Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE HILA YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS FAIR?
The HILA Young Entrepreneurs Fair is geared towards inspiring children to be entrepreneurs. It is a one-day market event that gives children the opportunity to showcase their very own businesses.
WHEN AND WHERE WILL IT BE HELD?
The fair will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Heritage International Leadership Academy (HILA). Businesses can start setting up at 11:00 am.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
ALL children between the ages of 5- 16 in Monrovia.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Children interested in the fair should apply online at www.hilalib.org/bizfair or at the HILA campus at B676 Old Sophie Road before October 31, 2021, and begin to develop a product or service. Children are expected to attend workshops to plan their business at every level. In addition, it is an opportunity for inspiring entrepreneurs to meet other children entrepreneurs.
IS THERE A COST TO PARTICIPATE?
There is a fee of $20.00 to participate in the fair. Each business will be given a booth with a 6-foot table and 1-2 chairs. Table cloths will not be provided. However, children are encouraged to design/decorate their booth.
WILL THERE BE PRIZES?
Yes. There will be 1st, 2nd & 3rd Placed winners. The competition will be judged in 3 categories: Best Business Idea, Best Presentation, Most Innovative Product.
1st Place: $500.00
2nd Place: $250.00
3rd Place: $175.00
WHAT ARE THE RULES?
- This event is designed to give children the experience of selling a product or service. If a parent is found selling or promoting a child’s product or service, their child’s business will be disqualified from the competition.
- Parents of younger children may sit in the booth, but the children should be responsible for setup, customer interaction, and sales.
- Parents may help their children fill out the application, but we expect the children to do as much as possible by themselves.
Only 2 of the same business is allowed. For example, only two cupcake vendors. (This will be handled on a first-come and first-served basis)
WILL THERE BE OTHER ACTIVITIES AT THE FAIR?
Yes. There will also be live music, games/entertainment, prizes, raffle, food, and more.