Flourish school presents

Pune Children's Business Fair

Sunday, 17 Dec 2023 at Creaticity Mall from 10 AM

Let us help our children take their first entrepreneurial steps!

Children ages 6 - 14 come up with ideas for a product that they can build and something that people will pay for. They also come up with ideas on how to market and sell this product at our one-day fair for a profit.When?
Sunday, 17th of December 2023
10 AM to 2:00 PM
Creaticity Mall (formerly Ishanya)
Opposite Golf Course, Shastri Nagar, Yerwada
Pune - 411006 (Map link here)
We will host 32 booths at the 4th Flourish School's Children's Business Fair event at Creaticity Mall.The Flourish School Pune, along with the generous support of our sponsors, volunteers and well-wishers, sponsor this event.We all believe that principled entrepreneurs are heroes and role models for the next generation.Whether an entrepreneur is famous like Ratan Tata, Anand Mahindra, Anand Deshpande, or they are one of the thousands of unsung business owners across this country, these are the people who make sacrifices to innovate, create jobs and serve their communities.How to participate?1. Click on the Register for CBF Dec 2023 button below to submit your business idea. (It is free to send an application).
We may get in touch with you for more details.
2. Once approved, you will be sent a request to pay for the booth via UPI / Google Pay / Credit Card / Bank Transfer.
3. Once you pay the booth fees, your participation is confirmed, and you can get started in making the products to sell at the fair.
Last date for registrations?Registrations close on Sunday, 3rd Dec 2023 or once we run out of booths. Whichever comes first.Fees and Charges
There is no fee to apply. You can submit a number of applications.
However, once your application is approved, to confirm your attendance, there is a fee of Rs. 1,500 per booth (inclusive of taxes).(There will also be a 1-day complementary entrepreneurship workshop held as part of the fair)

Looking for Inspiration?There are many videos on YouTube which can give you great ideas on what to make, how to set up your stall, etc.Check some of them out here:

How involved can parents be?Parents of younger children may sit in the booth, but the children should be responsible for set up, 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.Remember: This is a children's business fair. The goal is to show our children what it takes to plan, market, run and execute a successful business.

Is there a competition?Yes. There will also be a contest for our young entrepreneurs for the best business idea in the following age groups:Ages 6 - 7
Ages 8 - 10
Ages 11 - 12
Ages 13 - 14
Booths will be judged on the following categories:
1. Highest Business Potential
2. Most Original
3. Best Presentation
There will be prizes for each age group and category.All participants will get a Certificate of Participation and priority entry in future Flourish School's Children's Business Fairs in Pune.

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

To empower our budding entrepreneurs to delve deeper into their business ideas, we're hosting an exclusive Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. This is specifically for children either registered for the CBF or those considering registration.The Bootcamp is complimentary and takes place at the Flourish School Campus in Sopan Baug.Kindly mark your calendars for the following sessions:Sat, 11 Nov 2023, 10 AM to 12 PM
CBF Bootcamp Session 1 - Motivation, Ideas & Unit Economics
In this session, we aim to guide our young participants in understanding their motivations (What are their strengths? Where is their niche in the world? What does society demand?). Additionally, we'll explore the ideation process and break down the concept of unit economics, including fixed and variable costs, profit, loss, and more.Sat, 18 Nov 2023, 10 AM to 12 PM
CBF Bootcamp Session 1 - Motivation, Ideas & Unit Economics (Repeat)
For those who might miss the first session, we're offering a repeat on the 18th of November.Sat, 02 Dec 2023, 11 AM to 12:30 PM
CBF Bootcamp Session 2 - Sales, Enhancing Your Booth & Customer Interaction
In the second boot camp session, our young entrepreneurs will delve into the art of customer communication. They'll be equipped to anticipate customer questions and will gain insights into booth decoration techniques and strategies to boost sales.

Is attendance for these sessions mandatory?
No, attending these sessions is entirely optional. However, they are offered as a bonus by the Flourish School for those interested in enhancing their experience.
Do I need to be registered for the CBF to attend the sessions?
For the first Bootcamp session, CBF registration is not required. But, keep in mind that our booth spaces are limited, and they may be fully booked by the time Session 1 takes place. It's a good idea to secure your registration now and remember, you can always modify your idea later.
Is there a fee for these sessions?
Absolutely not! All sessions are complimentary.
Do I need to attend all sessions or can I choose selectively?
Feel free to pick the sessions that resonate with you. There's no obligation to attend all of them.
Will the sessions be available online or recorded for later viewing?
We regret to inform you that there won't be online or recorded versions available. The nature of our sessions is best suited for in-person interaction.
Have more questions?
We're here to help! Email us at cbf@flourishschool.org or reach out via call or WhatsApp at +91-8830269698.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this only for students of Flourish School?
No. The Pune Children's Business Fair is open to all children in Pune between the ages of 6 and 14.
Irrespective of the school you attend and whether you attend one or not.
What are the age groups of the children that can participate in the fair?Children between the ages of 6 to 14 can participate in the fair.Can children participate as a team?Yes. Upto 3 participants per business.For the purpose of the competition, the age of the oldest child will be considered while slotting them in an age group.Are there any charges to get a booth?Yes. Once your application is accepted, there is a one-time fee of Rs. 1,500 towards booth fees (inclusive of all taxes).Can I submit more than one business application?Yes! Go for it.
If more than one of your applications is accepted, you can choose which one you would like to go ahead with.
You cannot have more than one booth at the fair (for obvious reasons!)
Is there a ticket/charge to simply attend the event?No. This will be a free event to attend. If you are coming down in a vehicle, the venue (Creaticity) may charge their standard parking charges - but otherwise, it is free to visit and check out the booths.We encourage you to invite all your friends and families to come and enjoy a pleasant December Sunday morning with budding young entrepreneurs.Are food stalls allowed?
Yes. Food stalls are allowed.
However, please note that there is no electric point provided at the venue and you would not be able to bring a gas cylinder or similar things to heat food at the venue.
The food that you bring to the venue should be handled in a hygienic manner and must stay fresh until 2 PM on the day of the fair.What is the Flourish School?The Flourish School is a mixed-age, learner-driven school in Pune for grades Pre-K to 8 (ages 3-12). (It will go up to grade 12 in due course).At Flourish, entrepreneurship forms a big part of our curriculum, and with the Children's Business Fair, we wanted to bring this to the community.If you would like to find out more about the school, please check us out at https://flourishschool.orgI have more questions!We have a more elaborate FAQ section (above). Please check if we have already answered your question.In case we haven't, please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page or send us an email at: cbf@flourishschool.org


Please click on the button below to register for the Fair.
It is a Google Form - so if you have a Google Account, you can save your progress and come back to it later.

Please note that we are nearing the limit of our stalls and as such, your entry may be put on a waitlist.We usually have a few drop-offs - and we offer them to our waitlisted participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can also attend our boot camps if you register and are on the waitlist.

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Sponsorship Opportunities
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Friends of CBF

Be a friend of the Pune Children's Business Fair!If you would like to sponsor the event in your personal capacity to help us keep it reasonably priced for participants, we have set up a Friends of CBF page where you can contribute.The Pune Children's Business Fair is a not-for-profit event to help our children have the experience of starting businesses and seeing what it takes to make something that others will pay for.Sponsors and friends help keep the cost of participation low so that more children can participate and experience this.

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