Camp BizSmart holds 2nd session at popular site Stanford University
By popular demand Camp BizSmart operated two business and entrepreneur academies at Stanford University this summer 2012. After having a full session on June 18-29, in the Landau Center on campus, Camp BizSmart’s second session was held in the Alumni Center’s Fisher Conference Center on July 23-Aug 3, 2012, also with a capacity student body.
Once again Bill Reichert, Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures provided the kick off address to the students which challenged them to think about the particular skills that are essential to cultivate to be successful in school and in a career and the differences between the two.
Kevin Surace, Founder of Serious Energy and serial entrepreneur came to talk about innovation, renewable energy and energy efficiency and effective presentations all of which were valuable to the business problems the students were working on and the presentations that they would be making to the judges. Following his conversation with the students as a group each team met with him to pitch their business solution and receive his feedback.
Winning Teams for the Camp BizSmart, July 23-Aug 3, 2012 Stanford Session Business Plan Competition held at Microsoft Corporation, Silicon Valley:
1st place went to – Hydrosustain – Hydrovolts team 8. Team members are: CEO – Luke Kenworthy, CIO/CTO – Marcus Adolf, CFO – Madelynn Whittaker, CMO – Meagan Benensohn, CSO – Daniel Wang.
2nd place went to d.light design team 5 “simpa.light” . Team members were: CEO- Rahul Shukla, CFO- West Whittaker, CTO- Sergio Jimenez, CMO-Annalise Stevenson, CIO- Jonathan Vazquez.
Also Announcing the July 23-Aug 3, 2012 Session were two “Entrepreneur of the Year” awards:
Annalise Stevenson was awarded this honor our of Camp Director Crystal Chang’s group of students.
Viba Sharma was awarded this honor from Bryan Cockel’s group of students.
Surprise Presentation of the 1st Walt Disney Animation Award was given to David Sun – for creating an imaginative animated marketing message to create buzz for their product design. Camp BizSmart founders, Dr. Mike and Peggy Gibbs created this award to honor David’s highly creative initiative and look forward to giving this award again in the future to other deserving students.
Additional highlights from July 23-Aug 3 Stanford University Session:
Camp BizSmart is sponsored by James Sweeney, Director of the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center at Stanford University now for the third year which makes it possible for Camp BizSmart to use the facilities at both the Alumni Center and the Landau Center which are both executive conference facilities on campus. Thanks, Jim!
Be sure to watch for the grand finale final results for the top teams for 2012 out of the four business plan competitions! And feel free to look over past blogs to read about other sessions and programs.
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