BUILDFest


BUILDFest Pitch Challenge

BUILDFest Pitch Challenge

We’ve transformed the BUILDFest gala into a fresh new event: the BUILDFest Pitch Challenge! Instead of sponsoring tables, supporters will sponsor our student business teams as they compete in a Shark Tank-style pitch competition in front of a panel of special VIP judges.

BUILDFest Pitch Challenge

We’ve transformed the BUILDFest gala into a fresh new event: the BUILDFest Pitch Challenge! Instead of sponsoring tables, supporters will sponsor our student business teams as they compete in a Shark Tank-style pitch competition in front of a panel of special VIP judges

Jerod Mayo
Deval Patrick
Jane Steinmetz
William Wagner
Jerod Mayo
New England Patriots (2008 – 2016)
and Vice President, Optum
Deval Patrick
71st Governor of MA
and Managing Director, Bain Capital Double Impact
Jane Steinmetz
Managing Principal, EY
William Wagner
CEO, LogMeIn
Sponsorship Information

Tuesday, June 6th
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

Emcee: Steve DiFillippo, CEO of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

Steve DiFillippo

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Dress: Business Attire


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Join the Fun

What is the BPC?

This event represents the culmination of a year of hard work by our ninth-grade students and celebrates the transformative power of entrepreneurship. Four student businesses from six schools will advance to the Final Round of our competition on June 6 to compete in front of judges and guests for cash prizes. Guests will have the opportunity to meet BUILD’s student entrepreneurs and purchase their unique products at our family-friendly reception and Student Business Expo.

Meet the Teams
Winning the Big Check

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.

Sponsorship Information
business expo

Help Us BUILD Futures

How do you provide under-served young people with the resources they need to succeed? At BUILD, we do it by helping our students start their own small businesses. As they reap the rewards – from keeping the profits to gaining self-confidence – they know there is a connection between hard work and success. Entrepreneurship is the hook, but college is the goal – 96% of BUILD seniors graduate on time, compared to 73% of low income seniors nationwide and 81% of all students nationwide.

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2017 BUILDFest Pitch Challenge Sponsors

Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors!