About the Event
Coming from the success of the first event in 2018, premier lifestyle hub Commercenter Alabang is bringing back BIZ KIDS, a first-of-its-kind fair in the south that gives budding young entrepreneurs a platform to market their self-made products. This year’s event is slated on May 18-19, 2019, at the mall’s ground floor activity area.
Exclusive to business-minded kids aged 5 to 12, BIZ KIDS aims to encourage, enable, and empower the next generation of Filipino entrepreneurs by letting them showcase and sell products they made themselves — from food items like desserts and snacks, to handicrafts and arts, and even personal care stuff.
“Last year, we were really amazed at the products and ideas that the participating kids brought to the event,” shares Leslie Tagle-Dinglasan, Asst. Vice President for Marketing of Commercenter Alabang. “We hope to see more of that same creativity and entrepreneurial flair from the kids who are joining us this 2019.”
BIZ KIDS supports young entrepreneurs by providing expo space for two days free-of-charge. “It takes a lot to start and sustain a business, so we’re helping them out in this aspect,” adds Tagle-Dinglasan. “This way, they can really focus on making their products, and they can also think of creative ways to sell them there.”
At the end of the two-day event, the most promising young entrepreneurs and mini-ventures will be recognized at the BIZ KIDS AWARDS.
- Most Innovative Biz, which will be given to the young entrepreneur with the most unique product and presentation;
- Best Booth Design, which will be rated on creativity, resourcefulness, and branding; and
- Sales Genius, which will honour each of the highest-selling mini-ventures for the categories of Food: Desserts, Food: Snacks, Handicrafts, and Arts.
“The adage goes, ‘start them young,’ and that’s exactly what BIZ KIDS is about,” quips Tagle-Dinglasan. “We want the kids to get a taste of real-world business exposure at an early age through the event.”
She further adds that beyond learning basic business concepts, they also want to instill in the participating young entrepreneurs the values of hard work, discipline, and determination, which will be crucial to their future success regardless of the field they choose to pursue. “For us, that’s the biggest takeaway these kids can have from the event, and we hope that’s what they gain from their BIZ KIDS experience.”
Registration to BIZ KIDS is open with limited slots available. Biz ventures may be registered under an individual, partners, or groups of three, granted that all entrepreneurs are aged 5 to 12. And to ensure that no two participants are selling the same products, applications will be screened.
To register, young entrepreneurs must submit the following requirements via email to Bea Malacaman at firstname.lastname@example.org: (1) completed registration form, available for download on: tinyurl.com/bizkids2, (2) photo/s of the applicant/s, (3) business logo, if available, and (4) product photos. Shortlisted applicants will be notified via email and SMS, and the final list of selected participants will be announced on Commercenter’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/commercenter) on April 30, 2019.
BIZ KIDS 2019 is presented by Commercenter Alabang, and is supported by media partnerstheAsianParent Philippines, Manila For Kids, CNN Philippines, Pop Life TV, YUNEOH.COM, ClickTheCity.com, WhatsHappening.PH, WazzupPilipinas.com, MomCenter, The Parenting Emporium, Mommy Practicality, Mommy Unwired, Mommy Levy and Bazaar Whisperer