Observe the opportunity for children to launch their very own startup business!
Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace.
We will host up to 100 youth start-up businesses on Sunday, December 3 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Omaha Palazzo, located near 132nd and Fort.
12:00- Participant Check-In & Set-Up
2:00- Public Marketplace & Judging
4:00- Awards Ceremony
A fun Launch Event will also be held on Tuesday, October 17 from 4:30-6:30 pm to offer inspiration and support to participants and parents alike! Location at the St. Robert Bellarmine Mainelli Center.
The first 100 businesses who register by September 26 will receive a special hands-on business planning kit (new model), given to them at the Launch Event to help them prepare for the fair!
Registration for the Launch Event happens on the same Fair application form. Follow these steps
to prepare for your application today!
Our youth are capable of far more than we can imagine. When we can inspire them through stories of entrepreneurs who have gone before, emphasize the journey of growth over the result itself, and give them opportunity to learn through real-world, hands-on experiences, these young heroes will be inspired to discover their most precious gifts and a calling that will change the world.
This event is hosted by Acton Academy Omaha and Prairie STEM and is sponsored by the generous support of our donors and volunteers, many listed below. We all believe that principled entrepreneurs are heroes and role models for the next generation.
Whether an entrepreneur is famous like Elon Musk or Oprah Winfrey or they are one of the thousands of unsung business owners across this country, these are the people who make sacrifices to innovate, create jobs and serve their communities.