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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 […]

Never Underestimate the Heart of a Champion and what does ZOG have to do with it?

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I was watching the Warriors the other night, it was the end of the game, the clock rapidly counting down, the score tied and everyone on the edge of their seat,  when one of the commentators said, “never underestimate the heart of a champion.”   You heard it too?  The next moments proved him right, once again, one of the Warriors stepped up and dug deep and made the play that made the difference taking them to another win. How is this possible? What sets a champion apart from the competition? At Camp BizSmart we call this ZOG, which stands for Zest, Optimism and Grit.  When you have ZOG you have a zest for all […]

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 […]

Piggybackr contest winner meets with Venture Capitalist – Bill Reichert

The first Piggybackr and Camp BizSmart crowdfunding contest for our alumni was run last fall.  We had 9 projects sign up for this first time limited contest with 3 teams really making it a horse race to the finish line.    Camp BizSmart made it possible for the team that raised the most money during this contest to  meet with a VC and also receive up to $250.00.towards matching a donors’ gift to be used for their cause.  The team that was able to claim this prize was Treasures 4 Teens – led by Michael Daboll a Camp BizSmart alum who raised a total of $3,484.00  and 180 earned effort points […]

mOasis team Floasis takes Camp BizSmart 1st place at the San Mateo Session

Congratulations to mOasis team “Floasis”, who took first place at the Camp BizSmart business plan competition held on June 27, 2013 at Microsoft‘s Moffett Towers Conference Center in Sunnyvale, CA.  Judges Harry Motro and Paul Witkay are pictured with the team along with Marty Reed, CEO of mOasis, and principal with Roda Group.  Young entrepreneurs on the Floasis team pictured above are: CEO, Derek Kinsella; CFO, Caty Neubrand; CTO, Shiel Bausroy; CIO, Baylor Pillow; CMO, Alisha Singh; and CSO, Ryan Phang. This first place team from the Camp BizSmart 1st summer session, held at the Silicon Valley Community Foundations’ San Mateo Conference Center June 17-28, will compete against the 1st […]

Students Create New Products that Have Big Impact – Will You?

When you think about summer vacation, what do you imagine?  Why not do something amazing and create memories and gain skills that will last a lifetime!  Camp BizSmart has three Silicon Valley sessions this summer.  June 17-28, July 8-19 and July 29-Aug 9. If you haven’t signed up for a session yet – hurry to snag the remaining seats available at the popular June 17-28, session or the July 29- Aug 9 session. The July 8-19 session is now taking a waiting list.  These spots won’t last long once school is out for all students. Camp BizSmart will have more than 20 industry executives inspire students with their wisdom gained […]

EKSO Bionics: Camp BizSmart Project Sponsor 2013

Bionic Suit Propels Human Grit – The 6 Million Dollar Man Becomes a Reality Anyone who grew up watching the 6 Million Dollar Man or has seen the recent Iron Man movies knows that it is pretty cool to make the human body capable of more than it is able to do on its own. Steve Austin is severely injured when his aircraft crashes and is “rebuilt” in a title-giving operation that costs at least six million dollars. His right arm, both legs and the left eye are replaced by “bionic” implants that enhance his strength, speed and vision far above human norms. Iron Man, a 2008 American superhero film […]

Camp BizSmart 2013 Summer Dates

Camp BizSmart is pleased to announce the 2013 dates for our popular premiere 10 day summer business and entrepreneur academy. CNN named Camp BizSmart “one of the 5 most unique camps in the United States”. At Stanford University there are two, 10 day sessions to select from for Summer 2013 to meet your schedule needs: July 8-12 and 15-19, 2013 in the Landau Building, Lucas Conference Center July 29-Aug 3 and Aug 5-9, 2013 in the Alumni Center, Fisher Conference Center At the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in San Mateo there is one 10 day session for Summer 2013: June 17-21 and 24-28, 2013 in the Executive Conference Center Camp […]

Keiretsu Forum Honors Camp BizSmart Grand Champions

Hydrovolts Team Ebb N Flow, Biz Plan Competition Winners 2012 Our 2012 Grand Prize winning team, Hydrovolts, Team 5, “Ebb N Flow” demonstrated their innovative product solution to the audience of investors with their business savvy and energy at the Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo, held November 15th, 2012 in San Francisco. Ebb N Flow team members included Jackson Barrett, Karla Jurado, Rene Siakkhasone, Emmit Tactac and Valerie Woo. The winning team Hydrovolts 5 participated in the Camp BizSmart summer entrepreneur academy held at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Conference Center in San Mateo. Peggy Gibbs, COO, Cofounder of Camp BizSmart, introduced the team and shared the stage with Randy […]

Keiretsu Forum Honors Winning 2012 Camp BizSmart Team

Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investment community, will hold its upcoming Angel Capital Expo on November 15, 2012 from 7:30am to 3:00pm at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. At this premier gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs, will be five young people aged 14 and 15, who will be honored for their achievement in winning the Camp BizSmart business plan competition 2012 with their own innovative product solution. This team captured this award besting more than 25 teams who competed for this honor. The week of November 12-16, 2012 is Global Entrepreneurship Week when more than 30,000 events focused on entrepreneurship will occur around the world. It […]