This year with the support of Paul Witkay, Founder and CEO of the Alliance of Chief Executives, Camp BizSmart challenged 46 aspiring young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs with meaty, interesting and stimulating real life business problems. Alliance members Amit Chatterjee, CEO and founder of Hara proposed an Apple App to track personal energy use; Maigread Eichten, CEO of FRS tasked the teams with designing a new FRS healthy energy drink for teens; and Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Materials engaged the students by asking them to design a high “R” value classroom to save energy and enhance learning.
Paul attended the final business plan competition and saw Hara 2 CEO Michaela Kastleman & her team wow the judges with a business plan for an innovative, revenue producing App for the iPhone to allow users to audit their own energy use and have fun at the same time.
Hara 2 Team members work on their design
Camp BizSmart founders Mike & Peggy Gibbs very much appreciate the contributions of time and energy by people like Paul Witkay; without them the smiles on the faces of these young entrepreneurs would not be possible.