Application Deadline: January 8th 2020
The Diamond Challenge is run by Horn Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware to empower the next generation to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world.
The Diamond Challenge is offered as a philanthropic education initiative by Horn Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware. As such, it provides free, open-access resources for students, educators and practitioners of entrepreneurship. Participation in the Diamond Challenge involves learning from the pursuit of new ideas. It also involves the creation, submission and presentation of original content in the form of business and social concepts.
All submissions and presentations are granted consideration by the Diamond Challenge leadership team under the basic understanding that:
•Each Diamond Challenge submission and presentation represents an original work that has been created by a team of 2-4 high school students;
•Team members have the authority to submit/present their original work by virtue of their ownership of the content (or the expressed permission of any non-participating content owners);
•The submission/presentation does not disclose any third party intellectual property or violate any existing copyright protections;
•The Diamond Challenge leadership team maintains sole discretion to interpret, modify or eliminate any of the competition’s terms, rules and conditions at any time and without notice.
•That said, the primary purpose of the Diamond Challenge’s terms, conditions and rules is to provide equality of opportunity while also promoting a positive and impactful learning experience for all participants.
One person per team: Register for your entire team and find an adult advisor!
Submit your written concept narrative and pitch deck before the deadline!
January 10 – January 19 2020
Submission Round Virtual Judging
Online Diamond Challenge judges will review participant submissions and determine who moves on in the competition. Participants will be notified if they are invited to pitch after submission round virtual judging concludes.
February 3 – March 8
Judges will score invited virtual team pitch videos and invited live team pitches to determine who becomes a semifinalist.
April 16 – 18 2020
Diamond Challenge Summit
Semifinalists pitch live at the University of Delaware during the culminating event. Students, educators, and supporters from all around the world come together to engage with entrepreneurship education through mentoring sessions, workshops, pop-up challenges, speakers, panels, and more during our three-day global conference.
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