BUILD Boston News & Updates

Judges Choose the Winners of BUILD’s Student Sales Showcase   Recently updated !

Yesterday, over 150 young entrepreneurs from six Boston high schools came together at MIT to sell their products for the first time at our 9th Grade Spring Sales Showcase. This wasn’t an ordinary sales expo: BUILD recruited 50 volunteers from businesses across Boston to serve as “secret shoppers” who evaluated […]

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BUILD Students Bring in Over $5,700 in Sales at Spring Sales Bazaar

BUILD students sold more than $5,700 worth of products at our Spring Sales Bazaar at Davio’s on March 30.  At least 300 shoppers from nearby office buildings stopped in to support these young entrepreneurs at our biggest Spring sales event ever. For a 15 year-old to be able to take […]

Introducing Gina, BUILD Boston’s Community Engagement Manager

We’re excited to welcome Gina Mittal to the BUILD team this week! Gina is our new Community Engagement Manager and will oversee our mentoring program. She holds an MSW and brings a wealth of experience in youth development and community engagement to the table. Our students and mentors couldn’t be […]

Gina Mittal, Community Engagement Manager at BUILD

Thank You Mentors!

Thank You, Mentors!

We’ve been having so much fun celebrating National Mentoring Month on our social media accounts!  Today is International #ThankYourMentorDay and we are here to say THANK YOU to our amazing crew of mentors for the 2016-2017 school year!   Every year our students tell us that their favorite thing about BUILD is their mentor. […]

BUILD Boston Awarded $125,000 Grant by State Street Foundation

The State Street Foundation awarded BUILD a $125,000 grant to support its Youth Entrepreneurship Program for Boston high school students. State Street is a founding supporter of BUILD Boston, and has provided grants to the nonprofit totaling $750,000 over the past six years. “As a Boston launch partner, State Street […]


Endurance Partners with BUILD to Help Educate and Empower Boston’s Youth

BURLINGTON, Mass., November 29, 2016 – Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI), today announced its official partnership with BUILD, a Boston-based organization that uses entrepreneurship and experiential learning to equip youth in under-resourced communities for high-school, college and career success. Through this partnership, Endurance will donate $100,000 in 2017 to impact […]

BUILD Boston Raises a Record $650,000 at BUILDFest Gala 1

BUILD Boston raised more than $650,000 at our five-year anniversary gala, BUILDFest, on October 19 at the Boston Convention Center. The event, with more than 600 guests in attendance, honored Jeff Glass, the organization’s Founding Board Chair, and Mic Williams, Founder of the Boston Harbor Angels. Governor Baker’s office presented an […]

Richard Gavegnano’s Youth Entrepreneurship Story

Richard Gavegnano, President & CEO of East Boston Savings Bank and a member of the BUILDFest 2016 Host Committee, reflects on why the BUILD program resonated with him and how being an entrepreneur at a young age has shaped his life.     Join Richard in supporting BUILD as we […]

Zoe Anetakis on Being an Ambassador for BUILD

Zoe Anetakis, the Executive Director of TUGG and Marketing and Investor Relations at Accomplice tells us why youth entrepreneurship is important and how you can get involved as an ambassador for BUILD.   Join Zoe in supporting BUILD as we celebrate our five-year anniversary in Boston.