Inside Build DC’s Annual ‘Taste of Entrepreneurship’

Over 300 supporters packed the Homer Building Thursday night for Taste of EntrepreneurshipBUILD Metro DC‘s annual celebration highlighting 16 BUILD student business teams founded in Adams Morgan — the largest student incubator in the region.kate girls team

BUILD, a local nonprofit changing the lives of disconnected high school students through a four year entrepreneurship and college readiness program, specifically targets low income and disengaged students to give them entrepreneurial experiences, mentors, and the training needed to change their career trajectories, propel them to college, and make a lasting impact.

kate chris stu studentsBUILD supporters celebrated youth entrepreneurship while enjoying an open bar and small tasting plates. Chris Brown, BUILD’s Executive Director, and Stuart SolomonAccenture’s Metro Washington DC Managing Director, gave remarks on the critical role of innovation and entrepreneurship — both in the DC area and nationwide — and BUILD Metro DC’s Senior Student, Antwone Dorsey shared his personal struggles and how the life-changing effects of the BUILD program have helped him become an entrepreneur.

*Images credit Alfredo Flores

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  1. ShaVaughn Sanders

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    Hello , my name is ShaVaughn Sanders . I am the mother of Da’Shaughna Sanders. ( CEO of ” Refashionable ” ) . As a parent of an Build participant , I feel that the character discriptions written above do not display the true resemblance of my child . My child is not in any way disengaged or disconnected . I truly appreciate ” Build ” for this entrepreneurial experience that my daughter has been privileged to be apart of . This is a excellent opportunity to explore creativity and self motivation . I have s great respect for the mentors whom work with and my daughter and her business partner . Their time is greatly appreciated. I do not approve of my child being displayed and an misfit . She does not come from a family of ” drop-out ” or ” criminals ” . It is not fair nor truthful to type cast these students all in one bracket . I want all of the students to excel and be wonderful assets to the world . Please change the character discriptions of Build to display diversity amongst our students . These students vary on so many levels from backgrounds to creative niches . This is a wonderful opportunity for my daughter but her integrity can never be wavered. Thank you , ShaVaugh Sanders

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