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

  • 435

    Students Served

  • 84

    Student Businesses

  • 90

    Volunteer Mentors

  • NYC

Local Advisory Board

  • Brian Cohen, Chair New York Angels
  • Ari Daie, Tech CEO & Investor
  • Michelle Cooprider, COO, Emapct
  • Laura Giadorou-Koch, CEO, Dolium Bodega Subterranea
  • Shai Goldman, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Jullien Gordon, Founding Partner, New Higher
  • Ike Kier, Co-Founder & CEO, KG Funds Management
  • Alex Kolevzon, Clinical Director, Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment
  • Stefanie Kubanka, SVP, Group Account Director, Havas
  • Ira Levy, IP Litigation Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Vanessa Liu, COO, Trigger Media
  • Andy Russell, CEO, Trigger Media
  • Scott Schroeder, Somerset Partners
  • Matt Shelhorse, Partner, PwC LLP
  • Brooke Sinclair, CEO, Inside Hook
  • Eric Wasserstrom, Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners
  • Ronald J. Williams, Managing Partner, ProofLabs
  • Joe Zawadzki, Founder & CEO, MediaMath