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Congratulations to BUILD’s Class of 2021!

Congratulations to BUILD’s Class of 2021!

BUILD has made a huge impact on me and I truly appreciate all that they do for their students! – Yarency, BUILD Graduate and Scholarship Recipient After an unprecedented virtual school year, BUILD was excited […]...

June 30, 2021News

BUILD Celebrates Juneteenth

BUILD Celebrates Juneteenth

BUILD applauds President Biden for officially making Juneteenth a national holiday. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.  We asked our Black Affinity […]...

June 18, 2021News

BUILD Sponsors Senator Coons Bipartisan effort to harness America’s entrepreneurial spirit in economic recovery

BUILD Sponsors Senator Coons Bipartisan effort to harness America’s entrepreneurial spirit in economic recovery

Many aspiring entrepreneurs, especially those who live in distressed communities, lack the runway capital – funds for space, materials, and support – needed to launch their business. Access to capital […]...

June 15, 2021News

BUILD Your ESSER Plan

BUILD Your ESSER Plan

The BUILD program aligns 100% with ESSER funding requirements. At BUILD.org, entrepreneurship is the spark, college, career, and life success are the goal. Bring BUILD to your school with the ESSER Funding...

June 10, 2021News

BronxNet News Feature | NYC Entrepreneurial Non-Profit Teams Up with Chobani for BUILDFest NYC 2021

BronxNet News Feature | NYC Entrepreneurial Non-Profit Teams Up with Chobani for BUILDFest NYC 2021

BREAKING NEWS | BronxNe...

June 8, 2021News

BUILD Boston Introduces Dre Woodberry as New Program Director

BUILD Boston Introduces Dre Woodberry as New Program Director

We wanted to share with you information about another important transition at BUILD Boston this season. Assuming BUILD Boston’s program director leadership is Dre Woodberry. We are thrilled to welcome Dre to BUIL...

June 1, 2021News

BUILDFest NYC 2021 Will Premiere on June 2nd

BUILDFest NYC 2021 Will Premiere on June 2nd

BUILDFest NYC 2021 - Equity, Innovation, and Change...

May 28, 2021News

Event Recap | BUILDing Resilience

Event Recap | BUILDing Resilience

On May 19th, we hosted BUILDing Resilience: a conversation with Abadesi Osunsade. Aba, our moderators Christina Luconi & Cendy Moliere, and BUILD students gave an inspiring look at entrepreneurship, resilience, and growth mindset. In case you missed it, check out our virtual venue and get the repla...

May 24, 2021News

Sponsor a BUILD Boston Graduation in a Box

Sponsor a BUILD Boston Graduation in a Box

Celebrate the BUILD Boston Class of 2021 with our 2nd Annual Graduation in a Box -featuring practical and fun items for our seniors as they embark on the next chapter....

May 20, 2021News

RSVP to the BUILDing Gen E: DC Biz Pitch Competition

RSVP to the BUILDing Gen E: DC Biz Pitch Competition

Join BUILD Metro DC virtually on May 26th for our annual youth Business Pitch Competition....

May 11, 2021News

How BUILD Celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week

How BUILD Celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week

It was a week of shoutouts and celebration for BUILD Teachers all across the countr...

May 10, 2021News

BUILD Metro DC & The Greater Washington Partnership collaborate to serve the region’s young entrepreneurs

BUILD Metro DC & The Greater Washington Partnership collaborate to serve the region’s young entrepreneurs

Greater Washington Partnership (GWP) introduced its new Inclusive Growth Strategy Council to recognize inclusive growth as the preeminent moral and economic imperative for the Capital Region. GWP has committed itself to fostering cross-sector collaboration with organizations, such as BUILD, to make sustainable progress in the District. BUILD Metro DC is proud to match our student entrepreneurs with GWP’s members to change perceptions, grow together and celebrate youth development....

May 3, 2021News

BUILD Welcomes Thais Rezende!

BUILD Welcomes Thais Rezende!

BUILD.org welcomes former BizWorld CEO Thais Rezende as new President   REDWOOD CITY, Calif., (Apr. 19, 2021) — BUILD.org welcomed Thais Rezende as their new President this week. Rezende, who […]...

April 19, 2021News

BUILD.org Announces $15M Movement to Launch Generation Entrepreneur

BUILD.org Announces $15M Movement to Launch Generation Entrepreneur

BUILD is poised to create a world where entrepreneurship education is taught to every child in America. The BUILDing Gen E campaign utilizes three pillars to build entrepreneurial mindsets and skills for youth in communities that are often overlooked and underestimated....

March 26, 2021News

March 25, 2021 is declared BUILDFest Youth Entrepreneurship Day in Washington D.C.

March 25, 2021 is declared BUILDFest Youth Entrepreneurship Day in Washington D.C.

BUILD is honored to share this incredible news: Mayor Muriel Bowser has proclaimed March 25th 2021as BUILDFest Youth Entrepreneurship Day in Washington D.C. We hope that this will give visibility […]...

March 23, 2021News

BUILD Honors Internationation Day of Elimination of Racial Discrimination

BUILD Honors Internationation Day of Elimination of Racial Discrimination

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyryXj8chSg&t=6s&ab_channel=BUILD”I have a calling to do something and be the change.” – Saribelle, Young Entrepreneur of Feel Temple – BUILD NYC Listen to our BUILDFest 2021 changemakers speak on how they […]...

March 21, 2021News

BUILD’s Statement on Violence against the Asian-American Community

BUILD’s Statement on Violence against the Asian-American Community

We want to acknowledge the tragic and distributing acts of verbal and physical violence that have been recently directed at the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community since the […]...

March 17, 2021News

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

BUILD Celebrates International Women’s Day: Meet The Women of BUILDFest National 2021! We are excited to have Arlan Hamilton, Brandice Daniel, and Heidi Zak personally coach our young entrepreneurs during […]...

March 8, 2021News

#DigitalLearningDay

#DigitalLearningDay

BUILD celebrates #DigitalLearningDay!   BUILD students have kept motivated, engaged, and productive through this pandemic by participating in BUILD’s Covid-19 Virtual Design Challenge. The VDC is our free online offering that […]...

February 25, 2021News

BUILD a Better You Challenge

BUILD a Better You Challenge

The BUILD a Better You Challenge is a fun opportunity to foster community and healthy competition, boost your team’s physical and mental well-being, and share your company’s commitment to advancing racial equity & diversity. All proceeds from the challenge will go to support BUILD’s youth entrepreneurship program for teens...

February 24, 2021News

Mentoring Month

Mentoring Month

#MentoringMonth – Mentor with BUILD! All through January, BUILD celebrated #NationalMentorMonth with videos and messages from our BUILD mentors.  Our posts showcased our mentors personal experiences, and their messages to […]...

