2022 Innovation Case
Partner: Token

Camp BizSmart announces the 2022 new innovation cases.  Teens and tweens working in teams at the end of two weeks, will present and defend their product innovation solution and business pitch to expert judges in competition.  Token is the company and Token ring is one of our three business cases. Kevin Surace, a serial entrepreneur of many successful companies and products, has been a great friend to Camp BizSmart having spoken to our aspiring entrepreneurs many times over the years. He is the Board Chair of Token and is partnering with us to make this case possible. Here is a brief overview about Token and the challenge: Token has developed […]

2022 Innovation Case
Partner: Notpla

Notpla is the second of three innovative Camp BizSmart BizCases. This sustainability start-up is making waves with their mission to make plastic packaging disappear! They have developed materials made out of seaweed and natural plants that can replace plastic with an ultra-bio­ degradable alternative. The London startup Notpla has created a plastic alternative from seaweed that’s biodegradable — and even edible.  And it’s hoping it could put a dent in the 300 million tons of plastic waste humans generate each year. Notpla’s natural plastic-like casing is biodegradable within four to six weeks, the company says, compared to the several hundred years it takes synthetic plastics to biodegrade. Marta Quintana, works on Notpla’s CRM […]

Update on Biz Case Sponsor -Joule Case – the future of Portable Energy

Recently, we caught up with James Wagoner, CEO of Joule Case, a past product innovation business case sponsor for Camp BizSmart.  James shared the following update on how their portable energy solution was providing benefit to their customers and the latest company news: Life uses a lot of power. Whether you need a back-up energy source at home, power for camping, or the ability to run gear for work, you can be prepared with Joule Case. Full power has never been this convenient or build-able!  Joule Case has multiple options for wherever and whenever you need it most. Joule Case was conceived with one clear idea – to make complex […]

BizSmart Entrepreneur Challenge: The Silicon Valley Way Innovation and Design Challenge: Zurich, Switzerland

Camp BizSmart returns to Zurich, Switzerland Oct. 4-8, 2021 to present an unique entrepreneur experience for young idea makers and world shakers. In partnership with Nina Reinhart, the managing director for Camp BizSmart Europe, BizSmart Global will present: Camp BizSmart Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop at Kantonsschule Hottingen and Zurich International School. The Camp BizSmart workshop has been presented to Kantonsschule Hottingen high school students for more than 7 years.  The workshop has been so popular that this year, in addition to the workshop held at Hottingen School, a simultaneous workshop will also be offered to high school students at Zurich International School. Dr. Mike Gibbs, CEO and Founder of Camp BizSmart and […]

BizSmart Challenge July 2021 First Place Team Meets with TreeCard Exec

Congratulations to team Rebirth the Earth who consisted of, Aman Bilodi, as CEO/CFO, Heidi Lu, as CMO and Sana Purdhani, as CDO. The TreeCard business case was brought by Michaela Kastelman, past Camp BizSmart Alum and US Growth Lead, at TreeCard an early-stage FIN Tech company. As a reward for winning the competition, the team met with Ms. Kastelman, for an in-depth discussion of their solution to the TreeCard business case.  During this session Ms. Kastelman had many questions for the team and also provided feedback that allowed the team valuable insight on how well they had addressed the opportunity and the challenge of creating a debit card for young […]

Brian Weisfeld launches the 3rd Start-up Squad Book – May 4

Our friends at @TheStartupSquad are hosting a virtual event on May 4 to celebrate the launch of their latest book! Co-author Brian Weisfeld will join 3 inspiring girlpreneurs for a discussion about entrepreneurship and how these girls built their amazing businesses, moderated by journalist and author @dianakapp and presented by @bizkidstv and @readingbug. If you’re interested in starting a business or growing your business faster, here’s a fun event to learn and be inspired! Register for the free event: www.thestartupsquad.com/booklaunch. Congratulations Brian on this latest book in the Startup Squad series.   At Camp BizSmart we believe in the power of developing entrepreneurial skills in young people. Dr. Mike Gibbs and […]

Opportunity to learn from professional communicator, Matt Crevin

From time to time we share news about cool things our Camp BizSmart partners and advisors are doing. Matt Crevin of  https://www.talkshop.company/  is just such a person who recently partnered with us to bring his communication tips to our aspiring entrepreneurs in our Dubai workshops. Therefore,  I can speak to his dedication in helping todays high school AND college students.  Matt’s workshops develop the pivotal life skills of how to communicate clearly, concisely and confidently, regardless of the situation and setting.  Not only to improve the academic lives of students but also to improve the way they communicate within their family sphere, personal lives and of course to become truly […]

Brian Moran – Musicpreneur

Brian Moran Bay Area musician inspired top students at the GEMS American Academy Outstanding American school in Dubai – GEMS Dubai American Academy (gemsaa-dubai.com) in the UAE with his music, and innovative thinking about how independent musicians can not only survive but thrive is this age of streaming. Brian challenged students attending a unique Silicon Valley virtual entrepreneurship workshop to practice “No box” thinking and brainstorm ways to create “Super Fans” dedicated to energizing the growth of terrific independent artists around the world. The problem Brian gave business team of “Tweenpreneurs” to solve is that there are tens of thousands of independent musicians and bands around the world and 99.9% […]

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