Tag Archives: Menko Deroos

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 […]

Xicato – Camp BizSmart 2017 Product Innovation Partner

Menko DeRoos, CEO and Cofounder of Xicato, has been an avid supporter and advisor of Camp BizSmart for several years.  This year we asked him to provide a new challenge to our students creating a business case that would challenge them to think outside the box about how we interact and use lighting. Not only did he provide a business case for our Classic Camp BizSmart students, he also worked with our Camp BizSmart Alumni Accelerator, creating with our executive staff a hands-on makers lab to take a product design innovation case to the point of an actual prototype. All teams competed at Microsoft. Thank you Menko for your great […]

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 […]

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 […]

ZEPP Labs sponsored team, Leap Insole, takes 1st place at Camp BizSmart June 25th competition at Microsoft

The June 15-26, 2015 session of Camp BizSmart, a entrepreneur business academy for students 11-15, was so popular, to address the demand, two simultaneous sessions were offered: one at Stanford University led by Elian Savodivker, and one at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in San Mateo, led by Abhinav Dev.  Ten teams from these two sessions came together on June 25, 2015 at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley headquarters to present their business product solutions to angel investors. Students at Camp BizSmart were challenged to create an innovative product solution to address a real world problem provided by one of three company CEOs: Jason Fass, CEO of ZEPP Labs, Menko Deroos, CEO of Xicato and Stanley […]

Camp BizSmart Announces 3 COOL 2015 Biz Case Sponsors from Hot Companies, ZEPP Labs, XICATO and NeuroSky

This summer, students who are 11-15 years of age and have applied to attend the two week session of Camp BizSmart, will have the opportunity to work with very cool CEO’s from hot companies to create a new product innovation to solve a major problem sponsored by one of three great companies, ZEPP Labs, XICATO and NeuroSky.    Following are the 3 big problems Camp BizSmart students will select from to work with executive roles in teams to design their innovative product solution. The three business cases  to solve this year are impressive and provide great opportunity to demonstrate the value that new innovation can bring to: reducing injury and enjoying sports more;  speeding healing and […]