BUILD.org proudly presents the top 10 semi-finalist student teams that will face-off in the Second Annual 2023 Southwestern PA Youth Pitch Competition on April 20, 2023. Congratulations!
- One Last Hope, Monessen High School
- Notable Apparel, Northgate Senior High School
- Primmal Commissions, Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship
- Hampton Custom Creations, Hampton Township High School
- Positive Teens, Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy
- The SciTech Connection Services, Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy
- Sin Shannon, Westinghouse Academy
- Diversity in the Making, Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship
- The Health Alternative Foundation (The HAF), Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy
- Imagination & Beyond, McKeesport Area Senior High School
With the generous support of BNY Mellon, Comcast NBCUniversal, DonorsChoose, and the Richard King Mellon Foundation, this innovative entrepreneurship competition highlights BUILD’s mission to ignite the power of youth in underserved communities to build career success, entrepreneurial mindsets and opportunity through offering real-world experiences and skills. All middle and high school students in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties are eligible to participate in this competition. Additionally, Mayor Ed Gainey is expected to participate in the competition.
All educators will receive a free, one hour professional development training session on the BUILD Design Challenge and Design Thinking Principles, and 10-hours of free curriculum to help their students implement Human-Centered Design.