The Camp BizSmart Product Design & Business Plan Entrepreneurship Academy is a two-week, fun and intense summer experience at world class locations.
Learn entrepreneurial skills from real world business leaders, including product design thinking, finance, marketing and sales tools; essential to make your business a success. Work with company founders and CEOs to design an actual product and pitch your business plan at Microsoft.
Each year we select two award winning companies with successful and inspiring founders who have created innovative business products to solve current pressing problems and challenges in the world. At this year’s camps, students will have the opportunity to create the next generation of product designs for Ekso Bionics and mOasis.
Learn why outrageously successful business leaders have tons of ZOG. You will have a chance to learn your ZOG score. In case you are wondering, ZOG stands for Zest, Optimism and Grit.
You will meet thought leaders like Paul Witkay, the founder of The Alliance of CEOs (left) and Bill Reichert, Managing Partner of Garage Technology Ventures (right). You will also learn about launching your cool ideas on crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter.
At Camp Bizsmart, we acquired many life skills that will carry us far … teamwork, confidence, speaking with eloquence, and thinking with an open mind, or as we now call it, "Thinking outside the box."
Krish & Akash Chandani Camp BizSmart Students
[Camp BizSmart students focus on] building a great team and being a worthy team member while pushing hard to invent the amazing solutions that will answer problems now and in the future.
Howard Charney Sr. VP, Cisco Systems
Camp BizSmart was a very unique experience for me. I learned the kinds of skills necessary to be successful in the business world. The best part was we got a chance to talk to real CEOs and VCs!
Chirag Toprani Camp BizSmart Student
Camp BizSmart has been inspiration and has helped me enhance my business and leadership skills through high school. After having been inspired to dream big and challenge myself at Camp BizSmart, I achieved my goal of becoming the first ever DECA California State Officer and Regional President from my high school.
Michaela Kastelman CEO, Winning Team – 2009
Only an entrepreneurial approach – flexible, scrappy, collaborative, and unafraid of risk and failure will succeed in this new world. We owe it to our children to help them develop these skills and attitudes with programs like Camp BizSmart.
Bill Reichert Managing Partner, Garage Technology Ventures