Upcoming Key Events

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Skip the gift certificates and buy all of your holiday gifts from our students! Dozens of student teams display their products and offer a compelling case for why you need what they’re selling. This is the year’s first business event and the energy and excitement are palpable.

BUILD Peninsula's 12th Annual Holiday Sales Bazaar
When: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Where: Box, Inc.
4440 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022

BUILD Oakland's 8th Annual Holiday Sales Bazaar
When: Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Where: Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612

BUILD Metro DC's 7th Annual Holiday Sales Bazaar
When: Thursday, December 10, 2014 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Pepco Edison Place Gallery
702 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC  

other BUILD EVENTS by Season

College Tour, Spring

If neither you nor your parents have ever set foot on a college campus, the path to Business 101 may seem mysterious. Impossible even. That’s one of the reasons BUILD takes hundreds of students on twice-yearly college trips. We believe our students—many of whom would be the first in their family to attend college—have what it takes to graduate from high school and succeed in college. By bringing them on all-expenses-paid college trips, we are helping them realize their future in higher education.


Break-even point? Check. Income statement? Yep. Marketing strategy? Definitely. Our ninth-graders will impress you with their mastery of business concepts and their ability to articulate why they have what it takes to turn a profit. During our annual Youth Business Plan Competitions (BPC), student teams present their business plans during two rounds of competition. The BPC is the culmination of a year of hard work by our 9th-graders and their mentors. 

Launch Camp, Summer

Students reconnect to BUILD and to each other during our annual Launch Camps, a multi-day (and fun) experience that lays the foundation for each school year through entrepreneurial team-building. Rising sophomores first entering BUILD’s Youth Academic and Business Incubator spend two nights and three days with their business teams and the BUILD staff reflecting on the previous year’s experience, preparing for the start-up phase of their businesses, reconnecting with their teammates and building skills to ensure success in the BUILD Incubator, high school and later in college. Rising juniors and seniors also meet at the BUILD Incubator each summer to advance their entrepreneurial, academic and personal goals and prepare for the next school year.

Past Events

The BUILD GalaBUILD’s 4th Annual Gala took place on Saturday, March 1st at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. This year’s event celebrated Ben Silbermann, CEO of Pinterest, with the 2014 “Pitch" Prize for Entrepreneurship. Click  here to see photos and event highlights!

The "Be Amazing, BUILD Opportunities" Happy Hour

Join BUILD and the Coatue Foundation for an evening of cocktails and appetizers! This is a great way to support our work while also learning how you can directly support our students!”

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 from 6pm9pm
Chambers Eat + Drink
601 Eddy Street, San Francisco
Open Bar, Appetizers, Silent Auction

Student Testimonials






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