Tag Archives: entrepreneurship

Back by Popular Demand: Camp BizSmart Returns to the Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN June 17-29, 2018

After a successful inaugural year with 24 young students from five states and two countries, Camp BizSmart is returning to Chattanooga, Tennessee this year. “It was super exciting, and we saw tremendous growth in all the kids,” Marla Zemanek, Camp Director says of the 2017 event. Like last year, the program will be held at The Baylor School June 17-29, and participants will stay in beautiful Baylor dormitories. https://www.baylorschool.org/ The Baylor School campus presents a unique setting for camp. Nestled along the Tennessee River with stunning views, vast green carpets of grass and canopies of trees, campers are able to enjoy a tremendous number of activities at the end of […]

A Champion Mindset – What the Olympics Showcase and How Camp BizSmart Develops Champions

There are many things in life that we can’t control and that we don’t know yet. If you believe that any of us will only rise as high as our confidence level, than let me share a secret from Vince Lombardi. “All confidence is about how you approach the unknowable.” Lombardi also says, “Each of us must determine exactly how we will approach this unknowable part of life.” Many will approach it with fear and caution. Some will try to ignore it. Champions, however approach the unknowable with confidence and faith that they will find a way forward. Darrin Donnelly in his book, Think Like A Warrior, says it like […]

Camp BizSmart Ingenuity and Innovation Outside of Silicon Valley: at the Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN

As Camp BizSmart continues to grow its academies and offerings to parents and their students, one core value always is at the heart of each new location or partnership, – the opportunity to apply ingenuity and innovation that not only provides the best hands-on experience to equip our students with essential skills, but continues to look forward to what will be necessary in the future. Camp BizSmart was launched in Silicon Valley 11 years ago with a deep connection to legendary entrepreneurs who continue to support our vision of inspiring young entrepreneurs.   At Camp BizSmart, aspiring young entrepreneurs acquire valuable skills by solving actual business problems from the CEO’s of […]

Keiretsu Forum Honors Camp BizSmart 2017 North American Grand Champions

  Congratulations to the Camp BizSmart 2017 US Grand Champions, Enflux Team, Adapt.  Thank you to Doug Hoang, Founder and CEO of Enflux who provided the Product Innovation Business Case and to Randy Williams, Founder and CEO of Keiretsu Forum who has been a strategic partner of Camp BizSmart for 11 years.  Camp BizSmart is a product innovation and business case entrepreneurship academy. Join us for 2018 sessions in Silicon Valley at Stanford University, Santa Clara University and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.  Or, select a session in Chattanooga Tennessee at the Baylor School.  What to get your entrepreneurship training abroad?  Check out our International sessions coming up in Lima, […]

Camp BizSmart Launches Entrepreneur Academy at Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN

By: Baylor Pillow This June, Baylor School will have the honor of hosting Camp BizSmart, a camp that inspires young entrepreneurs from ages 11-15. The camp will take place from June 11-24 and will be a residential camp. Camp BizSmart was founded in 2007 and has been mentoring young entrepreneurs since 2008, but the summer of 2017 will be Camp BizSmart’s first camp east of the Mississippi River. The founders, Mike and Peggy Gibbs, yearned to provide high-achieving adolescents with the skills, values, and real-life experience of an entrepreneur. Their hard work paid off. In its first year, Camp BizSmart attended the World Innovation Forum in New York City and […]

Energy Efficiency – Building a Clean, Secure Economy by James Sweeney

It is a pleasure to announce this new book by James Sweeney, a valued advisor and sponsor of Camp BizSmart and BizSmart Global programs at Stanford University. Energy Efficiency, Building a Clean, Secure Economy, was published by the Hoover Institution Press at Stanford University.  Jim details “the impact of new and improved energy-efficient technologies, the environmental and national security benefits of energy efficiency, ways to amplify energy efficiency, and more.” Jim is a professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University, director of the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution, the Stanford Institute for Energy, the US Association for Energy Economics, and the California Council on […]

Keiretsu Forum to Honor Camp BizSmart 2016 Grand Champion Team, Atmoband, at Angel Capital Expo Held at Microsoft SV, November 17, 2016

Congratulations goes to the Camp BizSmart grand champion team, Atmoband, whose team members are: CEO, R.J. Faltinsky; CFO, Max Stengel; CMO/VOC, Nirmik Tambe; CTO, Anh Nguyen; CSO, Beatrice Mihalache; and CIO, Anushka Narasani.   The Atmoband team selected the Atmotube product innovation case to solve out of four possibilities, and came out on top following the five Camp BizSmart competitions held at Microsoft, Silicon Valley this past summer.  They will be honored on stage at the Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo on November 17, 2016, at Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida Street, Mountain View, CA.  Keiretsu has been  a strategic innovation partner of Camp BizSmart since 2008. Team Atmoband chose to solve the business […]

Camp BizSmart announces Student Team Atmoband, with Innovation Partner Atmotube as 1st place team for July 4-15, 2016 session

The July 4-15, 2016 Camp BizSmart student team Atmoband, was named the first place winning team out of all of the other teams who participated at this session run at Santa Clara University.  Team Atmoband choose the innovation product case to solve that was created by Innovation Partner, Atmotube and CEO, Founder, Vera Kozyr.  They created an easy-to use personal air pollution monitor in the form of a wristband.  The wristband will display the level of air quality and the time.  The original product developed by Atmotube, was a personal air pollution monitor in the form of a small tube that connects to a belt loop or other personal article. Students on team […]

Camp BizSmart Announces 4 Cool 2016 Innovation Case Partners from 4 Hot Companies; Linden Lab, Nuheara, Atmotube and Slice

Camp BizSmart is the only business and entrepreneur academy where students work with award winning companies and their executives to create innovative solutions to current in the news issues and challenges. At Camp BizSmart students age  11-15  will have the opportunity to work with very cool CEO’s and Founders from some very hot companies to design and build a new product innovation for real world problems provided by four great companies: Linden Lab, Nuheara, Atmotube and Slice. We are very excited about  the four business case problems that Camp BizSmart students will use to be “game changers”.  Students work in teams and take on executive roles to design an innovative product solution; and then pitch their product design in competition at […]

Never Underestimate the Heart of a Champion and what does ZOG have to do with it?

I was watching the Warriors the other night, it was the end of the game, the clock rapidly counting down, the score tied and everyone on the edge of their seat,  when one of the commentators said, “never underestimate the heart of a champion.”   You heard it too?  The next moments proved him right, once again, one of the Warriors stepped up and dug deep and made the play that made the difference taking them to another win. How is this possible? What sets a champion apart from the competition? At Camp BizSmart we call this ZOG, which stands for Zest, Optimism and Grit.  When you have ZOG you have a zest for all […]