February 2, 2021News

RSVP to the BUILD Huddle Up on February 9

RSVP to the BUILD Huddle Up on February 9

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January 21, 2021News

Save The Date: BUILDFest National

Save The Date: BUILDFest National

Join us on March 25th, 2021 for the premiere of BUILDFest National: BUILDing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs where we’ll showcase regional finalists of BUILD’s COVID-19 Virtual Design Challenges with […]...

December 21, 2020News

BUILD Winter Retreat

BUILD Winter Retreat

BUILD Winter Retreat From December 14th-18th, BUILD Staffers joined together for many relaxing and creative activities as we celebrated our Winter Retreat 2020. That included Meditation and Yoga led by […]...

December 19, 2020National

BUILD Supports Next Generation Entrepreneur Corps Act Launched by Congress

BUILD Supports Next Generation Entrepreneur Corps Act Launched by Congress

Congress just launched the Next Generation Entrepreneur Corps Act Read the Full Press Release “The Next Generation Entrepreneurship Corps program will aid in the small business recovery of distressed regions. […]...

December 4, 2020News

Join BUILD’s Women Bridging Communities Event on December 1st

Join BUILD’s Women Bridging Communities Event on December 1st

As part of our #BUILDBridges Campaign, join BUILD NYC and our student entrepreneurs for a fireside chat with Lisa Price, the Founder of Carol’s Daughter, and Erica Culpepper, BUILD board member and L’Oreal’s General Manager, […]...

November 18, 2020NYC

Jack Dorsey’s #StartSmall Invests $3M in BUILD.org to Reimagine Education During COVID

Jack Dorsey’s #StartSmall Invests $3M in BUILD.org to Reimagine Education During COVID

Twitter and Square Co-Founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey donates $3 million through his #StartSmall initiative to support BUILD.org’s digital initiatives that are reimagining education during COVID-19 and beyond. This investment […]...

October 8, 2020National

BUILD Boston Introduces Christina Luconi as New Board Chair and Welcomes Three New Board Members

BUILD Boston Introduces Christina Luconi as New Board Chair and Welcomes Three New Board Members

We are thrilled to announce that Christina Luconi, Chief People Officer at Rapid7, is stepping up into the role of Board Chair for BUILD Boston’s Advisory Board. Christina has served […]...

October 2, 2020News

BUILD Announces New Co-Chairman of BUILD’s National Board

BUILD Announces New Co-Chairman of BUILD’s National Board

BUILD.org announced today that it has appointed Roy Hirshland, CEO of T3 Advisors, as Co-Chairman of the National Board of Directors for BUILD effective September 22nd. Roy previously served as […]...

September 23, 2020News

Students Rebuild Launches Challenge to Celebrate Student and Educator Changemakers

Students Rebuild Launches Challenge to Celebrate Student and Educator Changemakers

Changemaker Challenge will donate up to $1 million to groups supporting youth and educators leading change September 22, 2020 — Today, Students Rebuild, a Bezos Family Foundation program that mobilizes […]...

September 22, 2020News

Comcast NBCUniversal Partners with BUILD.org to Create Free Digital Curriculum for Educators Serving Under-Resourced Students

Comcast NBCUniversal Partners with BUILD.org to Create Free Digital Curriculum for Educators Serving Under-Resourced Students

Original Press Release San Francisco, September 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ BUILD and Comcast NBCUniversal are introducing a new virtual digital curriculum to help teachers and out of school providers as students […]...

September 16, 2020News

CityLine: WCVB 5 Feature on Ayele Shakur, BUILD CEO and Dr. Charles Grandson, Chief Equity Officer of Boston Public Schools

CityLine: WCVB 5 Feature on Ayele Shakur, BUILD CEO and Dr. Charles Grandson, Chief Equity Officer of Boston Public Schools

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September 8, 2020News

BUILD a Better You Challenge Powered by LogMeIn Raises $25K for Digital Curriculum

BUILD a Better You Challenge Powered by LogMeIn Raises $25K for Digital Curriculum

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August 26, 2020News

5 Minutes With… Ayele Shakur of BUILD.org

5 Minutes With… Ayele Shakur of BUILD.org

Published by the Boston Business Journal August 13, 2020 Philanthropy & Nonprofits Q&A By Shafaq Patel – Contributing Writer Read Full Article Summary: “The pandemic has brought to light many […]...

August 13, 2020National

NYC Virtual Flash Pitch Competition & Celebration

NYC Virtual Flash Pitch Competition & Celebration

In late June, BUILD NYC premiered our first ever Virtual Flash Pitch Competition and Celebration. Selected from over 40 remarkable teams, six groups pitched to a panel of esteemed judges. […]...

August 12, 2020NYC

Celebration of Youth Entrepreneurs

Celebration of Youth Entrepreneurs

In June 2020, BUILD DC created our first-ever week-long online voting experience, Fund a Future! Participants were able to browse student teams, watch video pitches, review financial projections and marketing […]...

August 11, 2020News

Congratulations to BUILD NYC’s First Graduating Class of Seniors

Congratulations to BUILD NYC’s First Graduating Class of Seniors

We graduated our first cohort of BUILD seniors this June. It was no small feat to ensure that 100% of them graduated on time, particularly during this tumultuous moment in […]...

August 10, 2020News

VCs investing in a pipeline for Boston entrepreneurs of color

VCs investing in a pipeline for Boston entrepreneurs of color

In the wake of the rising Black Lives Matter movement, the Boston venture capital community has universally declared a commitment to addressing the entrepreneurial inequities in our system. Many now […]...

July 24, 2020News

BUILD to Acquire SEED SPOT’s High School Program to Continue the Momentum in Supporting the Future of Social Entrepreneurship for High School Students

BUILD to Acquire SEED SPOT’s High School Program to Continue the Momentum in Supporting the Future of Social Entrepreneurship for High School Students

Official Press Release National nonprofit organizations join forces to support young people with an entrepreneurial mindset   Washington, DC: Two nonprofit organizations – Build.org (www.build.org) and SEED SPOT (www.seedspot.org) – […]...

July 22, 2020News

The Elevate Podcast featuring Ayele Shakur | Building Equity Through Education

The Elevate Podcast featuring Ayele Shakur | Building Equity Through Education

The Elevate Podcast is a podcast about achievement, personal growth and pushing limits in leadership and life. Podcast Host Robert Glazer chats with world-class performers who’ve committed to elevating their […]...

June 26, 2020News

A passion for helping underserved students find entrepreneurial success

A passion for helping underserved students find entrepreneurial success

Written By Lauren Schiffman, Contributing Writer for Fifty Plus Advocate By Fifty Plus Advocate Community Advocate Staff Read Fifty Plus Advocate’s Article Boston – After graduating from Boston University, Ayele […]...

