Thousands of Indiana's youngest entrepreneurs will take center stage this weekend. Lemonade Day Greater Indianapolis aims to help children gain entrepreneurial skills by helping them set up and operate lemonade stands. More than 60,000 kids have participated over the last five years. The city of Fishers is taking part in the first Community Champion partnership, which Launch Fishers Founder John Wechsler says plays into its strategy to become an “entrepreneurial city.” Wechsler and Scott Jones, who brought the program to Indianapolis, discussed growth on Inside INdiana Business Television. Editor's Note: Eleven Fifty Coding Academy Founder Scott Jones is chairman of Grow INdiana Media Ventures LLC, the parent of Inside INdiana Business.
Wechsler says there has been a “full buy-in” from the Fishers Park & Recreation Department, allowing for several stands to be set up in the city's parks. In short, Wechsler says, “You're going to know it's Lemonade Day in Fishers.”
Jones says Lemonade Day participants often move onto entrepreneurial programs in high school and college. He hopes some Indiana kids see the same success as a Texas girl, who has recently begun bottling and selling her lemonade.
Ten lemonade stand owners will be paired with IndyCar drivers during Qualifications Day Saturday. The partnership allows those children to operate their stands on the Pagoda Plaza.
Lemonade Day will also take place this weekend in Columbus, Lafayette and Wayne County.
Source: Inside INdiana Business