Over 300 supporters packed the Homer Building Thursday night for Taste of Entrepreneurship, BUILD Metro DC‘s annual celebration highlighting 16 BUILD student business teams founded in Adams Morgan — the largest student incubator in the region.
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.
BUILD supporters celebrated youth entrepreneurship while enjoying an open bar and small tasting plates. Chris Brown, BUILD’s Executive Director, and Stuart Solomon, Accenture’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