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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

Keiretsu Forum to Honor Camp BizSmart 2016 Grand Champion Team, Atmoband, at Angel Capital Expo Held at Microsoft SV, November 17, 2016

Congratulations goes to the Camp BizSmart grand champion team, Atmoband, whose team members are: CEO, R.J. Faltinsky; CFO, Max Stengel; CMO/VOC, Nirmik Tambe; CTO, Anh Nguyen; CSO, Beatrice Mihalache; and CIO, Anushka Narasani.   The Atmoband team selected the Atmotube product innovation case to solve out of four possibilities, and came out on top following the five Camp BizSmart competitions held at Microsoft, Silicon Valley this past summer.  They will be honored on stage at the Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo on November 17, 2016, at Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida Street, Mountain View, CA.  Keiretsu has been  a strategic innovation partner of Camp BizSmart since 2008. Team Atmoband chose to solve the business […]

Camp BizSmart 2016 Grand Champion, Team Atmoband, Announced for Silicon Valley Sessions

The excitement has been building and the moment is finally here to announce the Grand Champion Team from among the five teams who finished first in the five competitions this summer at Camp BizSmart in Silicon Valley. While all of the first place winners brought something unique to each of their competitions, the team that rose above all the others was: Team Atmoband, from the July 4-15, 2016 session which was held at Santa Clara University and led by Camp Director Marla Zemanek. Judges for this competition session were: Bill Reichert, Managing Partner of Garage Technology Ventures; Menko Deroos, CEO, of Xicato; Brian Gorbett of US Startups at Microsoft, and Lars […]

Camp BizSmart Announces 4 Cool 2016 Innovation Case Partners from 4 Hot Companies; Linden Lab, Nuheara, Atmotube and Slice

Camp BizSmart is the only business and entrepreneur academy where students work with award winning companies and their executives to create innovative solutions to current in the news issues and challenges. At Camp BizSmart students age  11-15  will have the opportunity to work with very cool CEO’s and Founders from some very hot companies to design and build a new product innovation for real world problems provided by four great companies: Linden Lab, Nuheara, Atmotube and Slice. We are very excited about  the four business case problems that Camp BizSmart students will use to be “game changers”.  Students work in teams and take on executive roles to design an innovative product solution; and then pitch their product design in competition at […]

Camp BizSmart 2015 Top Team Honored on Stage at Keiretsu Angel Capital Expo

Leap Insole 1st place July 15-16 2015

Keiretsu Forum honored the 2015 Camp BizSmart Top Team of student entrepreneurs, Leap Insole,  on stage at Keiretsu Forum’s 21st bi-annual Northern California Angel Capital Expo on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida Street in Mountain View, California. Peggy Gibbs, COO, Cofounder of Camp BizSmart introduced the student team and Randy Williams, CEO and Founder of Keiretsu interviewed the students on stage. Each year the top team from Camp BizSmart’s Silicon Valley California summer sessions vie to be named the top team out of sessions that run at Stanford University, Santa Clara University and Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Conference Center in San Mateo hoping to be the team that […]