KidrPreneur is back!
Following the sell-out success of its inaugural event in 2017, KidZania London, announces today that KidPreneur is back for 2018! A day long festival dedicated to celebrating young entrepreneurship and inspiring the next generation of innovators and business leaders.
Taking place on Saturday 13 October 2018, KidZania will see a panel of young entrepreneurs taking over of the city. Families visiting KidZania during the KidPreneur festival can attend Q&A sessions in the Theatre with each of the talented young business leaders, who will share real insights into how they started their business ventures and their personal journey to success, as well as imparting tips to kids on how to make their business dreams a reality.
KidPreneur Panel for 2018
Tommy Mallet, CEO of Mallet Footwear.
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.
Q&A and Workshop Sessions
There is a whole host of exciting Q&A sessions throughout the day, starting at 10.15-10.30am with a Q&A with Jenk Oz from iCoolKid. Click here for the full timetable. The Workshops are particularly interactive and will see the kids pitching business ideas, designing their own shoes and even learning how to programme to create their own gaming worlds. Which characters will you invent and what’s the aim of your game? Want to learn how to pitch your business idea? Rose Dyson will be teaching kids how to spot their own products USP and then standing as judge whilst the kids pitch their range to her! Will she want to buy it?
Eddie Kemsley CEO KidZania London says; “We had an overwhelmingly positive response to KidPreneur in 2017, so we are delighted to be hosting the festival again this year. The entrepreneurs we are working with for 2018 are all hyper-talented and we have so much admiration for them and all they’ve achieved in their young careers. They are proof that great business thinking can be nurtured and developed at any age, and that’s really the message we’re trying to deliver with KidPreneur."
Friday 5th - Sunday 7th October 2018
Visit KidZania on Friday 5th - Sunday 7th October for exciting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) activities! Inspiring children to develop their STEAM skills by encouraging them to get involved in educational and fun workshops and challenges!
There will be exciting activities with Guinness World Records, PDSA and the Engineering Development Trust. The Guinness World Records Live event will certainly put kids to the test with challenges and activities - will they be the next World Record holder?
PDSA (Saturday 6th October) will be offering a fun and interactive Jelly Belly Operation! Examine x-rays and find the rogue foreign bodies in our pet patent’s stomachs.
The Engineering Development Trust is holding an exciting and very hands on, design, build and test challenge. Will you with the prize at the end?
Here is all the information you need for STEAM Week.
Learning Outcomes: KS1 – KS2 Science, KS1 – KS3 Maths, Art, Design & Technology and PSHE
Book your tickets now!
KidZania, Westfield, Ariel Way, London, W12 7GA
T: 0330 131 3333