Observe the opportunity for children to launch their very own startup business!
Kids ages 6-14 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 an unlimited number of booths at the inaugural event at Railroad Square Art Park on Monday, January 15, 2018 (MLK Day) from 1 to 4pm.
Applications are due on January 5, 2018. Applicants will be notified within one week of submitting their application whether or not they have been approved. There is a $25 registration fee for all approved applicants. Each participant will receive a T-Shirt.
Cash prizes of $50 will be awarded by the guest judges in 2 categories - age 6-11 and age 12-14:
- Most Original Business Idea
- Best Presentation/Use of Creativity
*If there are multiple business owners at one booth, they will fall under the age category of the oldest participant.
This event is also sponsored by Acton Academy, the Acton School of Business, and the generous support of our donors and volunteers. 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.