Camp BizSmart with Innovation Partner Atmotube announces the 1st place winners in each of the two sessions held at Stanford University on July 25-Aug 5, 2016

Camp BizSmart’s July 25-August 5, 2016 session at Stanford University was so popular that two separate but simultaneous sessions were run this year.  Each session had their own Camp Director and staff.  More than half of the students for this popular session chose the option to stay residential.

Out of the four possible business cases made possible by four Innovation Product Partners, the Atmotube case was the one that was selected to solve by both of these winning teams.  Atmotube CEO, Founder, Vera Koyzr, was an engaging CEO, Founder that inspired these young people to do their best to create a product innovation that would give individuals more information, choice and control over air pollution,

While both teams decided to create a product solution to address this issue, both were challenged to build upon the early success of the original Atmotube, to make a next generation product design and application.

The product rendering and team picture follows below for the July 25-August 5, 2016 team Atmocase, who were in the session with Camp Director Marla Zemanek. Team members were: CEO, Daniel Shilman; CTO, N. Wang; CIO, Varum Barke; CMO, and VOC, Brian Vott; CSO, Roshini Pal; CFO, Steve Vott.

Team Product Innovation Product Rendering for Atmocase.

Team Product Innovation Product Rendering for Atmocase session A.

Aug 5 2016 1st place teeam Marla's wession SU Atmocase

Atmocase, team, Marla Zemanek, Camp Director, Stanford University Camp BizSmart team  Session A, July 25-Aug 5, 2016 on stage at Microsoft


The product rendering and team picture for the July 25-Aug 5, 2016 Team Atmocase who were in the session with Camp Director Elian Savodivker follows below.  Team members were: CEO, Lenain Gabriel; CTO, Darius Suplica; CFO, Tobias Achleitner; CIO, Nicolas Loescher-Montal; CSO, Willie Lou, VOC, Emily Wongpiya; CMO, Maxime Warnod.


Team Atmocase product rendering –  session B, July 25,Aug 5, 2016


July 25-Aug 5, 2016 1st place winning team Session B at Stanford University.

July 25-Aug 5, 2016 1st place winning team Session B at Stanford University on stage at Microsoft.



Judges, Left to right: Paul Witkay, Sandeep Sardana, and Bill Joos

The students in these two group sessions that stood out among their peers exhibiting the qualities of ZOG, Zest, Optimism and Grit were:


Camp Director Marla Zemanek with ZOG winner, Priti Rangnekar



Camp Director Elian Savodivker with ZOG winner, Irene Lin.


These are the final 4th and 5th competition 1st place winning teams.  The Grand Champion Team will be chosen out of the five 1st place teams.  The Grand Champion will be announced soon in a future blog.  They will be honored at the November 2016 session of the Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo held in Silicon Valley.

We wish to thank our Innovation Product Partners who provided our product innovation business cases for 2016:  Ebbe Altberg, CEO, Linden Lab; Vera Kozyr, CEO, Founder, Atmotube; David Cannington, Cofounder, COO, Nuheara; and T.J. Scimone, CEO, Founder of Slice, Inc.  In addition we want to thank Strategic Innovation Partners, Jim Brisimitzis, of Microsoft who along with Dan’l Lewin at Microsoft has supported Camp BizSmart since 2007 to hold our competitions and showcase events at Microsoft;  and Jim Sweeney, Director of the Precourt Center for Energy Efficiency at Stanford who has been a sponsor of  Camp BizSmart making it possible to run our entrepreneurship programs on campus at Stanford since 2009. We thank them for their continuing commitment to inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Camp BizSmart was launched in 2007 and has been delivering business and entrepreneurial hands-on project based learning since 2008.  The Camp BizSmart two week, Silicon Valley Summer Programs are offered June to August at premiere locations such as Stanford University, Santa Clara University, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Microsoft.  To learn more about Camp BizSmart and all programs that are offered, please visit:

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