Silicon Valley Community Foundation
June 21–July 2, 2021


What You’ll Learn

Camp BizSmart located at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation 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 at the U.S. Headquarters of Alibaba, the largest e-commerce company in the world. The top team out of all locations will be recognized at an annual angel capital expo sponsored by the Keiretsu Forum.

Camp BizSmart competition venue at the U.S. headquarters of Alibaba

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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

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. Day 10 is also 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.

June 21–25 and 28–July 1
Silicon Valley Community Foundation, San Mateo, CA
8:00 – 8:25 am: Student dropoff
8:30 am – 4:30 pm: Camp program
4:35 pm – 5:00 pm: Student pickup

July 2
Alibaba US Office, San Mateo, CA
8:00 – 8:25 am: Student dropoff
8:30 – 9:30 am: Competition preparation
9:30 am – 12:30 pm: Competition
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch
1:30 – 1:45 pm: Parents arrive
1:45 pm – 3:30 pm: Graduation, Awards Ceremony, and Showcase
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Reception

Camp Information

June 21–July 2, 2021
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Silicon Valley Community Foundation Conference Center
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Alibaba US Office
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$1,395.00 when paid in full
A deposit of $747.50 is due at time of application to reserve a space. The total amount must be paid in full by May 31, 2021.*
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Lunch Information:
Students should bring their own lunch while at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation 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, 2021 must include tuition payment in full.

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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.