Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club Second Annual “Grow Your Own
Business Challenge” Launches December 5
STAMFORD, Conn. -- December 05, 2012
Beginning December 5, 2012, kids from all over the country are invited to put
their thinking caps on and enter their ideas for new businesses in the 2^nd
annual Secret Millionaires Club “Grow Your Own Business Challenge”. The Secret
Millionaires Club is an animated series created by A2 Entertainment featuring
the voice of Warren Buffett as a mentor to a group of kids as they learn
important financial and entrepreneurial lessons. The Grow Your Own Business
Challenge is sponsored by Fairholme Foundation to further their mission of
Students ages 7-16 are invited to put their entrepreneurial skills to work and
create a new business idea for this national online challenge. Entries must be
submitted by February 15, 2013. Four individuals and two team finalists in the
competition will be flown to Omaha, NE in May 2013 to present their winning
ideas to Mr. Buffett and a panel of VIP judges. One Grand Prize individual and
one Grand prize team will each be awarded $5000. The finalists will be invited
to nominate a teacher who was most inspirational in the process to join them
in Omaha and win up to $1,000. For full rules and to enter please visit
The Secret Millionaires Club Learn & Earn educational website offers materials
for educators, parents and volunteers to extend the valuable lessons from Mr.
Buffett into the classroom, home and afterschool programs. Girls, Inc., Junior
Acheivement and the Network for Teaching Enterpreneurship (NFTE) are all
participating in the program.
“The ideas that the students presented to me last May at the final event were
exceptional," says Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. “I was delighted
to see the students challenge themselves and learn valuable financial lessons
that will carry them through their lives.”
“We are excited to be sponsoring the Secret Millionaires Club Learn & Earn
promotion offering a unique and fun opportunity for kids to learn good
financial lessons at a young age," says Bruce Berkowitz, trustee of the
Fairholme Foundation. “We are looking forward to seeing all the great ideas
submitted by young entrepreneurs in this year’s challenge.”
About Fairholme Foundation
The Fairholme Foundation invests in under-valued paths to improving education.
Our key: Ignore the crowd by circumventing long-standing roadblocks to
progress. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization solely funded by Fairholme
Capital Management and its affiliates.
About A Squared Entertainment LLC
"A Squared Entertainment (A2) creates, produces, acquires and distributes
digital kids' entertainment in all formats across all channels. Headquartered
in Los Angeles, A2 is managed by Co-Presidents Andy Heyward and Amy Moynihan
Heyward. Among current brands include, lessons in business with Warren Buffett
in "Secret Millionaires Club", "Stan Lee and the Mighty Seven", the latest
superhero creation from Stan Lee, and the brand management and licensing for
About By Kids For Kids
By Kids for Kids^® (BKFK^®) is a platform that empowers youth invention,
innovation and entrepreneurship. BKFK promotes youth social innovation and
partners with leading corporations to inspire product development, crucial
technology skills, invention, and innovation in young people from 8 to 22.
BKFK provides a unique platform for young people to develop, showcase, and
commercialize their products, inventions and entrepreneurship. BKFK’s “cycle
of innovation” develops critical 21st Century skills in our nation’s youth.
The company provides educational resources — curriculum and challenges that
promote social change, product development and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Learn more: www.bkfk.com.
Judy Klym, 203-921-9039
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