Santa Clara University, CA
July 11–22, 2022

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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


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

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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: July 11-15, July 18-22, 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

July 22
Microsoft at Moffet Towers, Sunnyvale, CA
(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

Note: July 22, all students depart from Microsoft to travel home.

Geeta Ajmera
(510) 304-8044

Coming from outside the area?

The Bay Area is a beautiful place to visit, and for some commuting may not be practical. If you would like to know more about residential options, contact Dr. Mike at

Camp Information

July 11-15, July 18-22, 2022
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Check in:
Monday, June 11: 8-8:30am

Check out:
Friday, July 22 after competition and graduation 5:00pm

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

Drop off:


Santa Clara University

Microsoft at Moffet Towers
Sunnyvale, CA
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Commuter Tuition: $2,275.00
Payment Options
A deposit of $1,187.50 is due at time of application to reserve a space. The total amount must be paid in full by May 31, 2022.*

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.

Camp Questions:
Geeta Ajmera
(510) 304-8044

*A student’s space will be guaranteed when we receive full payment. Any applications received on or after May 31, 2022 must include tuition payment in full.

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Travel Insurance

US Travel Insurance


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.

International Travel Insurance


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.