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BizSmart Entrepreneur Challenge: The Silicon Valley Way Innovation and Design Challenge: Zurich, Switzerland

Camp BizSmart returns to Zurich, Switzerland Oct. 4-8, 2021 to present an unique entrepreneur experience for young idea makers and world shakers. In partnership with Nina Reinhart, the managing director for Camp BizSmart Europe, BizSmart Global will present: Camp BizSmart Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop at Kantonsschule Hottingen and Zurich International School. The Camp BizSmart workshop has been presented to Kantonsschule Hottingen high school students for more than 7 years.  The workshop has been so popular that this year, in addition to the workshop held at Hottingen School, a simultaneous workshop will also be offered to high school students at Zurich International School. Dr. Mike Gibbs, CEO and Founder of Camp BizSmart and […]

Camp BizSmart Congratulates Manish Chandra on Poshmark IPO

Camp BizSmart congratulates BizSmart mentor and advisor Manish Chandra, CEO of Poshmark on his IPO.  Manish is a true visionary who demonstrates the Camp BizSmart attributes of zest, optimism and grit that it takes to start a company from scratch with  unique value for its clients and customers.  Thanks for inspiring our young entrepreneurs by your example. Customer engagement via mobile social app is the very foundation of Poshmark, a social marketplace for fashion, where anyone can buy and sell — or share their personal style. Manish Chandra, founder and CEO, believes that mobile social media has changed the way people shop.   Manish has said, “…when a company helps people […]

Key Skills For Youth To Succeed and Thrive!

As founders of teen entrepreneurship academy, Camp BizSmart, the question asked most by parents is “how can my son or daughter prepare to compete, thrive and succeed in this wildly unpredictable global economy?” We say the challenge is like training for the Olympics and not knowing what your event you are entered in or the position on the team until the day of the competition! Here are our thoughts on how to help your sons and daughters be prepared for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Ready your students for a fast change world! Give them the skills to embrace it and be energized by it! Make change a […]

Honoring Mompreneurs on Mother’s Day

Dr. Amy Baxter wanted to eliminate the pain that her son experienced when he needed to have immunizations.  All mom’s want to reduce the pain their child has when getting necessary immunizations, but  Dr. Baxter was a pediatric emergency physician and pain specialist and invented Buzzy (buzzy4shots.com) to help kids bear their immunizations.  In true entrepreneurial spirit Dr. Baxter transformed into a businesswoman and on sabbatical from her medical practice is working full time on Buzzy. She doesn’t dwell on the many setbacks that have occurred along the way, instead she chooses to focus on the many individuals whose lives she has changed for the better because of Buzzy. Buzzy […]

Get Your ZOG On!

Psychologists Dr. Martin Seligman and Angela Duckworth say personal & attitudinal intangibles differentiate the winners and losers. At Camp BizSmart we call it the “ZOG Factor”: Zest, Optimism and Grit. Zest is defined as living life with a sense of excitement, anticipation, and energy. Zest is approaching life as an adventure, being awed by the everyday possibility of something new and different. Zest is essentially the courage, and self motivation to complete challenging situations and tasks. Those who have zest exude excitement and energy in school, at home and at work. When they get a flat tire, they don’t hang their heads in defeat, but think—“how fast can I get […]