Camp BizSmart Announces Winning Team – Zurich, Switzerland

Congratulations to the winning team Simply Organized, from the Zurich Camp BizSmart entrepreneur workshop. The Challenge: Create a “Fashion Refresh Closet” inspired by Poshmark that encourages people to participate in the fashion refresh community. Entrepreneurship has no boundaries! Students had the opportunity to learn from and work with professional Silicon Valley Industrial Designers to bring their designs to the next level.  The founder of Poshmark, Manish Chandra, is a very successful serial entrepreneur of many great companies.  He is also an advisor to Camp BizSmart. Held at the premiere Hottingen School in Zurich, Switzerland, the Camp BizSmart 5 day product innovation and biz pitch workshop, had 62 students who made […]

Joule Case, Battery Start-up, Powers Young Entrepreneurs

SEATTLE, Washington, Sep 16, 2020 –  With its first-ever virtual camp, held July 17-31st, Camp BizSmart is the only camp in the U.S. that teaches young entrepreneurs key business skills through problem-solving exercises based on real-world business cases. Over 10-days, industry experts at Joule Case and two other companies mentored six young entrepreneur teams, aged 11-15. Two of the six teams were challenged with a business case to invent a new environmentally friendly, portable, powerful, and user-friendly product using the Joule Case battery system for customers to store and use electricity whenever and wherever they need it. The teams collaborated with a professional industrial designer who brought their drawings and […]

And the winner is. . .Joule Case Team, Race – CBSV 2020

Entrepreneurs are known for being able to make the best out of challenging moments to turn them into something remarkable.  Camp BizSmart is known for hands-on project-based entrepreneur experiences that develop the business skills that employers want. To meet the challenges of this unusual season, the first ever Camp BizSmart virtual workshop was held on July 17-31st.  Six teams competed to earn the judges ranking of first place.  There were 3 business innovation cases: Joule Case, Torque 3 and Bell Flight and 2 teams selected each of the business cases. The top team as determined by our judges, Erich Ziegler, Bret Cameto, and Michaela Kastelman, was the Joule Case team, […]

How to Jump Start Your Summer With Some Fun -Take the BizSmart Challenge!

Whether you are 11-15, or 16-17, I bet you can’t wait for summer to come!  While school is important – it’s harder when you can’t get together with friends or do many of the extra-curriculars that you love to do in person, with others.  If you are the parent of these remarkable tweens and teens, you know they have much to offer.  However, after two months of shelter in place they are restless, and starting to act like the race horse that earns to hear the bell that let’s them leave the stall and run the race. Perhaps you have already heard them say, “I can’t wait for summer to […]

An Open Letter to Parents and Backers of Future Idea Makers and World Shakers

“To be or not to be, that is the question….” This moment in time seems a little bit, or maybe a lot like a Shakespearean play—perhaps Hamlet. Yes, everyone has a lot of questions about how all this will turn out. We wanted you to know that as the founders of Camp BizSmart, both of us are looking forward with a high sense of optimism, zest and some measure of grit, although I guess that is for others to decide. At Camp BizSmart we say that Character, Courage and Citizenship matters—-a lot, and we couldn’t think of a better time to discover your gifts and apply those values then right […]

Camp BizSmart Partners with Dubai American Academy’s AI and Robotics Center Inspiring Students to Invent New Products

BizSmart Global’s unique entrepreneur product innovation hands-on learning workshop was delivered to 41 high school students on the beautiful campus of the Dubai American Academy February 23-27, 2020. Together with in country partner, Explorars Lab, the BizSmart Global 5 day workshop had students work in teams on product innovation business cases,  from leading Silicon Valley CEO’s of hot in the news companies. Student teams selected from three business cases from the following companies: Ekso bionics, PsiBands, and Drobots.  In addition, each day, students spent time in the Center for Excellence Robotics and Artificial Intelligence which is led by Director, Sreejit Chakrabarty.  Our thanks to Mr. Chakrabarty who made it possible […]

Innovate for Big Impact – Camp BizSmart’s 2020 Product Innovation Business Cases

Big ideas to solve big problems and have big impact – unveiling the first peek at the unique, fun and very current 2020 Camp BizSmart Product Innovation Business Cases. Get a glimpse of what is to come and keep an eye on www.campbizsmart.org for more detail on how the next generation of idea makers will change the world. Join us for an exciting year of solving big problems with leading edge creative product innovation at Camp BizSmart. 1. Bell Flight/Tesla: A Tesla type, fully autonomous electric personal air vehicle. Imagine texting for an air taxi to land at your house & take your daughter/son to soccer practice when you are […]

Hot Innovations by Aspiring Entrepreneurs in BizSmart Hottingen, Zurich Workshop

September 30, marked the fifth consecutive year, BizSmart Global has brought an innovative Silicon Valley challenge to the Hottingen School in Zurich Switzerland.  A special thank you to Nina Reinhart our partner in Switzerland and who helped launch one of the first project-based product design and business plan competitions in Europe.  Also, a special thank you to Beda Rikin for being our entrepreneurship ambassador with Hottingen and guiding the onsite logistics of the workshop, and to the local entrepreneurship coaches Laura Binda, Alexandra Buergler and Alexander Lutz for bringing their energy, “BizSmarts” and real-world knowledge to the next generation of idea makers and world shakers. The BizSmart Global Workshop was […]