Tag Archives: inspiring young entrepreneurs

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 Partners with Dubai American Academy’s AI and Robotics Center Inspiring Students to Invent New Products

BizSmart Global’s unique entrepreneur product innovation hands-on learning workshop was delivered to 41 high school students on the beautiful campus of the Dubai American Academy February 23-27, 2020. Together with in country partner, Explorars Lab, the BizSmart Global 5 day workshop had students work in teams on product innovation business cases,  from leading Silicon Valley CEO’s of hot in the news companies. Student teams selected from three business cases from the following companies: Ekso bionics, PsiBands, and Drobots.  In addition, each day, students spent time in the Center for Excellence Robotics and Artificial Intelligence which is led by Director, Sreejit Chakrabarty.  Our thanks to Mr. Chakrabarty who made it possible […]

In 2020, Give an Entrepreneurship Experience – the Gift that Keeps on Giving!

Mark L. Rockefellar, CEO and Founder of Streetshares, in a recent interview shared the importance of our youth learning entrepreneurship and said this: ” I believe a mentality that searches for problems in life to solve can be certainly be taught.” Camp BizSmart specializes in mentoring idea makers and world shakers ages 11-15, and 16-19 with hands-on, real world problem solving alongside respected CEO’s and Founders that have created products that add great value to the customers they serve. Mark L. Rockefeller is the Co-Founder & CEO of StreetShares, a startup that uses technology and social loyalty to improve financial services for the military and veteran community. He is also […]

Zest, Optimism and Grit – Entrepreneurship Skills to Last a Lifetime

Every year families give gifts to one another to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and special occasions. These gifts may be used up or become out of date soon after they are received. This year, consider giving a beautiful gift that can last a lifetime: give the gift of a Camp BizSmart real world entrepreneurship experience to build up the zest, optimism and grit for your deserving young idea maker and world shaker.  At Camp BizSmart, your aspiring entrepreneur will explore the prestigious Santa Clara University and Silicon Valley companies like Microsoft and Alibaba. Make new friends and help them build a network of top students from around the world. Camp BizSmart […]

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 […]

Announcing the Camp BizSmart 2019 North American Grand Champion Team: A Helping Hand, an Ekso Bionics Biz Case Team

The final results are in, drum roll please, the 2019 North American Camp BizSmart Grand Champion Team out of all first place teams from Summer 2019, is: Ekso Bionics team, A Helping Hand. These aspiring young entrepreneurs attended the Camp BizSmart entrepreneur academy this summer at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA. Pictured above is the team following their product innovation and pitch presentation at the Camp BizSmart Competition on July 19th at Microsoft in Silicon Valley. A special thank you to Eksobionics CEO, Jack Peurach and Jason Jones, VP of Product Development for inspiring our Camp BizSmart students to investigate the future of Eksobionics to provide technology designed […]

Hydrobee – 2017 Camp BizSmart innovation Partner

    Burt Hamner, who is well known for using hydro-energy to create power, has created a new product, Firebee.  Now you can make electricity from the chimney on your stove or fireplace to power phones, LED lights, and even air blowers for improved combustion.   Burt challenged our students to improve upon his initial product designs to come up with innovative ways to increase the viability and marketability to a wide range of users who had no access to electrical power. Students at Camp BizSmart did indeed find multiple ways to address the customers need.  Working in teams they come up with their product design innovation, supported by a […]

Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute – 2017 Camp BizSmart Innovation Case

“Next-Gen” Easy to use, Freshwater Quality Tracker to measure freshwater quality fast and accurately” Camp BizSmart is exited to announce the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute, on the campus of the prestigious Baylor School, is a 2017 Camp BizSmart Product Innovation Partner.  Working together with scientists at the Institute, Camp BizSmart have created an opportunity for the next generation of idea makers and world shakers to create first fresh water quality monitoring device with blue tooth capability to send just in time water quality data to the cloud.   Problem Statement In 2012, consumers in the United States spent an estimated $82.6 billion on seafood, making the U.S. one of the top three seafood markets worldwide. Yet the […]

“The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters”

In her new book, “The Power of Meaning“ published by Crown and released last week, Emily Esfahani Smith seems to channel a sad lament often heard in Silicon Valley: I have a good job, I’m paid well, I have interesting friends, I am busy doing stuff, but something is missing. All these things should make me happy, but I am not! We think one of our jobs at Camp BizSmart, the world’s leading experience for aspiring entrepreneurs age 11-19, is to turn that view of life on its head and point the way to making a difference and therefore making meaning! We asked Emily her opinion about the role of […]