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Camp BizSmart and BizSmart Global Summer 2019 Dates are Posted – Sign up Now!

Just in time for early sign-ups and for holiday gift giving, the dates and locations for Camp BizSmart and BizSmart Global Summer sessions that take place in Silicon Valley, CA are now posted. By popular demand, the options to attend at Santa Clara University, in Santa Clara, CA have expanded.  Parents and students may select from: Camp BizSmart – students 11-15 years of age – acquire valuable skills by solving actual business problems from the CEO’s of hot Silicon Valley companies. New business cases each year keep the experience fresh and current for all students including those who want to return for a 2nd time. No previous business experience is […]

Announcing the 2018 Camp BizSmart Grand Champion Team for North America – Savioke Team, Driven

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 […]

Celebrating the Camp BizSmart 1st Place teams from North America Summer 2018

Camp BizSmart is pleased to announce the First Place Teams from the 2018 Summer US, North American Entrepreneurship Workshops.  Student teams selected from three great product innovation business cases from very current and in the news companies: New Story, Savioke and Nauto.  Camp BizSmart teams at each location, Santa Clara University, Stanford University, Baylor School and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, then worked to create their product innovation solutions to address the business case objectives and requirements that they had selected.  See business cases here:http://campbizsmart.org/our-camps/business-cases/ At Camp BizSmart, aspiring young entrepreneurs acquire valuable skills by solving actual business problems from hot Silicon Valley companies. Over 10-days, students ages 11-15 work […]

Taking great ideas to scale to do great things – with tenacious optimism!

Andy Kessler wrote for the Wall Street Journal the following about using scale to solve problems:” It’s time to stop doing the one-off two step and time to scale up.”  So what is scale? Mr. Kessler says, “It’s the concept of taking a small idea and finding ways to implement it for thousands, or millions, or even billions. Without scale, ideas are no more than hot air. Stop doing the one-off two-step. It’s time to scale up.” Camp BizSmart students are inspired by great companies who are scaling big ideas to make big impacts. They are changing how we address big issues going forward.  Now, that’s a really big deal. […]

Levi Kline, CampBizSmart Alum and Serial Entrepreneur’s Latest Venture: “Compliments”

“Hi, I am Levi Kline, a high school freshman at Calabasas High School. I’m probably too young to call myself a serial entrepreneur, but I have a passion for coming up with ideas for businesses – especially businesses that help solve social problems or which address important social issues. I was in third grade when I had the idea for my first company, an online platform called Clubknowit. In third grade, lunchtime was very short, and my friends and I always had trouble organizing activities and coming up with teams in the time we had. I also noticed that certain kids often got left out of these games or got […]

Back by Popular Demand: Camp BizSmart Returns to the Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN June 17-29, 2018

After a successful inaugural year with 24 young students from five states and two countries, Camp BizSmart is returning to Chattanooga, Tennessee this year. “It was super exciting, and we saw tremendous growth in all the kids,” Marla Zemanek, Camp Director says of the 2017 event. Like last year, the program will be held at The Baylor School June 17-29, and participants will stay in beautiful Baylor dormitories. https://www.baylorschool.org/ The Baylor School campus presents a unique setting for camp. Nestled along the Tennessee River with stunning views, vast green carpets of grass and canopies of trees, campers are able to enjoy a tremendous number of activities at the end of […]

A Champion Mindset – What the Olympics Showcase and How Camp BizSmart Develops Champions

There are many things in life that we can’t control and that we don’t know yet. If you believe that any of us will only rise as high as our confidence level, than let me share a secret from Vince Lombardi. “All confidence is about how you approach the unknowable.” Lombardi also says, “Each of us must determine exactly how we will approach this unknowable part of life.” Many will approach it with fear and caution. Some will try to ignore it. Champions, however approach the unknowable with confidence and faith that they will find a way forward. Darrin Donnelly in his book, Think Like A Warrior, says it like […]

Camp BizSmart Ingenuity and Innovation Outside of Silicon Valley: at the Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN

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 […]

Keiretsu Forum Honors Camp BizSmart 2017 North American Grand Champions

  Congratulations to the Camp BizSmart 2017 US Grand Champions, Enflux Team, Adapt.  Thank you to Doug Hoang, Founder and CEO of Enflux who provided the Product Innovation Business Case and to Randy Williams, Founder and CEO of Keiretsu Forum who has been a strategic partner of Camp BizSmart for 11 years.  Camp BizSmart is a product innovation and business case entrepreneurship academy. Join us for 2018 sessions in Silicon Valley at Stanford University, Santa Clara University and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.  Or, select a session in Chattanooga Tennessee at the Baylor School.  What to get your entrepreneurship training abroad?  Check out our International sessions coming up in Lima, […]

Camp BizSmart Announces 2017 Grand Champion Team – Enflux Team – Adapt

Camp BizSmart is proud to announce the 2017 Grand Champion Team, Adapt, who were selected out of seven first place teams.  The Adapt team,from the July 23-Aug 5, 2017 session operated at Stanford University, selected the Enflux Product Innovation Case.   Doug Hoang the CEO and Founder of Enflux created the product innovation case with Camp BizSmart Founders, Peggy and Mike Gibbs.   Congratulations to Adapt Team Members: CEO Shyna Ballal, CFO Aditya Bharadwaj, CMO Caitlyn Yuen, CSO Judy Lee, CTO Rohan Zamvar, CIO Erika Castenada, VOC role shared by the team.  The Grand Champion Team will be honored at the Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo on November 16, 2017 in […]