We were fortunate this year that the Victoria Bay Centre donated three prizes for best merchandizing. While the judges had a VERY tough time choosing,
congratulations to three youth entrepreneurs:
2nd place winner of $75
Georgia F. (Grade 7)
1st place winner of $100
Amira R. (Grade 7)
3rd place winner of $50
Lauren E. (Grade 11)
We also had Mr. Holmes generously donate a $100 prize for enthusiastic selling. Again it was tough to choose as so many Kidovators did such a great job, but the winning team was:
Bella & Ellery & Naeema – Grade 6
We look forward to seeing everyone at Kidovate 2023! Spring Break is a great time to get ready for Kidovate. Registered middle school and high school youth receive access to a free table at the market where they can sell goods or services that they make, re-purpose, or re-sell. Registrants will receive a graphic novel-style workbook to help them think through some of the key decisions in deciding what to sell and how to sell it. We can also connect youth with UVIC Business student mentors who can help them think about their business. Questions?
Please email Dr. Brock Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kidovate is a fun, free, youth entrepreneurship initiative of UVic’s Gustavson School of Business. We help middle school and high school age students in Greater Victoria develop products and services to sell at the Kidovate market on Saturday April 9th, 2022. REGISTER to receive updates and RESERVE your spot.
Check out the latest Times Colonist newspaper article explaining Kidovate
Over 70 youth are participating this year.
Kidovate's young entrepreneurs have been busy creating their micro-businesses. Here's a sneak peak at some of what Market Day 2022 will have to offer.
Brought to you by The Gustavson School of Business
Dr. Brock Smith is a professor of entrepreneurship and marketing, Winspear Scholar, and Entrepreneurship Area Champion at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. UVic’s entrepreneurship program has earned international awards for pedagogy and many of its graduates are leaders in entrepreneurial communities in British Columbia, Canada, and around the world. Winner of the 1992 Academy of Marketing Science Doctoral Dissertation Award, Dr. Smith has published more than 25 articles in leading management, entrepreneurship, and marketing journals He founded UVic’s Innovation Centre for Entrepreneurs (now the Coast Capital Innovation Centre)
Dr. Claudia Smith is a professor of entrepreneurship at UVic’s Gustavson School of Business She leverages her career in strategy and marketing with her PhD in Entrepreneurship to create classroom experiences for students that are on the leading edge of theory and practice. She strives to help her students find and fuel purpose, and have a meaningful impact. Her research in entrepreneurship continues to disrupt existing theories, offer new models, and provide practical relevance to entrepreneurs. Claudia also co-owns a consulting firm that provides strategic counsel to many private and public sector businesses.
Linda Edworthy is an instructor and Ph.D. student in Education at the University of Victoria, and an experienced middle school educator. Most recently, she has taught Project-Based Learning within a Personalizing Learning Institute. Linda’s area of research looks at the stories of adolescents about experiences of thriving, in or outside of school contexts.