The 3-step program for success: “Show up on time. Know the text. Have a head full of ideas.”

One of my favorite actors is Tom Hanks.  You may know him as the character from one of his many top rated movies.  At the Golden Globes he took the time to share some wisdom gained from experience that made me think of Mr. Rogers, who Hanks has just portrayed on screen.  Fred Rogers, known to most as simply Mr. Rogers said this: “It’s not the honors and the prizes and the fancy outsides of life that ultimately nourish our souls.  It’s the knowing that we can be trusted, that we never have to fear the truth, that the bedrock of our very being is firm. ” Hanks urged us […]

In 2020, Give an Entrepreneurship Experience – the Gift that Keeps on Giving!

Mark L. Rockefellar, CEO and Founder of Streetshares, in a recent interview shared the importance of our youth learning entrepreneurship and said this: ” I believe a mentality that searches for problems in life to solve can be certainly be taught.” Camp BizSmart specializes in mentoring idea makers and world shakers ages 11-15, and 16-19 with hands-on, real world problem solving alongside respected CEO’s and Founders that have created products that add great value to the customers they serve. Mark L. Rockefeller is the Co-Founder & CEO of StreetShares, a startup that uses technology and social loyalty to improve financial services for the military and veteran community. He is also […]

Zest, Optimism and Grit – Entrepreneurship Skills to Last a Lifetime

Every year families give gifts to one another to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and special occasions. These gifts may be used up or become out of date soon after they are received. This year, consider giving a beautiful gift that can last a lifetime: give the gift of a Camp BizSmart real world entrepreneurship experience to build up the zest, optimism and grit for your deserving young idea maker and world shaker.  At Camp BizSmart, your aspiring entrepreneur will explore the prestigious Santa Clara University and Silicon Valley companies like Microsoft and Alibaba. Make new friends and help them build a network of top students from around the world. Camp BizSmart […]

BizSmart Flying Car Design Workshop February 10 – 14, 2020 – Lima, Peru at Roosevelt School

BizSmart Global the #1 entrepreneurship education company for young aspiring change makers will be in Lima on February 10 – 14, 2020 at the Roosevelt School where innovation teams will create an electric, autonomous, flying car for an iconic 85 year-old U.S. aerospace company. Bell Flight wants the teams to define what the future should look like for the next generation of transportation using Personal Air Vehicles (PAV’s) – specifically with the understanding that the PAV will be autonomous…that means there is no pilot in the PAV! The Workshop Director for the Roosevelt School Bell Flight product design and business plan competition is Scott Meader, an experienced product design and […]

Top BizSmart Accelerator Team – Flytertainment – Visits Bell Flight Center

On November 5, 2019, the Camp Bizsmart Accelerator Team, Flytertainment presented their, first-of-its-kind, autonomous, electric personal entertainment air vehicle to the Bell Flight Engineering Innovation Team at the Bell Center Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to receiving feedback from the Bell executives, the team toured the facility and got up close and personal with the many helicopters on site. They talked with pilots, flight mechanics and engineers building the first “air taxi”. The highlight of the day was when each member of the team piloted the flight simulator. What a blast!! “For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards for […]

Camp BizSmart 2019 Grand Champion Team – A Helping Hand – Honored at Keiretsu Forum

Camp BizSmart’s 2019 Grand Champion Team, “A Helping Hand”, presented their bionic hand product innovation idea to the Keiretsu Forum’s Investor Expo at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. More than 400 investors and entrepreneurs applauded the team’s solution to the Chairman of Ekso Bionics challenge to create a first of its kind “magic hand” exoskeleton to improve daily living for people who have lost hand function. The team got to meet Randy Williams, CEO, Founder of Keiretsu Forum, and the 16 executives who presented leading edge products for a variety of problems including health care, power blackouts and transportation. The Expo was a real-world learning experience for the […]

Student’s Design Their Own Version of Apple TV in the BizSmart Global Design Sprint, Valencia, Spain

In October 2019, for the first time ever, 53 grade 11 “Teenpreneur” inventors from the Cambridge House Community College in Valencia, Spain, had the exciting opportunity of completing the BizSmart Design Sprint, featuring Apple TV+. The challenge: “Now that Apple is introducing their own streaming app, create a better way of watching movies and shows on an iPhone to heighten the user experience.” Despite the new material and learning approach, the young aspiring inventors eagerly embraced the entrepreneurial spirit and the BizSmart ZOG values of Zest, Optimism and Grit and jumped right into the challenge. In the short span of 4 hours, innovation teams experienced working in small groups of […]

Hot Innovations by Aspiring Entrepreneurs in BizSmart Hottingen, Zurich Workshop

September 30, marked the fifth year in a row, 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 Riklin for being our entrepreneurship ambassador with Hottingen and guiding the day-to-day aspects 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. This year business […]

BizSmart Accelerator 2019 Best of Show – Passenger Air Vehicle for Bell Flight & Biz Strategy for Future Transportation

During the Summer of 2019, aspiring entrepreneurs came from all over the globe to the BizSmart Accelerator for a unique and out-of-the-box design challenge presented by iconic aerospace company Bell Flight, partner with Uber to obtain the first FAA approval for a flying “air taxi”. The project was to define a unique target market, engineer the human factor cabin interface and cabin design for an autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle (PAV). Even though Bell Flight is far into the air vehicle design of the Nexus Air Taxi, there are many aspects of the human interaction with an autonomous PAV that need to be shaped by the generation who will be flying […]

Announcing the Camp BizSmart 2019 North American Grand Champion Team: A Helping Hand, an Ekso Bionics Biz Case Team

The final results are in, drum roll please, the 2019 North American Camp BizSmart Grand Champion Team out of all first place teams from Summer 2019, is: Ekso Bionics team, A Helping Hand. These aspiring young entrepreneurs attended the Camp BizSmart entrepreneur academy this summer at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA. Pictured above is the team following their product innovation and pitch presentation at the Camp BizSmart Competition on July 19th at Microsoft in Silicon Valley. A special thank you to Eksobionics CEO, Jack Peurach and Jason Jones, VP of Product Development for inspiring our Camp BizSmart students to investigate the future of Eksobionics to provide technology designed […]