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BUILDFest LA 2023

Celebrate the transformational power of youth entrepreneurship

Tuesday, May 23

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

ROKU, 2501 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA

Pitch Competition - Cocktail Reception

About the event

Starting in May, 70 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 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 hundreds of BUILD community members for cash prizes and start-up funds. This event will also feature a cocktail reception.

Our VIP Judges

Charles Choice

Director

Do-Or-Dier Visionary Foundation

Colin McIntosh

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Finance Officer

REVOLT MEDIA & TV

Paul Salazar

Luxury Estates Director

Paul Salazar Group

Stacey Politi

Founder

Accomplice Inc.

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Event Host

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Featured Supporter

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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 Huge 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

School Partners


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Alvina Antar

Chief Information Officer

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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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