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• GIRLS CRUSHING IT •

FALL 2022
SEASON

PRIORITY REGISTRATION OPEN NOW

OVERVIEW

We're kicking off the Fall 2022 Season with our Entrepreneurship 101 workshop, which is geared towards beginners and open to participants of all experience levels. Those who have completed Entrepreneurship 101 will take part in our Superpower Hour, an advanced workshop exploring an exciting business topic. This session will feature three case studies and special guest, architect Lara Dutto. Participants will leave our workshops empowered and inspired to crush it at our Fall Pop-up Shop in Lafayette, California!

 

Here's what you have to look forward to...

BEGINNER

ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101 WORKSHOP

Prerequisites:

None; all are welcome

Please note:

Completion of this course (current or past) is required for participation in the pop-up shop

 

Sunday, August 7

2:00 – 3:15 PM 

Virtual via Zoom

ADVANCED

SUPERPOWER HOUR WORKSHOP WITH ARCHITECT, LARA DUTTO: 

Prerequisites:

Entrepreneurship 101

Please note:

Completion of this course is required if you wish to participate in the pop-up shop and have already completed Entrepreneurship 101

Sunday, August 7

4:00  5:00 PM

Virtual via Zoom

ALL LEVELS

FALL POP-UP AT LAFAYETTE ART & WINE FESTIVAL

 

Prerequisites:

Entrepreneurship 101 or Founder Hour

Please note:

Upon completion of "Entrepreneurship 101" or "Founder Hour: Products with Purpose", students may participate in the optional Fall Pop-up Shop

September 17 & 18

Various times available

Lafayette, CA

Here are all the exciting details...

BEGINNER

AUGUST 7

ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101

Prerequisites: None; All are welcome
2:00 - 3:15 PM; Virtual via Zoom

This 75-minute session will cover:

  • Identifying an idea based on your passion or a market need

  • Defining your target customer

  • Conducting benchmarking research

  • Calculating cost, price and margin

  • Developing your product

  • Crafting and delivering an elevator  pitch

  • Developing a basic financial plan 
     

Note: Completion of this course, Nasdaq Camp or Accelerator (current or past) is required for participation in the pop-up shop 

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ADVANCED

AUGUST 7

SUPERPOWER HOUR WORKSHOP:
WITH ARCHITECT, LARA DUTTO

Prerequisites: Entrepreneurship 101 

4:00 - 5:00 PM; Virtual via Zoom

This 60-minute session will cover:

  • Visionary female entrepreneurs in history

  • The responsibilities and characteristics of a founder

  • The intersection of art and math

  • An up-close look at architecture with Lara Dutto

  • Key mindset: turning problems into opportunities for impact

  • Design challenge and rapid ideation game

  • Charting your unique path forward

 

Note: Completion of this course is required if you wish to participate in the pop-up shop and have already completed Entrepreneurship 101

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POP-UP SHOP

SEPT 17 & 18

FALL POP-UP SHOP AT THE

LAFAYETTE ART & WINE FESTIVAL

Prerequisites: Entrepreneurship 101 or Superpower Hour

Various times available

Lafayette, CA

Participants will:

  • Actively promote our Pop-up Shop to ensure a bustling marketplace

  • Produce between 25 - 50 pieces of inventory

  • Merchandise and staff a table with their own one-of-a-kind products or services

  • Pitch their products to shoppers during our Fall Pop-up Shop

  • Fund their business endeavor and keep 100% of their profits (Tuition should not be deducted when calculating profit * )
     

Note: Upon completion of "Entrepreneurship 101" or "Founder Hour: Products with Purpose", students may participate in the optional Fall Pop-up Shop

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CAREFULLY REVIEW THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

REGISTRATION PROCESS *NEW FOR FALL* :

  • Our Fall Pop-up at Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is a 2-day event. Each business may sign up for only one 4-hour shift.

  • You may indicate on your registration form if you would like to sign up for more than one shift. Additional shifts may be assigned if space permits. Additional shifts will be assigned on a first come, first served basis using the timestamp on your registration form.

TUITION:

Tuition for this program is $90 per child. 

