KC BizFest offers high school sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area an opportunity to learn a variety of life skills and business techniques. The majority of KC BizFest participants come from the emerging Latino Community. During a four-day intensive training period, KC BizFest focuses on helping students (a) turn hobbies and skills into profit-making ventures; (b) establish entrepreneurial and leadership goals; (c) create plans for business and life; and (d) become effective leaders and team players. Additionally, students learn the art of networking in business environments; identifying investment opportunities; implementing money management skills; and making public presentations. By attending KC BizFest, students gain entrepreneurial experience, economic literacy, improved skills in math, reading, writing and verbal communication and they gain workforce readiness. During the event, students have access to adult mentors, who help them create feasible business plans.
Event Date: February 15-18, 2017