-person event
  • Pitch Event Date: February 24, 2024

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Location: The Woodlands, Texas

ABOUT

SHSU has a campus in The Woodlands, Texas, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the USA, and the entrepreneurial spirit is a major contributor to that growth. Participation as a Diamond Challenge sponsor is an opportunity to spread the entrepreneurial message to high schools and the public throughout the Southeast Texas region.

Pitch Event Information

  • Competition Track: Business Innovation
  • In-person event
  • Pitch Event Date: February 24, 2024

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Republic of Georgia

Location: Tbilisi, Georgia

ABOUT

LTD “Education and Management Team” (EMT) was founded in 2011 based on accumulated experience in SIQA since 1999.
The organization brings together specialists with high competence on national and international level in the fields of formal and non-formal education, youth and adult education. The organization is engaged in the following activities: Trainings and educational services – as clubs; Assistance of organizations and individuals for improving the management process; Organizational and personal development;
Interchange and education programs; Corporate orders; Tourist services; Local and international camps.

Pitch Event Information

  • Competition Track: Social Innovation
  • In-person Event
  • Pitch Event Date: Feb 10, 2024

Contact Information

  • Name: Mariam Tvaliashvili
  • Email: mariamtvali@gmail.com
  • Phone: + 995555345669