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• GIRLS CRUSHING IT •

FALL 2024
SEASON

REGISTRATION OPEN

Carefully review the following information before submitting your registration.

START-UP OLYMPIAD AND POP-UP SHOP AT LAFAYETTE ART & WINE FESTIVAL

Being at the top of your game as an Olympian and as an entrepreneur takes dedication, preparation, and grit! Our Start-up Olympiad will cultivate and celebrate world class business skills through games and fun activities. Young entrepreneurs will be equipped to go for the gold with the knowledge and mindset they need to maximize their impact and bottom line. Upon completion of our Start-up Olympiad, participants may sell their products at our Fall Pop-up Shop at the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival.

Let the Games Begin! 

BEGINNER

ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101 WORKSHOP

Prerequisites:

None; this course is intended for first-time participants

Please note:

Completion of this course (current or past) is required for all who wish to participate in the pop-up shop

 

Sunday, August 4

4:00 – 5:15 PM 

 

Virtual via Zoom

ADVANCED

START-UP

OLYMPIAD

 

Prerequisites:

Entrepreneurship 101

Please note:

Completion of this course is required for all who wish to participate in the pop-up shop

Saturday, August 10

2:00  4:00 PM

In-person

Capital One Café

1139 S Main St,

Walnut Creek, CA

ALL LEVELS

FALL POP-UP AT LAFAYETTE ART & WINE FESTIVAL

Prerequisites:

Entrepreneurship 101 (current or past) AND Start-up Olympiad

Please note:

Completion of the aforementioned prerequisites is required for all who wish to sell in our pop-up

September 21 & 22

Multiple shifts available

In-person; Outdoors

3566 Mount Diablo Blvd.

Lafayette, CA 94549

Here are all the exciting details...

BEGINNER

AUGUST 4

ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101

None; this course is intended for first-time participants
4:00 - 5:15 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 
     

Completion of this course (current or past) is required for all who wish to participate in the pop-up shop

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ADVANCED

AUGUST 10

START-UP OLYMPIAD WITH RETAIL EXPERT, SARAH SHAPIRO

Prerequisite: Entrepreneurship 101 

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Capital One Café

1139 S Main St,

Walnut Creek, CA
Let the games begin! Participants will enjoy:

  • ​Flying over start-up hurdles

  • Diving into pricing

  • Fencing their way through budgeting

  • Wrestling with creative problem solving

  • Sticking the landing with a powerful product pitch

  • And so much more! Zero athletic skills required

 

Completion of this course is required for all who wish to participate in the pop-up shop

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POP-UP SHOP

SEPT 21 & 22

FALL POP-UP SHOP AT THE LAFAYETTE ART & WINE FESTIVAL

Prerequisites: Entrepreneurship 101 or Start-up Olympiad

Various shifts 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 * )
     

Completion of the aforementioned prerequisites is required for all who wish to sell in our pop-up

CAREFULLY REVIEW THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

REGISTRATION PROCESS: 

  • Our Fall Pop-up Shop at Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is a 2-day event, where we run (2) 4-hour shifts each day. 

  • 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 $195 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:

  • Our Pop-up Shop at the Art & Wine Festival is geared for ages 10–18. Note that the duration and setup for this event is more intensive, thus the minimum age is 10 (unlike our other pop-ups, where the minimum age is 8) *UNIQUE FOR THIS POP-UP* 

  • 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 for this program, however applicants should have a well-honed business idea

  • Drop-off is strictly prohibited for this event; Parent/guardian must remain within earshot of their child at all times

  • We are unable to accommodate businesses selling items intended for human consumption E.g. cake mix, cookies, tea etc.

  • 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, wind and rain. Please plan accordingly.

  • This event will take place rain or shine. Refunds will not be issued for weather-related cancellations.

  • 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. Parking at Safeway is strictly prohibited and monitored.

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

  • (1) Table

  • (2) Chairs 

  • (1) Tablecloth

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

  • (1) 10x10' Tent (shared with one or two other businesses) 

  • (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 e.g. tissue paper, small bags etc.

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

ABOUT THE LAFAYETTE ART & WINE FESTIVAL

We are thrilled to partner with the Lafayette Art & Festival!  Commercial vendor spots are typically $2,500+ at this event, so this a unique opportunity for our young entrepreneurs to sell their products. This is one of the County's largest annual festivals, with more than 50,000 projected attendees. Visitors will stroll 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: Register for desired shift 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)

1ST SHIFT AT POP-UP + WORKSHOP(S)

This registration option includes:
 

  • Entrepreneurship 101 workshop

    and/or

    Start-up Olympiad

  • Pop-up shop on Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Setup at 9:30 AM)

SOLD OUT

2nd SHIFT AT POP-UP + WORKSHOP(S)

This registration option includes:
 

  • Entrepreneurship 101 workshop

    and/or

    Start-up Olympiad

     

  • Pop-up shop on Saturday, September 21 from 2:30 - 6:30 PM (Setup at 2:15 PM)

SOLD OUT 

3RD SHIFT AT POP-UP + WORKSHOP(S)

This registration option includes:
 

  • Entrepreneurship 101 workshop

    and/or

    Start-up Olympiad

     

  • Pop-up shop on Sunday, September 22 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Setup at 9:30 AM)
     

 


SOLD OUT

4TH SHIFT AT POP-UP + WORKSHOP(S)

This registration option includes:
 

  • Entrepreneurship 101 workshop

    and/or

    Start-up Olympiad

     

  • Pop-up shop on Sunday, September 22 from 2:30 - 6:00 PM (Setup at 2:15 PM)

    REGISTER FOR SHIFT 4

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