Camp BizSmart introduces new program in Hyderabad, India with Butterfly Fields

Camp BizSmart is pleased to announce expansion internationally, with a specially crafted “Budding Entrepreneur Workshop” introduced this Aug 9-13, 2010 in Hyderabad, India in association with Butterfly Fields at the Indian School of Business. “We have had great support and interest from the Indian community both in the US and in India, requesting that we bring our entrepreneur business academy, Camp BizSmart to students in India.” says Michael Gibbs, Ph.D. and CEO of Camp BizSmart.

Dr. Michael Gibbs, CEO, Camp BizSmart

Bryan Cockel, Camp BizSmart Curriculum Director will travel to India to be the Chief Mentor for the Hyderabad workshop. The Camp BizSmart-Butterfly Fields Budding Entrepreneur Workshop will be held at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. This program will occur at the same time there will be a Camp BizSmart session operating at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA, USA. Students from Hyderabad will Skype into Camp BizSmart students in Silicon Valley to share their ideas.

Bryan Cockel, Camp BizSmart Curriculum Dir & Mentor

Butterfly Fields, founded by Mr. K. Sharat Chandra, is a young start-up of professionals who graduated from IITs, IIMs and NID, with a vision to make learning more effective through activity-based pedagogy, setting up science exhibits and providing innovative teaching and educational aids. Butterfly Fields operates in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Vishakaptnam, Vijayawada and Warangal, Chennai and Jamshedpur in India. Butterfly Fields program is comprised of hands-on activities and “enriching” experiences which are specifically designed to make the child “easily” understand the underlying concepts of “how things work” and at the same time, “enjoying” it. Butterfly Fields believes in “learning by doing” and the name Butterfly Fields becomes clear when you learn their motto is “why crawl when you can fly”. Mr. T. Anantharajan and Saket Gadia together with Mr. K. Sharat Chandra lead the effort in Hyderabad that made the partnership with Camp BizSmart such a success.

Butterfly Fields Students in India

“In Today’s competitive marketplace, early exposure to hands-on real world business skills could go a long way in shaping your careers. We are excited to work together with Camp BizSmart and give a platform to inspire Budding Entrepreneurs in India” says Saket Gadia, Strategic Alliance Director of Butterfly Fields.

The learning theory of Butterfly Fields, “learning by doing” and that of Camp BizSmart, ” learn, do, check, act” compliments one another.

Camp BizSmart was founded, designed and developed by Dr. Michael Gibbs and Peggy Gibbs whose vision is to “inspire young entrepreneurs” by providing hands-on education and expert mentors to prepare students for the global competitive marketplace, drawing upon real world, business experts and business cases to practice and gain mastery in 21st century skills.

Camp BizSmart students brainstorming ideas

“Only an entrepreneurial approach – flexible, scrappy, collaborative, and unafraid of risk and failure – will succeed in this new world. We owe it to our children to help them develop these skills and attitudes with programs like Camp BizSmart.” Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures, Managing Director and Camp BizSmart Advisor.

Camp BizSmart is a non-profit social enterprise founded in 2008 and is based in Los Gatos, CA in the heart of Silicon Valley. Camp BizSmart currently operates in 4 locations – 3 in the US and the introductory program launching this August 2010 in Hyderabad, India.

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