As Camp BizSmart continues to grow its academies and offerings to parents and their students, one core value always is at the heart of each new location or partnership, – the opportunity to apply ingenuity and innovation that not only provides the best hands-on experience to equip our students with essential skills, but continues to look forward to what will be necessary in the future.
Camp BizSmart was launched in Silicon Valley 11 years ago with a deep connection to legendary entrepreneurs who continue to support our vision of inspiring young entrepreneurs. At Camp BizSmart, aspiring young entrepreneurs acquire valuable skills by solving actual business problems from the CEO’s of hot Silicon Valley companies. Over two weeks, students work in teams and are mentored by industry experts. Each year we partner with multiple 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 the 2017 camps, students had the opportunity to create the next generation of product designs for Netflix, Xicato, Enflux, Hydrobee’s Firebee, and the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute. We provide new product innovation cases each year, as well as freshen the curriculum, and will announce the ones for 2018 in the near future.
But true to being an entrepreneur, we also continue to be agile and look for additional opportunities to present our students a banquet of locations that will offer a variety of options so they may select what best suits their needs. So in addition to continuing a broad selection of dates and opportunities in Silicon Valley, and international as well, we offer an option west of the Mississippi, at the Baylor School, in Chattanooga, TN. After a great launch last summer we are pleased to return to this dynamic community and prestigious Baylor School location.
Here is a video from last years’ Camp BizSmart session to give you a glimpse of what awaits you if you apply to attend at the Baylor School which takes place on June 17-30, 2018 and offers both residential and a commuter option.
In addition to operating Camp BizSmart at the Baylor School with both a residential and commuter option, we have established relationships with successful entrepreneurs, innovators and executives in the region. Chattanooga has developed the Innovation District of Chattanooga. It is managed by The Enterprise Center and is part of the city’s dense and walkable urban core that contains a catalytic mix of start-up businesses, incubators, accelerators and other innovation economy generators and amenities.
But don’t take our word for it – here is the opinion of two students who attended Camp BizSmart at Baylor last summer:
“Dear Ms. Marla, I really appreciated your guidance through the finance section, it gave me the courage to do more in two weeks than I ever do in a school year. It was a great honor to work with kids from around the world to become future entrepreneurs. Camp BizSmart has made me one step closer to my dreams. Thank you for your guidance. I learned to create a break-even analysis, create a cash-flow chart and a start-up chart. You have taught me a lot in the two weeks I have known you and I hope to continue to help and inspire other young entrepreneurs.” C.N. Camp BizSmart 2017 student alum, at Baylor School
“Thank you so much for everything you’ve done at Camp BizSmart. I had the time of my life and can’t imagine how the camp could run without you. I really hope that I am able to do camp again next year.” N.V. Camp BizSmart 2017 student alum, at Baylor School.
We know our parents and students are very busy and have highly scheduled lives. Therefore, we invite you to visit our website to check out all of our Camp BizSmart academies for Summer 2018, for more information and to determine what best suits your needs: www.campbizsmart.org