June 1, 2020News

BUILD NYC Senior Leads the Way to Positivity During Pandemic

BUILD NYC Senior Leads the Way to Positivity During Pandemic

When New York went on pause in March, schools, restaurants and museums shuttered. New Yorkers like many others in the rest of the world faced an uncertain new reality.   […]...

May 20, 2020NYC

Breaking down silos that separate students by race and class

Breaking down silos that separate students by race and class

AT A RECENT press briefing, Massachusetts education commissioner Jeff Riley observed that the crisis of COVID-19 school closures is also “an amazing opportunity to think differently about how we educate our […]...

April 29, 2020News

New Businesses Funded at 2020 Investor Pitch!

New Businesses Funded at 2020 Investor Pitch!

On January 30th, BUILD Boston hosted the Investor Pitch Challenge at Suffolk University. 29 student teams from our 6 partner schools pitched for seed funding in front of 39 VIP […]...

February 13, 2020Boston

Employer Partner Spotlight: Wells Fargo

Employer Partner Spotlight: Wells Fargo

Guest Blog Courtesy of Briana Curran, Vice President, Communications and Community Relations at Wells Fargo Entrepreneurs are people with vision, ideas and an incredible sense of persistence. Names like Bill […]...

November 7, 2019Boston

CloudHealth by VMware wins 2019 BUILD eGames

CloudHealth by VMware wins 2019 BUILD eGames

1,000 members of Boston’s hottest companies brought their A-games to the Reggie Lewis Track & Field Center to connect and compete at the 7th Annual BUILD Entrepreneur Games on October […]...

October 31, 2019Boston

Lenylse’s BUILD Journey

Lenylse’s BUILD Journey

BUILD Boston is proud of our 38 seniors who graduated this past June with awards, recognition, and acceptances to over 70 colleges.  We also had a BUILD Boston first – […]...

July 18, 2019Boston

Fun & InGames: LogMeIn Helps BUILD Raise $31K

Fun & InGames: LogMeIn Helps BUILD Raise $31K

On Thursday, March 14th, LogMeIn hosted the 2nd Annual InGames tournament benefiting BUILD Boston.  Some of Boston’s hottest local companies including Akamai, CloudHealth by VMware, Drift, HubSpot, Rue Gilt Groupe, […]...

March 28, 2019Boston

BUILD Boston adds Tony Bordon to its Board of Advisors

BUILD Boston adds Tony Bordon to its Board of Advisors

BUILD Boston is pleased to announce that Tony Bordon, a two-decade veteran of the educational software industry, has joined its Board of Advisors.  Tony is the Managing Director of Spinnaker […]...

February 19, 2019Boston

BUILD Awarded Acceptance Into Stand Together’s Elite Social Entrepreneurship Catalyst Program

BUILD Awarded Acceptance Into Stand Together’s Elite Social Entrepreneurship Catalyst Program

BUILD is proud to announce it has been selected to participate in Stand Together’s Catalyst Program, joining the growing national network of more than 100 high-performing organizations that are transforming […]...

January 30, 2019News

Tom Axbey, CEO of CloudHealth, joins BUILD Boston Board

Tom Axbey, CEO of CloudHealth, joins BUILD Boston Board

BUILD Boston is excited to announce that Tom Axbey, CEO of CloudHealth, has joined its Executive Committee. “On behalf of BUILD, I am thrilled to welcome Tom Axbey, CEO of […]...

January 3, 2019Boston

Feeling the Spirit at BUILD’s Holiday Sales Bazaar

Feeling the Spirit at BUILD’s Holiday Sales Bazaar

On December 18th, BUILD Boston hosted our first Holiday Sales Bazaar at District Hall and the lobby of PwC. The event was a big success for our youth entrepreneurs. We […]...

December 20, 2018Boston

#Winning at the the 6th Annual BUILD Entrepreneur Games

#Winning at the the 6th Annual BUILD Entrepreneur Games

On October 18, 1,000 members of Boston’s hottest companies laced up their sneaks and brought their A-games to the Reggie Lewis Track & Field Center to connect and compete at […]...

October 22, 2018Boston

Meet the Wells Fargo Mentoring Team

Meet the Wells Fargo Mentoring Team

Meet the Wells Fargo BUILD Mentoring team. Matt Sands, Matt Maclay, Erica Gentili, and Tiffany Ormon head up a great example of one our unique mentoring formats. The group mentoring program […]...

September 13, 2018Boston

Meet Our Mentors: Fred Dalzell

Meet Our Mentors: Fred Dalzell

Meet Fred Dalzell. Fred is a writer, a consultant, a professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and was also one the first members of our community. For […]...

August 22, 2018Boston

Meet Our Mentors: Jay Japra

Meet Our Mentors: Jay Japra

Meet Our Mentors is a series showcasing and introducing members of the BUILD mentorship community. Meet Jay Japra. Jay is an entrepreneur who has been working with BUILD since Fall […]...

July 31, 2018Boston

Meet Our Mentors: Cailey Newton

Meet Our Mentors: Cailey Newton

Meet Our Mentors is a series showcasing and introducing members of the BUILD mentorship community. Meet Cailey Newton. A part of the BUILD community since the fall of 2016, Cailey […]...

July 27, 2018Boston

Meet BUILD’s New CEO, Ayele Shakur

Meet BUILD’s New CEO, Ayele Shakur

Ayele Shakur has nearly 30 years of experience as an innovator in urban education. We are thrilled to announce that on June 6, 2018, our National Board of Directors unanimously […]...

July 2, 2018News

Student Entrepreneurs Shine at BUILDFest 2018

Student Entrepreneurs Shine at BUILDFest 2018

“Our journey to the top starts at the bottom!” That was the slogan of Bottom Feeders, winners of the 2018 BUILDFest Pitch Challenge at the Sheraton Boston Hotel Monday night. […]...

June 5, 2018Boston

BUILD Supporters and Secret Shoppers Spend Big at the Spring Sales Bazaar

BUILD Supporters and Secret Shoppers Spend Big at the Spring Sales Bazaar

BUILD students from six Boston Public High Schools brought in more than $4,600 at our Spring Sales Bazaar at Davio’s on March 28, 2018.  Students pitched their businesses to shoppers […]...

April 2, 2018Boston

BUILD’s Response to New Research on Race and Opportunity in the U.S. as Published in the New York Times

BUILD’s Response to New Research on Race and Opportunity in the U.S. as Published in the New York Times

Last week the New York Times published the powerful findings from a recent study on Race and Opportunity in the U.S.  The study looked at data from 20 million American […]...

March 30, 2018National

BUILDing Boston: Meet Our Director of Philanthropy, Ed Wilson

BUILDing Boston: Meet Our Director of Philanthropy, Ed Wilson

Ed Wilson (far left) with his team Orphan Socks. Ed Wilson, the Director of Philanthropy, has been with the BUILD family for a year and a half. He serves the […]...

