After much deliberation the final results are now in. Out of the six, 2018 North American Camp BizSmart Competitions, the Grand Champion Team for 2018 is: Savioke Team Driven, with their product innovation, NeverWait. These aspiring young entrepreneurs attended the Camp BizSmart entrepreneur academy at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA. Pictured above is the team presenting at the Camp BizSmart Competition on July 19th at Microsoft in Silicon Valley. Judges for this competition were: Bill Joos, Paul Witkay, Ed Lambert, and Mythili Sankaran. A special thank you to Savioke CEO, Steve Cousins for inspiring our Camp BizSmart students to look into the future of robot technology.
Congratulations to the seven members of the Savioke Team, Driven, with Product Innovation, NeverWait: Alejandro Antorcha, Arthi Abhyanker, Matthew Cao, Wilson Choi, Lucas Figueroa, Michael Rapp, and Jonathan Veis.
These future entrepreneurs formed a team, negotiated their positions and decided to take on the Savioke product innovation business case while being mentored and coached with just in time hands-on learning of business and entrepreneurship skills. The team then brainstormed cool ideas and took on big challenges to create the “Never Wait” product design which they defended in competition at Microsoft to a panel of investors. The Driven team was inspired by Savioke’s original Relay Robot technology. They designed “NeverWait” robot, to efficiently navigate through dynamic environments and complete a variety of tasks in order to meet the Savioke business case requirements.
See the business case here: http://campbizsmart.org/wp-content/uploads/2018_Savioke_BusinessCase.pdf
The team created the NeverWait robot to be the first fully autonomous waiter robot, to significantly increase restaurant efficiency and customer satisfaction. Utilizing state of the art motion sensors and omnidirectional wheels, NeverWait’s agile movement and perception can compete with the best waiters.
The grand prize for the Camp BizSmart Grand Champion Team is to appear and be honored at the Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo on November 15, 2018 in San Francisco, CA. The Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of the angel investment community, bringing together investors and entrepreneurs looking for funding. Angel Capital Expo is organized by Keiretsu Forum and was created to foster collaboration among angel groups, as well as reach out to the larger investment community. Randy Williams, CEO and Founder of Keiretsu Forum has supported Camp BizSmart as a strategic partner since 2008. For more information about the Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo see:https://www.angelcapitalexpo.com/
Camp BizSmart offers entrepreneur experiences for young people ages 11-19 at premier locations in the United States and around the world throughout the year. For more information see the Camp BizSmart website: http://www.campbizsmart.org