Camp BizSmart Announces the July 7-19, 2019 Silicon Valley 1st Place team – A Helping Hand – Biz Case Sponsor: EksoBionics

Camp BizSmart is pleased to announce the First Place Teams from the 2019 Summer US, North American Entrepreneurship Workshops. Teams of aspiring young change makers age 11 – 15, selected from three great product innovation business cases created with very current and in the news companies: PsiBands, Ekso Bionics and Drobots. Camp BizSmart teams at Santa Clara University and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, designed entirely unique new products for the companies, wrote a business plan, and made an investor pitch to Silicon Valley Sharks at Microsoft. See business cases here:

For nine days future world shakers learn and practice valuable real-world skills by solving actual business problems from hot Silicon Valley companies. On day 10, product design innovation teams present and defend their solutions before a panel of venture capital and angel investors at Microsoft and other premiere companies. Families are invited to the graduation and showcase event on day 10, to observe and celebrate.

July 8-19, 2019 at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA – Camp BizSmart Team: A Helping Hand was awarded the 1st place honor. Student team members are, CEO: David Stolyar, CIO/CTO: Ojas Gupta, CMO: Cynthia Wang, CSO: Michael Wisoff, CFO: George Bechwati, VOC: Rishab Desai.  Company Biz Case: Eksobionics  A special thank you to Jack Peurach, CEO,  and Jason Jones, VP Product Development who were tremendous working with Camp BizSmart to create a very innovative future product that could benefit a tremendous number of people. Competition and Showcase was held at Microsoft, Silicon Valley on July 21, 2019. Judges for competition were: Tanya Loh, Ed Lambert, George Chao and Jackson Barrett.

July 8-19, 2019 Camp BizSmart 1st Place team: A Helping Hand, Biz Case Sponsor: EksoBionics

Opportunity Statement: Each year, about 750,000 people suffer from a stroke. 80 percent of these stroke victims lose function of one of their hands and can’t use them. Because of this, they need stroke rehabilitation therapy in order to regain strength and function which can be very expensive and take a long time without varying levels of success. The problem the team wanted to solve was to make a more affordable and convenient stroke rehabilitation process which helps stroke victims regain their strength faster than they currently can.

Product Innovation Description: The Stroke Rehabilitation Glove, SRG1, is designed to conduct stroke physical therapy sessions at home. It has Velcro straps and weighs 1.77 lbs. which makes it easy to put on and take off. There is also an online app that works with the physical therapy sessions, monitors crucial heart rate, and can track the recovery process to motivate the patients and inform doctors. The motorized fingers can imitate the actual therapy given by specialists, but at home where patients feel comfortable and safe.

How it’s used: The customer/client places the product on top of their hand then Velcro straps each finger and wrist. The client can either choose to use the glove without power for support or powered with the app for physical therapy and neuron remapping. On the app, the client can choose when they want their physical therapy sessions as recommended by their doctor, and they can see their progress and strength development as calculated by the glove.

Camp BizSmart also honors the student in each entrepreneur workshop who exhibits the greatest level of ZOG – zest, optimism and grit a set of skills that our experience and research has demonstrated is a predictor of success. The student that demonstrated the most ZOG was: Tian Wei Liu.

ZOG winner July 19, 2019 Tian Wei Liu holding a Ben Franklin Commemorative Award, pictured with Scott Meader, Workshop Director

One of the Camp BizSmart winning innovation teams will be named the Grand Champion for 2019 and will be honored at the Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo held on November 21, 2019 in San Francisco, CA.

Please visit www.campbizsmart.org to learn more about the Camp BizSmart and BizSmart Global entrepreneur experiences created specifically for students age 11- to 19 in the United States and at premier education institutions around the world.

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