March 23, 2018Boston

Student Entrepreneurs Pitch for Seed Funding at BUILD’s Showcase

Student Entrepreneurs Pitch for Seed Funding at BUILD’s Showcase

On February 13, 130 ninth graders from seven Boston Public High Schools convened at MIT for the BUILD Investor Pitch Showcase to present their business plans and request seed funding […]...

February 28, 2018Boston

Happy #ThankYourMentor Day!

Happy #ThankYourMentor Day!

Happy National Mentoring Month! Over the past few weeks, we have been highlighting a few of our amazing mentors on twitter, facebook, and LinkedIn. Today, on #ThankYourMentorDay, we are thrilled to honor […]...

January 25, 2018Boston

BUILD’s Holiday Shopping Guide

BUILD’s Holiday Shopping Guide

This holiday season, shop for unique gifts sold by Boston high school students in the BUILD program. Below is a calendar of student selling events in December, 2017. Cash and […]...

December 8, 2017Boston

BUILD Boston Welcomes LogMeIn CEO Bill Wagner to Our Board

BUILD Boston Welcomes LogMeIn CEO Bill Wagner to Our Board

BUILD Boston announced today that LogMeIn’s President and CEO William Wagner has joined our Board. The largest software company in Boston, LogMeIn is one of the world’s top 10 SaaS companies […]...

December 6, 2017Boston

#Winning at the 5th Annual BUILD Entrepreneur Games

#Winning at the 5th Annual BUILD Entrepreneur Games

Brains, brawn, and whatever it takes to win a pony hop race were all in evidence yesterday at the 5th Annual BUILD Entrepreneur Games, held at the Reggie Lewis Track […]...

October 12, 2017Boston

BUILD stands with DREAMers

BUILD stands with DREAMers

BUILD’s Executive Committee sent a letter to its staff in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). BUILD strives to always put […]...

September 26, 2017National

John Hancock sponsors BUILD students at summer internships through the MLK Scholars program

John Hancock sponsors BUILD students at summer internships through the MLK Scholars program

BUILD Boston recently welcomed fifteen high school students into the office to kick off their six-week long journey as MLK Summer Scholars.  The MLK Scholar Program, established by John Hancock […]...

July 25, 2017Boston

BUILD Boston’s Regional Executive Director, Ayele Shakur, is selected as a 2017 Barr Fellow

BUILD Boston’s Regional Executive Director, Ayele Shakur, is selected as a 2017 Barr Fellow

BUILD Boston’s Regional Executive Director, Ayele Shakur, has been selected to join the Barr Fellows Class of 2017 in recognition of her outstanding leadership while serving Boston communities. The Barr […]...

July 17, 2017Boston

Ninth Graders Showcase Entrepreneurial Skills in the BUILDFest Pitch Challenge

Ninth Graders Showcase Entrepreneurial Skills in the BUILDFest Pitch Challenge

Four ninth grade student business teams pitched to guest judges Deval Patrick and former New England Patriot Jerod Mayo at the BUILDFest Pitch Challenge at the Renaissance Waterfront last night. […]...

June 8, 2017Boston

BUILD Students Place 3rd in National Competition; Featured on FOX25

BUILD Students Place 3rd in National Competition; Featured on FOX25

LAS VEGAS – Aroma Squeeze, a BUILD student-led business run by four sophomores from the Community Academy of Science and Health, a high school in Dorchester, placed third in the […]...

May 31, 2017Boston

Meet the 2017 BUILDFest Pitch Challenge Finalists

Meet the 2017 BUILDFest Pitch Challenge Finalists

Our 9th grade students have been hard at work this year developing business ideas, pitching to investors, and selling their products to real customers for the first time.  Last week, they […]...

May 30, 2017Boston

One Way to Inspire Students to Stay in School

One Way to Inspire Students to Stay in School

“I don’t think I need to go to college,” said Honeya, a BUILD student, to her mentors. Mentors Ashley and Pallavi were alarmed. BUILD uses entrepreneurship and experiential learning to […]...

May 22, 2017Boston

Boston Harbor Angel, Ziad Moukheiber, Mentors BUILD 9th Graders

Boston Harbor Angel, Ziad Moukheiber, Mentors BUILD 9th Graders

Ziad Moukheiber is a successful entrepreneur who is CEO of the Boston Harbor Angels, a group of Angel Investors who came together in 2004 to help promising entrepreneurs get their […]...

May 2, 2017Boston

Judges Choose the Winners of BUILD’s Student Sales Showcase

Judges Choose the Winners of BUILD’s Student Sales Showcase

Yesterday, over 150 young entrepreneurs from six Boston high schools came together at MIT to sell their products for the first time at our 9th Grade Spring Sales Showcase. This […]...

April 26, 2017Boston

BUILD Students Bring in Over $5,700 in Sales at Spring Sales Bazaar

BUILD Students Bring in Over $5,700 in Sales at Spring Sales Bazaar

BUILD students sold more than $5,700 worth of products at our Spring Sales Bazaar at Davio’s on March 30.  At least 300 shoppers from nearby office buildings stopped in to […]...

April 3, 2017Boston

Thank You, Mentors!

Thank You, Mentors!

We’ve been having so much fun celebrating National Mentoring Month on our social media accounts!  Today is International #ThankYourMentorDay and we are here to say THANK YOU to our amazing crew of mentors […]...

January 19, 2017Boston

BUILD Boston Awarded $125,000 Grant by State Street Foundation

BUILD Boston Awarded $125,000 Grant by State Street Foundation

The State Street Foundation awarded BUILD a $125,000 grant to support its Youth Entrepreneurship Program for Boston high school students. State Street is a founding supporter of BUILD Boston, and […]...

December 21, 2016Boston

Endurance Partners with BUILD to Help Educate and Empower Boston’s Youth

Endurance Partners with BUILD to Help Educate and Empower Boston’s Youth

BURLINGTON, Mass., November 29, 2016 – Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI), today announced its official partnership with BUILD, a Boston-based organization that uses entrepreneurship and experiential learning to equip youth […]...

November 29, 2016Boston

BUILD Boston Raises a Record $650,000 at BUILDFest Gala

BUILD Boston Raises a Record $650,000 at BUILDFest Gala

BUILD Boston raised more than $650,000 at our five-year anniversary gala, BUILDFest, on October 19 at the Boston Convention Center. The event, with more than 600 guests in attendance, honored Jeff […]...

October 25, 2016Boston

BUILD Greater Boston to Honor Jeff Glass and Mic Williams at BUILDfest Wednesday, Oct. 19

BUILD Greater Boston to Honor Jeff Glass and Mic Williams at BUILDfest Wednesday, Oct. 19

One hundred high school entrepreneurs will also be showcasing their businesses at the even...

