20th Anniversary BUILD Gala Honoring Katrina Lake

BUILD 20th Anniversary Gala

Honoring Katrina Lake, Founder & CEO of Stitch Fix

Join BUILD on March 23, 2019 for an unforgettable night celebrating 20 years of impact and inspiration.

Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
From 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Cocktail Attire

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Student entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas at the BUILD Gala.

The BUILD Gala is a fun and inspiring night that highlights our outstanding youth entrepreneurs. Three of our top student teams will pitch to a panel of VIP judges who will pick a winner together with our voting audience.

BUILD is proud to honor Katrina Lake with the Pitch Prize at the BUILD Gala.

We are proud to honor Katrina Lake with the Pitch Prize in recognition of her entrepreneurial and philanthropic spirit. Join us to celebrate Katrina’s many accomplishments as an entrepreneur and her personal experience as a BUILD mentor.

The “Pitch Prize” is named after Franklin “Pitch” Johnson, one of BUILD’s first and most important investors.  Katrina Lake will join past Honorees: Jack Dorsey, Reid Hoffman, Marissa Mayer, Ben Silbermann, Nick Woodman, Brian Chesky, Golden State Warriors, and Aaron Levie.

Host Committee Co-Chairs

Shanti & Doug Brien
Jack Dorsey
Bill Gurley

Cathie & Pitch Johnson
Joelle Emerson & Aaron Levie
Emily Chang & Jonathan Stull


Presenting Sponsors

Jack Dorsey

Dream Makers

Joelle Emerson & Aaron Levie
Cathie & Pitch Johnson
Seven Post – Private Investment Office

Angel Investors

Brandee Barker
Steve & Roberta Denning
Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP
Trevor Kempner & Meghan Murphy
Oakland Athletics
Qatalyst Partners
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


Nicole & Michael Farb
First Republic Bank
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Presenting Finalist Team Sponsor

T3 Advisors

Photobooth Sponsor

Gueco Real Estate Group

Cookie Boss Treat Sponsor

The Raiders

Student Selling Team Sponsors


Friends of BUILD

Byron Deeter
William Henry Draper III

Watch the highlights from our last Gala and save the date to support BUILD on March 23, 2019.

For more information about the BUILD Gala, email BUILDgala@build.org.