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Each year BUILD recruits hundreds of volunteers and mentors to support our high school entrepreneurs. These volunteers are the backbone of our program and provide valuable feedback and coaching as Shark Tank-style judges, secret shoppers, venture advisors, and more.

This year on November 16, in celebration of National Entrepreneurship Day, we’re flipping the pitch and giving our youth entrepreneurs the opportunity to be the coaches and judges!

*Limited to 2 volunteers per company
**Please RSVP by November,1, 2022

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

You will be assigned a cross-company team, receive photos of a real BUILD student product, and work collaboratively in a breakout session with your new friends and a BUILD student coach to come up with your pitch. Then the competition begins! Each team will have a few minutes to pitch and answer Q&As from BUILD students.

This event is a great opportunity to learn more about BUILD, meet our high school entrepreneurs and help them practice giving feedback and public speaking, network with other BUILD supporters, win prizes, and have fun…all from the comfort of your own home or office!

ABOUT BUILD

BUILD’s mission is to ignite the potential of youth in under-resourced communities to build Career success, Entrepreneurial mindsets, and Opportunity. For 20 years, BUILD has been empowering students to develop and run small businesses. BUILD supplements traditional classroom instruction with real-world business experiences, workforce development, and critical skill-building for the future. Entrepreneurship is the hook—college and career success are the goals.

OUR SUPPORTERS

Register for Flip The Pitch!

*Please only register 2 employees per company

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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