At BUILD, we believe that talent, intelligence, and an array of capabilities can be cultivated through focused effort and continuous learning. Throughout the year, students participate in various events which engage them purposefully in direct experience and critical reflection so that they develop, practice, and apply the skills that they are learning every day in the classroom.

Student Events

Investor’s Pitch Challenge

Students present on their months of research and ideation. Students find out if they’ve earned the funding they need to launch. Teams use judges’ feedback to make their business better.

Sales Bazaar

A selling event that features products created by BUILD entrepreneurs.

Business Plan Competition

Students craft a story about their business and personal growth. Making space to reflect and share these thoughts is core to skills development. We award $1,000 grand prize to highlight the student team that embodies BUILD’s mission.

Venture Capital Advising

Our sophomore students have already received their profits from their first year as entrepreneurs. They need start up money to manufacture products for the upcoming year.

College Tour

A chance for our youngest students to tour local colleges and see what their futures will look like beyond high school


BUILD Accelerators are daylong workshops for seniors that provide students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of various topics to help them prepare them for college.