Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Boston Marriot Copley Place
Emcee: Vanessa Welch, Anchor at Boston 25 News
BUILDFest Pitch Challenge
Meet Our Judges
President, Northeast District, UPS
General Partner, Highland Capital Partners
CEO & Managing Partner, The Engine
Managing Principal, EY
Ready to Pick Your Team?
2017 BPC Highlights
At the 2017 BUILDFest Pitch Challenge, four ninth grade student business finalists competed in a Shark-Tank Style pitch in front of guests and notable guests judges, Deval Patrick, Jerod Mayo, Jane Steinmetz, and Bill Wagner. Out of the four teams – Roll n’ Go, Razzle Dazzle, Orphan Socks, and Double Charge – two students, Elvis and D’Ahman, took home the first place cash prize for their product Double Charge: a combination water bottle koozie and phone charger. The event raised $600,000 for BUILD’s four-year youth entrepreneurship program with over 600 attendees and 20 company sponsors.
Be Part of the Fun
You can help a BUILD student team receive the coaching, skills-based workshops, and increased confidence they need to win cash prizes and start-up funds required to launch their business. Join us as a sponsor to get a profile of your student business, email updates on your team’s progress, and opportunities to visit your team and help them prepare to compete. Sponsorships are open to individuals or whole companies.
2018 BUILDFest Pitch Challenge Sponsors