Latest Happenings


Meet Our Mentors: Fred Dalzell

Meet Fred Dalzell. Fred is a writer, a consultant, a professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and was also one the first members of our community. For as long as BUILD has been in Boston, Fred has been with the program. “I joined BUILD initially because I […]


Meet Our Mentors: Jay Japra

Meet Our Mentors is a series showcasing and introducing members of the BUILD mentorship community. Meet Jay Japra. Jay is an entrepreneur who has been working with BUILD since Fall of 2017. As a young entrepreneur himself, Jay found an immediate connection to BUILD’s mission. Not only did he find […]


Meet Our Mentors: Cailey Newton

Meet Our Mentors is a series showcasing and introducing members of the BUILD mentorship community. Meet Cailey Newton. A part of the BUILD community since the fall of 2016, Cailey has been a volunteer mentor for nearly two years. Although Cailey’s introduction to BUILD was through an internship, she found […]


Bottom Feeders: Winners of the 2018 BUILDFest Pitch Challenge

Student Entrepreneurs Shine at BUILDFest 2018

“Our journey to the top starts at the bottom!” That was the slogan of Bottom Feeders, winners of the 2018 BUILDFest Pitch Challenge at the Sheraton Boston Hotel Monday night. Bottom Feeders is a business launched and run by Joshua Ramgeet, Chief Executive Officer, and Katio Barbosa, Chief Financial Officer, […]


BUILD Supporters and Secret Shoppers Spend Big at the Spring Sales Bazaar

BUILD students from six Boston Public High Schools brought in more than $4,600 at our Spring Sales Bazaar at Davio’s on March 28, 2018.  Students pitched their businesses to shoppers from nearby office buildings with about 50 secret shopper judges placed in the crowd to help evaluate the students’ pitch, […]

BUILDing Boston: Meet Our Director of Philanthropy, Ed Wilson

Ed Wilson (far left) with his team Orphan Socks. Ed Wilson, the Director of Philanthropy, has been with the BUILD family for a year and a half. He serves the organization as a guide to ensure the promise of BUILD’s entrepreneurial spirit among student participants. What captured your interest in […]


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 […]