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Cool CEO’s and Hot Companies Inspire Young Entrepreneurs

Is it possible for a person to develop skills and attitudes that will help them succeed as an entrepreneur or great business executive?  And, if so, how would you go about it?  Here is the recipe that I recommend: First, let’s start with the old adage that anything worth doing is worth doing well. Then get ready for a challenge that will be followed by a payoff directly in relation to the amount of elbow grease, creativity, and stick-to-it-ness, and care that you put into this recipe.  Now for the secret ingredients: Take 1 young person, 11-18 who is curious and likes to solve problems, and is willing to work […]

BizSmart Teens a Hit at Investors’ Gathering

Our 2011 Grand Prize winning team charmed the audience of investors with their business savvy and energy at the Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo, held November 17th in San Francisco. Team members included Shannon Hong, Karen Tu, Annie Zhou, Joseph Krackeler, Quentin Delepine and Tony Sun. November 17, 2011; Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo; The Julia Morgan Ballroom, San Francisco, CA; photo courtesy of Keiretsu Forum Winning team NeuroSky 5 from Camp BizSmart Stanford was not only honored onstage by both Randy Williams, CEO and Founder of Keiretsu, and Sonja Markova, Managing Director, but they actively participated in asking questions following presentations and speaking to Keiretsu Forum members about their […]

BizSmart grads spread entrepreneurship and inspiration

On October 22, nearly 200 high school students from the Bay Area gathered at TEDx Harker School, hearing from some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, including Guy Kawasaki, Apple Fellow and SV venture capitalist, and Kevin Surace, CEO of Serious Energy and longtime faculty of Camp BizSmart. Two Camp BizSmart alumni (both 2009) made this event possible – Neeraj Baid and Neel Bhoopalam, both grade 11 students at The Harker School, curated the event. Pictured above with Guy Kawasaki. Attendees not only had the chance to pick the brains of established entrepreneurs in small groups during lunch, but shared an afternoon of laughs, lessons and inspiration with an […]

Meet the Next Generation of Successful Entrepreneurs – Camp BizSmart’s 2011 Top Team

A global leader in business and entrepreneur skill development for students11-15, Camp BizSmart inspires and nurtures the next generation of successful entrepreneurs who will lead a changing world. During Summer 2011, more than 200 students at 3 locations, Santa Clara University, Stanford University in Silicon Valley, CA and Punahou School in Honolulu Hawaii, competed to earn the title of top team for 2011. Student teams were given business problems to solve, support and defend provided by senior executives from company sponsors, NeuroSky and ZeroMotorcycles. Capturing the prestigious top team ranking for Camp BizSmart 2011: NeuroSky Team 5 at Stanford, made up of six members, Shannon Hong, CEO, Quentin Delepine, CTO, […]

Tweenpreneurs one step closer to YouTube stardom

Update: All team videos are up on YouTube! Check out Soccertes and Mindbeat! Camp BizSmart students sure know how to keep themselves busy! We’ve been receiving updates on all fronts: school, sports, community service, music and arts, and of course, personal business ventures, since our 2011 camps have ended. However, just because summer is over doesn’t mean the learning, ideas and fun have been left behind. NeuroSky, one of our amazing 2011 company sponsors, has generously donated time towards taking student team concepts from the boardroom to the public. Each NeuroSky team CEO was invited to film a 1-minute pitch of their idea, also showcasing their WAGIC rendering. These pitches […]