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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 […]

CBS teens present to Zero Motorcycles execs

On Monday, the Z2 team members from the Santa Clara University session brought their winning plan, the DB40, to Zero Motorcycles headquarters in Scotts Valley. The Z2 team edged out 5 other teams to win first place, and the Zero Motocrcycles executives graciously made it worth the team’s while. Pictured above: Z2 realized adults can be funny too, or maybe they’re just being polite. Team (left to right): George Lu (CSO), Anika Krishnan (CMO), Rohan Vembar (CTO/CIO), Nikita Vemuri (CEO), Dylan Patel (CFO – not pictured, but greatly missed!). Gene Banman (right, wearing blue), former CEO and current board member, not only arranged the visit, but was also actively involved […]

Last but not least… SCU winners!

We held our final Camp BizSmart session at Santa Clara University, sponsored by the Leavey School of Business and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship where six teams competed for first place. 4 NeuroSky teams and 2 Zero Motorcycles teams brought their best performances to Microsoft Corporation on August 11. Our panel of judges included: Maigread Eichten, Bill Reichert, Harry Motro and Rick Reis. The judges again decided to award a second place prize for “Most Innovative Design and Go to Market Idea”. NeuroSky 3 takes the award for their design of “Soccertes”! Team members are: Kaili Sun (CEO), Ketan Kapre (CIO), Ryan Decker (CTO), Vineet Tummala (CMO), Elisabeth Siegel […]

Great Companies Inspire Great Ideas!

Celebrating Hara and Camp BizSmart Tweenpreneurs of the Year. Pictured from left to right: Hara co-founder and CTO, Udo Waibel, with Camp BizSmart Tweenpreneurs of the Year – Gloria Liou, Maggie Sun, Jeremy Veis, Dylan Patel, Greg Hosono, Deven Panchal, and Hara CEO and co-founder, Amit Chatterjee. Great companies inspire great ideas – especially when they care about inspiring the next generation of young entrepreneurs! Hara sponsored one of the business problems for student teams to solve at this year’s Camp BizSmart 2010 business plan competition. The task, create an iPad app that will help companies reduce their resource use to save them money and be energy efficient. The Hara […]

Tweenpreneurs inspired to create energy and fitness solutions

Tweenpreneurs attending the Santa Clara University session of Camp BizSmart took on two of the big problems of the day – companies ability to track and reduce their resource useage and childhood obesity. The 4 companies providing business problems in these areas were: Tigo and Hara – energy efficiency solutions and HopeLab and Club One Fitness – health and fitness solutions. New company, iBuild2, provided a mini-design challenge that allowed students to exercise their creativity and design to come up with potential activity kits for children to work with safe tools while learning basic design and building skills. Each team of students came up with one or two potential products. […]