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Camp BizSmart Shark Tank CEO Romy Taormina featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

A prosperous, roaring ‘20’s shoutout to Camp BizSmart friend and 2019 business innovation case CEO sponsor Romy Taormina, CEO of Psi Bands https://www.psibands.com/ . Check out her lessons of success as one of the top women to ever appear on the TV Show “Shark Tank”: https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/344496. We are so grateful for Romy’s mentorship and being an example to the next generation if idea makers and world shakers of the Camp BizSmart values: Character, Courage and Citizenship.” Below you will find an excerpt from the article that originally appeared on Authority Magazine and was later reposted on Entrepreneur online written by Yitzi Weiner. Image credit Authority Magazine. What important business ‘takeaways’ […]

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 These gifts may be used up or become out of date soon after they are received.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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Camp BizSmart Students Create Next Gen Innovations Today, – You Won’t Want to Miss This!

Since 2008, Camp BizSmart has recruited top founders who provide really cool and game changing products that meet and exceed their customers’ needs.  This year, students who attend one of the Camp BizSmart Product Innovation and Biz Pitch Academies will have the opportunity to select from 3 top companies: EksoBionics, Drobots, and PsiBands. Here is a quick overview of the amazing companies students will get to work with, visit the campbizsmart.org website to watch the videos and the product innovation business case just posted for each of these companies: Ekso Bionics® is a leading developer of exoskeleton solutions that amplify human potential by supporting or enhancing strength, endurance and mobility […]

Patent Awarded to Camp BizSmart Alumna, Krithika Veerappan

Camp BizSmart Alumna Awarded Patent

Krithika Veerappan was a student on the winning Camp BizSmart Revolights team in 2014 and attended the BizSmart Global Product Innovation Crowdfunding Workshop in 2016. Krithika is the holder of a patent for a solar water purification invention, is in her second year at Carnegie Mellon double majoring in Computational Neuroscience and Robotics and last year studied abroad at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. Currently, Krithika is working on a health tech project with the local prosecutor’s office on the opioid epidemic sweeping America. Here is Krithika reflecting on her Camp BizSmart and BizSmart Global Entrepreneurship learning experiences and their impact on her life: “Before attending Camp […]

Camp BizSmart Graduate Starts His Own Education Foundation

Pramukh Bhushan started the ECDE foundation after attending Camp BizSmart in 2018. Pramukh said: “Before the camp, I only had a big vision to help other kids. Camp BizSmart taught me how to convert my vision into reality. For example, in the camp, we created a product and a business plan for a nonprofit called New Story. My experience at Camp BizSmart taught me the skills needed to create your own company. Our team even won first place in the competition.” Pramukh Bhushan created the ECDE Foundation a nonprofit that helps fund education for kids in developing countries. ECDE Foundation stands for Every-Child-Deserves-Education. The mission at ECDE Foundation is to […]