Wednesday, April 17, 2024

There’s a market featuring young entrepreneurs happening in Victoria this weekend

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This spring break, over 90 young students throughout Victoria are coming up with ideas that they plan on pitching at this year’s Kidovate event which they will compete in next month.

On Saturday April 15th, the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business will host a free youth entrepreneurship initiative taking place at the Bay Centre.

Organized by professors Dr. Brock Smith and Dr. Claudia Smith, the Kidovate event aims to help youth develop an understanding of business basics and instill a sense of social good at an early age. 

Participating youth have access to a free Kidovate graphic workbook, offering guidance on key business decisions for their micro-ventures. Students can also opt to be virtually paired with a Gustavson School of Business student mentor who can help guide them along the way.

Organized by professors Dr. Brock Smith and Dr. Claudia Smith, Kidovate aims to help youth develop an understanding of business basics and instill a sense of social good at an early age. 

“Kidovate Market Day is an incredible experience for both youth and customers. Students learn that they can earn their own money by selling items others find valuable, and learn how to interact with customers. Customers get to take home some of the amazing hand-made, or value-added products, and feel good about encouraging a new generation of entrepreneurs,” said Smith.

For those interested in signing up for the day of activities, new participants can register on the event website

Kidovate

  • Where: Bay Centre, 1150 Douglas Street
  • When: Saturday, April 15th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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