Build a Biz Kids – KidPreneur Program

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The halls of i-onCONNECT have been a bit louder on Tuesday evenings. 13 young students arrive for class on Tuesdays filled with excitement to be in the technology collaboration and innovation hub.

These students have begun their journey to entrepreneurship with the Build a Biz Kids Entrepreneur program. Build a Biz Kids is a local non-profit organization that uses entrepreneurship to support essential soft skill development such as confidence, problem solving skills, communication skills and resilience in students between 7 and 13 years of age. Over the course of 10 weeks student learn the fundamentals of business as they prepare to launch their business in a pop-up shop Market Day on November 23rd.

i-onCONNECT and Build a Biz Kids met in the Spring of 2019. The team at i-onCONNECT invited Build a Biz Kids, along with six alumni students to attend the Singularity U – Global Impact Challenge. This was an inspiring evening of hearing pitches from ambitious entrepreneurs with the goal of impacting a billion lives with their start-up’s businesses. The two organizations knew they had an opportunity to work together in support of the next generation of entrepreneurs by hosting a Build a Biz Kids program at i-onCONNECT.

“This is an incredible space; the kids are fascinated by the incorporation of technology and feel empowered to be learning about business in a high-end business setting.” Say’s Build a Biz Kids Vice President Braden Ricketts.

Come out to support this next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders at the Tri Cities & Burnaby KidPreneur Market Day! The event takes place at The City of Lougheed Town Centre on Saturday November 23rd from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Get there early to not miss out on some one of a kind items. For more information, visit

If you would like more information on this topic, please contact Braden Ricketts Vice President Build a Biz Kids at 778-989-2224 or

If you would like more information i-onCONNECT’s services, please contact Sidney Chazan at 778-998-0609 or

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  • i-onCONNECT

    Don’t miss out on the Market Day on Saturday Nov 23rd!

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