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Lemonade Stand Melbourne - The Business School For Kids (Jan Holidays) | Race Party | Wednesday, 15. January 2020

Lemonade Stand is back for the spring School Holidays!
Lemonade Stand - The Business School for Kids
School Holiday Program for 9 - 12 year olds

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Lemonade Stand is a 2-day program aimed to equip children with a fundamental mindset required to succeed in a fast moving century. 

In an exponentially changing world, our education system is doing what it can to maintain pace, relevance and impart the skills required to prosper in the 21st century.

However, technology and business model innovation moves much quicker than the school system is capable of responding. As such, the very existence of jobs traditionally seen as ‘safe’ such as accounting is being questioned and today’s kids are facing an uncertain future in which they are likely to have several careers and up to 15 jobs.

Clearly, a capacity for personal reinvention and an ability to identify new business and personal growth opportunities will be of significant importance.
Collective Campus co-founder and program facilitator Steve Glaveski says that “kids are always asked ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ but perhaps we should ask them 'what do you want to create'?"

Fundamental business skills will be absolutely imperative to success in the 21st Century.

Help your children learn the basics of business building and how to pitch their ideas. This 2 day class will introduce your kids to these principles in a fun and interactive way and have them solving real problems. 
As part of the course work students will be introduced to building prototypes, websites and apps

Armed with this information they will be placed into groups and given the opportunity to create their own business. 

Parents and family are invited to attend the Pitch session on the afternoon of the final session.

Startup Kids Success Stories

Nick D’Aloisio was 17 when he sold his news app Summly for US$30M.

Juliette Brindak was 16 when she launched Miss O & Friends. It’s now worth US$15M.

Cameron Johnson was 15 and earning US$400,000 each month with SurfingPrizes.com.

Lemonade Stand aims to empower your children to reach their potential and take advantage of the unique opportunities that today’s business and digital landscape presents.

Course Curriculum

Ideas everywhere - How to identify an idea

Solving a real customer problem / Introduction to Value Proposition Design

How to make money / Introduction to Business Model Development

Building prototypes to test customer appetite for a product (see below for list of prototypes)

Marketing / introduction to customer acquisition

How to deliver your product / Introduction to distribution

Measuring success / Introduction to analytics

Pitching to buyers / Investors (parents)

Prototype Development
Part of the fun of this course is all about building prototypes to test customer appetite for a product quickly and cheaply, empowering students to take many small bets - a critical mindset to support innovation as they get older.

What kind of prototypes will they build?

Websites / Minimum Viable Products (MVPs)

Website Landing Pages

Mobile App Prototype

Powerpoint Prototypes

Paper Prototypes

Cardboard Prototypes


Lego Prototypes

One of our Lemonade Stand teams pitching their idea and demonstrating their website prototype 
Writeups and Testimonials
The Age
ABC News
Essential Kids
Australian Anthill

"Thank-you for a fun, interactive & thought provoking 2 days. My son Conor had an absolute ball, & is brimming with ideas & enthusiasm! ... Well done guys, keep up the smiles & enthusiasm! You obviously love what you do & more importantly, the kids do too."
- Kirsty, Mother (April Program, 2016)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Drop Off and Collection
Drop off times: 8:30am - 9:00am
Pick up times: 4:00pm-4:30pm
***** Supervision and Safety
All of our trainers and staff have Working With Children's licenses, provisioned by the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation.
Our venue will be restricted to authorised personnel only during the course of the program.
Your children will be supervised by an ***** throughout their entire time on campus.

Children are encouraged to bring their own lunch for designated break times. Parents are also welcome to take their children out to lunch if convenient.
Snacks (bananas, apples, pears, muesli bars, Shapes and Natural confectionary lollies) water and orange juice is provided free of charge throughout the day.

Break Times
10:30-10:45: Morning Tea
12-12:45: Lunch
2:30-2:45: Afternoon Tea
Children will be supervised throughout all break times.

Steve Glaveski, co-founder of Collective Campus, previously organised Ernst & Young Melbourne's participation in TEAM program - Technology, Enterprise & Mathematics. The program required Year 9 and 10 students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds in Melbourne's north to visit EY's office in the CBD for a day over a period of four weeks where they were taught fundamental business skills, collectively solved real world problems and pitched their solutions to the firm partnership. The program was a resounding success, empowering students and helping them to see their own potential and opportunities that they were previously blinded to.