Tag Archives: innovation

BizSmart Challenge Poshmark team takes first place

Congratulations to the top team from our BizSmart Challenge, entrepreneur experience that took place in Dubai, UAE this December.  These aspiring young entrepreneurs were inspired by the Poshmark social marketplace for sustainable sales of high-end fashion and accessories.  Manish Chandra, Poshmark CEO and founder is also a Camp  dad and advisor. The 6 day virtual BizSmart Challenge included this very current and real world biz challenge as well as one from Good Natured, for the teams of teens to select from and compete with. BizSmart Challenge was held in partnership with our in country partner, Explorers Lab.  Mike and Peggy Gibbs, Founders of Camp BizSmart wish to thank Tarun Dara, […]

How to Jump Start Your Summer With Some Fun -Take the BizSmart Challenge!

Whether you are 11-15, or 16-17, I bet you can’t wait for summer to come!  While school is important – it’s harder when you can’t get together with friends or do many of the extra-curriculars that you love to do in person, with others.  If you are the parent of these remarkable tweens and teens, you know they have much to offer.  However, after two months of shelter in place they are restless, and starting to act like the race horse that earns to hear the bell that let’s them leave the stall and run the race. Perhaps you have already heard them say, “I can’t wait for summer to […]

An Open Letter to Parents and Backers of Future Idea Makers and World Shakers

“To be or not to be, that is the question….” This moment in time seems a little bit, or maybe a lot like a Shakespearean play—perhaps Hamlet. Yes, everyone has a lot of questions about how all this will turn out. We wanted you to know that as the founders of Camp BizSmart, both of us are looking forward with a high sense of optimism, zest and some measure of grit, although I guess that is for others to decide. At Camp BizSmart we say that Character, Courage and Citizenship matters—-a lot, and we couldn’t think of a better time to discover your gifts and apply those values then right […]

Camp BizSmart Shark Tank CEO Romy Taormina featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

A prosperous, roaring ‘20’s shoutout to Camp BizSmart friend and 2019 business innovation case CEO sponsor Romy Taormina, CEO of Psi Bands https://www.psibands.com/ . Check out her lessons of success as one of the top women to ever appear on the TV Show “Shark Tank”: https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/344496. We are so grateful for Romy’s mentorship and being an example to the next generation if idea makers and world shakers of the Camp BizSmart values: Character, Courage and Citizenship.” Below you will find an excerpt from the article that originally appeared on Authority Magazine and was later reposted on Entrepreneur online written by Yitzi Weiner. Image credit Authority Magazine. What important business ‘takeaways’ […]

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 […]

BizSmart Accelerator 2019 Best of Show – Passenger Air Vehicle for Bell Flight & Biz Strategy for Future Transportation

During the Summer of 2019, aspiring entrepreneurs came from all over the globe to the BizSmart Accelerator for a unique and out-of-the-box design challenge presented by iconic aerospace company Bell Flight, partner with Uber to obtain the first FAA approval for a flying “air taxi”. The project was to define a unique target market, engineer the human factor cabin interface and cabin design for an autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle (PAV). Even though Bell Flight is far into the air vehicle design of the Nexus Air Taxi, there are many aspects of the human interaction with an autonomous PAV that need to be shaped by the generation who will be flying […]

Camp BizSmart Announces the July 7-19, 2019 Silicon Valley 1st Place team – A Helping Hand – Biz Case Sponsor: EksoBionics

Camp BizSmart is pleased to announce the First Place Teams from the 2019 Summer US, North American Entrepreneurship Workshops. Teams of aspiring young change makers age 11 – 15, selected from three great product innovation business cases created with very current and in the news companies: PsiBands, Ekso Bionics and Drobots. Camp BizSmart teams at Santa Clara University and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, designed entirely unique new products for the companies, wrote a business plan, and made an investor pitch to Silicon Valley Sharks at Microsoft. See business cases here: For nine days future world shakers learn and practice valuable real-world skills by solving actual business problems from hot […]

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Blue Origin Biz Case at the Roosevelt School

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BizSmart Global is excited to be back for the 6th year in Lima on February 11-15, 2019 at the Roosevelt School where innovation teams create high tech product designs for hot Silicon Valley companies like Netflix, Enflux (a Microsoft Venture partner), Better World Books, Revolution Foods and Xicato. The students will hear about the Jeff Bezos space company called Blue Origin and his exciting mission to launch regular people into space. The teams will get to solve a mini-case to help solve the problems that come with launching people into space safely and efficiently. 2019 business teams will have the benefit of hearing directly from Psi Bands CEO/Founder, Romy Taormina, […]

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. With a new fleet of vehicles like this, management of them will need to be detailed […]

Keiretsu Forum Angel Captial Expo Honors Camp BizSmart 2018 Grand Champion Team, Never Wait

Congratulations to the 2018 Grand Champion Camp BizSmart North American Team who are pictured above with Randy Williams, CEO of the Keiretsu Forum, and Peggy Gibbs, Cofounder and COO of Camp BizSmart when the team presented their product innovation and were honored at the Angel Capital Expo in San Francisco, CA on Nov. 15, 2018. The Camp BizSmart 2018 Savioke Team created their product solution, Never Wait – a restaurant robot that addressed the Savioke business case requirements. Team members are Alejandro Antorcha, Arthi Abhyanker, Matthew Cao, Wilson Choi, Lucas Figueroa, Michael Rapp and Jonathon Veis. The Driven team was inspired by Savioke’s original Relay Robot technology. They designed “NeverWait” […]