Networking and Service Opportunity with

Support High School Entrepreneurs of Color as a VIP Judge for BUILD’s Youth Business Expo and Pitch Competition in East Oakland offers an exciting opportunity to network with other Harvard Alumni interested in entrepreneurship, social justice, and youth development while supporting youth of color in East Oakland!

BUILD seeks volunteer judges for their May 20 Business Plan Competition. As a judge you will join other Harvard Alumni interacting with 9th grade students as they pitch their entrepreneurial business ideas aimed at solving an issue for a real world client. Your role is giving feedback and asking questions to boost their success. Your engagement helps increase their communication skills and expose them to real world rigor in a supportive environment.

Organization Details:
BUILD is a 501(c)(3) founded in East Palo Alto with over 20 years of experience teaching the entrepreneurial mindset and skills leading to college, career, and life success for youth of color in under-resourced communities. We now reach over 6,000 students a year in 90 cities nationally with a strong presence in the Bay Area, particularly in Oakland. BUILD envisions a world where all students - regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or neighborhood - develop the skills and connections needed to achieve social and economic mobility, becoming CEOs of their own lives.

Event Days and Dates: Business Plan Competition: Business Expo
Friday, May 20, 2022
4:00-6:30pm (possible after event social gathering TBD)

Location IN PERSON: Aspire Golden State College Preparatory - 1009 66th Ave, Oakland, CA 94621

Registration Limit: Up to 6 volunteer judges maximum. Space is limited! Other volunteer roles available.

Virtual training session: Monday, May 16 from 5:15-6:00pm (PST) with time to connect and network with fellow Harvard alumni interested in entrepreneurship, social justice, and youth development. Zoom details will be shared at time of registration.

There are no shifts available at this time.

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 13, 8pm (PDT)

COVID policies for in person visitors: Please do not attend if you have COVID-like symptoms or have tested positive for COVID. Masking is recommended during the event.

Event Organizer
Ryan Oliver, Harvard College, ‘98