The fall holiday season is fast approaching and BUILD Institute has an exciting opportunity in the works! We know the holiday market season is saturated with fairs and art markets almost every weekend. We thought, “How can we provide our alumni family with a unique way to sell during this time?” Our idea – a BUILDbox full of your products and stories. This is an opportunity we are very excited about and hope you share our enthusiasm!

The BUILDbox offers an opportunity for BUILD Institute graduates, Detroit SOUP winners, and Kiva Detroit borrowers to be a part of a highly curated gift box brimming with local Detroit products highlighting the Build Institute community. Each year Build Institute designs a box that is perfect for the season of gifts, every box contains products and the stories of the businesses involved.

Are you ready to be a part of this year’s BUILDbox? Apply below!


Applications are due July 31, 2019 by 11:59 pm EST
Acceptance emails will be sent by August 9, 2019
All products must be delivered to BUILD Institute no later than September 20, 2019

For questions, comments, or concerns please contact Jessica at

Past BUILDbox vendors include:

ILERA Apothecary
Detroit Hives
Arsenal Handicraft
Paisley Paper Company
The D. Jewelry
Motor City Popcorn
Simple Supple Foods
Natural Red

And many more!

Applications are OPEN

Please only apply if you are a BUILD Institute graduate, Detroit SOUP winner, and/or Kiva Detroit borrower.
Apply Today!