By Jeff Lovanio
On Saturday, Feb. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., more than 75 young entrepreneurs will have their creations on display at the West Hartford Town Hall during the town’s first-ever Pop Up Kids Market hosted by Buzz ELM. Ryan and I had the chance to talk with the founders of Buzz ELM – Elyse Fox, Laura Barash, and Melissa Geller – about the inspiration behind creating the market as a way to get kids from age 5 to 18 to exercise their business, entrepreneurial, and creative skills to work and sell their creations to the public.
0:00 – Intro
1:53 – About Elyse, Laura & Melissa… The “ELM” in Buzz ELM
7:00 – The idea behind the pop-up kids market
9:00 – What the kids are making and selling
12:35 – The positive response from the local community and what’s next
17:30 – ELM’s kids and what they are bringing to the market
20:55 – Teaching kids about business and pricing and selling their products while having fun
27:40 – Local business support for the pop up market
29:18 – ELM’s favorite We-Ha dishes
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