Tag Archives: Dr. Mike Gibbs

Camp BizSmart Offers Rare Opportunity to Work With and Learn From Successful Company Founders

Have you ever wished you could talk to a successful founder to learn how they brought their product idea to market?  Have you wondered how to meet successful entrepreneurs or to snag an internship at great company to acquire experience and develop essential marketable skills? We know from parents, friends and colleagues that many of you have wished for just this opportunity and yet found it to be elusive. Camp BizSmart students gain hands on insight into how business problems are solved and how product ideas get to market from company founders.  Before creating Camp BizSmart with my partner, I was a business development executive in several great companies including Stanford Children’s […]

Interview with Camp BizSmart Alumni Who Formed JewelRead on Piggybackr.com

We are always pleased when Camp BizSmart alums receive attention for their hard work, persistence and passion.  Recently, following the Camp BizSmart contest that was run on Piggybackr.com, reporter Khalida Sarwari, who writes for the Saratoga News and San Jose Mercury News, interviewed the Camp BizSmart alumni who created JewelRead.  To read the full article from the Saratoga paper click on this link:  Saratoga: JewelRead’s goal: For all kids to enjoy books. As the late Paul Harvey liked to say in his radio broadcasts, there is always more to a story than what was initially shared.  He would then proceed to tell ” the rest of the story”  adding context […]

Piggybackr Camp BizSmart Contest Announces Winners

  The first Piggybackr and Camp BizSmart crowdfunding contest for our alumni has just concluded.  We had 9 projects sign up for this first time limited contest with 3 teams really making it a horse race to the finish line.    Camp BizSmart has made it possible for the team that raised the most money during this contest to  meet with a VC and also receive up to $250.00.towards matching a donors’ gift to be used for their cause.  The team that was able to claim this prize was Treasures 4 Teens – led by Michael Daboll a Camp BizSmart alum who raised a total of $3,484.00  and 180 earned effort […]

mOasis Teams Sprell and Geo Gel take 1st & 2nd place at Camp BizSmart’s 3rd Summer Session

At the third session of Camp BizSmart 2013 operated in the Alumni Center Fisher Conference Center at Stanford University, the mOasis student teams took first and second place in the business plan and product design challenge competition.  The competition for this session was held at Microsoft in Silicon Valley on August 8, 2013, and the competition judges awarded the mOasis student team, Sprell 1st place  followed by the mOasis student team, Geo Gel as the second place winner. Sprell members are: Shiv-Louis van deVen, CEO, Steve Jiang, CTO & CFO, Shivanee Arun, CMO, Ian Tseng, CSO, Jonathan Vazquez, CIO and Nisha Khater, VOC.  This team inspired by mOasis, the company […]

Camp BizSmart Alum is Founder of TiE Youth

Sameer Vij, a Camp BizSmart Alum, founded TiE Youth in 2012.  TiE Youth is  a sub conference held at TiEcon, (known as the largest entrepreneur conference in the world) for high school and college students to learn more about entrepreneurship and leadership from leaders in Silicon Valley and aboard.  At last years’ inaugural event over 600 high school and college students attended hearing from well known entrepreneurs, Vinod Khosla and Kevin Surace.    Kevin Surace is a  favorite entrepreneur and mentor who comes to Camp BizSmart each summer to share his wisdom learned from founding many companies. I had the opportunity to interview Sameer and asked him what inspired him to […]

Keiretsu Forum Honors Camp BizSmart Grand Champions

Hydrovolts Team Ebb N Flow, Biz Plan Competition Winners 2012 Our 2012 Grand Prize winning team, Hydrovolts, Team 5, “Ebb N Flow” demonstrated their innovative product solution to the audience of investors with their business savvy and energy at the Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo, held November 15th, 2012 in San Francisco. Ebb N Flow team members included Jackson Barrett, Karla Jurado, Rene Siakkhasone, Emmit Tactac and Valerie Woo. The winning team Hydrovolts 5 participated in the Camp BizSmart summer entrepreneur academy held at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Conference Center in San Mateo. Peggy Gibbs, COO, Cofounder of Camp BizSmart, introduced the team and shared the stage with Randy […]

Camp BizSmart introduces new program in Hyderabad, India with Butterfly Fields

Camp BizSmart is pleased to announce expansion internationally, with a specially crafted “Budding Entrepreneur Workshop” introduced this Aug 9-13, 2010 in Hyderabad, India in association with Butterfly Fields at the Indian School of Business. “We have had great support and interest from the Indian community both in the US and in India, requesting that we bring our entrepreneur business academy, Camp BizSmart to students in India.” says Michael Gibbs, Ph.D. and CEO of Camp BizSmart. Dr. Michael Gibbs, CEO, Camp BizSmart Bryan Cockel, Camp BizSmart Curriculum Director will travel to India to be the Chief Mentor for the Hyderabad workshop. The Camp BizSmart-Butterfly Fields Budding Entrepreneur Workshop will be held […]