Community-based thought-incubator &
weekly innovation and design thinking classes.
Your passion and purpose is something you build.
WeBuild is our community-based thought-incubator and set of weekly innovation and design thinking classes. Each class is dedicated to encouraging students from diverse backgrounds to develop an entrepreneurial mindset by learning how to problem solve and build out a venture or business idea.
Throughout the semester-long program, the cohort members are encouraged to apply their learnings to a passion project of their choice — whether it be a nonprofit, blog, podcast, research project, or more!
About 8 to 10 people are accepted to WeBuild per semester. With such a close-knit community, everyone is able to truly learn, problem solve, and grow alongside one another while pursuing a project of their choice.
Classes are held every Monday from 6-8 PM EST and include a soft skill reflection, a hard skill workshop, and individual work time. The classes are taught by founders and innovators from various industries as well as WISE's WeBuild team.
At the end of each semester, the WeBuild program culminates in a showcase presentation of the cohort’s final projects that friends and family may attend.
My favorite thing about WeBuild is [how] this community that I just met truly cared about me, believed in me, and genuinely wanted to see me succeed, and I can honestly say that at that point I didn't even really believe in me.
Spring 2020 WeBuild Cohort
Applications for our Spring 2023 cohort are now open!