October 19, 2016News

Boston’s Chief of Education Speaks About the Importance of Youth Entrepreneurship

Boston’s Chief of Education Speaks About the Importance of Youth Entrepreneurship

Rahn Dorsey, The Chief of Education for the City of Boston, tells us why learning entrepreneurship is important and how programs like BUILD are paving the way for innovation in […]...

October 19, 2016Boston

Richard Gavegnano’s Youth Entrepreneurship Story

Richard Gavegnano’s Youth Entrepreneurship Story

Richard Gavegnano, President & CEO of East Boston Savings Bank and a member of the BUILDFest 2016 Host Committee, reflects on why the BUILD program resonated with him and how […]...

October 19, 2016Boston

Zoe Anetakis on Being an Ambassador for BUILD

Zoe Anetakis on Being an Ambassador for BUILD

Zoe Anetakis, the Executive Director of TUGG and Marketing and Investor Relations at Accomplice tells us why youth entrepreneurship is important and how you can get involved as an ambassador […]...

October 19, 2016Boston

Jeff Glass on BUILDing a Nonprofit in Boston

Jeff Glass on BUILDing a Nonprofit in Boston

Before there was BUILD in Boston, there were three big-hearted venture capitalists with a dream to make a difference in the lives of teens in their community. On the eve […]...

October 11, 2016Boston

Who Took Home the Gold at the 4th Annual Entrepreneur Games?

Who Took Home the Gold at the 4th Annual Entrepreneur Games?

Congratulations to the winners of the 4th Annual Entrepreneur Games!  Hubspot, TD Bank, and NEVCA took home the gold as team Ireland, but they weren’t the only winners. See who […]...

July 7, 2016Boston

4th Annual BUILD Entrepreneur Games Draws Crowd of Over 1,000 Boston Innovators

4th Annual BUILD Entrepreneur Games Draws Crowd of Over 1,000 Boston Innovators

Our winning team, Ireland, consisted of players from Hubspot, TD Bank, and the New England Venture Capital Association. Nearly 1,000 tech, startup and corporate professionals competed yesterday in BUILD’s 4th […]...

June 24, 2016Boston

More than 120 Ninth Graders Compete in “Shark Tank” Style Competition

More than 120 Ninth Graders Compete in “Shark Tank” Style Competition

See our competition winners interviewed on the Business Show on NECN. BUILD Boston’s 5th annual Youth Business Plan Competition was held June 4th at Suffolk University and the Omni Parker […]...

June 7, 2016Boston

U.S. Public Education Is Not A Spectator Sport

U.S. Public Education Is Not A Spectator Sport

I recently had the privilege of attending a conference of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a gathering of extraordinary young leaders (the minimum requirements for entry are typically being younger […]...

May 23, 2016News

BUILD Students Experience a Day in the Life at one of Boston’s Hottest Startups

BUILD Students Experience a Day in the Life at one of Boston’s Hottest Startups

Last Friday, about 25 BUILD students visited the offices of Skedaddle where they met the CEO, co-founders and staff and learned about the daily operations of a booming startup. Skedaddle […]...

April 14, 2016Boston

Congratulations!  You’ve been admitted…

Congratulations! You’ve been admitted…

BUILD 12th grade student Evandro Monteiro was having a rough week.  His laptop stopped working, so he was staying up late into the night to complete a scholarship application using […]...

March 24, 2016Boston

NFL/TechCrunch “1st & Future”

NFL/TechCrunch “1st & Future”

On, Feb. 6, 2016, the day before Super Bowl 50, BUILD was invited to “pitch” to the owners of the NFL teams and their invited guests on Saturday as part […]...

February 26, 2016News

Spring Selling Season at BUILD

Spring Selling Season at BUILD

At BUILD, our students run real businesses (and earn real profits!)  They develop amazing products such as portable silverware, custom-blended organic fragrances, cookies with your photo on them, and more […]...

February 25, 2016Boston

BUILD Students Score at 1st and Future

BUILD Students Score at 1st and Future

Six BUILD students from Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area recently gave an impressive presentation to the owners of the NFL teams and their invited guests as part of 1st […]...

February 23, 2016Boston

BUILD Mentor Profile: Jessicah Pierre

BUILD Mentor Profile: Jessicah Pierre

Mentor: Jessicah Pierre Work: Communications Associate, Community Catalyst, Boston Education: B.A. Political Science, UMass Amherst, 2013 BUILD Student Business Team: Revamp’D One day while riding the Commuter Rail, Jessicah Pierre […]...

January 21, 2016Boston

Roy Hirshland Appointed New Board Chair

Roy Hirshland Appointed New Board Chair

BUILD Boston has appointed Roy Hirshland as the new Chair of its Local Advisory Board. Hirshland, who has served on the board for three years, is CEO and Co-Founder of T3 […]...

December 30, 2015Boston

Mentors Never Gave Up on BUILD Boston Program Director Jorge Santana

Mentors Never Gave Up on BUILD Boston Program Director Jorge Santana

“All the success I have experienced in life is due to the strong influence of several mentors,” says Jorge Santana, BUILD Boston’s new Program Director. “They held the bar very […]...

December 23, 2015Boston

BUILD raises $500K at BUILDFest

BUILD raises $500K at BUILDFest

BUILDFest honorees Walter Prince, Jeff Fagnan, Hemant Taneja, and BUILD Boston’s Regional Executive Director Ayele Shakur. BUILD Greater Boston honored Walter Prince, Founding Partner of Prince Lobel Tye, LLP, at […]...

November 17, 2015Boston

TUGG: the 2015 BUILD Friend of the Year

TUGG: the 2015 BUILD Friend of the Year

Meet the 2015 BUILD Friends of the Year, Jeff Fagnan and Hemant Taneja, co-founders of T.U.G.G. The BUILD Friend of the Year award is presented each year to someone who […]...

November 2, 2015Boston

Walter Prince Receives the BUILDer Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Walter Prince Receives the BUILDer Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  This week, Walter Prince did one of his favorite things. He went back to high school. On Wednesday, he visited a 9th grade “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” class at the […]...

October 30, 2015Boston

Venture Capitalists Invest in Student Businesses

Venture Capitalists Invest in Student Businesses

http://build.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/BUILD-VC.m4v Last week sophomore students presented to their venture capital advisors kicking off a year-long relationship where advisors will guide students in growing their business and students will learn what […]...

October 15, 2015Metro DC

BUILD Metro DC Senior College Tour

BUILD Metro DC Senior College Tour

Last week BUILD Metro DC hosted its first college tour of the year for its high school seniors. Many of these students will be the first in their family to […]...

