BUILDFest Boston Pitch Challenge Presented by EY

Celebrate the transformational power of youth entrepreneurship

Wednesday, May 24

5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

This event is now closed to public registration because of capacity limitations at our venue.

If you received a personal invitation from BUILD staff or a Board Member and were directed to this page, please go here to complete your registration.

About the event

Starting in early May, more than 65 teams of BUILD high school students representing eight Boston Public Schools will pitch their innovative business ideas to volunteer judges in hopes of earning a final slot at The BUILDFest Pitch Challenge on May 24th. Only three teams will make it all the way.

These finalists will compete in front of a panel of VIP judges and hundreds of BUILD community members for cash prizes and start-up funds. This event will also feature a reception and Student Business Expo where guests will have the opportunity to meet BUILD’s student entrepreneurs and purchase their unique products. The event will be followed by a cocktail reception.

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Event Sponsor

Launching a movement to change the future of education and opportunity in America

Showcase Sponsor

Support our student teams in their efforts to launch and grow their businesses

Afterparty Sponsor

Support the event and highlight your commitment to advancing racial equity
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Annual Supporters

We thank our generous yearlong support for their continued support in BUILDing young entrepreneurs.

School Partners

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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


- 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​

Follow positioning format Above

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