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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 […]

CAMP BIZSMART SPONSORED BY A WORLD CLASS ENERGY EFFICIENCY EXPERT AT THE STANFORD SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Camp BizSmart is honored to be sponsored at Stanford by Dr. James L. Sweeney is Director of the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, Professor of Management Science and Engineering; Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution; Senior Fellow of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He served as chairman of the Stanford Department of Engineering-Economic Systems and chairman of the Department of Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research. Jim, a sponsor of Camp BizSmart since 2010, periodically serves as a consultant or advisor to corporations, governmental agencies, non-governmental agencies, and law firms. He has served as expert witness in energy litigations in natural […]

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 […]

ABC Hit Show “Shark Tank” winner to sponsor 2014 Camp BizSmart Project

Big dreams meet big money on ABC’s hit reality show Shark Tank.  Dr. Mike Gibbs, CEO of Camp BizSmart says, “Shark Tank is the bomb”, if you don’t know what Shark Tank is, where have you been the last few years?”  75% of the students who come to Camp BizSmart watch Shark Tank to see entrepreneurs enter the Shark “Tank” (at Sony Pitchers studio in Culver City, Calif.) win financial support and convince the “Sharks” to invest in their companies.  This hit show, drew 8.2 million viewers in January, so Camp BizSmart students are on to something watching to see the “Next New Invention”.  Many of the products pitched on the […]

Winning in the Shark Tank Requires True Grit

Are you ready to swim with Sharks? Much has been written about the success and popularity of the Shark Tank. What makes Shark Tank fun to watch, and a hit among its approximately 5 million viewers, is the quick-paced give-and-take, that occurs among five very different personalities who are standing in judgement of the entrepreneurs business pitch. But it can also be very instructive as well for those aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages who are watching intently. Keep in mind that if you are to survive swimming with the sharks, you will need a big dose of true grit. John Wayne knew a thing or two about grit. This is […]