October 15, 2015Metro DC

Moises Cohen: A Passion for Community BUILDing

Moises Cohen: A Passion for Community BUILDing

Moving to a new city during high school is tough on a teen. Imagine the challenges of moving to a new country. When he was 14, Moises Cohen and his […]...

October 9, 2015Boston

Back to School with BUILD!

Back to School with BUILD!

Summer may be over, but at BUILD that means the buzz and excitement of a new school year. This is our fifth year and our first class—the Class of 2015— is off […]...

September 24, 2015Boston

From Pitching a Business to Bonding with Peers, Communication is Key

From Pitching a Business to Bonding with Peers, Communication is Key

by Vanessa Lazine David Goncalves first joined BUILD after seeing a presentation at Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester. “I thought – why not join? I could learn a […]...

August 12, 2015Boston

Grit Is the Defining Word for One of the First BUILD Graduates

Grit Is the Defining Word for One of the First BUILD Graduates

Grit. It’s the main thing Mahogoney Herbet said she would take away from her experience with BUILD. “It means passionate commitment to long-term goals,” she said. “Staying committed to yourself […]...

June 24, 2015Boston

The Four-Hour Dinner with Tim Ferriss

The Four-Hour Dinner with Tim Ferriss

How often do you get a chance to dine with one of the world’s most innovative business people? Tim Ferriss, the author of the best-selling book The 4-Hour Workweek, is […]...

June 22, 2015Boston

Two BUILD Youth Business Incubators Open in Dorchester

Two BUILD Youth Business Incubators Open in Dorchester

  On June 9th, 2015, BUILD celebrated the grand opening of two Youth Business Incubators in our Dorchester high schools – Jeremiah E. Burke High School and the Community Academy […]...

June 17, 2015Boston

4th Annual Business Plan Competition a Success!

4th Annual Business Plan Competition a Success!

Congratulations to “All About You” from the Jeremiah E. Burke High School for taking home the winning prize of $1,000 at BUILD’s 4th annual Business Plan Competition! BUILD supporters, friends and […]...

June 3, 2015Boston

BUILD Entrepreneur Games – A “Sweatworthy” Event

BUILD Entrepreneur Games – A “Sweatworthy” Event

This is a guest post from Jeff Bussgang, Managing Partner of Flybridge Capital.  Three years ago, Boston gained a fantastic young leader when Sasha Hoffman decided to move west and […]...

May 27, 2015Boston

BUILD Seniors Headed off to College and Beyond!

BUILD Seniors Headed off to College and Beyond!

May 1st is college decision day. For many high school seniors and their parents, May 1st is a day wracked with nerves and triumph bringing to a close the year-long […]...

May 20, 2015Boston

What would you say to 17 million people?

What would you say to 17 million people?

This is question bidders from all over the world asked themselves when the “Ashton Kutcher Twitter Takeover” package was live on Charity Buzz.   Ashton generously donated this once in a lifetime […]...

April 20, 2015National

A Taste of Entrepreneurship Success!

A Taste of Entrepreneurship Success!

BUILD: Metro DC’s Regional Executive Director, Bryce Jacobs; Gala Honoree, Chef Jose Andres; BUILD President, Chuck Salte...

April 20, 2015National

The 5th Annual BUILD Gala

The 5th Annual BUILD Gala

With generous contributions from our investors, the Gala raised $1.8 million...

April 20, 2015National

Running on BUILD

Running on BUILD

The countdown to Marathon Monday begins. Only 18 days until runners from all over the world sweat it out to support hundreds of local charities! At BUILD, we’re especially grateful […]...

April 2, 2015Boston

Save the Date! 2015 BUILD Entrepreneur Games on June 25th!

Save the Date! 2015 BUILD Entrepreneur Games on June 25th!

Back in 2013, Sasha Hoffman looked around at the tech community and saw an opportunity to bring people together across the Boston innovation ecosystem to support an incredibly inspiring cause […]...

April 1, 2015Boston

Student Business Teams Show Up for Showcase Two

Student Business Teams Show Up for Showcase Two

“I’m proud of all of you who showed up today”, said our site director, Ryan Oliver, in his speech to 9th graders BUILDers. “Success is owning the decisions you make both good […]...

March 27, 2015Boston

Freshman Student Teams Take a Tour of Bolt Venture Capital

Freshman Student Teams Take a Tour of Bolt Venture Capital

“How do you make a remote control?” asked one of our freshman BUILDers on yesterday’s field trip to Bolt Venture Capital. This question and others were answered as freshman students […]...

March 12, 2015Boston

We’re in the New York Times!

We’re in the New York Times!

It’s official – BUILD made it into the New York Times! Read about our work, from our friend David Bornstein, author of“How to Change the World,” and co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, here. “When […]...

March 6, 2015News

BUILD at Mass Challenge

BUILD at Mass Challenge

MassChallenge— the world’s largest startup accelerator— welcomed BUILD freshmen into their Innovation and Design Building at 21 Dry Dock Ave yesterday. Volunteers from OpenView Venture Partners, Workday, State Street, PwC, […]...

February 27, 2015Boston

NYC, here we come!

NYC, here we come!

On October 29, BUILD hosted its first ever NYC event.  Friends and family of BUILD gathered at the Tasting Table Test Kitchen to get an update on our work, hear […]...

February 19, 2015National

Showcase One Takes Boston by Storm

Showcase One Takes Boston by Storm

Our young entrepreneurs sure showed the snow – and our judges – at BUILD’s annual Showcase One! Over the last three weeks, BUILD freshman students in our four schools competed against each […]...

February 18, 2015National

Showcase One Takes Boston by Storm

Showcase One Takes Boston by Storm

Our young entrepreneurs sure showed the snow—and our judges— at BUILD’s annual Showcase One! Over the last three weeks, BUILD freshman students in our four schools competed against each other […]...

February 13, 2015Boston

BUILD in Boston’s Third Annual Open House Event

BUILD in Boston’s Third Annual Open House Event

On January 20th, students, mentors and friends to BUILD gathered to witness our Downtown Youth Business Incubator in action! Ayele Shakur, BUILD in Boston’s Regional Executive Director, kicked off BUILD […]...

January 30, 2015National

BUILD in Boston’s Third Annual Open House Event

BUILD in Boston’s Third Annual Open House Event

On January 20th, students, mentors and friends to BUILD gathered to witness our Downtown Youth Business Incubator in action! Ayele Shakur, BUILD in Boston’s Regional Executive Director, kicked off BUILD […]...

January 30, 2015Boston

BUILD Student Entrepreneurs Take Field Trip to the Staples Headquarters

BUILD Student Entrepreneurs Take Field Trip to the Staples Headquarters

How do you create a compelling brand and product? How do you bring a product concept to life? These tough questions for entrepreneurs everywhere swirled through the minds of BUILD students […]...

