Camp BizSmart 2023 Workshops

EARLY BIRD PRICING AVAILABLE!
To get 2022 pricing, pay the deposit, which is half the full price of either the commuter or residential rate, at the time of your application. This offer will not last into 2023.


Santa Clara University has been named #1 in regional colleges!

Camp BizSmart’s in person camps during Summer 2022 were very successful. In the upcoming weeks we will post the results from the Camp BizSmart workshop competitions held at Santa Clara University. If you missed joining us this summer, we are already planning for a great 2023.

We will be back on the Santa Clara campus in 2023 with all new Business Innovation cases with the hottest companies and the coolest CEOs.

To hold a seat for camps Summer 2023 which will happen late June through July, please complete the 2023 application. We will notify you by the end of November with the exact dates. To get 2022 pricing, pay the deposit, which is half the full price of either the commuter or residential rate, at the time of your application. This offer will not last into 2023.

So, fill out a 2023 application now, to be notified when we post the actual dates of all 2023 workshops. At that time, you may select the time that works best for you.

Thank you for your interest in inspiring the next generation of “Idea Makers and World Shakers”.

Gratefully,
Peggy and Mike Gibbs
Founders

What You’ll Learn

Camp BizSmart operating on Santa Clara University campus is a unique 10-day experience full of fun and learning. Students will focus on a team-based, hands-on product design and a business plan challenge specifically designed by the CEOs and founders of some of the hottest start ups in Silicon Valley. Students will defend their solutions to a panel of top executives and angel investors. The top team out of all locations will be recognized at an annual angel capital expo sponsored by the Keiretsu Forum.

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Student Teams

Students will work in teams for the duration of the 10-day program. On day one, each student negotiates for an executive management role: CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, CSO, CIO or VOC. Team Role Details

Each team is made up of 6-7 students. Teams are chosen on the first day of the session, following a series of activities that give students the opportunity to learn the skills, capabilities, and personalities of their potential team members.

What to Expect

Be the first young aspiring entrepreneurs to use the first-of-its-kind artificially intelligent mobile app called BizSmart Coach that puts you in charge of your leadership skill and ability development. Students will spend days 1–9 working with their team to create a concept design and writing a business plan.

On day 10, teams compete for 1st place as they present their plans and concepts to a panel of investors and entrepreneurs. Then, the afternoon is a celebration showcasing student team designs, giving and the presentation of graduation certificates. How to win and lose with grace. The benefit of persistence to achieve goals. Graduation, celebration, recognition of the winning team and the “ZOG Award”. ZOG stands for: Zest – Optimism – Grit; essential qualities that researchers believe are indicators of future success.

Skills & Ability Development:

  • Leadership
  • Grit
  • Growth Mindset
  • Teamwork
  • Collaboration
  • Design Thinking
  • Problem Solving

Virtues:

  • Character: Knowing the right thing to do
  • Courage: Doing the right thing
  • Citizenship: Teaching someone else about doing the right thing

Learn more about our 10-day program

Schedule

Please note: Attendance is mandatory for all 10 days. This is a team-based competition, and everyone plays a vital role. Teams with absent members would find it extremely difficult to succeed.

Workshop Schedule: Days 1-9, Monday-Friday

All days are required
Santa Clara University:

Drop-off: 8:00 – 8:25 am
Workshop: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Pickup: 4:35 pm – 5:00 pm

Workshop Schedule: Day 10, Friday

Microsoft at Moffet Towers, Sunnyvale, CA (map):
COMPETITION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS:
(Closed event for students and judges only)

7:00 am – Residential students check out of dorm
7:30 am – Residential students are transported to Microsoft
8:00 – 8:25 am: Commuter and Residential student dropoff
8:30 – 9:30 am: Light breakfast, competition set up and judges arrive
9:30 am – 12:30 pm: Design & business plan competition
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Private lunch for students and judges
SHOWCASE & GRADUATION: (Parents and guests welcome)
1:30 pm: Parents and guest sign-in
2:00 – 4:30 pm: Graduation and Awards Closing Celebration
4:30 – 5:00 pm: Reception

Coming from outside the area?

The Bay Area is a beautiful place to visit, and for some commuting may not be practical. Please check out the residential option below.

What’s nearby Santa Clara University?
Nearby – About SCU – Santa Clara University

Camp Information

2023 dates be announced in November

Daily schedule:
8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

Drop off:
8:00am-8:25am

Pick-up:
4:30pm-5:00pm

Locations:
Santa Clara University
Directions – About SCU – Santa Clara University

SCU Brochure
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Microsoft at Moffet Towers
Sunnyvale, CA
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Commuter Tuition: $2,175.00
Payment Options

Residential Housing: $1,800.00
Payment Options

To get 2022 pricing, pay the deposit, which is half the full price of either the commuter or residential rate, at the time of your application.

Lunch Information:
At Santa Clara, lunch will be provided for students in the dining hall. A catered lunch will be provided at the Microsoft location.

Santa Clara University Event Health Protocol Requirements, please see SCU link for their most updated information: Event Requirements on Campus – Santa Clara University (scu.edu)

Camp Questions:
Geeta Ajmera
(510) 304-8044
Geeta.ajmera@bizsmartglobal.com

*A student’s space will be guaranteed when we receive full payment. Any applications received on or after May 15, 2023 must include tuition payment in full.


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US Travel Insurance

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If you live in the United States and wish to protect your tuition and travel investment against an unforeseen circumstance, we have partnered with A+ Program Protection from TravMark to offer various coverages. Please click on the link above to learn more and obtain a quote.

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If you are traveling from an International location and wish to protect your tuition and travel investment against an unforeseen circumstance, please click here to learn more and obtain a quote. If you decide to purchase this coverage, please list Travel Supplier as “BizSmart” on Page 2 of the application.