Tag Archives: Garage Technology Ventures

Camp BizSmart Announces 2017 Grand Champion Team – Enflux Team – Adapt

Camp BizSmart is proud to announce the 2017 Grand Champion Team, Adapt, who were selected out of seven first place teams.  The Adapt team,from the July 23-Aug 5, 2017 session operated at Stanford University, selected the Enflux Product Innovation Case.   Doug Hoang the CEO and Founder of Enflux created the product innovation case with Camp BizSmart Founders, Peggy and Mike Gibbs.   Congratulations to Adapt Team Members: CEO Shyna Ballal, CFO Aditya Bharadwaj, CMO Caitlyn Yuen, CSO Judy Lee, CTO Rohan Zamvar, CIO Erika Castenada, VOC role shared by the team.  The Grand Champion Team will be honored at the Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo on November 16, 2017 in […]

Camp BizSmart Announces the Seven 1st place teams from Summer 2017

Summer 2017 at Camp BizSmart had seven teams who accomplished being named as the fist place team for their session.  ZOG Winners, individuals who were recognized for demonstrating the most remarkable amount of  Zest, Optimism and Grit from each session are also noted.  Both the First place teams and ZOG Winners  are listed in order of their session date and location as follows: June 12-23, 2017 operated at the Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN: Camp BizSmart Team: HeatBee, working with Company Product Innovation Partner, Hydrobee. HeatBee Team Members: CEO Trevor Popovich, CFO Chantal Nizigiymana, CMO Martin Alverez, CSO Astha Sinha,  CTO Peter Fischer, CIO Nikos Verlenden, VOC Nikos Verlenden. ZOG WINNER: […]

Camp BizSmart 2016 Grand Champion, Team Atmoband, Announced for Silicon Valley Sessions

The excitement has been building and the moment is finally here to announce the Grand Champion Team from among the five teams who finished first in the five competitions this summer at Camp BizSmart in Silicon Valley. While all of the first place winners brought something unique to each of their competitions, the team that rose above all the others was: Team Atmoband, from the July 4-15, 2016 session which was held at Santa Clara University and led by Camp Director Marla Zemanek. Judges for this competition session were: Bill Reichert, Managing Partner of Garage Technology Ventures; Menko Deroos, CEO, of Xicato; Brian Gorbett of US Startups at Microsoft, and Lars […]

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 […]

ComfortLux Crescent, an Xicato Sponsored team captures first place at the Aug 7 Camp BizSmart competition at Microsoft

The final Camp BizSmart Silicon Valley Summer 2015 session took place on July 27-Aug 7, at Stanford University. The first place winner, for this session was ComfortLux Crescent, a Xicato sponsored team, was announced at the Showcase on Aug 7, 2015.  The students who made up this team are: Jasper Wong, CEO; Brandon Nguyen, CIO; Ishir Gupta, CTO, Viveka Saraiya, CVOC, Max Rothman, CMO and CSO and Steven Zhou, CFO. These students decided to solve the business case that was given to them from Menko Deroos, CEO of Xicato.  Mr. Deroos challenged them to create the hospital light of the future that would not only provide more pleasing light in patient rooms, but would have […]

Zapp Knee Brace sponsored by ZEPP Labs takes home first place award for the July 13-24, 2015 Camp BizSmart session at Santa Clara University

The third Camp BizSmart Summer 2015 product design and business plan competition was held at Microsoft Silicon Valley on July 23, 2015.  Student teams brought their best pitch hoping to capture the judges 1st place ranking.  At the end of the day, the ZEPP sponsored team with the product innovation called, “Zapp Knee Brace” was awarded the top ranking of 1st place.  Students who made up the team were: Angela Chu, CEO; Lucas Fonseca, CIO; Rohan Ashok, CTO; Jasmine Syu, CMO & CVOC;  and Cesar Madrigal, CSO & CFO. Their product is a wearable knee brace with ZEPP Labs technology and electronic gel pads on the inside.  The device uses EMS in a […]

Control your own destiny – or someone else will! What SXSW and Camp BizSmart have in common

Legendary business leader and former GE CEO Jack Welch is appearing at SXSW (South By Southwest) with Gary Vaynerchuk, rogue entrepreneur and venture capitalist to discuss what it really takes to win in business.  Moderated by Susie Welch, former editor of the Harvard Business Review, Jack and Gary will talk about what it takes to do business in the fast paced, ever changing global marketplace.  Both will urge listeners to reject the status quo. So what does this have to do with Camp BizSmart?  Dr. Mike Gibbs, CEO and Co-Founder of Camp BizSmart worked for Jack Welch as Director of Training and Development at GE Aircraft Engines. Dr. Mike was […]

Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo Honors Top 2014 Camp BizSmart Team

  On November 20, 2014 seven teens took the stage at Microsoft to be honored for achieving the top score in the Camp BizSmart product design and business plan competition out of the more than 30 teams for 2014. They were introduced by Sonja Markova, Keiretsu member who then introduced Peggy Gibbs, COO and Cofounder of Camp BizSmart who thanked both Sonja and Randy with Keiretsu and Microsoft, WAGIC,  Garage Technology Ventures and the Alliance of Chief Executives for their great support of Camp BizSmart’s business and entrepreneur training. A video was then shown providing context to the students’ accomplishments and the role of business case sponsors. This video is […]

Announcing Camp BizSmart’s Top Team for 2014: RevoArc sponsored by Revolights

Well it is official, out of the top three teams who earned first place in each of the three Camp BizSmart product design and business plan competitions held at Microsoft Silicon Valley this summer, the team that captured the top team ranking is: RevoArc. .  Revolights Revo Arc Team pictured above: Krithika Veerappan, CEO; Bryant Gavello, CSO; Aidan Cullen, VOC; Jeffrey Liu, CIO; Ethan Hwang, CMO; Laila Del Rosario, CTO; and Allen Yao, CIO; during the competition at Microsoft, then getting a big reaction out of judge Bill Reichert who is sitting with other judges, John Butler and Marty Reed;  and then receiving their 1st place certificates at the August […]

Piggybackr contest winner meets with Venture Capitalist – Bill Reichert

The first Piggybackr and Camp BizSmart crowdfunding contest for our alumni was run last fall.  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 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 points […]