Keiretsu Forum to Honor Camp BizSmart 2016 Grand Champion Team, Atmoband, at Angel Capital Expo Held at Microsoft SV, November 17, 2016

Congratulations goes to the Camp BizSmart grand champion team, Atmoband, whose team members are: CEO, R.J. Faltinsky; CFO, Max Stengel; CMO/VOC, Nirmik Tambe; CTO, Anh Nguyen; CSO, Beatrice Mihalache; and CIO, Anushka Narasani.   The Atmoband team selected the Atmotube product innovation case to solve out of four possibilities, and came out on top following the five Camp BizSmart competitions held at Microsoft, Silicon Valley this past summer.  They will be honored on stage at the Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo on November 17, 2016, at Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida Street, Mountain View, CA.  Keiretsu has been  a strategic innovation partner of Camp BizSmart since 2008.

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Marla Zemanek, Camp Director and Crystal Chen, coach, with Atmoband team members: CEO, R.J. Faltinsky; CFO, Max Stengel; CMO/VOC, Nirmik Tambe; CTO, Anh Nguyen; CSO, Beatrice Mihalache; and CIO, Anushka Narasani.

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Atmoband product rendering of their solution to personal air quality monitoring

Team Atmoband chose to solve the business case provided by Camp BizSmart Innovation Partner, Atmotube.  Vera Kozyr, the CEO and Founder of Atmotube, was a Camp BizSmart 2016 Product Innovation Partner, challenging Camp BizSmart student teams to create the next generation air pollution monitor to collect data to make informed choices about access to clean air.  The objective of the product design and business pitch competition being to gain essential skills of problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration and team work, as well as leadership, communication and project management all while creating hands-on a new product innovation to solve a real world problem working with leading company founders.

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Vera Kozyr, CEO, Founder, Atmotube

You can find all of the Innovation Partners listed on the Camp BizSmart website.  Camp BizSmart operates business and entrepreneur academies at premiere locations such as Santa Clara University, Stanford University, Stanford University, Microsoft, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in San Mateo.  For more information on Camp BizSmart please visit our website: Camp BizSmart

The Camp BizSmart Atmoband team will be honored guests at the prestigious international event, the Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo, where selected entrepreneurs will pitch their business on stage and have exhibit booths to showcase their company and product solutions.  Camp BizSmart is proud to have the Keiretsu Forum led by CEO and Founder, Randy Williams, as a Strategic Partner since 2008.  To learn more about the Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo on November 17, 2016 at Microsoft and to sign up to attend, please:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/november-17-2016-angel-capital-expo-silicon-valley-tickets-26898544270

View the Press release here: http://www.keiretsuforum.com/keiretsu-news/keiretsu-forums-23rd-bi-annual-expo-for-entrepreneurs-and-investors-call-for-applications/

This is the premier gathering of the angel capital community. The Expo brings together angel investors and entrepreneurs looking for funding.  Angel Capital Expo is organized by Keiretsu Forum, the largest global angel investment network, and was created to foster collaboration among angel groups, as well as reach out to the larger investment community.  The event will feature 18 high-quality, diverse investment opportunities in early stage companies.  Companies selected are from a variety of different industries ranging from technology, life sciences, consumer products, real estate, financial services, social ventures and other segments with high growth potential.  Keiretsu Forum 2015 Most Active Angel Group – Halo Report

This November will be the 9th year that Camp BizSmart teams have been honored guests at the Keiretsu Forum and the Angel Capital Expo” said Peggy Gibbs, COO and Co-Founder of Camp BizSmart. “A special thanks to Randy Williams, CEO and Founder of Keiretsu, a terrific entrepreneur role model, and to Carla Selby, Keiretsu Director of Membership and Finance, your ongoing support helps Camp BizSmart inspire and continue to deepen the essential skills young people need to become the successful entrepreneurs who will pitch their businesses in your future events.”

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Photos from last November’s Angel Capital Expo including the photo of the 2015 Camp BizSmart Grand Champion Team, appearing on stage with Randy Williams.

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