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Camp BizSmart’s Top Team of 2013, Sprell, sponsored by mOasis, to Appear at Keiretsu Forum Nov 21 in Silicon Valley

Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investment network, announces its Silicon Valley Angel Capital Expo on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 from 11:30am to 7:00pm at Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida Street in Mountain View, California.  Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs seeking funding capital to grow their businesses.   On November 21st more than 300 of the Bay Area’s most active and respected angel investors will attend the Expo.  Among the angel investors and entrepreneurs will be seven young people who earned the honor of being the Camp BizSmart top team for 2013 in the product design and business plan competition which was held at Microsoft […]

Announcing Camp BizSmart’s Top Team for 2013 – mOasis, Sprell

Competition was really fierce this summer 2013 and our judges noted that student business product solutions to create new market opportunities for either mOasis or Ekso Bionics, our company business case sponsors, were innovative, well designed and had great market potential. There were three Camp BizSmart sessions, each with a 1st place winner.  Out of the 1st place winning teams: mOasis, Floasis; Ekso Bionics, Ekso Rangers; and mOasis, Sprell, one was named the top grand finale team for 2013.   Becoming a 1st place team made them a contender for the grand finale round top title.  Competition judges who are investors and executives, noted that each 1st place team had identified […]

Young Entrepreneurs Create Innovative New Product Solution for Ekso Bionics

At the second session of Camp BizSmart, which was held at Stanford University July 8-19,2013, seven teams of students competed at Microsoft on July 18, to earn the coveted 1st place title. The Camp BizSmart, Ekso bionics, student team who call their product solution “Ekso Ranger”, brought their very best and impressed the judges to capture 1st place. Team members are: Prateek Sayyaparaju, CEO; Bansini Doshi, CIO; Sophia Sun, CFO; Roshan Chandna, CMO; Brandon Yu, CTO; Jennifer Veis, CSO & VOC. Camp BizSmart, is the leading business and entrepreneur academy, where students 11-15 years of age, have 10 days to address a business problem given to them by award winning […]

Get Your ZOG On!

Psychologists Dr. Martin Seligman and Angela Duckworth say personal & attitudinal intangibles differentiate the winners and losers. At Camp BizSmart we call it the “ZOG Factor”: Zest, Optimism and Grit. Zest is defined as living life with a sense of excitement, anticipation, and energy. Zest is approaching life as an adventure, being awed by the everyday possibility of something new and different. Zest is essentially the courage, and self motivation to complete challenging situations and tasks. Those who have zest exude excitement and energy in school, at home and at work. When they get a flat tire, they don’t hang their heads in defeat, but think—“how fast can I get […]

Camp BizSmart and Silicon Valley – a match made in heaven

“There is a reason why all of these innovators go to the San Jose metro area or to San Francisco” says UC Berkeley economics professor Enrico Moretti, “and that’s because they are already innovating there.” This is just an excerpt from a recent article written by Mike Cassidy of the San Jose Mercury News, I encourage you to read the entire article. Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures, at Camp BizSmart The year Camp BizSmart launched, 2008, Mike Cassidy wrote a story about our business and entrepreneur camp. He was delighted to find that young people 11-15, especially in Silicon Valley, would jump at the chance to spend 10 days of […]

Camp BizSmart 2013 Summer Dates

Camp BizSmart is pleased to announce the 2013 dates for our popular premiere 10 day summer business and entrepreneur academy. CNN named Camp BizSmart “one of the 5 most unique camps in the United States”. At Stanford University there are two, 10 day sessions to select from for Summer 2013 to meet your schedule needs: July 8-12 and 15-19, 2013 in the Landau Building, Lucas Conference Center July 29-Aug 3 and Aug 5-9, 2013 in the Alumni Center, Fisher Conference Center At the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in San Mateo there is one 10 day session for Summer 2013: June 17-21 and 24-28, 2013 in the Executive Conference Center Camp […]

Keiretsu Forum Honors Winning 2012 Camp BizSmart Team

Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investment community, will hold its upcoming Angel Capital Expo on November 15, 2012 from 7:30am to 3:00pm at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. At this premier gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs, will be five young people aged 14 and 15, who will be honored for their achievement in winning the Camp BizSmart business plan competition 2012 with their own innovative product solution. This team captured this award besting more than 25 teams who competed for this honor. The week of November 12-16, 2012 is Global Entrepreneurship Week when more than 30,000 events focused on entrepreneurship will occur around the world. It […]

Camp BizSmart Announces 2010 Tweenpreneurs of the Year

At a time when many adults are feeling the stresses of major economic challenges and a rapidly changing global marketplace, students at Camp BizSmart, an entrepreneurial business academy that inspires tweenpreneurs, are demonstrating the power of being energized by problems. These young aspiring entrepreneurs working directly with successful company CEO’s and founders, are given real business challenges that the companies are facing. If that were not a tough enough challenge, these students 11-15, who have no previous experience in creating business solutions, have only 10 days to complete their task. Hope Lab VP Richard Tate discusses the business challenge Udo Waibel, Hara co-founder, shares the business problem Sound impossible? Than […]

Mom was right – “If you want to do great things, hang out with great people!”

You know how people always say that if you want to be a great tennis player, play with people better than you? So you want to be a great entrepreneur? Well, the same thing applies – if you want to be a great critical thinker, problem solver and innovator – hang out with great thinkers who have demonstrated success solving real problems! Do great role models matter? We believe they do, and that’s why the entrepreneurs who come to share their wisdom and experiences with students at Camp BizSmart are selected with great care. These entrepreneurs have created successful companies, with real value and are also great people who are […]

Camp BizSmart 2010, Biz Plan Competition – Game On!

Stanford session announces 1st place winner – two more sessions to go before grand finale round. The competition for top student team of Camp BizSmart 2010 is definitely on! Each year we say the business solutions the student teams come up with are amazing. And this year, looking at the first round from teams competing at our Stanford session – every team brought it! But who won this first round? HopeLab Team 1 – Stanford session, was awarded first place for the best business plan and presentation by the esteemed panel of judges. HopeLab Team 1 -Stanford, was lead by student CEO, Tony Klachin, with CTO, Shaurey Vetsa, CMO, James […]