Tag Archives: innovation

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 […]

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 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 […]

Leap Insole, Sponsored by ZEPP Labs Awarded Top Team for Camp BizSmart 2015 to Appear at Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo on Nov. 18, 2015

  “The final results are in and Leap Insole, who chose to solve a ZEPP Labs business case, has taken the coveted top ranking out of all the first place teams competing in the Camp BizSmart 2015 Summer sessions.  Our congratulations go to this team who consists of: Levi Kline, CEO/VOC; Jonathan Kao, CTO; Valerie Duffey, CFO; Rish Bellakka, CMO; Daniel Lan, CSO; and Anant Vasudevan, CIO.  “This team had a great spirit throughout the entire Camp BizSmart two week session which took place at Stanford University”, noted Camp Director, Elian Savodivker. They were persistent as well as innovative in their creation of a solution to the business case they selected.  They chose […]

RecoverLight, Sponsored by Xicato, is named Camp BizSmart 1st place winner for the July 6-17, 2015 session at Stanford

Camp BizSmart is pleased to announce RecoverLight, as the first place team for the July 6-17, 2015 business and entrepreneur academy at Stanford University.  The student team pictured below consists of: Haley Jeffers, CEO; Ethan Zhang, CIO; Julia Segal, CSO; Suzanna Wang, CTO; Elizabeth Fu, CMO; Jeffrey Chen, CFO; and Anchita Bora, CVOC.  The competition was held at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley headquarters. Camp BizSmart is a business and entrepreneurship academy that operates at premiere organizations and brings industry experts to mentor young aspiring entrepreneurs as they create real world product innovations to solve customer needs. In addition, Camp BizSmart recruits CEOs from leading companies to provide business cases that state a problem and challenge the student […]

Keiretsu Forum – Where Angels With Capital Mentor and Support Founders

 One of the strategic partners of Camp BizSmart is a group of angels – really!  The Keiretsu Forum the largest global angel investment network, has been a valued partner of Camp BizSmart since our launch in 2008.  The Keiretsu Forum makes it possible for the Camp BizSmart winning team each year to attend the November Angel Capital Expo at Microsoft.  Not only do these students have the opportunity to observe founders of companies pitch their latest product solutions, they get to network with the best and the brightest angel investors and executives,  Ultimately, the team is honored on stage during the full day event.  What a great learning experience to […]

Seminarium executive faculty member brings training for young aspiring entrepreneurs to Lima!

On February 16-20, 2015 Camp BizSmart, the Silicon Valley, United States based, business and entrepreneur education company will bring their renowned hands-on, fast paced teen design thinking and product innovation workshop to Lima, Peru. Featured by CNN, The Financial Times and others, this high energy, real world business case workshop is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs between the ages of 11 to 17 who desire to create unique, innovative solutions to real world problems. Participants will gain essential skills while collaborating in teams to create and compete for the best product solution and go to market business strategy. The top student from this workshop will receive a full tuition scholarship into […]

Cool CEO’s and Hot Companies Inspire Young Entrepreneurs

Is it possible for a person to develop skills and attitudes that will help them succeed as an entrepreneur or great business executive?  And, if so, how would you go about it?  Here is the recipe that I recommend: First, let’s start with the old adage that anything worth doing is worth doing well. Then get ready for a challenge that will be followed by a payoff directly in relation to the amount of elbow grease, creativity, and stick-to-it-ness, and care that you put into this recipe.  Now for the secret ingredients: Take 1 young person, 11-18 who is curious and likes to solve problems, and is willing to work […]

Camp BizSmart’s Silicon Valley Innovation Workshops Held at Stanford University August 2014

  Seventy eight Chinese students, aged 14 to 18 traveled from China to the United States with their Chaperones to attend Camp BizSmart’s Silicon Valley Innovation and Product Design Workshop held in two residential sessions at Stanford University.  Camp BizSmart created this unique, one week session to provide these students with the hands on experience of working in teams mentored by entrepreneurs to create an innovative solar light product that would serve the needs of individuals in rural China.  For almost all of these students, it was their very first time in the US and also their first time working together as an executive team would do within a company […]

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 […]