* Girls Crushing It is an educational nonprofit. Unlike a craft fair, your tuition/registration fee covers our entrepreneurship programming i.e. curriculum development, instructors etc. The Pop-up Shop is an optional, free event for participants to gain practical experience. As such, tuition should not be deducted when calculating your child's profit.

CONSIDERATIONS:

  • This program is geared for ages 8 - 17

  • Your child will be expected to actively manage their table during their shift. Due to the extended duration of a shift, participants should consider enlisting the help of a friend or family member while they take breaks.

  • Business experience is not required to apply for this program, however applicants should have a well-honed business idea

  • Drop-off is strictly prohibited for the Fall Pop-up Shop; Parent/guardian must remain on site at all times 

  • We are unable to accommodate businesses selling food

  • Business expenses are the sole responsibility of the participant

  • Participants will be expected to follow all applicable Covid-19 protocols and mandates in effect during the time of the event

 

LOGISTICS

  • This event will be held outdoors. Although your child's table will be within the footprint of a tent, there may be environmental factors such as sun and wind. Please plan accordingly.

  • The Girls Crushing It Fall Pop-up Shop will be stationed near the intersection of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Oak Hill Rd. This prime location is at the entrance of the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival and adjacent to carnival-style games, so we anticipate a lively atmosphere with ample foot traffic.

  • Parking: park at Lafayette BART and walk down Oak Hill Road, which is approximately .3 miles/7-minute walk. We recommend using a wagon or wheeled bag to transport your products and supplies.

WE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING TO EACH BUSINESS FOR THE FALL POP-UP SHOP:

  • (1) Table

  • (1 or 2) Chairs depending on the number of business members

  • (1) Tablecloth

  • (1) Simple table-top sign with your business name

  • (1) 10x10' Tent (shared with one other business) 

  • (1) Square Credit Card Reader, which is yours to keep (for participants who have not previously received one)

YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING FOR THE FALL POP-UP SHOP

  • Your products

  • Display stands

  • Pricing information (tags, chalkboard signs etc.)

  • Cash box, equipped with change and/or mobile payment processing option (Square, Venmo, Paypal etc.)

  • Packaging supplies (note: gift bags will be available for purchase by shoppers)

  • Water bottle, snacks, sunscreen (note: food vendors will be on site)

ABOUT THE LAFAYETTE ART & WINE FESTIVAL

The Lafayette Art & Festival is perhaps the largest annual festival in Contra Costa County. In 2019, over 85,000 people strolled among the booths of art and handmade crafts, enjoying food and delicacies from local restaurants, vendors and food trucks as well as quality adult beverages and continuous music from four stages.

 

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

  • SOLO BUSINESS OWNERS: Each participant should register for ONLY one of the options below

  • SIBLING BUSINESS PARTNERS: Parent/guardian can register up to (2) children on the same form

  • NON-SIBLING BUSINESS PARTNERS: Non-sibling business partners should register separately, and sign up for the same shift as their partner(s)

WORKSHOP + 1ST SHIFT AT POP-UP

This registration option includes:
 

  • Entrepreneurship 101 Workshop

    and/or

    Superpower Hour Workshop

     

  • Pop-up shop on September 17 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Setup at 9:30 AM)

REGISTER

WORKSHOP + 2nd SHIFT AT POP-UP

This registration option includes:
 

  • Entrepreneurship 101 Workshop

    and/or

    Superpower Hour Workshop
     

  • Pop-up shop on September 17 from 2:30 - 6:30 PM (Setup at 2:15 PM)

 

REGISTER

WORKSHOP + 3RD SHIFT AT POP-UP

This registration option includes:
 

  • Entrepreneurship 101 Workshop

    and/or

    Superpower Hour Workshop
     

  • Pop-up shop on September 18 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Setup at 9:30 AM)

    REGISTER

WORKSHOP + 4TH SHIFT AT POP-UP

This registration option includes:
 

  • Entrepreneurship 101 Workshop

    and/or

    Superpower Hour Workshop
     

  • Pop-up shop on September 18 from 2:30 - 6:00 PM (Setup at 2:15 PM)

    REGISTER

WORKSHOP ONLY
 

This registration option includes:
 

  • Entrepreneurship 101 Workshop

    and/or

    Superpower Hour Workshop

 

 

 

 

 


 

REGISTER