This holiday season We're giving you the gifts!

BUILD is launching a crowdfunding campaign on the site Indiegogo.  This is your chance to support BUILD while getting awesome perks from our student entrepreneurs. Indiegogo is a way for people all over the world to join forces to make ideas happen. Since 2008, millions of contributors have empowered hundreds of thousands of inventors, musicians, do-gooders, filmmakers—and other game-changers—to bring big dreams to life.  BUILD is excited to use this unique fundraising platform this holiday season as a way to give back to our generous supporters. Please support our campaign by visiting our indiegogo page and making a contribution.  You can start earning perks with just a $15 gift.

Help Make This Campaign a Success

The power of crowdfunding is all about the size of the crowd you are able to draw!  This means we need your help to spread the word.  After you make your own donation, tell all your friends about BUILD and challenge them to make a gift as well.  Please share this campaign on facebook, twitter, at the water cooler, and anywhere else you connect with people who would love to support students in Boston.

Want to decorate your facebook page?  Click here to download an awesome cover photo that you can upload to facebook or click here to install the cover photo using the CoverJunction app.

There is a twitter cover too!

And check out some sample emails, facebook, and twitter posts so you can tell your friends all about the campaign.

CLICK BELOW TO Share on Your Networks


What is BUILD?


Through entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning, BUILD ignites the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equips them for high school, college, and career success. 


Building a Path Toward Success
How do you provide underserved young people with the resources they need to succeed? At BUILD, we do it by helping our students to start their own small businesses. As they reap the rewards – from keeping the profits to gaining self-confidence – they discover the connection between success in academics and success in life. They become excited to go to college.

BUILD is an in-school and after-school program in 9th through 12th grade, taught by BUILD mentors and on-site teachers at partner public high schools. Students:
  • learn the basics of entrepreneurship while improving academic skills
  • develop a business plan
  • practice their pitches at showcases and business plan competition
  • participate in education field trips to businesses and to colleges
  • prototype and manufacture their original products
  • secure seed capital through a pitch to a Venture Capitalist
  • launch and run their own businesses
  • concentrate on getting accepted to the colleges of their choice

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Go to Indiegogo to Donate Now!
What kind of perks can I earn?

$15 - Thank You Package
We'll send you a personalized "thank you" shout out on social media, and an awesome "Proud Supporter of Youth Entrepreneurship" digital badge.

$25 - Student Product Package
You get your very own product designed and manufactured by one of our BULD student teams.

$50 - Student Product Package 
Awesome!  You get two original BUILD student products.

$100 - Student Product Package
Can you say three awesome BUILD student products?

$200 - Student Product Gift Box
We're going to give you four student products!

....And More!

How else can you help BUILD this holiday season?



BUILD Headquarters: 2385 Bay Road •  Redwood City, CA 94063

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