Design Thinking: Product Design & Pitch Competition
BizSmart Global Design Thinking workshops are taking place around the globe, inspiring the entrepreneurs and business leaders of tomorrow, today. This innovative, skill based, hands-on workshop will be led by experienced BizSmart Global Silicon Valley business and entrepreneurship faculty members.
International Locations Include
November 10–12, 2017
February 12–16, 2018
Austin, Texas: Global Startup Weekend NEW!
May 26 – 28, 2018
Keiretsu Forum Japan Session at Santa Clara University NEW!
July 22 – August 4, 2018
Hong Kong NEW!
July 30 – August 4, 2018
August 6–11, 2018
Various locations in India including:
Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Dehli.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Student ages typically range from 11–19, but specific age ranges are set based on the needs of our local partners.
Exact locations and topics change and are specific to each workshop.
Contact us personally if you have any questions about his unique and innovative entrepreneurship education experience. We would love to speak with you.
Dr. Mike Gibbs, CEO
Elian Savodivker, International Workshop Director
Example Workshop Scenario
Aspiring entrepreneurs will compete in teams to invent and design an actual product for RevoLights, which was funded on the U.S. ABC TV program “Shark Tank” and is one of the leading bike light accessory companies in the world. Each student will negotiate for a job on the team and then collaborate to invent a new product, along with a pricing model, and a sales, marketing and distribution plan, which they will present and defend. Students will learn and practice business and entrepreneurial skills including design thinking, teamwork, leadership, collaboration, problem solving, idea conceptualization and public speaking.
Entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley California lead the workshop using a unique learning model, developed by business leaders at General Electric, called “Learn-Do-Check-Act”. One student will be selected “Top Tweenpreneur” and receive a full scholarship to the world renowned teen entrepreneurship academy, Camp BizSmart at Stanford University.