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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 […]

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” […]

Camp BizSmart and BizSmart Global Summer 2019 Dates are Posted – Sign up Now!

Just in time for early sign-ups and for holiday gift giving, the dates and locations for Camp BizSmart and BizSmart Global Summer sessions that take place in Silicon Valley, CA are now posted. By popular demand, the options to attend at Santa Clara University, in Santa Clara, CA have expanded.  Parents and students may select from: Camp BizSmart – students 11-15 years of age – acquire valuable skills by solving actual business problems from the CEO’s of hot Silicon Valley companies. New business cases each year keep the experience fresh and current for all students including those who want to return for a 2nd time. No previous business experience is […]

Announcing the 2018 Camp BizSmart Grand Champion Team for North America – Savioke Team, Driven

After much deliberation the final results are now in. Out of the six, 2018 North American Camp BizSmart Competitions, the Grand Champion Team for 2018 is: Savioke Team Driven, with their product innovation, NeverWait.  These aspiring young entrepreneurs attended the Camp BizSmart entrepreneur academy at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA.  Pictured above is the team presenting at the Camp BizSmart Competition on July 19th at Microsoft in Silicon Valley.  Judges for this competition were: Bill Joos, Paul Witkay, Ed Lambert, and Mythili Sankaran.   A special thank you to Savioke CEO, Steve Cousins for inspiring our Camp BizSmart students to look into the future of robot technology. Congratulations […]

Celebrating the Camp BizSmart 1st Place teams from North America Summer 2018

Camp BizSmart is pleased to announce the First Place Teams from the 2018 Summer US, North American Entrepreneurship Workshops.  Student teams selected from three great product innovation business cases from very current and in the news companies: New Story, Savioke and Nauto.  Camp BizSmart teams at each location, Santa Clara University, Stanford University, Baylor School and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, then worked to create their product innovation solutions to address the business case objectives and requirements that they had selected.  See business cases here:https://campbizsmart.org/our-camps/business-cases/ At Camp BizSmart, aspiring young entrepreneurs acquire valuable skills by solving actual business problems from hot Silicon Valley companies. Over 10-days, students ages 11-15 work […]

New Story’s 3D Printed House – 2018 Camp BizSmart Product Innovation Case

Camp BizSmart is honored to have New Story as a Product Innovation Partner for 2018.  A special thank you to both Bret Hagler, CEO, Co-Founder and Matthew Marshall, Product and Co-Founder, for making time in their extremely busy schedule to create this business case with us for our student teams to solve. This March, 2018 New Story and Icon unveiled the first permitted home created specifically for the develop-ping world.  3D Printing technologies are set to transform global homelessness with 600-800 square foot homes that are printed in under 24 hours for $4000. in underserved communities. See the video featuring Matthew Marshall as he explains the company and the business […]

Levi Kline, CampBizSmart Alum and Serial Entrepreneur’s Latest Venture: “Compliments”

“Hi, I am Levi Kline, a high school freshman at Calabasas High School. I’m probably too young to call myself a serial entrepreneur, but I have a passion for coming up with ideas for businesses – especially businesses that help solve social problems or which address important social issues. I was in third grade when I had the idea for my first company, an online platform called Clubknowit. In third grade, lunchtime was very short, and my friends and I always had trouble organizing activities and coming up with teams in the time we had. I also noticed that certain kids often got left out of these games or got […]

A Champion Mindset – What the Olympics Showcase and How Camp BizSmart Develops Champions

There are many things in life that we can’t control and that we don’t know yet. If you believe that any of us will only rise as high as our confidence level, than let me share a secret from Vince Lombardi. “All confidence is about how you approach the unknowable.” Lombardi also says, “Each of us must determine exactly how we will approach this unknowable part of life.” Many will approach it with fear and caution. Some will try to ignore it. Champions, however approach the unknowable with confidence and faith that they will find a way forward. Darrin Donnelly in his book, Think Like A Warrior, says it like […]

Camp BizSmart Announces the Seven 1st place teams from Summer 2017

Summer 2017 at Camp BizSmart had seven teams who accomplished being named as the fist place team for their session.  ZOG Winners, individuals who were recognized for demonstrating the most remarkable amount of  Zest, Optimism and Grit from each session are also noted.  Both the First place teams and ZOG Winners  are listed in order of their session date and location as follows: June 12-23, 2017 operated at the Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN: Camp BizSmart Team: HeatBee, working with Company Product Innovation Partner, Hydrobee. HeatBee Team Members: CEO Trevor Popovich, CFO Chantal Nizigiymana, CMO Martin Alverez, CSO Astha Sinha,  CTO Peter Fischer, CIO Nikos Verlenden, VOC Nikos Verlenden. ZOG WINNER: […]