Other highlights included class of 2014 BUILD alum, Esmeralda (Esme) Cortez Rosales, sharing her experiences with BUILD and the impact the program has made on her life’s trajectory since graduation. One highlight: Esme ran for public office in Oakland’s City Council in 2020 at the age of 23.
As the winner of the competition, Maje Studios were eligible for a cash prize of $2,000, in 2nd place was Clothing Vend-turers winning $1,000, the 3rd place winner was The Unfold winning $500. However, VIP Judge, Colin McIntosh, stunned the students and audience when he announced that Revolt TV would double the cash-prize winning for all three teams, sending our champions home with $4,000.
To learn more, please visit BUILDFest LA 2023 Youth Pitch Challenge