What is BUILD?Top of Page

BUILD Mission
Through entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning, BUILD ignites the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equips them for high school, college and career success.

BUILD Vision
BUILD envisions a world where our educational system ensures all students, regardless of background, have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for personal and professional success.

Mentor Sessions E1/E2Top of Page

Monday evenings as school is in session.

Entrepreneurship 1 (E1's) meet in room E-18 with Mr. Cervantes
Entrepreneurship 2 (E2's) meet in room E-15 With Mrs. Bycer

Time :
E1's: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
E2's: 5:00 PM- 7:30 PM

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Mentor Qualities:
Candidates must believe in higher education and the importance of access to college for all youth, regardless of their circumstances.

Founded in 1999 by Suzanne McKechnie Klahr, BUILD is dedicated to proving the power of experiential learning through entrepreneurship, and igniting the potential of youth in under-resourced communities.


Build 2016-2017Top of Page

Important Dates

  • Entrepreneurship 1 (E1)
    • Showcase #1: The Idea Pitch & Family Night - Open to family and all WHS Staff @ WHS. Monday, November 14 @ Woodside.
    • Showcase #2: The Investor Pitch - The Week of February 13 @ Microsoft
    • Spring Sales Showcase: TBD. The week of March 20 @ Woodside. 
    • Spring Sales Bazaar: TBD. The week of March 27. Location TBD.
    • 18th Annual BUILD Peninsula Business Plan Competition: Saturday, May 13 @ Woodside.
  • Entrepreneurship 2 (E2)
    • Venture Capital Pitch Meetings: November 28 @ Woodside.
    • Spring Sales Bazaar: TBD. The week of March 27. Location TBD.

BUILD Presentations and Competitions 2016-20117Top of Page

E-1 Showcase #1, Idea Pitch @ Woodside High School
  • MVP: Larixsa GArcia Hernandez
  • First Place: Team E.M.A.
    • Elmer Carmona Gonzalez, Ashley S. Llamas, Melissa D. Zazueta Obeso
  • Second Place: Team Eartunes
    • Kenia Rojas De La O, Marie A. Giannini
  • Third Place: Icy Sleeve
    • Omar Tapia Cortez, Emilio Guizar Chavez
E-1 Showcase, Investor Pitch #2 @ Microsoft (Inter-District Competition)
  • MVP: Claudia Mejia Abarca
E1/E2 Spring Sales Bazaar @ Box (Inter-District Competition)
Street Team Competition Results
  • First Place - EZSleevez (Woodside)
  • Third Place - Embracelet (Woodside)
BPC Final Competition @ Woodside High School (May 13, 2017)

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Confidence To Take ActionTop of Page

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