January 15, 2015Boston

Should Schools Teach Personality?

Should Schools Teach Personality?

Well – yes!  But not in isolation. BUILD’s program teaches students six skills – Spark Skills – that, in this article, are considered personality traits.   We teach these skills in […]...

January 10, 2015National

BUILDFest 2014 Highlights

BUILDFest 2014 Highlights

BUILD fans convened at the Westin Copley on Thursday to celebrate youth entrepreneurship at BUILD Boston’s annual fundraising gala. BUILDFest featured a student business expo with unique, original products and honored […]...

October 31, 2014Boston

One Week Until BUILDFest 2014!

One Week Until BUILDFest 2014!

What’s the most exciting and rewarding way to meet Tim Ferriss, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, angel investor, and “this generation’s self help guru”? At BUILDFest, of course! Come […]...

October 23, 2014Boston

Join us for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

Join us for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

Today’s the Day! CookieBoss – A BUILD Student Business – is handing out FREE Chocolate Chip Cookies in celebration of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! Where? The Atrium, 10 St […]...

May 15, 2014Boston

Inspirational T’s: Wear a T-Shirt, Change the World

Inspirational T’s: Wear a T-Shirt, Change the World

Inspirational T’s is a business that wants to make a positive change around the communities in Boston. The leaders of Inspirational T’s hope if people in their communities wear inspirational […]...

May 14, 2014Boston

Youth Entrepreneurs Exhibit Products and Meet the Governor at MassChallenge Entrepalooza ‘14

Youth Entrepreneurs Exhibit Products and Meet the Governor at MassChallenge Entrepalooza ‘14

Last night, BUILD Boston high-school entrepreneurs and staff members teamed up to exhibit at the 2nd annual MassChallenge Entrepalooza ‘14 event at District Hall.  Three of BUILD’s student business owners […]...

April 24, 2014Boston

Fashioning a culture of giving

Fashioning a culture of giving

Boston Startup models Couture for a Cause, collaborates with BUILD Fashion Project, a Boston­- based start­up, truly lives their slogan, “Fashion as a Force for Good”. For them, it’s a […]...

April 3, 2014Boston

BJ’S CHARITABLE FOUNDATION GRANTS $5,000 TO BUILD

BJ’S CHARITABLE FOUNDATION GRANTS $5,000 TO BUILD

BUILD Boston recently received a $5,000 grant from the BJ’s Charitable Foundation.  BUILD will use the grant provide food and supplies for the Boston high school students in our after-school […]...

March 31, 2014Boston

Will You Be Replaced by a Robot? (And Other Important Questions)

Will You Be Replaced by a Robot? (And Other Important Questions)

Google is buying all the robots. Amazon wants mini­-drones to deliver goods to our doorsteps. Most wondrous of all, robots are now collaborating with each other via their very own […]...

March 18, 2014Boston

(Showcase #1) From Here to Success: BUILD’s Future Entrepreneurs Make Their First Business Plan Presentations

(Showcase #1) From Here to Success: BUILD’s Future Entrepreneurs Make Their First Business Plan Presentations

As adolescents we all believe that our personal struggles are unique, and no one else can possibly understand what we are going through. Although it may be true in terms […]...

February 27, 2014Boston

High school entrepreneurs get motivation from BUILD and MassChallenge

High school entrepreneurs get motivation from BUILD and MassChallenge

Students from four Boston high schools are finding the motivation to work hard in school through an entrepreneurship program offered by BUILD Greater Boston. BUILD’s most recent event, in partnership […]...

February 12, 2014Boston

BUILD 1st Annual Entrepreneurs Olympics

BUILD 1st Annual Entrepreneurs Olympics

Dust off your sneakers and bust out the jumping jacks, because BUILD Boston is preparing for its first annual Entrepreneurs Olympics this Thursday, August 1! The Entrepreneurs Olympics is hosted […]...

August 1, 2013Boston

E2 Teams Attend Launch Camp

E2 Teams Attend Launch Camp

On Tuesday, July 2, rising 10th graders in BUILD attended “Launch Camp.” Launch Camp is a BUILD tradition that prepares students for their transition into the BUILD Youth Business Incubator […]...

July 15, 2013Boston

Students Honored at the first BUILD Step-Up Ceremony

Students Honored at the first BUILD Step-Up Ceremony

Last week, BUILD hosted its first Step-Up Ceremony at the Suffolk University Entrepreneurship Center in downtown Boston. This ceremony was meant to demonstrate to the sophomore students the importance of […]...

April 16, 2013Boston

Student Progress Shines in Showcase Two

Student Progress Shines in Showcase Two

Last week the students from Another Course to College and Charlestown High participated in their second Showcase. Judges from notable companies such as PayPal, Reebok and Microsoft gave their advice […]...

March 29, 2013Boston

Northeastern Hosts Business Skills Workshop

Northeastern Hosts Business Skills Workshop

Last week, students from Jeremiah E. Burke and Charlestown High School went to Northeastern University for their Business Skills Showcase. Before starting, the students and mentors were treated to some […]...

March 20, 2013Boston

Business Skills Workshops Show Students Importance of Image

Business Skills Workshops Show Students Importance of Image

This week, the students and mentors from ACC and CASH went to MIT and State Street respectively to participate in a Business Skills Workshop. The students split up into three […]...

March 11, 2013Boston

Showcase 1 A Huge Success In Charlestown!

Showcase 1 A Huge Success In Charlestown!

This past week, students in E1 at Charlestown High School participated in their first Showcase, presenting their business models to an expert panel of judges who work in and around […]...

February 14, 2013Boston

BUILD’s Open House Looks Promising

BUILD’s Open House Looks Promising

Last week, mentors, board members and students came together to hear about new exciting developments in BUILD at our first Open House. This was the official grand opening of our […]...

February 5, 2013Boston

“Names” by BUILD Mentor Fred Dalzell

“Names” by BUILD Mentor Fred Dalzell

When I think back on my first year as a mentor with BUILD, it is the early challenges I remember most vividly. The initial pushback. The testing. The careful, fitful […]...

February 4, 2013Boston

The Celtics Honor Ayele Shakur; Holiday Sales Bazaar a Great Opportunity for E2s

The Celtics Honor Ayele Shakur; Holiday Sales Bazaar a Great Opportunity for E2s

Our Regional Executive Director, Ayele Shakur, was presented with the Heroes Among Us Award at Wednesday’s Boston Celtics game versus the Dallas Mavericks. As droves of fans arrived at the […]...

December 17, 2012Boston

Freshmen Teams Take on IdeaStorm at Northeastern

Freshmen Teams Take on IdeaStorm at Northeastern

Over the past few weeks, all Freshmen BUILD students have had the fantastic opportunity to participate in IdeaStorm, an entrepreneurial program Founded at MIT Sloan by BUILD mentor Slava Menn […]...

