Tag Archives: WAGIC

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 […]

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 […]

Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo Honors Top 2014 Camp BizSmart Team

  On November 20, 2014 seven teens took the stage at Microsoft to be honored for achieving the top score in the Camp BizSmart product design and business plan competition out of the more than 30 teams for 2014. They were introduced by Sonja Markova, Keiretsu member who then introduced Peggy Gibbs, COO and Cofounder of Camp BizSmart who thanked both Sonja and Randy with Keiretsu and Microsoft, WAGIC,  Garage Technology Ventures and the Alliance of Chief Executives for their great support of Camp BizSmart’s business and entrepreneur training. A video was then shown providing context to the students’ accomplishments and the role of business case sponsors. This video is […]

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 […]

RevoArc the winner of Camp BizSmart July 17 competition

The second Camp BizSmart product design and business plan competition was held on July 17, 2014 at Microsoft Silicon Valley.  Eight teams competed for the coveted 1st place title which went to Revolights student team, RevoArc  who earned the top score from esteemed judges, Bill Reichert, Marty Reed and John Butler. What impressed these judges? From the minute this team stepped on stage, their energy and passion for their invention was obvious.  Bill Reichert, Managing Partner of Garage Technology Ventures, put it this way, “This this team captured our attention with a clever story that let us know they understood the customer’s problem and how their product invention would solve […]

Camp BizSmart’s Top Team of 2013, Sprell, sponsored by mOasis, to Appear at Keiretsu Forum Nov 21 in Silicon Valley

Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investment network, announces its Silicon Valley Angel Capital Expo on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 from 11:30am to 7:00pm at Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida Street in Mountain View, California.  Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs seeking funding capital to grow their businesses.   On November 21st more than 300 of the Bay Area’s most active and respected angel investors will attend the Expo.  Among the angel investors and entrepreneurs will be seven young people who earned the honor of being the Camp BizSmart top team for 2013 in the product design and business plan competition which was held at Microsoft […]

Announcing Camp BizSmart’s Top Team for 2013 – mOasis, Sprell

Competition was really fierce this summer 2013 and our judges noted that student business product solutions to create new market opportunities for either mOasis or Ekso Bionics, our company business case sponsors, were innovative, well designed and had great market potential. There were three Camp BizSmart sessions, each with a 1st place winner.  Out of the 1st place winning teams: mOasis, Floasis; Ekso Bionics, Ekso Rangers; and mOasis, Sprell, one was named the top grand finale team for 2013.   Becoming a 1st place team made them a contender for the grand finale round top title.  Competition judges who are investors and executives, noted that each 1st place team had identified […]

mOasis Teams Sprell and Geo Gel take 1st & 2nd place at Camp BizSmart’s 3rd Summer Session

At the third session of Camp BizSmart 2013 operated in the Alumni Center Fisher Conference Center at Stanford University, the mOasis student teams took first and second place in the business plan and product design challenge competition.  The competition for this session was held at Microsoft in Silicon Valley on August 8, 2013, and the competition judges awarded the mOasis student team, Sprell 1st place  followed by the mOasis student team, Geo Gel as the second place winner. Sprell members are: Shiv-Louis van deVen, CEO, Steve Jiang, CTO & CFO, Shivanee Arun, CMO, Ian Tseng, CSO, Jonathan Vazquez, CIO and Nisha Khater, VOC.  This team inspired by mOasis, the company […]

Young Entrepreneurs Create Innovative New Product Solution for Ekso Bionics

At the second session of Camp BizSmart, which was held at Stanford University July 8-19,2013, seven teams of students competed at Microsoft on July 18, to earn the coveted 1st place title.  The Camp BizSmart, Ekso bionics, student team who call their product solution “Ekso Ranger”, brought their very best and impressed the judges to capture 1st place.  Team members are:  Prateek Sayyaparaju, CEO; Bansini Doshi, CIO; Sophia Sun, CFO; Roshan Chandna, CMO; Brandon Yu, CTO; Jennifer Veis, CSO & VOC. Camp BizSmart, is the leading business and entrepreneur academy, where students 11-15 years of age, have 10 days to address a business problem given to them by award winning […]