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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 Gates, Martha Stewart and Mary Kay Ash (not well known by today’s youth but she built a makeup empire while […]


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 24th. Together, we raised over $315,000 for BUILD’s youth entrepreneurship program for Boston teens. At BUILD, we are challenging local […]


Selvin Chambers named BUILD Boston’s new Regional Executive Director

BUILD Boston announced that after an extensive search it has named Selvin Chambers III as its Regional Executive Director. Chambers fills the role vacated by founding Regional Executive Director, Ayele Shakur, who was recently named BUILD’s CEO, replacing founder Suzanne McKechnie Klahr, who retired this year after 20 years of […]


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 – two students were named valedictorians, Lenylse from Dearborn STEM Academy and Jessica from Another Course to College! Anyone who joined […]


Alex Lupafya of Staples joins BUILD Boston Board

BUILD is pleased to announce that Alex Lupafya from The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Staples has joined its Board of Advisors. Asked why he joined BUILD’s Board of Advisors, Alex says, “I always told myself when l was in a position to do so, l wanted to give back […]


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, Bullhorn, Quick Base, Zipcar and LogMeIn helped raise $31K to support BUILD’s youth entrepreneurs! This year’s InGames featured coed teams […]


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 Analytics, an international data analytics firm providing predictive tools and solutions to optimize business engineering and decision-making headquartered in Boston. […]


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 CloudHealth, to the Executive Committee of our Board of Advisors” said Roy Hirshland, CEO of T3 Advisors & Chairman of […]


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 had 100 students representing 7 Boston Public Schools come together to sell and gain valuable feedback on their products from […]


Lex Miller

Alexis “Lex” Miller, of WeWork joins the BUILD Boston Board

Alexis “Lex” Miller, Director of Business Operations for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic for WeWork, has joined our BUILD Boston Board. BUILD and WeWork have forged a strong partnership in the past year, since the nonprofit decided to relocate from a rented space downtown into WeWork’s South Station location. “In addition […]