Lifetime College Scholarship for Cardinal Stritch Award

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Points of Light award

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Wisconsin INNO 25 under 25 list

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2018- Alex Made Wisconsin's INNO 25 under 25 list 


Press link: https://www.americaninno.com/wisconsin/wisconsin-innos-25-under-25/

Project Pitch It "Stritch it" Award

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2018- Given by Project Pitch it after competing in a pitch competition show. An award for Business education valued at $11,000. 


Press link: https://www.racinecountyeye.com/11-year-old-entrepreneur-to-compete-in-project-pitch-it/

Crowd Favorite "Peoples Choice" Award

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Launchbox Accelerator Award

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Build-A-Bow Competed in Gateways Launchbox Accelator against 6 other Entrepreneurs and came in 1st place for an award of $5,000


Press link: https://journaltimes.com/business/local/young-entrepreneur-wins-highest-seed-grant-in-business-pitch-contest/article_9cdd8810-1494-5078-a86b-7f1f1cc43376.html

National Small Business Champions Award

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May 2018, GIven by SCORE & Sams club for best small business of Wisconsin. 


Press Link: https://biztimes.com/build-a-bow-and-compost-crusader-selected-for-american-small-business-championship/

Arts & Culture Award 2018

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April 2018, Given to Karee Upendo by the Racine Volunteer center for philanthropy through Arts and culture. 


Press link: https://journaltimes.com/lifestyles/faith-and-values/volunteer-center-to-recognize-volunteers-at-luncheon/article_c3c7a642-c4f1-5d30-8358-0bfac225684a.html

Volunteer of the year Award 2018

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April 2018, Given by the Volunteer center of Racine  to Alex Hart-Upendo for his works through Build-A-Bow for the community. 


Press link: 

https://journaltimes.com/lifestyles/faith-and-values/volunteer-center-to-recognize-volunteers-at-luncheon/article_c3c7a642-c4f1-5d30-8358-0bfac225684a.html

Incredible Kid National competition

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 October 2017, Given by the American Egg Board and presented by Gold Medal Olympian Laurie Hernandez. 


Press Link: https://journaltimes.com/news/local/olympic-gold-medalist-honors-racine-s-bow-tie-kid/article_d6f062ab-69f7-51aa-adfd-55f9bc2bc5d5.html

Best Small Family Business Wisconsin special award

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May 2017, Given by Smith & Gestland 

Two Senatorial Awards for Best Business Wisconsin

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May 2017, Was Given two Senatorial awards for Best Wisconsin business by Senator Tammy Baldwin and Senator Ron Johnson.


Press link: https://familybusinessaward.com/2017-wisconsin-family-business-of-the-year-award-winners-announced/

Entreprenuer/Humanitarian of the year award

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award

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Apollo Award-New & Innovative Business

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10/16/2016 Given by RAMAC of Racine (Racine Area Manufacturer And Commerce) for best new innovative business. 


Press link: https://journaltimes.com/ramac-bestows-annual-business-honors/article_5e23b524-aef2-5332-8501-b989eedc435c.html

Holiday Proclamation

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 9/30/2016 Given by the State of Wisconsin & Governor Scott Walker for the philanthropic efforts made by Build-A-Bow 

September 30th is known as Alex Hart-Upendo day. 

Outstanding Entrepreneurial Achievement

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May 20, 2016 given by RUSD