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

  • NYC

Local Advisory Board

  • Dan Vallimarescu, Chair
  • Andrea Atwell, VP eCommerce, L’Oreal USA
  • 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, COO, Trigger Media
  • Andy Russell, CEO, Trigger Media
  • Tom Martin, Managing Director, Alpha Theory Advisors
  • Bruce Sandys
  • Scott Schroeder, Somerset Partners
  • Matt Shelhorse, Partner, PwC
  • Eric Wasserstrom, Managing Director and Equity Research Analyst, UBS
  • Ronald J. Williams, Managing Partner, ProofLabs
  • Joe Zawadzki, Founder & CEO, Media Math