Back in 2013, Sasha Hoffman looked around at the tech community and saw an opportunity to bring people together across the Boston innovation ecosystem to support an incredibly inspiring cause – BUILD. After relocating from California to Boston, she joined BUILD’s board, and was out most nights each week attending events, trying to broaden her network and dive into the tech community. At event after event, she started to realize:
Sasha had been to plenty of sports charity and social networking events, but nothing that really spanned the entire tech community, uniting people in a unique way around a motivating cause. No one was breaking the traditional mold to make a difference.
This got her thinking. She knew many of the folks in the startup community were talented well beyond the workplace – former college athletes, spelling bee champs, you name it. There was a natural competitive fire in all of them, and a desire to do good in the community. So she conceived of an olympics-style event, the BUILD Entrepreneur Games, with a few key goals:
And so, the first BUILD Entrepreneur Games were born! A fun filled night of entrepreneurs supporting entrepreneurs. This year, we have our eye on over 700 people attending to raise over $100K for BUILD.
Mark your calendar, and SAVE THE DATE – June 25th!
We are excited to officially welcome BUILD Boston's new Regional Executive Director, Betsy Neptune! Betsy comes to us with many years of experience as an executive leader and brings to BUILD wisdom and experience in entrepreneurship, economic development, coaching, team development, and nonprofit management.
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