BUILDFest to Present BUILDer Award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship



The 4th annual BUILDFest gala will take place at the Westin Copley Place on Thursday, October 30th from 6-10pm. This gala will feature a Student Business Expo, where BUILD students can show off their businesses and sell their products.

This year, the bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss, will be presented with the BUILDer Award for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Ferriss is an angel investor and advisor, runs an award-winning blog and does philanthropic work in education reform.

Senator Ed Markey will be the Honorary Event Chair for the evening. John Barros, Chief of Economic Development in Boston, and Steve DiFillippo, CEO of Davio’s Restaurant Group, will also be honored.

To top it all off, We have a SheGives table and would like to invite members to join!  First come, first serve – reserve your seat by emailing our Operations Manager, Carrie, at  And hurry,  these seats won’t last long!  

BUILD equips students from under-served communities for high school, college and career success through learning that centers around entrepreneurship. The Boston site was launched in 2011 and now serves more than 200 students in Dorchester, Charlestown and Brighton.

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SheGives connects committed, inquisitive, engaged donors with a slate of diligenced nonprofits in the Greater Boston area. We provide members with relevant data about the nonprofits in our portfolio and an opportunity to meet directly with our nonprofits’ Executive Directors and senior staff in small settings that promote in-depth q&a’s and, ultimately, informed giving. Giving is personally driven, but because we give side-by-side our collective impact is greater. See a list of the vetted nonprofits selected for our slate here.

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