In BUILD NYC’s inaugural year we served 435 students throughout the New York area. Spread out over 10 schools, 90 volunteer mentors supported our youth entrepreneurs in launching their own businesses.

Volunteer as a BUILD Mentor! Mentoring is a great way to share your professional background with students while inspiring them to stay on the path to college and career success.

Key Statistics

  • 305

    Students Served

  • 65

    Student Businesses

  • 100

    Volunteer Mentors

Local Advisory Board

  • Dan Vallimarescu (Chair), CEO, Nardagani
  • Gaurav Ahuja, Venture Investor, Thrive Capital
  • Andrea Atwell, VP eCommerce, L’Oreal USA
  • Lindsay Freeman Avagliano, Senior Associate, Prolog Ventures
  • Roger Barton, Managing Partner, Barton LLP
  • Chris Cunningham, Founder C2 Ventures & President Unacast
  • Ari Daie, Tech CEO & Investor
  • Thomas (Tom) D. Doctoroff, Senior Partner, Prophet
  • Susan Stix Fisher
  • Laura Giadorou-Koch, CEO, Dolium Bodega Subterranea
  • Jamaal Glenn, Vice President, First Look Media
  • Shai Goldman, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Jullien Gordon, Founder,
  • Ike Kier,  Founder and CEO, KG Funds
  • Ira Levy, IP Litigation Partner, Goodwin Procter
  • Nicolas Lirette, Vice President, American Express
  • Vanessa Liu, VP, SAP.iO Foundry NY
  • Michael Portegello, Partner & Northeast Growth Markets Leader, EY
  • Andy Russell, President & CEO, Empact Collaboration Platform
  • Bruce Sandys
  • Matt Shelhorse, Partner, PwC
  • Ronald J. Williams, Managing Partner, ProofLabs
  • Joe Zawadzki, Founder & CEO, Media Math