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1st Annual Waterloo Region Children’s Business Fair

Join us for the first annual Waterloo Region Children’s Business Fair!

The Waterloo Region Children's Business Fair is a one day fair that gives children the opportunity to be entrepreneurs for a day! They launch their very own startup business and showcase it to the community (and the world!). They develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, practice their pitch, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace.

At a launch event prior to the fair, kidpreneurs are inspired by stories of other great entrepreneurs, given tips about running their booths and creating their pitches, and get their very first professional business headshots! At the fair, kidpreneurs sell their products, meet with mentors, network with other startups and, at the end of the fair, we celebrate their accomplishments. Customers have a unique chance to see what children are truly capable of and are encouraged to support them by purchasing their products and services.

The Waterloo Region Children's Business Fair is the largest entrepreneurship event for kids in North America and was started by our very own Acton Academy in Austin, Texas. This year, the fair is being brought to you by Acton Academy Waterloo and the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre.

The fair will be held on May 11, 2019. Applications are due by March 31st, 2019. The launch event is mandatory for all participating kidpreneurs and will be held April 28, 2019.

Big ideas have small beginnings ♡

Find out more and apply here.

Watch this video to see what this event is all about!

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