Camp BizSmart congratulates BizSmart mentor and advisor Manish Chandra, CEO of Poshmark on his IPO. Manish is a true visionary who demonstrates the Camp BizSmart attributes of zest, optimism and grit that it takes to start a company from scratch with unique value for its clients and customers. Thanks for inspiring our young entrepreneurs by your example. Customer engagement via mobile social app is the very foundation of Poshmark, a social marketplace for fashion, where anyone can buy and sell — or share their personal style. Manish Chandra, founder and CEO, believes that mobile social media has changed the way people shop. Manish has said, “…when a company helps people […]
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Congratulations to the top team from our BizSmart Challenge, entrepreneur experience that took place in Dubai, UAE this December. These aspiring young entrepreneurs were inspired by the Poshmark social marketplace for sustainable sales of high-end fashion and accessories. Manish Chandra, Poshmark CEO and founder is also a Camp dad and advisor. The 6 day virtual BizSmart Challenge included this very current and real world biz challenge as well as one from Good Natured, for the teams of teens to select from and compete with. BizSmart Challenge was held in partnership with our in country partner, Explorers Lab. Mike and Peggy Gibbs, Founders of Camp BizSmart wish to thank Tarun Dara, […]
Matt Crevin, the founder of Tech Shop Home – Talk Shop has found his gift: helping young people talk to each other in powerful and meaningful ways. To enable teens to talk face-to-face clearly, confidently and with a positive impact. Matt’s passion is sports, among other careers in sports, has been the stadium voice of the San Francisco 49ers. But as an author, speaker and business owner his purpose has become to give young people sharp and crisp communication skills. At Camp BizSmart we know from 15 years of providing world class entrepreneurship learning experiences, getting your ideas across are essential to being successful business and community leaders. As Matt […]
As we reflect on Thanksgiving 2020, we send our heartfelt gratitude to the hundreds of wise and generous people who joyfully came together in this challenging year to create the first ever virtual product design competition for actual companies struggling in this difficult moment. And most of all made a difference in the lives of aspiring young entrepreneurs who learned the skills necessary to put a ding in the universe. James Wagoner CEO at Joule Case, and David Ellzey CEO at Torque 3, collaborated with BizSmart to write challenging cases that inspired our young entrepreneurs to be future world shakers. Serial entrepreneurs Menko DeRoos, and Bill Reichert who shared innovative […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]