BUILDFest LA 2024

A night celebrating a legacy of 
BUILDing entrepreneurial leaders 
& transforming communities.  

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

5:00 - 8:00PM PST

Loyola Marymount University

Hilton 100, 1 Loyola Marymount University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90045

OF OUR $75,000 GOAL

Can’t attend? Consider making a donation here.

An inspiring event celebrating 25 years of BUILDing legacy and impact.

At BUILDFest 2024, we’re not just commemorating a legacy; we’re embracing a future where every student has the opportunity to become an entrepreneurial leader.

Starting this Spring, teams of BUILD high school students representing LA Public Schools will pitch their innovative business ideas to volunteer judges in hopes of earning a final slot at our 25th Anniversary milestone BUILDFest Challenge. These talented finalists will compete in front of a panel of VIP judges and hundreds of BUILD community members for cash prizes and start-up funds. 

BUILDing Entrepreneurial Leaders. Transforming Communities.

Join us as we journey through a quarter century of impact, witness the brilliance of today’s student entrepreneurs, and together, shape a future where every student’s potential is unleashed and every community thrives. 

One Student at a Time.

This event will also feature a reception where guests will have the opportunity to meet BUILD’s student entrepreneurs and supporters.



Discover the entrepreneurial skills these students have learned and hear their stories at BUILDFest LA!



Shark Tank for Teens! Which finalist team will take home the big check?


Cheer on top individuals in the community as we recognize leaders in education and philanthropy!

BUILD LA Partners

A huge thank you to our annual partners that continue to make impact throughout the year with our students.
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Signature Sponsor

Lead sponsor recognition, Premium seating for 10, Invite to present winning cash prize, invite to be one of the four BUILDFest Judges


Sponsor recognition, Premium seating for 10, Invite to intro top team, option for single day virtual engagement for up to 5 employees

Sales Expo Sponsor

Sponsor recognition at sales expo, premium seating for 8, Invite for leader to visit a classroom for a student engagement opportunity

Team Sponsor

=Sponsor recognition for one team, premium seating for 6

BUILD LA 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

Download a Sample of Our Curriculum

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.