University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship Diamond Challenge Competition 2018


The Diamond Challenge provides a unique opportunity for teens to learn about entrepreneurship while putting their ideas into action. While many entrepreneurship programs focus on principles of small business management, the Diamond Challenge focuses on unleashing creativity, encouraging a mindset of abundance and self-determination, and promoting purposeful entrepreneurial action.


Created by University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship in 2012, the Diamond Challenge is backed by academic grounding in state-of-the-art entrepreneurship education methodologies. The Diamond Challenge was created in 2012 to empower the next generation through entrepreneurship. Since conception, over 4,000 students from over 35 countries and 25 states have engaged with us.

Eligibility Requirements:

If you want to participate, you must be a high school student typically between the ages of 14-18.

Free to Compete

The Diamond Challenge is a completely free competition to students all around the world.


  • Conceive, test and pitch an idea for a new business venture that you can launch and grow.


  • Conceive, test and pitch an idea for a new social venture that can solve a societal or environmental problem.


  • Registration is free and online and opens September 2017.
  • Each team must have 2-4 students and an advisor

Application Deadline: January 5, 2018

For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the Diamond Challenge Africa entrepreneurship competition 2018