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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, Invento, Startup Africa 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 winning student teams, visit Diamond Challenge 2013 on Storify.

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, 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 Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and MBAprograms.org’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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