BUILD Gears Up for its Second Year

Thursday afternoon, BUILD continued its search for “Entrepreneurs 1” mentors at WorkBar in the Financial District. A group of Boston’s real-world Entrepreneurs listened to BUILD Boston’s Site Director, Ryan Oliver, speak about the influence that BUILD’s entrepreneurial-based program makes on high-schoolers. Following a presentation about the ins and outs of becoming a powerful mentor, attendees excitedly filled out applications. These same businessmen and women commented on the importance of impacting young minds, noting that this experience would inevitably be significant for mentors and students alike. The next recruitment event will take place on Thursday, September 20 from 2:00 to 3:30 at the Cambridge Innovation Center, where lunch will be provided for those interested in mentoring high-school Freshmen.

Later on Thursday evening, BUILD’s new Incubator office location on Beacon Street was buzzing with excitement. The week of September 17th will mark the beginning of BUILD Boston’s second year. During Thursday’s “Entrepreneurs 2” meeting, returning mentors and staff collaborated with new mentors, preparing each other for all that this year will bring by discussing possible scenarios and encouraging unique Incubator tactics. With each year, student businesses evolve, and mentors shift the focus to accommodate the strengthening of businesses and the cultivation of personal academic growth. The group listened to Ryan Oliver and Joseph Grassia explain the complexities of E2, the sophomore-year segment of the program. Second-year BUILD students work with their mentors to tie business experiences back to academics, working to bring students to an understanding of how business and classroom concepts relate to one another.

Do you have 2 hours to spare each week? Use your business knowledge as an investment for our future. BUILD promises its students that upon completion of this program, they will graduate high school and continue on to college. BUILD fosters a spirit of innovation and professional creativity in today’s youth. For students who need a small push to succeed, BUILD makes all the difference. Give back by filling out a Mentor Application as soon as you can.


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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​

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Fill out this form to receive a free sample of our curriculum and to receive occasional email updates on how to bring BUILD to your community.