Tuesday, May 23 2017

6:00-9:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Washington

400 New Jersey Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001

*with special guest Baratunde Thurston

One Night. One BUILD.

A Celebration of Youth Entrepreneurs

Each year, over 30% of District of Columbia students do not graduate high school on time. Countless others remain unprepared for college and career success. However, when these young adults become entrepreneurs through BUILD’s program, their futures shift dramatically.

BUILD is part of a growing movement of innovation hubs and incubators in the DC area. We are the largest business and academic incubator for youth in the city. BUILD leverages our expertise in entrepreneurship and experiential learning to decrease drop-out rates and increase student engagement and learning, leading more students to finish high school prepared for future success. BUILD ignites the ideas that will change the trajectory of lives right here, in our community.

BUILD Testimonials

London, BUILD Metro DC Entrepreneur

“BUILD taught me how to be a leader. I’ve learned to not only stand up for myself but also stand up for others. As a leader you’re always going to be part of a team. You have to collaborate with different people with different mindsets to come together and accomplish one singular goal.”

BUILD Testimonials

Leslie, BUILD Metro DC Mentor

“BUILD is not your typical after school program.  It has an experiential learning aspect that allows kids to take what they’re learning in school and apply it to something that would be useful in the real world. It teaches them skills like communication, collaboration, problem solving and grit— skills they can use to not only succeed in their future careers but in life.”

One Night. One BUILD.

will not be another typical DC event…

By sponsoring BUILD Metro DC, you will gain brand enhancement, corporate visibility, and employee engagement. The truly remarkable part is that you will also see our students.

During One Night. One BUILD. you will:

*  Shop our unique student businesses during a networking cocktail hour
*  Watch the top three 9th grade business teams compete for cash prizes
*  Meet and greet colleagues and professionals from top businesses in the city
*  Eat delicious food and bid on auction items to help our students succeed

BUILD Angel Investor

$15,000

  • The final cash award will be named for the organization i.e. “Company Doe’s First Prize Award” and a final round judge position
  • Signage throughout the awards area space
  • On-stage acknowledgement during the awards program
  • Admission for 20 guests
  • Half-page acknowledgement in the event program
  • Year-long recognition on BUILD Metro DC’s new website, and across social media

BUILD Dream Maker

$10,000

  • The cocktail hour and space will be named for the organization, i.e. “Company Doe’s Innovation Alley”
  • Signage throughout the cocktail hour space
  • On-stage acknowledgement during the awards program
  • Admission for 10 guests
  • Quarter-page acknowledgement in the event program
  • Year-long recognition on BUILD Metro DC’s new website, and across social media

BUILD Entrepreneur

$5,000

  • On-stage acknowledgement during the awards program
  • Admission for 10 guests
  • Listing in the event program
  • Year-long recognition on BUILD Metro DC’s new website, and across social media

Sponsorship Registration

For questions please contact our Regional Director, Bryce Jacobs at bjacobs@build.org or 202.450.1352 

BUILD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible.