Per Montgomery County: The third annual Montgomery County Children’s Business Fair will return in August after a three-year hiatus due to the health crisis. Applications are now being accepted for the event that will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Aug. 19. The fair, which will be held in Rockville Town Square, is open to ages 6-14. Applications are available at www.mocochildrensbusinessfair.org. The deadline to apply is June 2.
The fair will host 40 young entrepreneurs at an event open to the public. Those selected will have an opportunity to present innovative ideas and make sales pitches in a forum that will be judged.A panel of judges from the local business community and celebrity influencers will listen to the presentations.
Cash awards will be given for best:
- Innovative idea
- Sales pitch.
“Today’s youth are tomorrow’s business innovators and leaders,” said Tameka Montgomery, founder of Raising Entrepreneurs Podcast and the Montgomery County Children’s Business Fair.
“The Montgomery County Children’s Business Fair ignites their entrepreneurial spirit and gives them a head start on cultivating the skills and mindset to be the next generation of changemakers”
Participants are responsible for the setup, sales and interacting with customers. Parents are restricted from interacting with customers. If seen selling to customers or promoting the child’s product, the participant will be disqualified from the competition. The goal is to give the participants real world business experience.
More information about the children’s business fair is available at www.MoCoChildrensBusinessFair.org.