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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 […]

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 […]

Students Design Their 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 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 three, […]

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’ […]

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 […]