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Top BizSmart Accelerator Team – Flytertainment – Visits Bell Flight Center

On November 5, 2019, the Camp Bizsmart Accelerator Team, Flytertainment presented their, first-of-its-kind, autonomous, electric personal entertainment air vehicle to the Bell Flight Engineering Innovation Team at the Bell Center Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to receiving feedback from the Bell executives, the team toured the facility and got up close and personal with the many helicopters on site. They talked with pilots, flight mechanics and engineers building the first “air taxi”. The highlight of the day was when each member of the team piloted the flight simulator. What a blast!! “For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards for […]

Camp BizSmart 2019 Grand Champion Team – A Helping Hand – Honored at Keiretsu Forum

Camp BizSmart’s 2019 Grand Champion Team, “A Helping Hand”, presented their bionic hand product innovation idea to the Keiretsu Forum’s Investor Expo at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. More than 400 investors and entrepreneurs applauded the team’s solution to the Chairman of Ekso Bionics challenge to create a first of its kind “magic hand” exoskeleton to improve daily living for people who have lost hand function. The team got to meet Randy Williams, CEO, Founder of Keiretsu Forum, and the 16 executives who presented leading edge products for a variety of problems including health care, power blackouts and transportation. The Expo was a real-world learning experience for the […]

Hot Innovations by Aspiring Entrepreneurs in BizSmart Hottingen, Zurich Workshop

September 30, marked the fifth year in a row, BizSmart Global has brought an innovative Silicon Valley challenge to the Hottingen School in Zurich Switzerland. A special thank you to Nina Reinhart our partner in Switzerland and who helped launch one of the first project-based product design and business plan competitions in Europe. Also, a special thank you to Beda Riklin for being our entrepreneurship ambassador with Hottingen and guiding the day-to-day aspects of the workshop and to the local entrepreneurship coaches Laura Binda, Alexandra Buergler, and Alexander Lutz for bringing their energy, “BizSmarts” and real-world knowledge to the next generation of idea makers and world shakers. This year business […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Story’s 3D Printed House – 2018 Camp BizSmart Product Innovation Case

Camp BizSmart is honored to have New Story as a Product Innovation Partner for 2018.  A special thank you to both Bret Hagler, CEO, Co-Founder and Matthew Marshall, Product and Co-Founder, for making time in their extremely busy schedule to create this business case with us for our student teams to solve. This March, 2018 New Story and Icon unveiled the first permitted home created specifically for the develop-ping world.  3D Printing technologies are set to transform global homelessness with 600-800 square foot homes that are printed in under 24 hours for $4000. in underserved communities. See the video featuring Matthew Marshall as he explains the company and the business […]

Taking great ideas to scale to do great things – with tenacious optimism!

Andy Kessler wrote for the Wall Street Journal the following about using scale to solve problems:” It’s time to stop doing the one-off two step and time to scale up.”  So what is scale? Mr. Kessler says, “It’s the concept of taking a small idea and finding ways to implement it for thousands, or millions, or even billions. Without scale, ideas are no more than hot air. Stop doing the one-off two-step. It’s time to scale up.” Camp BizSmart students are inspired by great companies who are scaling big ideas to make big impacts. They are changing how we address big issues going forward.  Now, that’s a really big deal. […]

Camp BizSmart Launches Entrepreneur Academy at Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN

By: Baylor Pillow This June, Baylor School will have the honor of hosting Camp BizSmart, a camp that inspires young entrepreneurs from ages 11-15. The camp will take place from June 11-24 and will be a residential camp. Camp BizSmart was founded in 2007 and has been mentoring young entrepreneurs since 2008, but the summer of 2017 will be Camp BizSmart’s first camp east of the Mississippi River. The founders, Mike and Peggy Gibbs, yearned to provide high-achieving adolescents with the skills, values, and real-life experience of an entrepreneur. Their hard work paid off. In its first year, Camp BizSmart attended the World Innovation Forum in New York City and […]

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 […]

Will you be on Camp BizSmart’s Top Team for 2014?

Are you an 11-15 year old who have ideas popping out of their head?  Do you believe that you will create the next big thing someday?  These students pictured above won the title of being the Top Team for 2013 at Camp BizSmart. Maybe you dream of creating your own company, or being part of a cool business bringing your skills to make a difference designing innovative new products. Camp BizSmart is the place to be if this is you! You may have heard that Camp BizSmart is nearly full at all of our Stanford University sessions for this summer with only a few spaces remaining.  That is true, and […]