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Celebrating the Camp BizSmart 1st Place teams from North America Summer 2018

Camp BizSmart is pleased to announce the First Place Teams from the 2018 Summer US, North American Entrepreneurship Workshops.  Student teams selected from three great product innovation business cases from very current and in the news companies: New Story, Savioke and Nauto.  Camp BizSmart teams at each location, Santa Clara University, Stanford University, Baylor School and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, then worked to create their product innovation solutions to address the business case objectives and requirements that they had selected.  See business cases here:http://campbizsmart.org/our-camps/business-cases/ At Camp BizSmart, aspiring young entrepreneurs acquire valuable skills by solving actual business problems from hot Silicon Valley companies. Over 10-days, students ages 11-15 work […]

Camp BizSmart Announces 3 COOL 2015 Biz Case Sponsors from Hot Companies, ZEPP Labs, XICATO and NeuroSky

This summer, students who are 11-15 years of age and have applied to attend the two week session of Camp BizSmart, will have the opportunity to work with very cool CEO’s from hot companies to create a new product innovation to solve a major problem sponsored by one of three great companies, ZEPP Labs, XICATO and NeuroSky.    Following are the 3 big problems Camp BizSmart students will select from to work with executive roles in teams to design their innovative product solution. The three business cases  to solve this year are impressive and provide great opportunity to demonstrate the value that new innovation can bring to: reducing injury and enjoying sports more;  speeding healing and […]

Financial Times Interviews Camp BizSmart Founders

Do students who participate in business and entrepreneur training develop skills that will prepare them for future success?  This question and many more were posed to Dr. Mike Gibbs, founder and CEO and Peggy Gibbs, cofounder and COO of Camp BizSmart recently by Emma Jacobs, business life writer for the Financial Times.   “Kids want real-world skills,” Dr. Gibbs said in the interview, which is why Camp BizSmart, a business and entrepreneur academy, relies on successful executives as mentors and coaches to share their insight & experience to guide students as they work to create innovative products to solve real customer needs. In a  review of Walter Issacson’s book “The Innovators”, Steven Shapin of the Wall Street […]

RevoArc the winner of Camp BizSmart July 17 competition

The second Camp BizSmart product design and business plan competition was held on July 17, 2014 at Microsoft Silicon Valley.  Eight teams competed for the coveted 1st place title which went to Revolights student team, RevoArc  who earned the top score from esteemed judges, Bill Reichert, Marty Reed and John Butler. What impressed these judges? From the minute this team stepped on stage, their energy and passion for their invention was obvious.  Bill Reichert, Managing Partner of Garage Technology Ventures, put it this way, “This this team captured our attention with a clever story that let us know they understood the customer’s problem and how their product invention would solve […]

ABC Hit Show “Shark Tank” winner to sponsor 2014 Camp BizSmart Project

Big dreams meet big money on ABC’s hit reality show Shark Tank.  Dr. Mike Gibbs, CEO of Camp BizSmart says, “Shark Tank is the bomb”, if you don’t know what Shark Tank is, where have you been the last few years?”  75% of the students who come to Camp BizSmart watch Shark Tank to see entrepreneurs enter the Shark “Tank” (at Sony Pitchers studio in Culver City, Calif.) win financial support and convince the “Sharks” to invest in their companies.  This hit show, drew 8.2 million viewers in January, so Camp BizSmart students are on to something watching to see the “Next New Invention”.  Many of the products pitched on the […]

How to Win a One-On-One Meeting With a VC. Camp BizSmart Partners With Piggybackr on Special Contest.

Camp BizSmart, the business and entrepreneur academy that inspires young entrepreneurs, encourages all Camp BizSmart Alumni to continue their journey as an aspiring entrepreneur! We want to help you take your ideas, organizations, or community/school projects, to the next level. We’ve partnered with our friends at Piggybackr.com (the crowdfunding site for budding entrepreneurs and leaders like yourselves) to help you get the funding you need.  Post your project on Piggybackr.com by August 31, 2013 according to the special instructions below to be entered into our contest. You have until Oct. 11, 2013 (when the contest ends) to create awareness and compete to raise the most funds for your project. The […]