At jvAlert Live in Orlando, 12 year old Bradley Johnson put his project idea on the “Hot Seat” to the delight and applause of the entire group.
It’s always a joy to see kids getting an early start on the entrepreneurial mind set.
Over the years, a number of people have encouraged me to host a jvAlert Live for kids.
This time jvAlert Live attendee Lori Grimaldi lit a firecracker under my seat and told me that we really should take action on this idea.
We are considering doing one this summer.
The event would be geared towards kids 10-18 who are interested in being entrepreneurs. We will teach them how to make money online safely and inspire them to work together to create great success stories.
Lori is suggesting Punta Gorda, FL on the weekend of July 9th, 10th and 11th.
My concern is that it’s about an hour and a half from a major airport.
UPDATE: Lori says that it’s 8 mins to the Punta Gorda Charlotte county airport and it’s 40mins to Fort Myers. (32 miles).
I was considering a location closer to a major airport, possibly with a theme park attraction nearby.
Lori thinks that maybe that would be a distraction.
If it was near a theme park we could do a two day event — not too long for kids attention spans — and then maybe have an optional third day at a fun location.
This would be a kid plus PARENTS event.
I’m considering a $495 price tag per kid with the parents getting in free with the kids ticket.
So the questions are …
1. Is this a good idea?
2. What about location, format, price, etc.
Would love to hear your thoughts!
All the best,