Lemonade Stand - The Business School for Kids


Lemonade Stand is back these school holidays! Our popular holiday program for budding young entrepreneurs has already sold out multiple times in Melbourne. Reserve your child's spot to our upcoming program for just a $50 deposit!  Lemonade Stand - The Business School for Kids.

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

Find the dates below:


  • 25th - 26th June, 2016
  • 27th - 28th June, 2016 (sold out)


  • 30th June - 1st July, 2016


  • 4th - 5th July, 2016


  • 7th - 8th July, 2016


  • 11th - 12th July, 2016


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, apps and 3D printed mock-ups.  Armed with this information they will be placed into groups of 5 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

Lemonade Stand participants 3D printing their designs

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
  • 3D Printed Prototypes
  • Paper Prototypes
  • Cardboard Prototypes
  • Sketches
  • Lego Prototypes

One of our Lemonade Stand teams pitching their idea and demonstrating their website prototype What our last class thought of Lemonade Stand Pitch Sessions!

Who Will Teach Your Children

Steve Glaveski, Co-founder of Collective Campus 

Previously founded Hotdesk.net, ran a live music venue and has worked in consulting for KPMG and Ernst & Young in addition to roles with Macquarie Bank and the Victorian Auditor General’s Office.

Steve facilitates classes on topics such as lean startup and enterprise innovation at Collective Campus and has worked with companies such as Sportsbet and Australia Post.

Qualifications: Master of Accounting, Bachelor of Business, Agile Certified Practitioner, Project Management Professional

Sean Qian, Co-founder of Collective Campus 

Previously founded Collins Collective and Queens Collective, both Melbourne tech startup coworking spaces.

Has also run an events management company, and spent time in migration law.

Prior to founding his coworking spaces Sean spent time in operations and business development at a Registered Training Organisation.

Qualifications: Bachelor of entertainment business management, Graduate certificate in immigration law and policy, Certificate IV in training and assessment.

About Us Collective Campus is an innovation hub where large enterprise, SMEs and startups learn, connect and innovate. Set on 500sqm in Melbourne's CBD, Collective Campus runs events, workshops and courses for both companies and individuals wanting to learn more about data science, customer experience design, digital marketing, web development, lean startup and design thinking. The space has been home to some of the biggest names in the business such as Uber, General Assembly and Zomato and is home to peak Victorian startup bodies such as Startup Victoria, Startup Grind and Silicon Beach Melbourne. We have worked with organisations such as Sportsbet, Australia Post, Bluedot Innovation and Mailguard. For more information visit www.collectivecamp.us  

Writeups and TestimonialsThe AgeABC NewsStartupSmartEssential 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 CollectionDrop off times: 8:30am - 9:00amPick up times: 4:00pm-4:30pm Adult Supervision and SafetyAll of our trainers and staff have Working With Children's licenses, provisioned by the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation. Collective Campus is located on Level 1 of 20 Queen St and access to level 1 will be restricted to authorised personnel only during the course of the program. Your children will be supervised by an adult 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 break times and entertainment will be provided to keep them occupied (movies, video games, board games etc.) 


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.   

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What you will learn
  • Identify Problems and Solutions
  • Create Business Models
  • Develop Web, Mobile and 3D Printed prototypes

What to bring
  • Laptop
Appropriate for

10-12 year olds


Collective Campus

Vendor since 2015

Open Innovation Hub where Startups and Corporates alike can Learn, Connect, and Innovate - together.

Offering short, high-impact classes and workshops on Lean Startup, Digital Marketing, Data Science, Design Thinking and Agile Methodologies.

Disrupt yourself, before someone else does.

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06 July 2016 • Lemonade Stand - The Business School for Kids

My two children, 11 and 9, completed the second class run in April 2016. Wow! What an amazing concept. Learning about the opportunities that their devices could create. Business financial literacy, ideas generation, marketing and web development presence. An absolute must in today's schooling curriculum. The facilitators were fabulous, encouraging, supportive, where each child confidently presented their business ideas to a class of strangers. A great two days that the children enjoyed and keep speaking about since.