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Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs

The Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs provides an impactful, hands-on learning opportunity for high school students to develop new business ideas, gain valuable knowledge and skills and compete for a share of the Challenge’s $25,000 prize pool.

A broad coalition of partners including Delaware Technical Community College, Junior Achievement of Delaware, Delaware’s Department of Education, Anne Arundel Community CollegeHoward Community CollegeInvento, StartUpAfrica, Cogite, Education and Management Team of Georgia and two UD programs – the Center for Economic Education & Entrepreneurship and the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship worked to develop the Diamond Challenge.

To read about last year's success and the participants, visit Diamond Challenge 2014 on Storify.

To get involved as a sponsor, judge, mentor or participant, please email us at info@diamondchallenge.org.

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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