We are huge fans of KidZania London, the indoor city run by kids (based inside Westfield London), giving kids the opportunity to try out over 60 activities for themselves. We were so excited to hear about their special event taking place this weekend. KidPreneur is a day long festival on Saturday 13th October 2018, dedicated to celebrating young entrepreneurship and inspiring the next generation of innovators and business leaders.
The KidPreneur festival at KidZania London
During the festival, four young entrepreneurs will takeover the city. This year’s talent is:
Tommy Mallet, CEO of Mallet Footwear
Proving he’s more than just a famous face, the 25-year-old ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ star’s footwear brand ‘Mallet’ is stocked in over 190 stores across Europe. Tommy has spoken out about his struggle with dyslexia, encouraging school children that it doesn’t matter if they are not academic as they can still achieve a lot – as he has – if they are determined and work hard.
Louise Leolin, CEO of DinoByteLabs:
Louise is the MD of a London-based company, Dinobyte Labs, which specialises in creating games with more diverse player experiences. After founding the company at just 24, Louise focuses on creating digital worlds and encounters that are tailored to what real gamers actually want, whilst also offering game design consultancy to brands all over the world.
Jenk Oz, CEO of iCoolKid:
Dubbed Britain’s youngest CEO by Business Insider at just 12 years old, Jenk founded the innovative children’s digital platform, iCoolKid, with cool content designed by kids, for kids. He balances this with a successful acting, singing and dancing career and regularly takes part in talks and seminars all over the world, advising and coaching business leaders – often more than double his age!
Rose Dyson, CEO of Pura Cosmetics:
Student Rose Dyson started her cruelty-free, vegan lip care business, Pura Cosmetics, aged just 15 and with just £25. Rose balances running the business with studying and her phenomenal achievements have already been recognised by business giants. She is the youngest ever recipient of both the Jacqueline Gold CBE Women in Business #WOW Award and the Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday Award. She is also the current UK Young Trader of the Year.
Each of these young entrepreneurs will host a 10 minute talk in the KidZania theatre, sharing real insights into how they started their business ventures, as well as imparting tips to kids on how to make their business dreams a reality.
Q&As will be followed by a series of interactive workshops, where children can get hands on with the KidPreneurs to develop their business and entrepreneurship skills; spanning everything from fashion design to building video games.
It sounds like a really fun and inspiring event for children. KidZania believe that children are never too young to develop brilliant business thinking and our KidPreneurs are proof that with the right support and guidance, young people can make their business dreams and reality. KidZania London can be found at Westfield London Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 7GA.
Win a family ticket to KidZania
To celebrate KidPreneur, the day long festival at KidZania London I have a family ticket to giveaway (for 2 adults and 3 children).
To enter my giveaway you must answer the question via the Rafflecopter widget below, there are some bonus entries too. The giveaway is open to those with a UK postal address only and ends at midnight on 11th October. The ticket is valid for a period of 6 months. The winners name will appear on this post. Good luck!
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