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Camp BizSmart

Map1171 Homestead Rd., Suite. 275
Santa Clara, CA 95050
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At Camp BizSmart, aspiring young entrepreneurs acquire valuable skills by solving actual business problems from the CEO’s of hot Silicon Valley companies.

At Camp BizSmart, over 10-days, students ages 11-15 work in teams and are mentored by industry experts. On day 9, students present and defend their solutions at Microsoft before a panel of venture capital and angel investors.

At the BizSmart Alumni Accelerator, “idea makers and world shakers” age 12 – 16 will test their entrepreneur ability and start up knowledge in real world, “pop-up” simulations to bring their product to life and push their dreams into reality. Learn how to go from garage to global in this one-of-a-kind, life changing 10 day entrepreneurship experience. This unique opportunity will conclude with a real world showcase event at Microsoft Silicon Valley where the teams will feature their products in an exciting and competitive trade-show like event.

Specially created for Teens 16-19, our Teen Designathon is a unique, intense, 6 day skill-based design competition workshop for top notch young entrepreneurs who want to learn how to turn ideas into cool, value added products! BizSmart Global Design Thinking workshops are taking place around the globe, inspiring the entrepreneurs and business leaders of tomorrow, today. This innovative, skill based, hands-on workshop will be led by experienced BizSmart Global Silicon Valley business and entrepreneurship faculty members.


Additional Information:

County: Out of State
San Mateo
Santa Clara
Gender: Coed
Minimum Age: 11
Maximum Age: 19
Year Established: 2007
Capacity: average is 24-36 per session but varies by session
Lodging: University Residential available for most dates
Camp Length: Varies: 6 & 10 day sessions
Camp Days: Summer 2018 US sessions: Camp BizSmart Classic Product Pitch and Biz Pitch Compeition: (11-15 yr olds): at Santa Clara University: June 24-July 7; July 8-21; July 22-Aug 4. In San Mateo at Silicon Valley Community Foundation Coference Center: June 18-29; At Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN June 17-30, 2018 BizSmart Global Teen Workshops: Alumni Accelerator (ages 12-16) Santa Clara University July 22-Aug 4; 6 Day Teen Designathon ( ages 16-19) Santa Clara University July 15-21.
Cost Per Week: $625 - $995.per week for day students, depending on length and program, $1,295-2,175 per week for residential and tuition pkg. diffence depends on workshop length and location
Cost Per Day: range according to location and length of program:$150-200. for day students; $340-420/day for housing and tuition
Financial Aid Offered: yes
Camp Director : Dr. Mike Gibbs, CEO and Founder
Camp Director Email: dr.mike@bizsmartglobal.com

Quick Facts:

About Camp BizSmart & BizSmart Global

Founded in 2007, Camp BizSmart is the premiere entrepreneurship experience in the US

BizSmart Global delivers entrepreneurship experiences around the world

Sponsored by

Dept of Engineering Precourt Energy Efficiency Center at Stanford

Microsoft Startups at Mircosoft

SCV Foundation at SVCF

Strategic Partners

Microsoft Startups
Garage Technology Ventures
Keiretsu Forum
Alliance of Chief Executives

Work with Cool CEO's from Hot Companies

Kevin Surace -Appvance
David Wells - Netflix
Menko Deroos - Xicato
Doug Hoang - Enflux
Burt Hamner - Firebee
Erica Rogers - Silk Road Medical
Plus many more

Premiere Locations

In Silicon Valley:
Santa Clara University
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Stanford University
Plus locations globally such as: Zurich, Munich, Lima, Hyderbad and Mumbai, Dubai, Costa Rica; Hon Kong, Mexico, and more

Gain a Competive Advantage with Essential Skills

Critical Thinking
Problem Solving
Effective Communication
Conflict Resolution
Product Design and Innovation
Growth Mindset\

Create a portfolio that showcases your skills so you stand out

Camp BizSmart and BizSmart Global is providing a unique clone coaching to enrolled students to amplify their skill development and have proof of mastery to share with others.

Hands-on experiental learning

Students gain essential skills working with successful entrepreneurs who not only provide insights from their business journey. The founders Learn-Do-Check-Act learning method helps to guide students through the process of gaining knowledge, skills and mastery needed to be effective and successful.

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