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Camp BizSmart Silicon Valley, 1st Place team June 18-29, 2019 – My Relief Product Innovation for PsiBands Biz Case

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:https://campbizsmart.org/our-camps/business-cases/ For nine days future world shakers learn and practice valuable real-world skills by solving actual business problems from hot […]

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 […]

ZEPP Labs sponsored team, Leap Insole, takes 1st place at Camp BizSmart June 25th competition at Microsoft

The June 15-26, 2015 session of Camp BizSmart, a entrepreneur business academy for students 11-15, was so popular, to address the demand, two simultaneous sessions were offered: one at Stanford University led by Elian Savodivker, and one at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in San Mateo, led by Abhinav Dev.  Ten teams from these two sessions came together on June 25, 2015 at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley headquarters to present their business product solutions to angel investors. Students at Camp BizSmart were challenged to create an innovative product solution to address a real world problem provided by one of three company CEOs: Jason Fass, CEO of ZEPP Labs, Menko Deroos, CEO of Xicato and Stanley […]

Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo Honors Top 2014 Camp BizSmart Team

  On November 20, 2014 seven teens took the stage at Microsoft to be honored for achieving the top score in the Camp BizSmart product design and business plan competition out of the more than 30 teams for 2014. They were introduced by Sonja Markova, Keiretsu member who then introduced Peggy Gibbs, COO and Cofounder of Camp BizSmart who thanked both Sonja and Randy with Keiretsu and Microsoft, WAGIC,  Garage Technology Ventures and the Alliance of Chief Executives for their great support of Camp BizSmart’s business and entrepreneur training. A video was then shown providing context to the students’ accomplishments and the role of business case sponsors. This video is […]

The Latest Innovations and Coolest Entrepreneurs – It’s All at the Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo – Nov 20, 2014

You won’t want to miss the Keirstsu Forum‘s Angel Capital Expo held on Nov. 20, 2014 at Microsoft. Those in the know already are aware that the Angel Capital Expo is the place to see unique companies with emerging innovations and rub shoulders with the best and brightest in Silicon Valley.   But what you may not know is that Keiretsu Forum is a strategic partner of Camp BizSmart and will honor the top student team from Camp BizSmart for having the winning product innovation at the 2014 business plan and product design competitions held at Microsoft. Revo Arc was the winning entrepreneurship team out of 27 teams and is pictured […]

Announcing Camp BizSmart’s Top Team for 2014: RevoArc sponsored by Revolights

Well it is official, out of the top three teams who earned first place in each of the three Camp BizSmart product design and business plan competitions held at Microsoft Silicon Valley this summer, the team that captured the top team ranking is: RevoArc. .  Revolights Revo Arc Team pictured above: Krithika Veerappan, CEO; Bryant Gavello, CSO; Aidan Cullen, VOC; Jeffrey Liu, CIO; Ethan Hwang, CMO; Laila Del Rosario, CTO; and Allen Yao, CIO; during the competition at Microsoft, then getting a big reaction out of judge Bill Reichert who is sitting with other judges, John Butler and Marty Reed;  and then receiving their 1st place certificates at the August […]

illumi-tube takes first place at Camp BizSmart third competition at Microsoft

The third Camp BizSmart competition was held on August 7, 2014 at Microsoft in Silicon Valley.   Thanks to Dan’l Lewin, VP at Microsoft for sponsoring Camp BizSmart since we were founded in 2008. Dan’l, hats off to you  for believing in the power of inspiring Camp BizSmart young people to be business savy and to develop the entrepreneurial skills that will serve them well all of their life. Dr. Mike Gibbs, CEO and Cofounder of Camp BizSmart is pictured in the “o” of the Microsoft sign below as his way of saying the o represents the people at Microsoft that not only make it great but who use their influence […]

RevoArc the winner of Camp BizSmart July 17 competition

The second Camp BizSmart product design and business plan competition was held on July 17, 2014 at Microsoft Silicon Valley.  Eight teams competed for the coveted 1st place title which went to Revolights student team, RevoArc  who earned the top score from esteemed judges, Bill Reichert, Marty Reed and John Butler. What impressed these judges? From the minute this team stepped on stage, their energy and passion for their invention was obvious.  Bill Reichert, Managing Partner of Garage Technology Ventures, put it this way, “This this team captured our attention with a clever story that let us know they understood the customer’s problem and how their product invention would solve […]