The BUILDFest Pitch Challenge is a multi-part event that represents the culmination of a year of hard work by our students and celebrates the transformative power of entrepreneurship.
Here’s How It Works: Starting in early May, more than thirty teams of BUILD high school students representing six 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 June 7th. 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.
This year we’re extending the fun by adding a BUILDFest After-Party at The Lawn on D hosted by the BUILD Boston Associate Board. Join the party with food, drinks, raffle prizes, music, and more!
$100 – All-Access Pass (Sales Expo, Pitch Challenge, and After-Party)
$50 -After-Party Only
*Proceeds from this event benefit BUILD’s youth entrepreneurship program for teens in under-resourced schools.
BUILD’s mission is to ignite the potential of youth in under-resourced communities to build Career success, Entrepreneurial mindsets, and Opportunity. We help students become the CEOs of their own lives.
Students who take just one year of our in-school program graduate and enroll in college at higher rates than their non-BUILD peers at the same schools. When BUILD students pursue higher education, they open doors for themselves in the future in terms of competitiveness as job candidates and increasing their earning capacity. They become working professionals with the knowledge, financial resources, and perspective to achieve economic stability and mobility, and give back to their local communities as part of a dynamic, diverse workforce that benefits all.
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