Tag Archives: Microsoft

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 […]

Camp BizSmart 2019 Grand Champion Team – A Helping Hand – Honored at Keiretsu Forum

Camp BizSmart’s 2019 Grand Champion Team, “A Helping Hand”, presented their bionic hand product innovation idea to the Keiretsu Forum’s Investor Expo at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. More than 400 investors and entrepreneurs applauded the team’s solution to the Chairman of Ekso Bionics challenge to create a first of its kind “magic hand” exoskeleton to improve daily living for people who have lost hand function. The team got to meet Randy Williams, CEO, Founder of Keiretsu Forum, and the 16 executives who presented leading edge products for a variety of problems including health care, power blackouts and transportation. The Expo was a real-world learning experience for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Camp BizSmart July 22-Aug 2, 2019 Silicon Valley 1st Place Team – DroBros – BizCase Sponsor: Drobots

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 […]

Camp BizSmart Students Create Next Gen Innovations Today, – You Won’t Want to Miss This!

Since 2008, Camp BizSmart has recruited top founders who provide really cool and game changing products that meet and exceed their customers’ needs.  This year, students who attend one of the Camp BizSmart Product Innovation and Biz Pitch Academies will have the opportunity to select from 3 top companies: EksoBionics, Drobots, and PsiBands. Here is a quick overview of the amazing companies students will get to work with, visit the campbizsmart.org website to watch the videos and the product innovation business case just posted for each of these companies: Ekso Bionics® is a leading developer of exoskeleton solutions that amplify human potential by supporting or enhancing strength, endurance and mobility […]

Patent Awarded to Camp BizSmart Alumna, Krithika Veerappan

Camp BizSmart Alumna Awarded Patent

Krithika Veerappan was a student on the winning Camp BizSmart Revolights team in 2014 and attended the BizSmart Global Product Innovation Crowdfunding Workshop in 2016. Krithika is the holder of a patent for a solar water purification invention, is in her second year at Carnegie Mellon double majoring in Computational Neuroscience and Robotics and last year studied abroad at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. Currently, Krithika is working on a health tech project with the local prosecutor’s office on the opioid epidemic sweeping America. Here is Krithika reflecting on her Camp BizSmart and BizSmart Global Entrepreneurship learning experiences and their impact on her life: “Before attending Camp […]

Camp BizSmart Graduate Starts His Own Education Foundation

Pramukh Bhushan started the ECDE foundation after attending Camp BizSmart in 2018. Pramukh said: “Before the camp, I only had a big vision to help other kids. Camp BizSmart taught me how to convert my vision into reality. For example, in the camp, we created a product and a business plan for a nonprofit called New Story. My experience at Camp BizSmart taught me the skills needed to create your own company. Our team even won first place in the competition.” Pramukh Bhushan created the ECDE Foundation a nonprofit that helps fund education for kids in developing countries. ECDE Foundation stands for Every-Child-Deserves-Education. The mission at ECDE Foundation is to […]

Why Critical Thinking Skills Are Essential for Success in Life and Business

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This is the first blog in a series about the seven essential skills for success in life and in this competitive business environment: The Camp BizSmart, Learn by Doing Model came from the founders’ experience developing executives at Fortune 500 companies like General Electric ( when Jack Welch was at the helm) and Texas Instruments. The unique, “Learn-Do-Coach-Act” curriculum links real world business projects to attaining valuable skills, insights and inspirations that will fuel a lifetime of achievement and success. After 12 years of teaching leading edge skills and abilities to thousands of young aspiring entrepreneurs coached by top notch Silicon Valley company executives Camp BizSmart researchers have found that […]