Tag Archives: HopeLab

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 […]

The Magic of WAGIC – how a design company is inspiring young entrepreneurs

In these challenging economic times it is good to remember what has made this country great – good people with a clear vision and inner drive to make life better for others and in doing so made life better for their families and their communities. Camp BizSmart wants to salute just such a company – WAGIC – an industrial design firm that has created problem solving products of their own design as well as improved the designs and go to market strategies of products for many firms. Some of the WAGIC Team who come to Camp BizSmart Working with Camp BizSmart student teams over the past two years, WAGIC designers […]

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 […]

Tweenpreneurs inspired to create energy and fitness solutions

Tweenpreneurs attending the Santa Clara University session of Camp BizSmart took on two of the big problems of the day – companies ability to track and reduce their resource useage and childhood obesity. The 4 companies providing business problems in these areas were: Tigo and Hara – energy efficiency solutions and HopeLab and Club One Fitness – health and fitness solutions. New company, iBuild2, provided a mini-design challenge that allowed students to exercise their creativity and design to come up with potential activity kits for children to work with safe tools while learning basic design and building skills. Each team of students came up with one or two potential products. […]

So, what did you do on your summer vacation? Results are in for Camp BizSmart Oahu.

When asking students what they did this summer, you may expect to hear, “went to the beach”, “took a vacation”, “read some good books”, or “took a class”. But imagine asking that question of students on the beautiful island of Oahu and having a student who is 11-15 answer you this way, ”I worked with a team of students to create a way to make drinking water out of salt water, and came up with a way to carry it on my back.” or “I served on a team that evaluated and improved a cool new activity device that will help kids my age be more fit and healthy!” Am […]

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 […]