BUILD Boston News & Updates

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 from a panel of judges recruited from Boston’s business community. This was the first time these BUILD freshmen presented their ideas in public, […]

Students shake hands with the judges.

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 all 164 BUILD Mentors. Our volunteer mentors guide students through the process of launching a business. Just as importantly, they […]

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 credit cards accepted at all venues. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9 Mother Caroline Academy’s Annual Christmas Bazaar 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM […]

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 and has been a supporter and partner of BUILD for the past five years. In June 2017, William (Bill) Wagner […]

#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 and Field Center in Boston. More than 1,000 participants from 60 Boston companies competed in 67 games, ranging from tug-of-war […]

Trophy Presentation

Double Charge wins 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. Two students, Elvis Rodriguez and D’Ahmen Holloman, from Madison Park High in Roxbury, won the first place prize of $2,000 […]

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 2017 SAGE USA National Competition, held May 26-28 in Las Vegas, NV. The teens were featured on FOX25 News. Aroma […]

Watch Aroma Squeeze on FOX 25 news!

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 competed in the BUILDFest Pitch Challenge Preliminary Round Competition in front of over 30 business and community leaders serving as […]