Ben Jen’s been invited to be both a judge and a panelist at University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship’s Diamond Challenge coming up on Monday and Tuesday, April 24-25, 2023. It should be fun seeing all of the young entrepreneurs pitch their startups and MVP stage companies.

Ben will be on an investor panel being hosted by the Diamond Challenge at Clayton Hall on Tuesday, April 25th, 2023.

Panel Name: Investor Panel

Panelists: David LissBen JenMark CrawfordRenata Kowalczyk

Moderator: Shae Leach

Panel Topic: Here’s your opportunity to hear directly from experienced Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors about: how they engage with early-stage companies, what leads them to invest, and what they expect from portfolio companies.

What is the Diamond Challenge?

The Diamond Challenge is an innovative entrepreneurship competition offering $100,000 in prizes and resources to take high school student ideas to the next level.

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.

Ben Jen Holdings is proud to have supported several high school student lead startups and entrepreneurs over the years including Natrion (pictured below from 2019), Clore, and Cognality.

Natrion, a portfolio company for Ben Jen Holdings.

For more information about the Diamond Challenge, visit them online at: