Tag Archives: business and entrepreneur academy

An Open Letter to Parents and Backers of Future Idea Makers and World Shakers

“To be or not to be, that is the question….” This moment in time seems a little bit, or maybe a lot like a Shakespearean play—perhaps Hamlet. Yes, everyone has a lot of questions about how all this will turn out. We wanted you to know that as the founders of Camp BizSmart, both of us are looking forward with a high sense of optimism, zest and some measure of grit, although I guess that is for others to decide. At Camp BizSmart we say that Character, Courage and Citizenship matters—-a lot, and we couldn’t think of a better time to discover your gifts and apply those values then right […]

Camp BizSmart Partners with Dubai American Academy’s AI and Robotics Center Inspiring Students to Invent New Products

BizSmart Global’s unique entrepreneur product innovation hands-on learning workshop was delivered to 41 high school students on the beautiful campus of the Dubai American Academy February 23-27, 2020. Together with in country partner, Explorars Lab, the BizSmart Global 5 day workshop had students work in teams on product innovation business cases,  from leading Silicon Valley CEO’s of hot in the news companies. Student teams selected from three business cases from the following companies: Ekso bionics, PsiBands, and Drobots.  In addition, each day, students spent time in the Center for Excellence Robotics and Artificial Intelligence which is led by Director, Sreejit Chakrabarty.  Our thanks to Mr. Chakrabarty who made it possible […]

The 3-step program for success: “Show up on time. Know the text. Have a head full of ideas.”

One of my favorite actors is Tom Hanks.  You may know him as the character from one of his many top rated movies.  At the Golden Globes he took the time to share some wisdom gained from experience that made me think of Mr. Rogers, who Hanks has just portrayed on screen.  Fred Rogers, known to most as simply Mr. Rogers said this: “It’s not the honors and the prizes and the fancy outsides of life that ultimately nourish our souls.  It’s the knowing that we can be trusted, that we never have to fear the truth, that the bedrock of our very being is firm. ” Hanks urged us […]

Zest, Optimism and Grit – Entrepreneurship Skills to Last a Lifetime

Every year families give gifts to one another to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and special occasions. These gifts may be used up or become out of date soon after they are received. This year, consider giving a beautiful gift that can last a lifetime: give the gift of a Camp BizSmart real world entrepreneurship experience to build up the zest, optimism and grit for your deserving young idea maker and world shaker.  At Camp BizSmart, your aspiring entrepreneur will explore the prestigious Santa Clara University and Silicon Valley companies like Microsoft and Alibaba. Make new friends and help them build a network of top students from around the world. Camp BizSmart […]

Camp BizSmart Silicon Valley, 1st Place team June 18-29, 2019 – My Relief Product Innovation for PsiBands Biz Case

Camp BizSmart is pleased to announce the First Place Teams from the 2019 Summer US, North American Entrepreneurship Workshops. Teams of aspiring young change makers age 11 – 15, selected from three great product innovation business cases created with very current and in the news companies: PsiBands, Ekso Bionics and Drobots. Camp BizSmart teams at Santa Clara University and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, designed entirely unique new products for the companies, wrote a business plan, and made an investor pitch to Silicon Valley Sharks at Microsoft. See business cases here:https://campbizsmart.org/our-camps/business-cases/ For nine days future world shakers learn and practice valuable real-world skills by solving actual business problems from hot […]

Camp BizSmart Announces the July 7-19, 2019 Silicon Valley 1st Place team – A Helping Hand – Biz Case Sponsor: EksoBionics

Camp BizSmart is pleased to announce the First Place Teams from the 2019 Summer US, North American Entrepreneurship Workshops. Teams of aspiring young change makers age 11 – 15, selected from three great product innovation business cases created with very current and in the news companies: PsiBands, Ekso Bionics and Drobots. Camp BizSmart teams at Santa Clara University and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, designed entirely unique new products for the companies, wrote a business plan, and made an investor pitch to Silicon Valley Sharks at Microsoft. See business cases here: For nine days future world shakers learn and practice valuable real-world skills by solving actual business problems from hot […]

Camp BizSmart July 22-Aug 2, 2019 Silicon Valley 1st Place Team – DroBros – BizCase Sponsor: Drobots

Camp BizSmart is pleased to announce the First Place Teams from the 2019 Summer US, North American Entrepreneurship Workshops. Teams of aspiring young change makers age 11 – 15, selected from three great product innovation business cases created with very current and in the news companies: PsiBands, Ekso Bionics and Drobots. Camp BizSmart teams at Santa Clara University and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, designed entirely unique new products for the companies, wrote a business plan, and made an investor pitch to Silicon Valley Sharks at Microsoft. See business cases here:https://campbizsmart.org/our-camps/business-cases/ For nine days future world shakers learn and practice valuable real-world skills by solving actual business problems from hot […]

Celebrating the Camp BizSmart 1st Place teams from North America Summer 2018

Camp BizSmart is pleased to announce the First Place Teams from the 2018 Summer US, North American Entrepreneurship Workshops. Student teams selected from three great product innovation business cases from very current and in the news companies: New Story, Savioke and Nauto. Camp BizSmart teams at each location, Santa Clara University, Stanford University, Baylor School and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, then worked to create their product innovation solutions to address the business case objectives and requirements that they had selected. See business cases here:https://campbizsmart.org/our-camps/business-cases/ At Camp BizSmart, aspiring young entrepreneurs acquire valuable skills by solving actual business problems from hot Silicon Valley companies. Over 10-days, students ages 11-15 work […]

Camp BizSmart Announces 3 COOL 2015 Biz Case Sponsors from Hot Companies, ZEPP Labs, XICATO and NeuroSky

This summer, students who are 11-15 years of age and have applied to attend the two week session of Camp BizSmart, will have the opportunity to work with very cool CEO’s from hot companies to create a new product innovation to solve a major problem sponsored by one of three great companies, ZEPP Labs, XICATO and NeuroSky.    Following are the 3 big problems Camp BizSmart students will select from to work with executive roles in teams to design their innovative product solution. The three business cases  to solve this year are impressive and provide great opportunity to demonstrate the value that new innovation can bring to: reducing injury and enjoying sports more;  speeding healing and […]

Financial Times Interviews Camp BizSmart Founders

Do students who participate in business and entrepreneur training develop skills that will prepare them for future success? This question and many more were posed to Dr. Mike Gibbs, founder and CEO and Peggy Gibbs, cofounder and COO of Camp BizSmart recently by Emma Jacobs, business life writer for the Financial Times. “Kids want real-world skills,” Dr. Gibbs said in the interview, which is why Camp BizSmart, a business and entrepreneur academy, relies on successful executives as mentors and coaches to share their insight & experience to guide students as they work to create innovative products to solve real customer needs. In a review of Walter Issacson’s book “The Innovators”, […]