This December we’re hosting our second annual Keiki Marketplace and pau hana potluck event. The event will be Thursday, December 13 from 5:30-7:30pm. We hosted another event of this sort earlier in the year and it was hugely successful, with dozens of kids running their own businesses from their own pop-up shops, selling everything from home goods to homemade foods.
For this event, we’re encouraging the student-preneurs to take the next step and prepare a business plan so that they can most effectively plan for their shops. The planning will help the students create a plan for cost and profits, which allows them to compete to win prizes for the highest grossing student!
If you have an enterprising keiki that wants to start a business, please sign them up here using our Google form. We’ll be offering a business planning session ahead of the event, with more details coming soon. Meeta Vu, one of the co-founders of Impact Hub HNL and mama to one of our student-preneurs, says, “Keiki Marketplace is a wonderful, low-stress way to tap into our children’s entrepreneurial skills. The kids learn so much from the process of brainstorming, developing their product ideas, purchasing materials, production, and marketing.The great thing is that it’s a modern day version of a lemonade stand, so it’s low pressure and a lot of fun. This will be our son’s second year doing the keiki marketplace and he can’t wait to fatten up his wallet again.”
On the same date, we will be hosting a free holiday pau hana and potluck. Please bring a potluck item to share with the community. Impact Hub HNL will provide some food and beverage items as well. ALL are welcome so please invite friends, family, and neighbors.
We are looking forward to seeing you and your creative kids at this event! For more information about the planning stages of the event, please see details here in the Facebook event invite, and be sure to share with friends, family, and loved ones as this event is open to the general public. We hope you can join us for this family-friendly evening!
We look forward to seeing you at Keiki Marketplace!