Camp BizSmart's Top 2013 Entrepreneur Team to Deepen Entrepreneur Skills and Be Honored at Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo Nov. 21 at Microsoft
On November 21st more than 300 of the Bay Area’s most active and respected angel investors will attend the Keiretsu Forum's Angel Capital Expo. Among the angel investors and entrepreneurs will be seven young people who earned the honor of being the Camp BizSmart top team for 2013 in the product design and business plan competition which was held at Microsoft and where hundreds of students gave their most passionate pitch, while displaying their product innovation and business solution to angel investors. In addition, to the winning team Camp BizSmart founders, and many of their executives, sponsors, advisors and partners will attend to honor these remarkable young people.
Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest angel investment network, will hold the event on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 from 11:30am to 7:00pm at Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida Street in Mountain View, California. Angel Capital Expo is the premier gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs seeking funding capital to grow their businesses.
Keiretsu Forum has been a Strategic Partner of Camp BizSmart since 2007 and sponsors the annual grand finale winning team at this prestigious event as well as ongoing entrepreneurial pitch and skill development events throughout the year. These events provide invaluable ways for Camp BizSmart alumni to continue to increase their business, entrepreneur and success factors. It is well known that persistence, optimism and grit are necessary to succeed in both a career and in life and Camp BizSmart students have the opportunity to continue to develop and strengthen these personal skills both at Camp BizSmart and events such as this one.
This years’ top team is Sprell, who came up with the top winning product innovation representing sponsoring company, mOasis. Team members are: Shiv-Louis van de Ven, Jonanthan Vasquez, Ian Tseng, Steve Jiang, Nisha Khater and Shivanee Arun.
Camp BizSmart’s Grand Finale Top Team for 2013- Sprell, sponsored by mOasis.
Each year Camp BizSmart selects two in the news, award winning companies who provide business cases. Student teams create new product innovations to address a unique emerging market niche for the company. For 2013, students’ selected from business cases provided by mOasis, mentored by Marty Reed and Ekso Bionics, mentored by Brendon St. John. These executives challenged student teams to think out of the box and create a convincing new product innovation and go to market strategy. A product rendering is created by Los Gatos industrial design company, WAGIC, based on concept sketches and interviews with the team. Student business plan and concept design becomes part of student portfolio’s when applying for awards, board or club positions and college applications.
The Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo provides a full day of student’s entrepreneurial skill development as well as networking with hot new start-up founders. They get to observe first-hand how these entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to gain essential mentoring from angels and the potential of being named the most valuable company. “This is a real world, in the moment learning laboratory that provides priceless skill development to our students.” said, Mike Gibbs, CEO, and Co-Founder of Camp BizSmart and BizSmart Global.
”Our Angel Capital Expo provides a unique opportunity for collective collaboration in the world of angel investing,” said Randy Williams, Founder and CEO of Keiretsu Forum. “We are proud to play a seminal role in the growth of start-up businesses and job creation at a local, national and international level.”
Angel Capital Expo will feature a dozen presentations from early stage companies in technology, life sciences, consumer products, real estate, financial services, social ventures, and other segments with high growth potential. All presenters will be pre-screened by a select committee of Keiretsu Forum members. Each entrepreneur will make a 15-minute presentation and will be available for additional discussion and due diligence at their exhibitor booth throughout the day. Following the presentations, the attendees will vote and award the top three presenting companies the “Most Valued Company” award.
- When: Camp BizSmart operates multiple 14 day sessions in the summer months, with product design and business plan competitions for each session. The grand finale team is awarded this day of networking, mentoring and pitching of their ideas as they are honored..
- Start: 29 October 2013
- End: 21 November 2013