Tag Archives: innovation

Leap Insole, Sponsored by ZEPP Labs Awarded Top Team for Camp BizSmart 2015 to Appear at Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo on Nov. 18, 2015

  “The final results are in and Leap Insole, who chose to solve a ZEPP Labs business case, has taken the coveted top ranking out of all the first place teams competing in the Camp BizSmart 2015 Summer sessions.  Our congratulations go to this team who consists of: Levi Kline, CEO/VOC; Jonathan Kao, CTO; Valerie Duffey, CFO; Rish Bellakka, CMO; Daniel Lan, CSO; and Anant Vasudevan, CIO.  “This team had a great spirit throughout the entire Camp BizSmart two week session which took place at Stanford University”, noted Camp Director, Elian Savodivker. They were persistent as well as innovative in their creation of a solution to the business case they selected.  They chose […]

RecoverLight, Sponsored by Xicato, is named Camp BizSmart 1st place winner for the July 6-17, 2015 session at Stanford

Camp BizSmart is pleased to announce RecoverLight, as the first place team for the July 6-17, 2015 business and entrepreneur academy at Stanford University.  The student team pictured below consists of: Haley Jeffers, CEO; Ethan Zhang, CIO; Julia Segal, CSO; Suzanna Wang, CTO; Elizabeth Fu, CMO; Jeffrey Chen, CFO; and Anchita Bora, CVOC.  The competition was held at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley headquarters. Camp BizSmart is a business and entrepreneurship academy that operates at premiere organizations and brings industry experts to mentor young aspiring entrepreneurs as they create real world product innovations to solve customer needs. In addition, Camp BizSmart recruits CEOs from leading companies to provide business cases that state a problem and challenge the student […]

Keiretsu Forum – Where Angels With Capital Mentor and Support Founders

 One of the strategic partners of Camp BizSmart is a group of angels – really!  The Keiretsu Forum the largest global angel investment network, has been a valued partner of Camp BizSmart since our launch in 2008.  The Keiretsu Forum makes it possible for the Camp BizSmart winning team each year to attend the November Angel Capital Expo at Microsoft.  Not only do these students have the opportunity to observe founders of companies pitch their latest product solutions, they get to network with the best and the brightest angel investors and executives,  Ultimately, the team is honored on stage during the full day event.  What a great learning experience to […]

Seminarium executive faculty member brings training for young aspiring entrepreneurs to Lima!

On February 16-20, 2015 Camp BizSmart, the Silicon Valley, United States based, business and entrepreneur education company will bring their renowned hands-on, fast paced teen design thinking and product innovation workshop to Lima, Peru. Featured by CNN, The Financial Times and others, this high energy, real world business case workshop is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs between the ages of 11 to 17 who desire to create unique, innovative solutions to real world problems. Participants will gain essential skills while collaborating in teams to create and compete for the best product solution and go to market business strategy. The top student from this workshop will receive a full tuition scholarship into […]

Cool CEO’s and Hot Companies Inspire Young Entrepreneurs

Is it possible for a person to develop skills and attitudes that will help them succeed as an entrepreneur or great business executive?  And, if so, how would you go about it?  Here is the recipe that I recommend: First, let’s start with the old adage that anything worth doing is worth doing well. Then get ready for a challenge that will be followed by a payoff directly in relation to the amount of elbow grease, creativity, and stick-to-it-ness, and care that you put into this recipe.  Now for the secret ingredients: Take 1 young person, 11-18 who is curious and likes to solve problems, and is willing to work […]

Camp BizSmart’s Silicon Valley Innovation Workshops Held at Stanford University August 2014

  Seventy eight Chinese students, aged 14 to 18 traveled from China to the United States with their Chaperones to attend Camp BizSmart’s Silicon Valley Innovation and Product Design Workshop held in two residential sessions at Stanford University.  Camp BizSmart created this unique, one week session to provide these students with the hands on experience of working in teams mentored by entrepreneurs to create an innovative solar light product that would serve the needs of individuals in rural China.  For almost all of these students, it was their very first time in the US and also their first time working together as an executive team would do within a company […]

Camp BizSmart Offers Rare Opportunity to Work With and Learn From Successful Company Founders

Have you ever wished you could talk to a successful founder to learn how they brought their product idea to market?  Have you wondered how to meet successful entrepreneurs or to snag an internship at great company to acquire experience and develop essential marketable skills? We know from parents, friends and colleagues that many of you have wished for just this opportunity and yet found it to be elusive. Camp BizSmart students gain hands on insight into how business problems are solved and how product ideas get to market from company founders.  Before creating Camp BizSmart with my partner, I was a business development executive in several great companies including Stanford Children’s […]

Will you be on Camp BizSmart’s Top Team for 2014?

Are you an 11-15 year old who have ideas popping out of their head?  Do you believe that you will create the next big thing someday?  These students pictured above won the title of being the Top Team for 2013 at Camp BizSmart. Maybe you dream of creating your own company, or being part of a cool business bringing your skills to make a difference designing innovative new products. Camp BizSmart is the place to be if this is you! You may have heard that Camp BizSmart is nearly full at all of our Stanford University sessions for this summer with only a few spaces remaining.  That is true, and […]

ABC Hit Show “Shark Tank” winner to sponsor 2014 Camp BizSmart Project

Big dreams meet big money on ABC’s hit reality show Shark Tank.  Dr. Mike Gibbs, CEO of Camp BizSmart says, “Shark Tank is the bomb”, if you don’t know what Shark Tank is, where have you been the last few years?”  75% of the students who come to Camp BizSmart watch Shark Tank to see entrepreneurs enter the Shark “Tank” (at Sony Pitchers studio in Culver City, Calif.) win financial support and convince the “Sharks” to invest in their companies.  This hit show, drew 8.2 million viewers in January, so Camp BizSmart students are on to something watching to see the “Next New Invention”.  Many of the products pitched on the […]

Camp BizSmart Teens Honored at Keiretsu Angel Capital Expo at Microsoft during Global Entrepreneurship Week

The youngest entrepreneurs in the room on November 21, 2013 were teenagers who had taken top honors at the Camp BizSmart 2013 product design and business plan competition.  Their reward was to attend the Keiretsu Forum‘s Angel Capital Expo  – a priceless day of inspiration, observation and networking with a who’s who of leading innovators and angel investors.  The icing on the cake for this team was to interact with Keiretsu Founder and CEO, Randy Williams and Sonja Markova, Managing Director on stage who is an advisor to Camp BizSmart. Sonja introduced Peggy Gibbs, COO, cofounder of Camp BizSmart.  Peggy noted the importance of honoring the mentors and advisors who […]