On Saturday, November 17 from 9:30 AM – 2 PM, Capital One and St. Philip’s School and Community Center will present the 5th Annual Kidpreneur Expo and they are doing it big this year! This unique event – offered FREE TO THE PUBLIC – was initiated five years ago to provide a platform and support for budding young entrepreneurs, ages 6 – 16. Over the years, it has blossomed into a dynamic annual event that is helping to produce successful kidpreneurs in the D/FW area.
Pre-teen Kheris Rogers, founder of the “Flexin’ in My Complexion” brand, will serve as the keynote speaker and one of the celebrity judges for the popular KID TANK session where up to 20 kidpreneurs will pitch their products and businesses in front of a live audience. The stakes are high this year, as MONETARY PRIZES will be awarded to 1st – 3rd place winners in each age level category – from $250 to $1,000. Additionally, a GRAND PRIZE TRIP to Silicon Valley will be awarded to one lucky kidpreneur and their family!
The 2018 KID TANK judges are Mark Moussa – Founder and Creative Director at Arteriors, Omar Negrete – Google Engineer, Kheris Rogers – Keynote Speaker, along with returning judges Manas Agarwal – Young Professionals Network, Jared Johnson – Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, and ShaShank Vinay Kumar – Young Professionals Network.
KID TANK will take place from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM, followed by Kheris Rogers’ Keynote address and Q&A at 11:30 AM. The Expo will take place from 12 noon – 2 PM with up to 30 booths featuring an array of products and services provided by kidpreneurs – just in time for holiday shopping. To register your business (only 30 spots available!) and to RSVP for event entry, please visit www.stphilips1600.org/kpe2018.cfm.
About Kheris Rogers:
Kheris Rogers is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, model, actress, dancer, and designer/CEO of the widely known brand “Flexin’ in My Complexion.” Born in 2006 in Los Angeles, California, Kheris started Flexin’ in My Complexion after years of bullying in school because of her dark skin. She is now partnered with Nike and Lebron James to help promote change, and was named by Lebron James as one of the 16 strongest women that inspired him to create the strongest Nike shoe ever (Lebron XVI), which was launched in September 2018.
About St. Philip’s:
St. Philip’s School & Community Center is a private Christian school in southern Dallas serving 235 students, grades PK2 through Sixth Grade (ages 2 – 12), AND a comprehensive community center, providing numerous athletic, educational and social services to 3,000 children, youth, and adults annually.
About Capital One:
Capital One Financial Corporation, a Fortune 500 financial company headquartered in McLean, Virginia has branches primarily in Texas, New York, Louisiana, Virginia, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. Its subsidiaries include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A.