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Camp BizSmart Announces the Seven 1st place teams from Summer 2017

Summer 2017 at Camp BizSmart had seven teams who accomplished being named as the fist place team for their session.  ZOG Winners, individuals who were recognized for demonstrating the most remarkable amount of  Zest, Optimism and Grit from each session are also noted.  Both the First place teams and ZOG Winners  are listed in order of their session date and location as follows: June 12-23, 2017 operated at the Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN: Camp BizSmart Team: HeatBee, working with Company Product Innovation Partner, Hydrobee. HeatBee Team Members: CEO Trevor Popovich, CFO Chantal Nizigiymana, CMO Martin Alverez, CSO Astha Sinha,  CTO Peter Fischer, CIO Nikos Verlenden, VOC Nikos Verlenden. ZOG WINNER: […]

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 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 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 […]

Camp BizSmart 2015 Top Team Honored on Stage at Keiretsu Angel Capital Expo

Keiretsu Forum honored the 2015 Camp BizSmart Top Team of student entrepreneurs, Leap Insole,  on stage at Keiretsu Forum’s 21st bi-annual Northern California Angel Capital Expo on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida Street in Mountain View, California. Peggy Gibbs, COO, Cofounder of Camp BizSmart introduced the student team and Randy Williams, CEO and Founder of Keiretsu interviewed the students on stage. Each year the top team from Camp BizSmart’s Silicon Valley California summer sessions vie to be named the top team out of sessions that run at Stanford University, Santa Clara University and Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Conference Center in San Mateo hoping to be the team that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Announcing Camp BizSmart’s Top Team for 2014: RevoArc sponsored by Revolights

Well it is official, out of the top three teams who earned first place in each of the three Camp BizSmart product design and business plan competitions held at Microsoft Silicon Valley this summer, the team that captured the top team ranking is: RevoArc. .  Revolights Revo Arc Team pictured above: Krithika Veerappan, CEO; Bryant Gavello, CSO; Aidan Cullen, VOC; Jeffrey Liu, CIO; Ethan Hwang, CMO; Laila Del Rosario, CTO; and Allen Yao, CIO; during the competition at Microsoft, then getting a big reaction out of judge Bill Reichert who is sitting with other judges, John Butler and Marty Reed;  and then receiving their 1st place certificates at the August […]

Arc Lights Revolights Team takes 1st place at Camp BizSmart June 2014 Entrepreneurship Academy

The Camp BizSmart Student team who took first place at the June business plan and product design competition was, drum roll please: Revolights Team Arc Lights.  Their challenge was to create a new innovative lighting system to reduce accidents and injury of children and parents who use jogging strollers.  The judges picked Team Arc Lights as the best product solution out of nine Revolights and Vintage Electric business teams at the product design and business plan competition held at Microsoft in Silicon Valley.   The Vintage Electric teams created portable charging solutions for the electric bike. At Camp BizSmart students are mentored by executives of hot Silicon Valley companies to solve […]