Baylor School Chattanooga, TN
June 11 – 24, 2017

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Baylor Residence Hall

What You’ll Learn

Camp BizSmart is pleased and excited to partner with the prestigious, 124 year old Baylor School in beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee for a very unique Residential 10-day entrepreneurship experience full of fun and learning. Participants will focus on a team-based, hands-on innovation case product design and a business plan challenge specifically designed by the CEOs and founders of some of the hottest start-ups in Silicon Valley, Chattanooga and the Southeast. Students will defend their solutions to a panel of top entrepreneurs and business leaders. The best team out of all Camp BizSmart locations will be recognized at an annual angel capital expo sponsored by the Keiretsu Forum at Microsoft Silicon Valley.

Few things have shaped my worldview and influenced my decisions as much as Camp BizSmart has.
Baylor Pillow, Baylor School Class of 2018 and Camp BizSmart Graduate

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A Uniquely Different Entrepreneurship Experience:

  • Join the first ever entrepreneurship cohort group, age 11 -15, east of the Mississippi
  • Pioneer the character, courage and citizenship of Silicon Valley
  • Live on campus at one of the top college prep academies in the Southeast
  • Create and invent prototypes in the Baylor School Makers Idea lab
  • Take an outdoor adventure in the wilds of the Tennessee River valley
  • Work with local start-ups with exciting and charismatic CEO’s
  • Work on a leading edge clean water project at the world famous Tennessee Freshwater Aquarium
  • The top student from this Baylor cohort, will earn a full tuition scholarship to the BizSmart Global Silicon Valley Business Accelerator

This working camp at Baylor School will draw top students to the world’s only project-based skills academy for “tweenpreneurs” age 11 – 15. We want to make Chattanooga and the Baylor School the center of entrepreneurship education for the next generation of ‘Idea Makers and World Shakers’ east of the Mississippi.
Michael Gibbs, BizSmart Global CEO and co-founder.

What to Expect

On days 1–8 teams will create a concept design and write a business plan. Day 9, teams compete for 1st place in front of a panel of investors and entrepreneurs. Day 10 is a celebration showcasing student team designs, giving and the presentation of graduation certificates. Students will work with their teams after hours to refine their solution, further build collaboration skills, and practice their presentation. Prior to arriving, students can sign up for outdoor adventure weekend activities such as rock climbing, canoeing and white water rafting. The Tennessee Aquarium is invited to participate in an innovative clean water business case. Finally, the top student will receive a full tuition scholarship to the first-of-its-kind BizSmart Global Silicon Valley Business Accelerator.

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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 June 19-23
Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN:

8:00 – 8:25 am: Breakfast
8:30 am – 4:30 pm: Camp program
4:35 pm – 10:00 pm: Dinner and evening activities

June 16 & 17
Students will have a choice of outdoor activities in the beautiful Tennessee valley, including canoeing, rock climbing and white-water rafting.

June 22
Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN:

8:00 – 8:25 am: Breakfast
8:30 am – 4:30 pm: Design and business plan competition
4:35 pm – 10:00 pm: Dinner and evening activities

June 23
Location TBD:

1:00 – 1:30 pm: Student and guest sign-in
1:30 – 4:30 pm: Graduation, Awards Ceremony, and Reception
Parents and siblings are urged to attend with students.

Camp Information

June 11–24, 2017
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Residential Check In/Out:
Check in:
Sunday, June 11: 3-5pm
Check out:
Saturday, June 24: before 10am

Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN

Tuition Standard:$1,695.00
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Tuition Residential:$3,295.00
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A deposit of $1,647.50 is due at time of application to reserve a space. The total amount must be paid in full by May 31, 2017.*

Dorm Information:
Students will be housed and chaperoned in one of Baylor’s beautiful residence halls. Tips and information on what to bring will be provided following registration.

Meal Information:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided for students in the Baylor dining hall.

Camp Questions:
Dr. Michael Gibbs
(408) 472-6701

*Seats at this premier event are limited and available on a first come basis and only guaranteed upon receipt of full payment ($3,295.00).

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