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:https://campbizsmart.org/our-camps/business-cases/
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.
The 1st place June 18-29, 2019 Camp BizSmart Team: Peridodos, with CEO: Bella Ferchoff CIO/CTO: Aryan Sarda CMO: Palak Heda CSO: Ava Ferchoff CFO: Sameer Khaliq VOC: Sophia Khaliq. Their product is called: My Relief, Company Biz Case: PsiBands.
The competition was held at Alibaba Inc., San Mateo, CA. Alibaba sponsors the competition at their North American Company Headquarters. Judges for this competition at Alibaba were: John Butler, Nirmal Baid, Leela Greenberg, and David Walling.
PsiBands Founder, Romy Taormina, who has been featured on Shark Tank, sponsored the case. Hats off to Romy for coming to inspire the students during the kick-off of the business cases!
The product innovation challenge: Initially, the problem we set out to solve was helping passengers in AV cars deal with their nausea and motion sickness. We took the idea of using acupressure bands to help nausea and combined it with the newer and more popular smartwatches to make a new and improved acupressure and biometric tracking band.
Opportunity statement and product innovation: MyRelief is a band that relieves people from nausea. It includes being water resistant, a dial, magnetic straps, ECG sensors, NFC transmitters, NFC chips, and, it’s in many colors. It uses the ECG sensors to measure biometrics such as blood pressure and heart rate. There will be an app on the device which will be installable on app store and google play. The app will collect the biometrics from the user and also have the ability to connect up to 4 different bands. That will help parents connect their kids bands to a device as well. Along with helping track biometrics of different users, the app also lets users look at the different routes they can take to their destination and also the amount of nausea and motion sickness that previous people have felt while going on the route. That way, users can select which route they want to pick to arrive at their destination.
Camp BizSmart also honors the student in each entrepreneur workshop that exhibits the greatest level of ZOG – zest, optimism and grit. This award is something that Camp BizSmart created and coined the term, ZOG to be able to showcase the students who truly have embodied the qualities that research confirms led to future success. The student from this season that demonstrated the most ZOG was: Nicholas Wong.
Continue to watch our blog for the posting of other 1st place teams from the Summer 2019 Silicon Valley Camp BizSmart Workshops. Each 1st place team is entered into the final competition round and the grand champion team will appear at the Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo in San Francisco on November 21, 2019.
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 which take place in the United States and around the world.