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Applications are open for the Diamond Challenge Pitch Event Partner 2019/2020. The Diamond Challenge is the world’s largest global entrepreneurship competition for high school students. It is seeking pitch event partners for the upcoming season. Pitch event partners bring entrepreneurship education to their region through a Diamond Challenge pitch event in order to enhance the ecosystem and empower the next generation to cultivate entrepreneurship concepts.
Moreover, the Diamond Challenge was created through Horn Entrepreneurship, a cornerstone for entrepreneurial activity based at the University of Delaware. Because of the generous contributions made by Paul and Linda McConnell, they are able to provide high school students around the world with opportunities to experience entrepreneurship first hand. Further, They empower students in high school and beyond through entrepreneurial education and enrichment opportunities in order for students to create, capture, and deliver value from new ideas, regardless of their future career path.
supporting students throughout the registration and submission process using their competition management software, Award Force
recruiting a minimum of 20 student teams to submit an idea to the Diamond Challenge
Also, identifying a pitch event venue
Commit to initiating all pitch event communications to candidates
hosting a minimum of 10 teams at a live pitch event
Commit to recruiting and training a minimum of three judges for every 10 teams recruited to pitch (If more than 10 teams participate, it is expected partners will increase the judging pool by one judge for every three teams)
Commit to recruiting a minimum of 20 virtual judges
All pitch event partners receive a $2,500 in-kind support package from the Diamond Challenge Team, and limited need-based support funding is available.
Open to organizations that have been established for at least 2 years, and are willing to support entrepreneurship education;
You have previous experience with youth initiatives and programs;
Further, Your organization has an active website, Facebook page, or LinkedIn Page;
You are to fulfilling all Diamond Challenge efforts to create a better world;
Organizational efforts are on one or more of the following: youth projects, entrepreneurship, education, and economic development