412Build is a free eight-week summer program in Pittsburgh, PA that teaches students ages 16-18 entrepreneurship and maker skills. Students develop, design, prototype, build, brand, market and sell products of their own creation by partnering with local retailers. Students earn a program stipend and keep all profits from the sale of their products.
Courses in entrepreneurship and maker skills are taught by experts from Innovation Works, AlphaLab Gear, and TechShop. Paired with a play-based curriculum from City of Play, it's a perfect balance of work and play as you build your business.
Partnerships with local retailers ensure that students have the chance to sell their work with established, well-respected professionals. Check out the retail tracks page to learn more about which tracks are working with which retailers.
412Build is made possible thanks to the generous support of:
The Helen Ruth Gordon Charitable Trust
PNC Charitable Trusts