Attivio gets involved in the Entrepreneur Games
Tug of war, basketball, Dance Dance Revolution are not usually what we do on a typical Thursday. But last week Attiivians got to be kids for a day and play in the Build Entrepreneur Games - all for a good cause.
BUILD Boston partners with six Boston high schools to serve 400+ students that are at high risk of dropping out of school. Beginning their freshman year, these students participate in a four-year program that challenges them to build their own companies. They get to see what it’s like to start and run a small business based on ideas they come up with, like Girley Bracelet, a bracelet that supports equal rights for women. Build Boston not only helps kids experience the satisfaction of doing well in school, but it also has an impressive success record. While all 400 students who enter the program are initially at risk of dropping out, by the end, an astounding 95% are accepted into college. The Entrepreneur Games is Build Boston’s major fundraising event bringing together local companies to play games and raise money for the program. This year the event raised over $330,000.
This was Attivio’s first time participating at the Entrepreneur Games. To fuel up throughout the day the team made frequent stops at favorites like Chicken and Rice Guys, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and the Friendly. Each Attivio team member was able to shine at the Entrepreneur Games in their own way:
- Our Sales Development Rep Kerry Murphy showed off her impressive yoga skills.
- Zuzana Giertlova, our Solution Architect beat out the men and women’s record for longest plank at 15 minutes.
- The Engineering Team competed in the Tug of War Tournament.
- Michelle Sudan in Sales Development was building legos.
As you can see, we had a great time and loved supporting such a good cause. Attivio will definitely be back next year!