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Jul. 19, 2013 11:00 am

Josh Kopelman’s first business: Josh’s Juices

With a little help from his father, who got him the proper permits to run the business, Kopelman made hundreds of dollars each weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported in a story about entrepreneurs and their fathers

Every entrepreneur has to start somewhere. In Lemonade Stands, we’ll profile a local entrepreneur’s first venture. Tell us about yours.

It was the summer of 1978 and seven-year-old Josh Kopelman was setting up shop outside his neighborhood tennis courts. The business? Josh’s Juices.

With a little help from his father, who got him the proper permits to run the business, Kopelman made hundreds of dollars each weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported in a story about entrepreneurs and their fathers. That was also the summer that Kopelman, now managing partner of First Round Capital, learned double-entry bookkeeping.

Kopelman’s father, the Wall Street Journal noted, was not an entrepreneur. He was (and still is) a professor at Baruch College in Manhattan. But as Kopelman put it, “My dad encouraged creativity through business.”

Read the whole Wall Street Journal story here.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes became Technical.ly's associate editor after reporting on the Philadelphia tech scene for four years. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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