Youth Entrepreneurship SUMMIT

The "Summit"

University of Delaware’s Youth Entrepreneurship Summit (The Summit), is a conference for teens centered on innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Summit will take place April 11-13, 2018 in Clayton Hall on the UD campus.

Participants of the Diamond Challenge, teams, pitch sites and school or community groups are encouraged to apply now, before registration opens in early 2018. Registration is limited with over 600 expected to attend.

The Summit will  bring like-minded teens together to engage in interactive breakout sessions on a much larger range of topics than in past years.  The Summit also offers opportunities for mentoring with office hours, and to speak with a variety of experts in the field of entrepreneurship. Workshops, breakouts sessions and networking options will run simultaneously with the final round of the Diamond Challenge.

This year’s keynote speakers are Amanda Bradford, founder and CEO of The League, and Jason Feifer, Editor-In-Cheif, Entrepreneur Magazine.

Amanda Bradford of The League, founded a dating app that combines data and social graphs from both Facebook and LinkedIn to offer privacy from coworkers, more context about a potential match, and a curated community of ambitious singles who desire an equally driven partner. Amanda previously worked in technical roles at Salesforce and Google and holds an MBA from Stanford and a BS Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon.

Jason Feifer has previously been an editor at Men’s Health, Fast Company, Maxim, and Boston magazine. He is also the host of two podcasts: Problem Solvers, about entrepreneurs solving unexpected problems in their business, and Pessimists Archive, a history of unfounded fears of technology. He is the coauthor of the novel Mr. Nice Guy, which he wrote with his wife and will publish in 2018 from St. Martins Press. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Summit and the Diamond Challenge are part of the Paul and Linda McConnell Youth Entrepreneurship Education Initiative.

Capital One supports this program as part of its Future Edge initiative, a five-year $150 million initiative designed to help people get the skills they need to be competitive in this digital economy.