Who participates?

The Boston Innovation Ecosystem! Expect to see folks from Boston's start-ups, investors, incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, law firms, banks, and more. 

What types of events are at the Games? Can I choose what I want to do?

You can compete in as many or as few events as you like. There are 3 types of events at the Games:

  • Team single-elimination challenges: These are 6-10 person single elimination tournaments such as volleyball, basketball, and corn hole. When you arrive on the day of the Games, there will be signup sheets at the registration tables where you can pick the country you'd like to play for. If your team wins the game, you must stay to play the next game, and every additional game until your team is eliminated. 
  • Small group challenges: These are 3-5 person games such as a relay race. Grab several of your teammates (playing for the same country) and stop by these stations anytime during the night. You can try the challenge once, or several times. Multiple different groups in the same country may participate in these challenges. 
  • Individual events: Think hula-hoop, limbo, burpees, and more. Most the events at the Games are individual events. You can stop by these stations any time over the course of the event and give it your best shot. 

What are the Entrepreneur Games?

The start-up event of the year! Join 1,000+ entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters in a competition that combines team-building, excitement, and fun to support Boston's youth! 

Who do the Games benefit?

100% of proceeds go to BUILD Boston. BUILD's mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success. BUILD's four-year experiential learning program helps students develop their own business ideas, write business plans, pitch to funders, and launch real businesses. 99% of BUILD's students are accepted to college. Learn more about BUILD here.

Is there a time commitment for players?

We require all players to check-in during the registration window, which closes at 4:30pm. Late arrivals will not be allowed to play. The games themselves are open for 3 hours and you are free to compete in as many events as you’d like during that time at your leisure. Single elimination tournaments, however, such as volleyball, are played at specific times. To the extent you win all your single elimination games, you will need to stay for the entire event. We encourage all players to stay for the entire event as we award prizes to the top players at the end! 

Do I have to be athletic to participate?

No! The Games offer a variety of physical, entertaining, and mental challenges. There are over 55 events at the Entrepreneur Games: everything from ping-pong and a 1 mile foot race, to brainteasers and computer programming challenges. Whether you're a die-hard Crossfitter or a video game fanatic, there's something for everyone at the Games. 

How do I sign up?

Have your company sponsor the eGames! Corporate team packages include 25 to 100 tickets, depending on level. Click here for more information on sponsor options and benefits

Don't see a package that works for your company?
Email Kira Ross at kross@build.org to find out about custom packages

Are there prizes?

Of course! We award one winner for every event and 1 overall winner - the team that had the most number of 1st place wins across all the events. Prizes include shiny trophies, gift certificates, bragging rights and more!