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Energy Efficiency – Building a Clean, Secure Economy by James Sweeney

It is a pleasure to announce this new book by James Sweeney, a valued advisor and sponsor of Camp BizSmart and BizSmart Global programs at Stanford University. Energy Efficiency, Building a Clean, Secure Economy, was published by the Hoover Institution Press at Stanford University.  Jim details “the impact of new and improved energy-efficient technologies, the environmental and national security benefits of energy efficiency, ways to amplify energy efficiency, and more.” Jim is a professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University, director of the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution, the Stanford Institute for Energy, the US Association for Energy Economics, and the California Council on […]

The Magic of WAGIC – how a design company is inspiring young entrepreneurs

In these challenging economic times it is good to remember what has made this country great – good people with a clear vision and inner drive to make life better for others and in doing so made life better for their families and their communities. Camp BizSmart wants to salute just such a company – WAGIC – an industrial design firm that has created problem solving products of their own design as well as improved the designs and go to market strategies of products for many firms. Some of the WAGIC Team who come to Camp BizSmart Working with Camp BizSmart student teams over the past two years, WAGIC designers […]

Camp BizSmart Announces 2010 Tweenpreneurs of the Year

At a time when many adults are feeling the stresses of major economic challenges and a rapidly changing global marketplace, students at Camp BizSmart, an entrepreneurial business academy that inspires tweenpreneurs, are demonstrating the power of being energized by problems. These young aspiring entrepreneurs working directly with successful company CEO’s and founders, are given real business challenges that the companies are facing. If that were not a tough enough challenge, these students 11-15, who have no previous experience in creating business solutions, have only 10 days to complete their task. Hope Lab VP Richard Tate discusses the business challenge Udo Waibel, Hara co-founder, shares the business problem Sound impossible? Than […]

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. […]

Mom was right – “If you want to do great things, hang out with great people!”

You know how people always say that if you want to be a great tennis player, play with people better than you? So you want to be a great entrepreneur? Well, the same thing applies – if you want to be a great critical thinker, problem solver and innovator – hang out with great thinkers who have demonstrated success solving real problems! Do great role models matter? We believe they do, and that’s why the entrepreneurs who come to share their wisdom and experiences with students at Camp BizSmart are selected with great care. These entrepreneurs have created successful companies, with real value and are also great people who are […]

Camp BizSmart 2010, Biz Plan Competition – Game On!

Stanford session announces 1st place winner – two more sessions to go before grand finale round. The competition for top student team of Camp BizSmart 2010 is definitely on! Each year we say the business solutions the student teams come up with are amazing. And this year, looking at the first round from teams competing at our Stanford session – every team brought it! But who won this first round? HopeLab Team 1 – Stanford session, was awarded first place for the best business plan and presentation by the esteemed panel of judges. HopeLab Team 1 -Stanford, was lead by student CEO, Tony Klachin, with CTO, Shaurey Vetsa, CMO, James […]