Boston Tech Hub Raises $15k for BUILD’s Youth Entrepreneurship Programs
On Tuesday, March 27th, LogMeIn hosted its inaugural “Hoops on Summer Street” 2-on-2 bracket-style basketball tournament benefiting BUILD, a non-profit whose mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high school, college & career success. The money raised by the event will help provide the organization with start-up funding for twenty 10th grade student businesses.
At “Hoops on Summer”, 8 co-ed teams from participating, local Boston companies including Cengage, Drift, Eze Software, Rue La La, Zipcar, Quickbase, Reebok and LogMeIn went head to head on the LMI basketball court while co-workers and friends watched and cheered them on. Everyone enjoyed drinks and snacks from sponsors Boloco, The Chicken & Rice Guys, Harpoon and Downeast Cider.
Working in 7 Boston Public High Schools, 400+ students in the BUILD program develop their own business plans, pitch to funders, and launch real businesses with the help of volunteer mentors from the Boston community. During the tournament, participants and spectators had the opportunity to learn about four BUILD student businesses: Retractables, Clever Cover, Water Flex and Handy Sponge, “Shark Tank Style!”
The game came down to the wire in the finals, with Reebok ultimately taking home the championship with a buzzer beater to win the game against LogMeIn. Congratulations to Alisha C. and Mike G. from Rebook for taking home the win!
And thank you to all the companies, sponsors, and students that participated in this wonderful event. We’re already looking forward to next year’s rematch—game on!
Interested in learning more about BUILD? They are hosting their annual entrepreneur games this Fall and are always looking for mentors and volunteers! Click here to learn more.
BUILD is a long-time partner of Mission Possible, LogMeIn’s CSR program and our CEO, Bill Wagner, serves on BUILD’s Board.