Please standby for announcements for the Pune CBF 2021. We will not be able to host this in Pune in 2020 due to the current pandemic.
We are now officially sold out!
Apologies folks. We are all sold out with a few stalls in wait list already. You may still register and be on the wait list - but chances of getting a stall now are a little less. Thank you for your over whelming support - next year we promise to have a larger event and be back with more stalls.
Let us help our children take their first entrepreneurial steps!
Children ages 5 - 15 come with ideas for a product that they can build and something that people will pay for
. They also come up with ideas on how to market and sell this product at our one-day fair for a profit.When?
Sunday, 9th of February 2020Where?
Creaticity Mall (formerly Ishanya)
Opposite Golf Course, Shastri Nagar, Yerwada
Pune - 411006 (Map link here
We will host 32 booths at the 1st Flourish School's Children's Business Fair event at Creaticity Mall (formerly Ishanya), Shastri Nagar, Yerwada, Pune 411006 on Sunday, 9th of Feb 2020 from 10 am – 1 pm.
This event is sponsored by the Flourish School Pune, an Acton Academy, and the generous support of our sponsors and volunteers. We all believe that principled entrepreneurs are heroes and role models for the next generation.
Whether an entrepreneur is famous like Ratan Tata (Tata Group), Anand Mahindra (Mahindra Group), Anand Deshpande (Persistent Systems) 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.
How to participate?
- Click on the [APPLY TO THE FAIR] button to submit your business idea. (It is free to send an application).
- We may get in touch with you for more details.
- Once approved, you will be sent a request to pay for the booth via UPI / Google Pay / Credit Card / Bank Transfer.
- Once you transfer the funds to us, your participation is confirmed and you can get started in making the products to sell at the fair.
Last date for registrations?
Registrations close on Friday, 31st Jan 2020 or once we run out of booths. Whichever comes first.
There are many videos on YouTube which can give you great ideas on what to make, how to setup your stall, etc.
Check some of them out here:https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=childrens+business+fairHow involved can parents be?
Parents of younger children may sit in the booth, but the children should be responsible for set up, customer interaction, and sales.
Parents may help their child fill out the application, but we expect the children to do as much as possible by themselves.
Remember: This is a children's business fair. The goal is to show our children what it takes to plan, market, run and execute a successful business.Is there a competition?
Yes. There will also be a contest for our young entrepreneurs for the best business idea in the following age groups:
- Ages 5 - 7
- Ages 8 - 10
- Ages 10 - 12
- Ages 13 - 15
Booths will be judged on the following categories:
- Highest Business Potential
- Most Original
- Best Presentation
There will be prizes for each age group and category.
All participants will get a Certificate of Participation and priority entry in future Flourish School's Children's Business Fairs in Pune.
What are the age groups of the children that can participate in the fair?
Children between the ages of 6 to 14 can participate in the fair.Can children participate as a team?
Yes. Upto 3 participants per business.For the purpose of the competition, the age of the oldest child will be considered while slotting them in an age group.Are there any charges to get a booth?
Yes. Once your application is accepted, there is a one time fee of Rs. 600 towards booth charges.Can I submit more than one business application?
Yes! Go for it.
If more than one of your applications is accepted, you can choose which one you would like to go ahead with.
You cannot have more than one booth at the fair (for obvious reasons!)Is there a ticket / charge to simply attend the event?
No. This will be a free event to attend. If you are coming down in a vehicle, the venue (Creaticity) may charge their standard parking charges - but otherwise it is free to visit and check out the booths.
We encourage you to invite all your friends and families to come and enjoy a pleasant February Sunday morning with budding, young entrepreneurs.What is the Flourish School?
The Flourish School is a new mixed-age, micro-school starting in Pune in June 2020 and will cater to students in grades 1-12 but initially in grades 1-4.
At Flourish, entrepreneurship forms a big part of our curriculum and with the Children's Business Fair, we wanted to bring this to the community.
If you would like to find out more about the school, please check us out at: https://flourishschool.orgI have more questions!
- We have a more elaborate FAQ section (link above). Please check if we have already answered your question.
- Incase we haven't, please use the Contact Us link on the top of the page or send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of CBF Pune!
Do you think that the Pune Children's Business Fair is a great idea and you want to support us?
Consider becoming a friend of the CBF!
Our support page is here: https://cbfpune.com/friends