Our 2018 Keynote Speakers

Yasmine Arrington

Executive Director & Founder,ScholarCHIPS

Yasmine Arrington is the Founder and Executive Director of ScholarCHIPS, a nonprofit that provides college scholarships, mentorship and a support network for youth with incarcerated parents pursuing their college education. Yasmine has a Bachelors degree from Elon University in Strategic Communications and History and is a Master of Divinity Candidate at the Howard University School of Divinity. Yasmine is passionate about youth, youth entrepreneurship and empowerment.

Amanda Bradford

CEO & Founder, The League

Amanda Bradford is the Founder & CEO of The League, a dating app that combines data and social graphs from both Facebook and LinkedIn to offer privacy from coworkers, more context about a potential match, and a curated community of ambitious singles who desire an equally driven partner. Amanda previously worked in technical roles at Salesforce and Google and holds an MBA from Stanford and a BS Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon.

Jason Feifer

Editor-In-Chief, Entrepreneur Magazine

Jason Feifer is the editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, and has previously been an editor at Men’s Health, Fast Company, Maxim, and Boston magazine. He is also the host of two podcasts: Problem Solvers, about entrepreneurs solving unexpected problems in their business, and Pessimists Archive, a history of unfounded fears of technology. He is the coauthor of the novel Mr. Nice Guy, which he wrote with his wife and will come out in 2018 from St. Martins Press, and lives in Brooklyn.

Yasmine Mustafa

Founder, ROAR for Good

Yasmine Mustafa is a social entrepreneur fueled by a passion to leverage technology for good. She’s the CEO of ROAR for Good, a certified B-corp aimed at reducing assaults against women using smart safety wearables and empathy education. Before that, she founded and sold her first company to a prominent content marketing firm in Silicon Valley.

Our 2018 Featured Speaker

John Duke Logan

Magician and Speaker, John Duke Logan Entertainment

John is a professional magician & keynote speaker who travels to leadership conferences and uses magic as a tool to prove that ‘impossible’ is just a word. Before he turned 24 years old, John hosted his own show on Patriots.com, performed magic on America’s Got Talent, presented at the Forbes Live Summit, published two books, and was invited to be a TEDx Speaker for three different events throughout the country.

Past Diamond Challenge Speakers

*Orange indicates Keynote Speaker

Sam Beard

Jefferson Awards Foundation

Alexa Curtis

Life in the Fashion Lane

Lisa Ford

Capital One

Susan Frech

Social Media Link

Dan Freeman

Horn Entrepreneurship

Julie Frieswyk

Horn Entrepreneurship

Trevor Geise


Megan Grassell

Yellowberry Company

Katlyn Grasso


Emma Johnson

Em John Jewelry

Elizabeth Kennedy

The Jefferson Awards Foundation

Ben Mathew


Nat Measley

The Fun Department

Tony Middlebrooks

Horn Entrepreneurship

Sylvester Mobley

Coded by Kids

Mac Nagaswami


Shelby Newsome

Tote Magazine

Margaret O'Dwyer

Delaware Youth Leadership Network

Lori Palmer

Trellist Marketing and Technology

Jill Pante

University of Delaware

Zach Phillips

The Kitchen

Ben Rapkin

Horn Entrepreneurship

Rich Roat

House Industries

Ryan Swartz

Capital One

Jessi Taylor

Barrel of Makers

Andrea Tinianow

Global Delaware

Lindsay Yeager

Dare Women’s Foundation

Haile Thomas

HAPPY Organization

Justin Lafazan

The Next Gen Summit

Zack Jones

Horn Entrepreneurship

Sally Marie Young


Rich Sedmak

Schoolyard Ventures

John Himics

First Ascent Design

Pauline Himics

First Ascent Design

Alexis Mattei

University of Delaware

Mike Mackenzie

University of Delaware

Amira Idris

Vibrating Therapeutic Apparel

Jonathan Maxim

K&J Growth Hackers