Noah’s Lemon is the winner of “best business potential” in the younger group.
We were thrilled to once again host one of our most exciting events of the year: the Detroit Children’s Business Fair. The fourth annual fair was held at TechTown Detroit, located right in the heart of downtown Detroit.
Children’s business fairs give kids the opportunity to try their hand at creating and running their own business. For many of the participants, the fair was their debut venue. For others, the fair was a chance to sell their already-established products to a different audience.
This year, we were joined by 25 businesses, all of which were run by children ages 6-15. With so many unique products being sold, including painted rocks, bow ties and slime, it’s safe to say there was no shortage of creativity.
In addition to the revenue from their sales, some business owners got to take home a cash prize. Prizes came in three categories: originality, business potential, and presentation and creativity. You can view the winners on the next page.
One of the best parts of the fair is seeing how the kids support each other. While many adults purchased products from the businesses, many of the participants took some of their earnings and bought things from their peers. The encouragement and support that they showed to one another is truly inspiring.
The event is a great opportunity for partnerships to come together, and this year we were pleased to work with America’s Future Foundation. And the Detroit Children’s Business Fair would not have been possible without the hard work of Acton Academy, which created and distributed the model it is based on.
- Noah’s Lemon is the winner of “best business potential” in the younger group. Seven-year-old Noah Harris took a fun twist on the original lemonade stand, selling delicious lemonade, sweet tea and his “best in the D” Noah’s special.
- Joke cards, dino snot, and a coloring book of farting animals are just a few of the items Landon Borkowski sold. His business, Laugh Out Landon, won the prize for originality in the younger category.
- Christen Elliott’s business, Polished Puckers by Devani, won for best presentation in the younger category. She sold lip gloss, lip scrubs and lip balm.
- Totally Totes, a handmade handbag business started by Reygan Lowery, won the award for originality in the older category. Reygan made unique totes and purses in a variety of patterns and colors.
- Kaniya Moore’s business, PYT, won for best presentation in the older category. She and her friends sold an edge control hair product with a lovely cherry scent.
- TC Comics, a business run by Timothy Abrahms, won for best business potential in the older category. In addition to handmade comics, Timothy sold a hand sanitizer/bug spray combo and other body products.