Mashable and American Family insurance hosted an entrepreneurial event called 'Kid Talks' at the Atlanta Botanical Garden as a means to inspire, connect and educate those who participated.
The name plays on 'TED Talks' due to the motivational speeches that occurred during it, however the adult speakers were replaced with children instead. This was done so that the other youthful attendees could better relate and see themselves in the five speakers as well. As Mashable reports, "Each kid speaker—their ages range from 11 to 18—is a remarkably accomplished young entrepreneur, with ventures that range from a YouTube cooking show to an IT consulting business."
In addition to the motivational speeches, the entrepreneurial event was host to a variety of creative activities that encouraged children to design their own products and come up with original ideas that they'd like to see implemented in reality.