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Find out how entrepreneurship is redefining education, creating opportunity, and transforming lives

June 1, 2022

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST

Tribeca 360, 10 Desbrosses Street

Cocktails and Dinner

Featuring a Student Marketplace & Business Pitch Competition


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I serve on the board of  BUILD NYC, a nonprofit that uses entrepreneurship to teach high school students from under-resourced communities valuable skills they will need to succeed in college and careers. In the process of launching actual businesses, BUILD youth gain confidence, social capital, and an entrepreneurial mindset.    


On Wednesday, June 1,  BUILD will host its first in-person celebration in three years at Tribeca 360, a stunning venue with sweeping views of Manhattan.  The festive evening  will kick off with a cocktail reception and marketplace where BUILD entrepreneurs will display and sell their products. During dinner,  the top two student tenth-grade teams  will pitch their businesses before a panel of VIP judges, Shark Tank-style.  Our guests will be able to join the judges in voting for their favorite business. 


I would be thrilled if Company X would support BUILD’s important work by becoming an event sponsor.  Sponsorships range from $15,000 to $50,000 and can be tailored to fit Company X’s marketing and branding needs.  If a sponsorship is not possible, please consider purchasing premium tickets or making a donation.


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BUILDfest National 2021. You will meet Gen E, a generation of entrepreneurs ready to rewrite the narrative of who they are and what they are capable of. BUILD.org/BUILDfest

Change isn’t inevitable. It’s intentional. Support the young entrepreneurs who are turning moments into movements. Hear the stories of the young change-makers, risk-takers, and trailblazers across the nation. BUILD.org/BUILDfest

It is the time. Let’s redefine everything. Think with a fresh perspective. It will require all of us to inspire and build a new generation to lead us. Are you ready to meet that new generation of entrepreneurs – Gen E? Join us on March 25th for BUILDfest 2021. BUILD.org/BUILDfest

On March 25th, you will be introduced to a new generation – Gen E.  A generation no longer interested in fighting the old, but focused on building the new. Young leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit, a mindset of giving more than taking, and of choosing the future over the present. Don’t miss it. BUILD.org/BUILDfest

On March 25th, you have the opportunity to help us BUILD Gen E, a generation of entrepreneurs who are ready to rewrite the narrative of who they are and what they are capable of. Join BUILD to lead the charge to reimagine public education during the pandemic. BUILD.org/BUILDfest

On March 25th, the youth of Gen E invite you to hear their stories of resilience. The time to start is now; join us as we build GEN E together. Generation Entrepreneur. We are Gen E – a new generation of entrepreneurs. BUILD.org/BUILDfest

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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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