Slime

What is your name, how old are you, and what is your business
My name is Elliot. I'm 14 years old and I run a slime account, Riceball Slimes, and host slime pop ups, @slimepopupvan, in Vancouver, BC.

OG Riceball Slim

Tell us a bit about your company + what it's all about
Riceball Slimes (@riceball_slimes) is my slime Instagram account. I make slime, record videos, and sell on Etsy, at slime events, and at my own slime pop ups. Slimepopupvan allows myself and other slime businesses to have the chance to sell their slime in the community. And since your event went so well, I'm probably going to do more parties/events :)

How did you get inspired to start the company
I started loving slime after watching slime videos on Instagram. I wanted to try it out myself. When I was in grade 5 I really enjoyed editing videos. Starting a slime Instagram account gave me something to film and edit.

Slime Station

My name is Elliot. I'm 14 years old and I run a slime account, Riceball Slimes, and host slime pop ups, @slimepopupvan, in Vancouver, BC.

How did you get the company started
In 2017, I finally convinced my mom to start an Etsy shop where I sold over a hundred slimes to people within Canada and USA.  I started to receive a lot of requests to buy slime in the Vancouver area, So in 2018, I decided to host the first Slime Pop up shop in Vancouver where people would have the opportunity to buy slime from me and other slimers.

What has been your biggest challenge + what has been your biggest success
My biggest challenge is balancing school and slime. 
My biggest success is the recent pop up where everyone sold out within 3 hours.

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now
I'm using this slime business as a learning experience. In the future, I will use concepts, such as event planning, managing finances, advertising etc. from this slime business and apply it to my life, in a new business or in school. 

What’s up next for you
The next pop-up is being planned for May this year. There will be more info on www.slimepopupvan.com or Instagram @slimepopupvan