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BUILDFest Bay Area 2023

Celebrate the transformational power of youth entrepreneurship

Friday, May 19

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

University of California Berkeley
MLK Jr. Building, 2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

Student Business Expo - Pitch Competition - Cocktail Reception

About the event

Starting in early May, 40 teams of BUILD high school students representing Bay Area Public Schools will pitch their innovative business ideas to volunteer judges in hopes of earning a final slot at The BUILDFest Pitch Challenge. Only three teams will make it all the way.

These finalists will compete in front of a panel of VIP judges and around a hundred 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. The event will be followed by a cocktail reception.

Our VIP Judges

Alvina Antar

Chief Information Officer

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Manny Medina

CEO

Outreach

Fabrizio Mejia

Associate Vice Chancellor

University of California, Berkeley

Marc A. Mackey

Director of Global Technology PMO, Strategy, and Digital Transformation

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Katherine Vega Stultz

President & CEO

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Annual Partners

We thank our generous year-long supporters for believing in and BUILDing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and changemakers

A Big Thank You To Our Board Members

ADVISORY BOARD

Aaron Ow-Yeang
Alvina Antar
Andy Torelli
Ay’Anna Moody
Candice Tang
Danielle Conkling

David Li
Elton Kwok
Emily Lam
Esau Sanchez-Diaz
Gary Moon
Jan McAdoo

Jill Wesley
Joshua Cook
Kanika Mediratta
LaMar Bunts
Lars Hens
Lindsay Simonds
Louis Chang

Michael Farb
Ramon Simms
Riley Rodgers
Sara Ponzio
Steve Mack
Paul King
Aaron Cline
Rollins Stallworth

ASSOCIATE BOARD

Wanda Lee
Brian Wei
Katie Hurley
JP Giannini
Catherine Lee

Kate Lin
Chloe Breider
Dan Siegel
Curren Kulkarni
Shantu Jain
Shannon Sloss

Our School Partners


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VIDEO PREPARATION GUIDELINES

HOW TO RECORD

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

PRESENTATION TIPS.

- 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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