Tag Archives: HydroVolts

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 […]

Camp BizSmart and Silicon Valley – a match made in heaven

“There is a reason why all of these innovators go to the San Jose metro area or to San Francisco” says UC Berkeley economics professor Enrico Moretti, “and that’s because they are already innovating there.” This is just an excerpt from a recent article written by Mike Cassidy of the San Jose Mercury News, I encourage you to read the entire article. Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures, at Camp BizSmart The year Camp BizSmart launched, 2008, Mike Cassidy wrote a story about our business and entrepreneur camp. He was delighted to find that young people 11-15, especially in Silicon Valley, would jump at the chance to spend 10 days of […]

Camp BizSmart 2013 Summer Dates

Camp BizSmart is pleased to announce the 2013 dates for our popular premiere 10 day summer business and entrepreneur academy. CNN named Camp BizSmart “one of the 5 most unique camps in the United States”. At Stanford University there are two, 10 day sessions to select from for Summer 2013 to meet your schedule needs: July 8-12 and 15-19, 2013 in the Landau Building, Lucas Conference Center July 29-Aug 3 and Aug 5-9, 2013 in the Alumni Center, Fisher Conference Center At the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in San Mateo there is one 10 day session for Summer 2013: June 17-21 and 24-28, 2013 in the Executive Conference Center Camp […]

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 […]

Keiretsu Forum Honors Winning 2012 Camp BizSmart Team

Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investment community, will hold its upcoming Angel Capital Expo on November 15, 2012 from 7:30am to 3:00pm at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. At this premier gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs, will be five young people aged 14 and 15, who will be honored for their achievement in winning the Camp BizSmart business plan competition 2012 with their own innovative product solution. This team captured this award besting more than 25 teams who competed for this honor. The week of November 12-16, 2012 is Global Entrepreneurship Week when more than 30,000 events focused on entrepreneurship will occur around the world. It […]

Camp BizSmart Announces Top Teams for 2012 Biz Plan Competition

The final results are now in – the judges and our company sponsors have reviewed the 4 business plan competitions’ first place winners and have made a decision. Camp BizSmart ran 2 sessions at Stanford University, 1 session at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation Conference Center in San Mateo, and 1 at the Punahou School in Hawaii. There were two business cases from two companies, d.light design sponsored by Founder Ned Tozun and Hydrovolts sponsored by founder, CEO Burt Hamner, that student teams chose from and ultimately created their best effort for an innovative and compelling business product solution that addressed the business case requirements. But before we name the […]