BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
June 12–23, 2017

What You’ll Learn

Camp BizSmart is pleased to partner with BASIS Independent Silicon Valley to offer this unique 10-day experience full of fun and learning. Students will focus on a team-based, hands-on product design and a business plan challenge specifically designed by the CEOs and founders of some of the hottest start ups in Silicon Valley. Students will defend their solutions to a panel of top executives and angel investors. The top team out of all locations will be recognized at an annual angel capital expo sponsored by the Keiretsu Forum.

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Student Teams

Students will work in teams for the duration of the 10-day program. On day one, each student negotiates for an executive management role: CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, CSO, CIO or VOC.

Each team is made up of 6-7 students. Teams are chosen on the first day of the session, following a series of activities that give students the opportunity to learn the skills, capabilities, and personalities of their potential team members.

What to Expect

Students will spend days 1–8 working with their team to create a concept design and writing a business plan. On day 9, teams compete for 1st place as they present their plans and concepts to a panel of investors and entrepreneurs. Day 10 is devoted to a celebration showcasing student team solutions, announcing the awards and the presentation of graduation certificates. Although it’s not formally part of our schedule, students should expect to spend time working virtually with their team after hours. We’ve found that this extra time really helps teams refine their solution, further build collaboration skills, and practice their presentation.

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Schedule

Please note: Attendance is mandatory for all 10 days. This is a team-based competition, and everyone plays a vital role. Teams with absent members would find it extremely difficult to succeed.

June 12–16 and 19–21
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA
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8:00 – 8:25 am: Student dropoff
8:30 am – 4:30 pm: Camp program
4:35 pm – 5:00 pm: Student pickup

June 22
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA
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8:00 – 8:25 am: Student dropoff
8:30 am – 4:30 pm: Design and business plan competition
4:35 pm – 5:00 pm: Student pickup

June 23
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA
(map):
1:00 – 1:30 pm: Student and guest sign-in
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Graduation, Awards Ceremony, and Reception
Parents and siblings are urged to attend with students.

Camp Information

Dates:
June 12–23, 2017
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Locations:
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
1290 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA 95126
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Tuition:
$1,395.00
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Lunch Information:
Students should bring their own lunch while at the BASIS Independent Silicon Valley location.

Camp Questions:
Geeta Ajmera
(510) 304-8044
Geeta.ajmera@bizsmartglobal.com

*A student’s space will be guaranteed when we receive full payment. Any applications received on or after May 31, 2017 must include tuition payment in full ($1,395.00).


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