The 2016 Camp BizSmart two week business and entrepreneurship academies ran throughout the summer in Silicon Valley at premier locations of Stanford University, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Santa Clara University and Microsoft. Four prestigious companies with forward looking innovations were the product innovation business case partners for 2016. They were:
Linden Lab, with CEO, Ebbe Altberg who challenged student teams to create an engaging new learning environment with Project Sansar’s Virtual Reality Technology Platform to demonstrate the potential VR has to change the way students learn, gain competence, develop skill and interact with mentors and colleagues.
Atmotube, with CEO and Founder, Vera Kozyr, who challenged student teams to take the Atmotube personal air monitor to a next generation personal product and design that would alert individuals on the air quality to provide choices, change habits, and learn new ways to protect against air pollution.
Nuheara, with Cofounder and COO, David Cannington, who challenged student teams to further develop and create a computer in the ear that would be a smart hearable/wearable adjusted to the specific need of the person wearing the device.
Slice, Inc,, with CEO and Founder, T.J. Scimone, who challenged student teams to take what seemed like a simple patented ceramic blade and apply this safe blade technology to a new use application.
Team Prometheus, using the business case of Innovation Partner Linden Lab, was named the 1st place winner for the June 13-24, 2016 Camp BizSmart session. The first session ran simultaneous camps at Stanford University and Silicon Valley Community Foundation in San Mateo. Team Prometheus was a team in the Stanford session with Elian Savodivker as the Camp Director.
The Prometheus student team consisted of: Jaiv Doshi; CEO, Arthur Frigo, CIO/CTO; Abhijit Tirumala, VOC; Sana Bhakoo, CMO; Delaney Logue, CSO; Nicolo Gori, CFO. Their product design illustrates their concept for a new VR headset and controllers that would be utilized while taking a virtual reality class on dissection. This team’s objective was to create an interesting method for students to learn various subjects with interactive and engaging learning experiences that would create a model for how education will be delivered in the future. Judges on June 23, 2016 were: Bill Reichert, Bill Joos, Jim Brisimitzis, and Dan S. Miller.
This was the first of five competitions that were held throughout the summer during June to August. Because student teams in upcoming sessions were creating product solutions for the four business cases listed above, the product solutions for the winning teams could not be published until the final competition was held,
Return to the Camp BizSmart blog to read the results from all of the competitions and view the product innovations the teams created.
The Camp BizSmart 2016 Grand Champion will be named from five, first place winning teams and will win the honor of appearing at the Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Form in November 2016.
Students at each session who are recognized for the qualities of Zest, Optimism and Grit are presented the ZOG award. The students who earned this honor for The San Mateo Silicon Valley Community Foundation session and the Stanford University session are pictured below:
Camp BizSmart was founded in 2007 and has run hands-on business and entrepreneurship programs since 2008. Learn more about Camp BizSmart visit: campbizsmart.org