Diamond Challenge Ukraine for High School Entrepreneurs
Again in Ukraine, Charity Fund ICEPP is hosting All-Ukrainian Preliminary Round of Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs powered by University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship and aimed at teenagers aged 14-18.
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 the University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship in 2012, the Diamond Challenge is backed by serious academic grounding in state-of-the-art entrepreneurship education methodologies.
In 2018/19 Diamond Challenge Ukraine is supported within a School of Young Entrepreneurs and Social Innovators Project under U.S. Embassy Small Grants Program in partnership with Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine and Peace Corps Ukraine.
Participants gain valuable first-hand experience with:
CONCEIVING an idea for a new business
TESTING the idea by talking to potential customers and gathering evidence to validate the viability of their business
PITCHING their idea by submitting a written concept and presenting to a panel of judges
Participants also benefit from:
INNOVATIVE VIDEO-BASED LESSONS focused on how to develop ideas, put them into action, and build businesses like a scientist
MENTORS AND TEAM ADVISORS who provide valuable feedback while participants maintain responsibility for final decision-making
OPPORTUNITIES to earn college credit, interact with other student entrepreneurs from around the world and win funding awards to support their business or education*
August 31, 2018 - Start of Registration
December 30, 2018 - Deadline for Teams Registration and Concept Submission
March 14-15, 2019 - Final Pitch Events at America House Kyiv: Business Concepts and Social Innovations
Cited from the official page of Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs.