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What makes a successful entrepreneur?

“What makes a successful entrepreneur?” I was asked, and “how does Camp BizSmart encourage and develop an entrepreneurial mindset, in the young people who participate in our business and entrepreneurship academy?” The Wall Street Journal report, The Entrepreneur’s DNA, highlights excerpts of Hal Gregersen’s (Professor of innovation and leadership, Insead graduate business school) discussion on this topic at the Unleashing Innovation conference. I am going to pull out a couple of statements from the article and use them to make a point but I encourage you to read the entire report. What researchers say: One-third of our creative capacity is DNA – the other two-thirds is the world we grow […]

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 […]