On January 30th, BUILD Boston hosted the Investor Pitch Challenge at Suffolk University. 29 student teams from our 6 partner schools pitched for seed funding in front of 39 VIP judges from the business community. Judges represented many of our employer partners including PwC, BNY Mellon, BlackRock, and EY. Students pitched an array of impressive ideas and prototypes, showcasing all the hard work they put in!
Some of the products included; a solution to missing socks, a microwavable heating pad for your slippers, homemade shampoo bars, a kit with everything you need on your period, and an original T-shirt design that brings awareness to having safe and non-triggering conversations around domestic violence trauma. We are deeply proud of all the students for stepping out of their comfort zones during this important milestone in their BUILD journey! We also want to recognize that this event would not be possible without our dedicated mentors, teachers, staff, and the support of our volunteers and judges. Our 9th grade students are now getting ready to sell their products for the very first time on Tuesday, March 31st at the Spring Sales Bazaar.
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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