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Entrepreneurship is the spark. College, career and life success are the goals.

BUILD is an entrepreneurship program for underserved high school students that teaches them how to build their own business while becoming the CEO of their own lives.

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Bridging Communities

We connect our young entrepreneurs to a network of volunteer mentors from the business world who light a path along the way, creating access and opportunity.

Every year in America, there are half a million, brilliant kids dropping out of high school.

Entrepreneurship means opportunity – for the students BUILD serves and for all of us through a more diverse, equitable and interconnected community.

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BUILDFest NYC 2022: A Night to Remember!
BUILDFest NYC 2022: A Night to Remember!August 10, 2022On behalf of the BUILD NYC team, our outstanding students, parents, school partners, and volunteers, thank you for joining us on June 1 for BUILDFest NYC. Because of generous supporters […]Read More
The Votes Are In! Your 2022 DC Biz Pitch Winners are…
The Votes Are In! Your 2022 DC Biz Pitch Winners are…August 9, 2022On May 11th, we hosted our 12th annual DC Biz Pitch Competition, and it was a night to remember! At the event, we came together to celebrate our students and […]Read More
BUILD Student Video Win’s $10K Top Prize through Do-or-Dier Foundation!
BUILD Student Video Win’s $10K Top Prize through Do-or-Dier Foundation!July 28, 2022This year, BUILD was excited to partner with Rob Dyrdek and the Do or Dier Foundation to launch our BUILD’s See it. Believe it. Do it. Competition! This year’s winner […]Read More

VIDEO PREPARATION GUIDELINES

HOW TO RECORD

1. iPhone, iPad, Zoom and Loom are all choices of recording tools for their video presentation 
2. Record with both students and their presentation in view
3. Record horizontally for the best view of the students and their presentation
4. Follow Presentation Diagram to the Right

PRESENTATION TIPS.

- Make eye contact with the camera
- Notecards may be used as cue cards
•Pro Tip: Notecards should avoid having a full script
- Even when you are not speaking, don’t forget the camera is still recording!
•Be aware of your body language while you and your business partners are speaking
- Everyone has an opportunity to speak
- Professional dress is encouraged
- Practice makes perfect
•Practice how you will transition from each speaker
•Project your voice when you speak​

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