Desire to learn entrepreneur skills link students in Hyderabad, India with Silicon Valley

Two unique organizations that believe in the power of providing hands-on learning experiences, created a strategic partnership this August to introduce in India, the first-ever entrepreneurship workshop for students 12-16. These two organizations are: Camp BizSmart the world’s only hands-on, project based entrepreneurial business plan competition for young entrepreneurs that teaches essential skills needed for the global marketplace, and Butterfly Fields founded by Mr. K Sharat Chandra, is an initiative of professionals, who graduated from IITs IIMs and NID with a vision to make learning more effective through activity-based learning.

Camp BizSmart provided the curriculum that introduced students to key marketing and sales strategies that are essential in creating the successful launch of any product. The 5 day immersion was lead by Camp BizSmart Lead Curriculum Director, Bryan Cockel with the assistance of local business students. Held at the Indian School for Business in Hyderabad, India, 48 students participated in teams to create the best marketing strategy for one of two products they were given. Mr. T. Anantharajan and Saket Gadia did such a terrific job marketing this new program that the limited available spaces filled rapidly. Perhaps, next year we will be able to expand the capacity to serve more students both in Hyderabad and other cities in India, and even those who wish to attend at one of the locations in Silicon Valley.

Sharing a marketing strategy

Click on this link to enjoy the video highlights of the Butterfly Fields – Camp BizSmart Budding Entrepreneurship Workshop competition was held both in person and on Skype on Aug. 13 in order to link the 2 judges in Hyderabad and with Dr. Mike Gibbs and Peggy Gibbs, co-founders of Camp BizSmart acting as the 2 judges in Silicon Valley. “It was a great pleasure to hear the students present their ideas and were impressed with how much they were able to accomplish in this short period of time.” “We look forward to continuing our relationship and growing the ways that we are able to serve students in India and the US.”

Responding to judges’ queries using Skype

Congratulations to all who worked to make this energizing program such a success for the 48 students who participated! Special congratulations to the Final 2 winning teams!



Camp BizSmart operates on campus at prestigious Universities and surrounds the students with great thinkers who are creating solutions that impacts on our world. These successful entrepreneurs of innovative companies bring real world business problems for student teams to solve, support and defend. Students gain essential skills that help them become agile problem solvers and innovators.

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