South Bay Kidpreneurs is a local organization founded by two moms Lina Awshee and Cara Petrat in 2020. During the pandemic, their own daughters explored many creative activities to occupy their time, which in turn gave these moms the inspiration to create an outlet for them to showcase their creations in a positive, community-based event.
70+ Kid-CEO South Bay Kidpreneurs Are Coming to Torrance
The South Bay Kidpreneurs typically hosts two fairs a year, one in the fall/winter and one in the summer showcasing over 70+ local “Kid-CEO” run businesses. All of the vendors at their fairs are kids who are between 5-17 years of age. Each vendor is required to submit a written application and a 2 min video pitch of their business before officially being accepted as a vendor. Once accepted, each business if required to follow a roadmap journey of entrepreneurship including working on product production, marketing, finance planning, booth designing, and customer service/engagement practice!
The Surf’s Up! Summer Fair
Sunday June 25th, 2023
Ken Miller Recreation Center in Torrance, CA
There will be over 70+ kid-CEO run businesses to shop from as well as live music by musicians from South Bay Music Connection (all 17 and under)! From artwork, jewelry, surfboards, apparel, slime, to snacks, music, food and everything in between! You won’t be disappointed by the array of products you will be able to shop.
Here are just a couple of food vendors who will be joining:
PELO: The letters standing for Peter, Evan, Lindley and Otis, these CEO’s will be back for the 3rd time with their amazing gourmet popcorn and delicious shave ice! This adorable crew is made up of kidpreneurs who are 2nd-8th grade who work together to create their one of a kind recipes! From brainstorming, taste testing, marketing, to sales – each member of the team contributes equally and they have improved their business each time they have come back to vendor!
Hot Dog Perfection: Cousins, best friends, business partners – this dynamic duo made up of Tessa Awshee & Jacob Nakashima will be back for the 3rd time, each time trying out a different product. Next week, you can find this duo at their very first food booth selling their hot dogs + gourmet sauces. They have been hard at work planning and designing their menu and marketing campaigns and can’t wait for you to taste their “hot dog perfection”!
HOPE Café: This group of Kid-CEO’s are comprised of a team of 1st-6th graders who all attend a local after school program. The kidpreneurs have been working hard after school to build their business from the ground up! From selecting a product, designing a logo, creating & designing their own marketing flyers, photographing their products – these Kid-CEO’ have done it all! They can’t wait to serve up some delicious one-of-a-kind boba for you!
Learn more about South Bay Kidpreneurs