Business Cases

At the 2018 camps, students will have the opportunity to create the next generation of product designs for New Story, Nauto, and Savioke.

New Story

New Story is a non-profit working to create a world where no human lives in survival mode by providing one of life’s most basic needs-shelter. New Story currently works in Mexico, Haiti, El Salvador, and Bolivia and, in just three years, has funded more than 1,300 homes for families in need. 850+ of those homes have been built and families have moved in, Their 100% model ensures that every penny of each donation goes to build homes while their organization overhead and R&D is covered by private donors such as Y Combinator, prominent venture capitalist, and other leading executives. The current $6,500 homes are built to last for generations and each donation is paired directly with a family so donors can see their impact.

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Nauto is an intelligent driver safety system helps commercial fleets and drivers prevent collisions before they occur. The system’s multisensor device contains bidirectional cameras and embedded computer vision to detect risky driving events — including distracted driving — in real-time, while giving safety, operations, and fleet management leaders unparalleled visibility and insights into the safety performance of each vehicle and driver. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with offices in Japan and Europe.

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Since 2014, Savioke’s Relay has been working with hotel staff to surprise and delight guests all around the world. Relay is reliable, easy to use, and completely autonomous. He even uses the elevator all by himself. Most important, Relay is safe around people – and not just workers in steel-toed boots. Relay gracefully navigates through dynamic environments, avoiding all obstacles and people in his way. He is especially gentle and safe around children who often want to hug him or chase him through the hallways.  In fact, the first time we installed Relay in a hotel, we saw a three year old’s bare feet through the robot’s eyes. That’s the safety case we designed Relay for.

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Check Out Our Past Business Cases

Here are some of the real-world problems that students have tackled in past Camp BizSmart programs. All business cases were modeled after realistic situations relevant to our participating companies. Year after year, the students delivered thoughtful approaches to the tasks at hand.

2017 Business Cases
Netflix, Xicato, Enflux, HydroBee and Tennessee Aquarium

2016 Business Cases
Atmotube, Project Sansar, Slice and Nuheara

2015 Business Cases
Zepp, NeuroSky and Xicato

2014 Business Cases
Revolights and Vintage Electric

2013 Business Cases
Ekso Bionics and mOasis

2012 Business Cases
Hydrovolts and d.light design

2011 Business Cases
Zero Motorcycles and NeuroSky

2010 Business Cases
HopeLap, Club One Fitness, Hara, Tigo, and Sopogy

2009 Business Cases
Valence Energy, Hara, and Serious Materials

2008 Business Cases
Koollage and Wateroos

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