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Patent Awarded to Camp BizSmart Alumna, Krithika Veerappan

Camp BizSmart Alumna Awarded Patent

Krithika Veerappan was a student on the winning Camp BizSmart Revolights team in 2014 and attended the BizSmart Global Product Innovation Crowdfunding Workshop in 2016. Krithika is the holder of a patent for a solar water purification invention, is in her second year at Carnegie Mellon double majoring in Computational Neuroscience and Robotics and last year studied abroad at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. Currently, Krithika is working on a health tech project with the local prosecutor’s office on the opioid epidemic sweeping America. Here is Krithika reflecting on her Camp BizSmart and BizSmart Global Entrepreneurship learning experiences and their impact on her life: “Before attending Camp […]

Camp BizSmart Graduate Starts His Own Education Foundation

Pramukh Bhushan started the ECDE foundation after attending Camp BizSmart in 2018. Pramukh said: “Before the camp, I only had a big vision to help other kids. Camp BizSmart taught me how to convert my vision into reality. For example, in the camp, we created a product and a business plan for a nonprofit called New Story. My experience at Camp BizSmart taught me the skills needed to create your own company. Our team even won first place in the competition.” Pramukh Bhushan created the ECDE Foundation a nonprofit that helps fund education for kids in developing countries. ECDE Foundation stands for Every-Child-Deserves-Education. The mission at ECDE Foundation is to […]

Why Critical Thinking Skills Are Essential for Success in Life and Business

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This is the first blog in a series about the seven essential skills for success in life and in this competitive business environment: The Camp BizSmart, Learn by Doing Model came from the founders’ experience developing executives at Fortune 500 companies like General Electric ( when Jack Welch was at the helm) and Texas Instruments. The unique, “Learn-Do-Coach-Act” curriculum links real world business projects to attaining valuable skills, insights and inspirations that will fuel a lifetime of achievement and success. After 12 years of teaching leading edge skills and abilities to thousands of young aspiring entrepreneurs coached by top notch Silicon Valley company executives Camp BizSmart researchers have found that […]

Shark Tank Entrepreneur Live @ Roosevelt School February 11th

Talk live with Psi Bands CEO/Founder and ABC TV Program “Shark Tank” entrepreneur Romy Taormina, February 11th, the first day of the Camp BizSmart product design and business plan competition at the Roosevelt School. Ms Taormina will challenge the teams to innovate  the next generation high tech Bluetooth product to give passengers a better experience when riding in Waymo, Tesla, Apple and Uber driverless cars (AV’s). To be part of this exciting entrepreneur workshop click here to apply now: Camp BizSmart’s Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Workshop In Lima,Peru The Workshop Director for the 2019 Camp BizSmart product design and business plan competition is Scott Meader, a Silicon Valley, high tech product […]

Camp BizSmart announces a Tesla, Apple, Uber, self-driving car – autonomous vehicle product innovation business case

“The next generation of world shakers at Camp BizSmart 2019 will have the opportunity to design an out-of-the-box, totally new and innovative device for the cool California Coast company Psi Bands to improve the ride for people taking autonomous vehicles (AV’s) from one place to another. The device will give passengers more control over the ride, reduce car sickness, ( a major problem for riders in AV’s) and collect data to give customers for cars made by Tesla, Apple and Uber a more informed choice about which AV provides the safest, stress free, comfortable ride. Check out the Camp BizSmart 2019 Business Innovation Case which is sure to help change […]

Keiretsu Forum Angel Captial Expo Honors Camp BizSmart 2018 Grand Champion Team, Never Wait

Congratulations to the 2018 Grand Champion Camp BizSmart North American Team who are pictured above with Randy Williams, CEO of the Keiretsu Forum, and Peggy Gibbs, Cofounder and COO of Camp BizSmart when the team presented their product innovation and were honored at the Angel Capital Expo in San Francisco, CA on Nov. 15, 2018. The Camp BizSmart 2018 Savioke Team created their product solution, Never Wait – a restaurant robot that addressed the Savioke business case requirements. Team members are Alejandro Antorcha, Arthi Abhyanker, Matthew Cao, Wilson Choi, Lucas Figueroa, Michael Rapp and Jonathon Veis. The Driven team was inspired by Savioke’s original Relay Robot technology. They designed “NeverWait” […]

Camp BizSmart and BizSmart Global Summer 2019 Dates are Posted – Sign up Now!

Just in time for early sign-ups and for holiday gift giving, the dates and locations for Camp BizSmart and BizSmart Global Summer sessions that take place in Silicon Valley, CA are now posted. By popular demand, the options to attend at Santa Clara University, in Santa Clara, CA have expanded.  Parents and students may select from: Camp BizSmart – students 11-15 years of age – acquire valuable skills by solving actual business problems from the CEO’s of hot Silicon Valley companies. New business cases each year keep the experience fresh and current for all students including those who want to return for a 2nd time. No previous business experience is […]

Zapp Knee Brace sponsored by ZEPP Labs takes home first place award for the July 13-24, 2015 Camp BizSmart session at Santa Clara University

The third Camp BizSmart Summer 2015 product design and business plan competition was held at Microsoft Silicon Valley on July 23, 2015.  Student teams brought their best pitch hoping to capture the judges 1st place ranking.  At the end of the day, the ZEPP sponsored team with the product innovation called, “Zapp Knee Brace” was awarded the top ranking of 1st place.  Students who made up the team were: Angela Chu, CEO; Lucas Fonseca, CIO; Rohan Ashok, CTO; Jasmine Syu, CMO & CVOC;  and Cesar Madrigal, CSO & CFO. Their product is a wearable knee brace with ZEPP Labs technology and electronic gel pads on the inside.  The device uses EMS in a […]

Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo Honors Top 2014 Camp BizSmart Team

  On November 20, 2014 seven teens took the stage at Microsoft to be honored for achieving the top score in the Camp BizSmart product design and business plan competition out of the more than 30 teams for 2014. They were introduced by Sonja Markova, Keiretsu member who then introduced Peggy Gibbs, COO and Cofounder of Camp BizSmart who thanked both Sonja and Randy with Keiretsu and Microsoft, WAGIC,  Garage Technology Ventures and the Alliance of Chief Executives for their great support of Camp BizSmart’s business and entrepreneur training. A video was then shown providing context to the students’ accomplishments and the role of business case sponsors. This video is […]

Announcing Camp BizSmart’s Top Team for 2014: RevoArc sponsored by Revolights

Well it is official, out of the top three teams who earned first place in each of the three Camp BizSmart product design and business plan competitions held at Microsoft Silicon Valley this summer, the team that captured the top team ranking is: RevoArc. .  Revolights Revo Arc Team pictured above: Krithika Veerappan, CEO; Bryant Gavello, CSO; Aidan Cullen, VOC; Jeffrey Liu, CIO; Ethan Hwang, CMO; Laila Del Rosario, CTO; and Allen Yao, CIO; during the competition at Microsoft, then getting a big reaction out of judge Bill Reichert who is sitting with other judges, John Butler and Marty Reed;  and then receiving their 1st place certificates at the August […]