Stanford University, CA
July 22–August 4, 2018

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Arrillaga Alumni Center
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Arrillaga Family Dining Commons
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Microsoft Conference Center

What You’ll Learn

Camp BizSmart located at Stanford University is 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.

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.

Learn more about our 10-day program


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.

July 22
3:00 – 5:00 pm: Residential student dropoff & check in

July 23–27 and July 30–August 1
Stanford University: Arrillaga Alumni Center
8:00 – 8:25 am: Student dropoff
8:30 am – 4:30 pm: Camp program
4:35 pm – 5:00 pm: Student pickup

August 2
Microsoft Conference Center, Mountain View, CA
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

August 3
Microsoft Conference Center, Mountain View, CA
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.

August 4
Residential students checkout before 10am

houseResidential Housing Information

We’re excited to announce a residential option on the beautiful Stanford University campus. Check in on Sunday, July 22nd after 3pm and check out on Saturday, August 4th before 10am for a total of 13 nights. Availability is very limited and we expect the housing to go quickly. This is a unique opportunity for your aspiring entrepreneurs to live on campus at one of the premier universities in the world.

Airport arrival and departure transportation services for residential students MUST BE arranged by parents with the service of their choice that best meets their needs. One service that specializes in transportation for young people is Kids Kab. Kids Kab is run by the owner-operator, Liz Marino who may be reached at (408) 342-0100. This is not the only option and parents should select the transportation service that best suits your needs.

It is important that Camp BizSmart be informed of your student’s arrival time at the airport so that we can anticipate when they will arrive at Stanford Housing. We also need to know their departure schedule for the airport at the end of Camp BizSmart and to know when transportation services are scheduled to pick them up. Please send your student’s flight arrival and departure information and who you arrange ground transportation with to Geeta Ajmera, Director Student Admissions and Logistics.

Geeta Ajmera
(510) 304-8044

The total cost is $4,850 which includes tuition, housing and three meals a day. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the Stanford campus. Please call us directly at (408) 477-2279 with any questions or for additional details concerning this option.

Camp Information

July 22–August 4, 2018

Residential Check In/Out:
Check in:
Sunday, July 22: 3-5pm
Check out:
Saturday, August 4 before 10am

Stanford University
Arrillaga Alumni Center
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Microsoft Conference Center
Mountain View, CA
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Tuition Residential: $4,995.00

Includes tuition, housing and three meals a day. A deposit of $2,497.50 is due at time of application to reserve a space. The total amount must be paid in full by May 31, 2018.

Lunch Information:
At Stanford, lunch will be provided for students in the dining hall. A catered lunch will be provided at the Microsoft location.

Camp Questions:
Geeta Ajmera
(510) 304-8044

*A student’s space will be guaranteed when we receive full payment. Any applications received on or after May 31, 2018 must include tuition payment in full ($4,995.00).

Travel Insurance

US Travel Insurance


If you live in the United States and wish to protect your tuition and travel investment against an unforeseen circumstance, we have partnered with A+ Program Protection from TravMark to offer various coverages. Please click on the link above to learn more and obtain a quote.

International Travel Insurance


If you are traveling from an International location and wish to protect your tuition and travel investment against an unforeseen circumstance, please click here to learn more and obtain a quote. If you decide to purchase this coverage, please list Travel Supplier as “BizSmart” on Page 2 of the application.