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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]