December 9, 2012Boston

E2 Teams Take Over TEDxBeaconStreet; E1s Put their Thinking Caps On for IdeaStorm

E2 Teams Take Over TEDxBeaconStreet; E1s Put their Thinking Caps On for IdeaStorm

BUILD’s been busy over these past few weeks! After taking time off for Thanksgiving, E2 teams are back to the grind in order to stay on track for December’s selling […]...

December 4, 2012Boston

Team Profile Feature on BUILD Boston’s Website; Keeping “I See Colorz” in the (Karma)Loop

Team Profile Feature on BUILD Boston’s Website; Keeping “I See Colorz” in the (Karma)Loop

The next few weeks mark a period of growth for our E2 BUILD community. Students are still adapting their marketing plans based on the feedback they received from BUILDFest, and […]...

November 11, 2012Boston

BUILDFest’s Positive Influences on E2 Businesses; E1 Teams take College By Storm

BUILDFest’s Positive Influences on E2 Businesses; E1 Teams take College By Storm

The Incubator has been filled with high spirits this week as teams review their performance at BUILDFest. Unpredictable, a team that designs scarves with heating units inside them, reunited to […]...

November 5, 2012Boston

BUILDFest 2012 Proves to be Exciting, Inspiring, and Successful

BUILDFest 2012 Proves to be Exciting, Inspiring, and Successful

BUILDFest 2012 was an incredible success last Friday evening, with hundreds of supporters showing up to Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse to purchase student products and to donate money towards BUILD […]...

November 3, 2012Boston

Boston Incubators Hard at Work; Cookie Boss Team meets CEO of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

Boston Incubators Hard at Work; Cookie Boss Team meets CEO of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

With less than two weeks until BUILDFest 2012, the energy levels in our Boston Incubator are off the charts. Students have been working nonstop during their mentor sessions over the […]...

October 15, 2012Boston

ACC Freshmen Already Showing Incredible Professionalism & BUILD Finds its way to Microsoft

ACC Freshmen Already Showing Incredible Professionalism & BUILD Finds its way to Microsoft

BUILD freshmen at Another Course to College in Brighton took part in an in-class Design Challenge this past week. Students were asked to create a soda-can holder out of everyday […]...

October 9, 2012Boston

BUILD Mentor Training with NUBUILD; Darryl’s Corner Bar Hosts BUILD Mentor Night

BUILD Mentor Training with NUBUILD; Darryl’s Corner Bar Hosts BUILD Mentor Night

Monday, October 1st was an exciting day for BUILD, starting out with our new mentor training at Northeastern University and ending with a recruitment event at Darryl’s Corner Bar, just […]...

October 4, 2012Boston

Join us for BUILD Boston’s Annual Fundraiser – BUILDFest October 26, 2012

Join us for BUILD Boston’s Annual Fundraiser – BUILDFest October 26, 2012

School is in session, and BUILD’s programs are in full swing this week! This past Thursday, a high-energy group of mentors and sophomore students flooded BUILD’s incubator space on Beacon […]...

September 24, 2012Boston

BUILD Gears Up for its Second Year

BUILD Gears Up for its Second Year

Thursday afternoon, BUILD continued its search for “Entrepreneurs 1” mentors at WorkBar in the Financial District. A group of Boston’s real-world Entrepreneurs listened to BUILD Boston’s Site Director, Ryan Oliver, […]...

September 17, 2012Boston

BNN News Interviews Richard Gavalya, BUILD Greater Boston

BNN News Interviews Richard Gavalya, BUILD Greater Boston

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July 24, 2012Boston

Boston’s BPC Featured in the Bay State Banner

Boston’s BPC Featured in the Bay State Banner

“BUILD preps students for entrepreneurship, college” article appeared in the Bay State Banner Entrepreneurship students from Charlestown High School receive their prize money for winning the BUILD Youth Business Plan […]...

June 18, 2012Boston

The Dream Team 1st Place Winner of Inaugural Youth Business Plan Competition

The Dream Team 1st Place Winner of Inaugural Youth Business Plan Competition

BUILD Greater Boston Inaugural Youth Business Plan Competition was a huge success. Chris McIntosh, Publisher of the BBJ was a Final Round Judge, along with Eran Lobel, CEO/Executive Producer of […]...

June 11, 2012Boston

BUILDERS GET DOWN TO BUSINESS

BUILDERS GET DOWN TO BUSINESS

BUILD students from Community Academy of Science and Health (CASH) and Burke High and the undergraduate students in the Entrepreneurship Club of Northeastern University got down to serious business on […]...

May 21, 2012Boston

ACC Field Trip to Boston Common Coffee Company

ACC Field Trip to Boston Common Coffee Company

On April 12th, students from ACC (team CookieBoss) and their mentors spent an afternoon with Executive Pastry Chef Julius Johnson from the Boston Common Coffee Company. The team learned how […]...

April 23, 2012Boston

State Street Makes Corporate Responsibility a Priority – BUILD Sponsor Honored by the Boston Business Journal

State Street Makes Corporate Responsibility a Priority – BUILD Sponsor Honored by the Boston Business Journal

The Boston Business Journal (BBJ) recently honored State Street, one of BUILD’s leading supporters, for its commitment to making the Boston community a better place. BBJ’s Top of the Lists […]...

April 2, 2012Boston

CASH Business Showcase Highlights BUILD Students’ Passion, Creativity and Drive

CASH Business Showcase Highlights BUILD Students’ Passion, Creativity and Drive

Ana Rodriguez and Katie Weiss are students at Harvard Law School and they are working with BUILD to develop a social media strategy and online presence. On Thursday, February 2nd, […]...

March 9, 2012Boston

Fashion Guru, Monika Desai, “Pays it Forward” with BUILD

Fashion Guru, Monika Desai, “Pays it Forward” with BUILD

Monika is the co-founder and CEO of Open Runway, a DYO (Design Your Own) fashion platform that empowers shoppers to create, purchase and share their own fashion, starting with shoes […]...

March 5, 2012Boston

One Mentor Story: “My Purpose in Life became a reality with BUILD”

One Mentor Story: “My Purpose in Life became a reality with BUILD”

Sue Cooke is the Co-CEO of Circle + Bloom, a company that produces mind + body audio CDs and Mp3s for women’s health, including infertility, pregnancy and general health. Prior […]...

February 27, 2012Boston

Young Mentors at BUILD Boston: Energetic, Inspiring & Easy to Identify with

Young Mentors at BUILD Boston: Energetic, Inspiring & Easy to Identify with

When Patrick Allen walked up to our team on the eve of January 18, 2010, at the BUILD night at MassChallenge in Boston, the fact that he was signing up […]...

February 9, 2012Boston

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