The first Piggybackr and Camp BizSmart crowdfunding contest for our alumni was run last fall. We had 9 projects sign up for this first time limited contest with 3 teams really making it a horse race to the finish line. Camp BizSmart made it possible for the team that raised the most money during this contest to meet with a VC and also receive up to $250.00.towards matching a donors’ gift to be used for their cause. The team that was able to claim this prize was Treasures 4 Teens – led by Michael Daboll a Camp BizSmart alum who raised a total of $3,484.00 and 180 earned effort points in the process .
It is a pleasure to report that Michael Daboll the co-founder of Treasures 4 Teens met with Bill Reichert, a highly regarded venture capitalist and the managing partner of Garage Technology Ventures in Silicon Valley. Both Michael and Bill thoroughly enjoyed the meeting and Michael felt he gained valuable insight from Bill. Bill is also a valued advisor to Camp BizSmart so we know that Michael benefited from Bill’s vast experience evaluating business opportunities and mentoring entrepreneurs as well as his knowledge on entrepreneurial trends and business strategy. Thank you Bill, for sharing your wisdom with Michael. Michael, we look forward to following your business efforts and what all you will do in the future.
Camp BizSmart, is the business and entrepreneur academy that inspires young entrepreneurs, encourages all Camp BizSmart Alumni to continue their journey as an aspiring entrepreneur! Want to further develop your entrepreneurial skills, check our Camp BizSmart sessions for Summer 2014 at Stanford University and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. We partnered with our friends at Piggybackr.com (the crowdfunding site for budding entrepreneurs and leaders like yourselves) to help our students and their friends get the funding you need to support your ideas and projects. Watch for future opportunities for our Camp BizSmart alumni to make a difference posting their ideas, projects, product innovations and more, on piggybackr.com