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Upcoming Events

BUILD Events to Participate in Across the Nation

Virtual

Students, Join BUILD's Business Incubator

Cohort Launch Dates are January 3rd - 5th, 2023

BUILD’s Business Incubator program is an online after-school program meant to take young entrepreneurs to the next level of their entrepreneurial journey. Participants will start their own business or expand an existing business, learn new business skills, pitch their business idea in a business pitch competition, and compete for startup funding.

Once a week, all participants meet together on zoom to learn new business concepts and skills. In addition, all participants will have a business consultant available for individual or team meetings.

California

Be a Judge at CA's Winter Idea Pitches

Various Dates in December 2022/January 2023

Students will present their business ideas at Idea Pitch sessions in December/January. Using BUILD’s Diversity Design Challenge students will pitch product ideas to collect feedback, flex their BUILD Spark Skills, and network.

Join us as an Idea Pitch Judge and you can help decide which of the top 2-4 ideas will be launched into businesses the following semester.

For more information, please reach out to Jaren Sorkow at JSorkow@BUILD.org.

DC

Be a Judge at DC's Winter Idea Pitches

Various Dates in December 2022/January 2023

Be a pitch judge in Washington, D.C.! Choose any of our events to attend. Events are all in-person unless otherwise stated. Please check back regularly as events are added throughout the year. Students will pitch product ideas to collect feedback, flex their BUILD Spark Skills, and network!

Boston

Be a Judge at Boston's Winter Idea Pitches

Various Dates in December 2022/January 2023

Be a pitch judge in Boston! Choose any of our events to attend. Trainings will be held before your event date. Events are all in-person unless otherwise stated. Please check back regularly as events are added throughout the year. Students will pitch product ideas to collect feedback, flex their BUILD Spark Skills, and network!

Greater Boston Youth Pitch Competition

For Boston Educators Only
January 2022 - February 2023

BUILD.org is excited to announce our 2023 Greater Boston Youth Pitch Competition! This youth entrepreneurship competition furthers the BUILD mission to arm our youth with real world experiences and skills. Students will be led through the human-centered design process to create and pitch their own business idea. Additionally, they’ll compete for cash prizes and a partner stipend. This competition will have teams from schools or community organizations across Greater Boston experience BUILD’s Design Challenge.

Pennsylvania

Greater Pittsburgh Youth Pitch Competition

For Pittsburgh Educators Only
January 2022 - February 2023

BUILD.org is excited to announce our 2023 Greater Southwestern PA Youth Pitch Competition! This youth entrepreneurship competition furthers the BUILD mission to arm our youth with real world experiences and skills. Students will be led through the human-centered design process to create and pitch their own business idea. Additionally, they’ll compete for cash prizes and a partner stipend. This competition will have teams from schools or community organizations across Greater Boston experience BUILD’s Design Challenge.

Email Emily Donato at edonato@build.org for more information.

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​

Follow positioning format Above

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