Every year, we have teams of BUILD 9th-grade students from our six different partner schools pitch their innovative business ideas to panels of judges and secret shoppers as they progress toward the BUILDFest Pitch Challenge.
Congratulations to the 2019 Winners, Dust Mac from Dearborn STEM Academy!
Jeremiah E. Burke
SPONSORED BY Silicon Valley Bank & Wework
A bracelet that doubles as a hair tie. Comes in a variety of designs and can be customized.
Dearborn STEM Academy
SPONSORED BY t3 Advisors
An attachable broom comb to wipe gunk off the bottom of your broom.
COmmunity Academy of Science and Health
Sponsored by Brookline Bank
Tupperware with whiteboard labels, allowing customers to write down the date or other details for easy organization and storage.
2019 Ninth-Grade Student Businesses
Another Course to College
a customizable wristband that helps you wipe away sweat and stay organized during your workout
a pocket-sized organizer that keeps your headphones safe and tangle free
a non-stick, classic childhood toy
a DIY pillowcase design kit
customizable signage produced by a laser cutter
Jeremiah E. Burke High
a hair brush with sheet protectors to easily remove hair
a bracelet that doubles as a hair tie – comes in a variety of designs and can be customized.
snacks disguised as school supplies for sneaky and discreet snacking in class and in the office
motivational and inspirational stickers that are hand-made by a local student artist and can be customized
lava and mala bead bracelets inspired by the beads used in Buddhist meditation practices.
Beyond Baking Brownies
all-natural, made from scratch brownies brought to you with love and guaranteed to satisfy
two necessities combined into one great organizer: a leather eyeglass case with an attached credit card sleeve – a variety of colors and the option to add embossed initials.
soy wax candles crafted with a variety of scents, sure to please everyone
all natural beauty products featuring a skin scrub that leaves your skin smooth and silky and a hair conditioner that repairs, restores and brings shine to your hair
all natural, made from scratch cupcakes coming in a variety of flavors guaranteed to satisfy
The Phone Aid
a convenient phone care kit that includes dust removers, port plug cleaners, wet wipes, and a handmade cleaning spray with accompanying cloth
natural dog treats for rewarding your pet and curing his bad breath, made for dog owners or the dog lovers in your life
Community Academy of Science and Health
tupperware with whiteboard labels, allowing customers to write down the date or other details for easy organization and storage
Royal Lip Scrub
all-natural lip scrub that buffs away dead skin and leaves lips mosturized and smooth
a small divided box with a chalkboard on the top to write tasks on – put rewards on the inside and enjoy once the task has been completed
removable tattoos to allow teens and adults to try potential tattoos, or just have fun expressing themselves
Dearborn STEM Academy
an attachable broom comb to wipe gunk off the bottom of your broom
a pet bandana kit (Bandana, collar, leash) to keep your pet looking fresh and in style
a bookmark that saves your page and writing utensils
a sleeve with a handwarmer to keep you warm while participating in cold activities
a shampoo/body soap bar
elastic bands that keep your sheets clipped to your mattress
a popsocket with interchangable fidget toys
a homemade spray that comes in all different flavors to keep your gum fresh and lasting longer
Make It Fresh
an on the go kit that includes a chapstick size deodrant, a breath spray and a stain remover
Sleek Those Edges
a hair gel and curling serum
a fabric based product that holds your utensils while you cook