Feb 2019 Sunnyvale Entrepreneurship Camp

Entrepreneurship Camp 2019 - Sunnyvale CA
Shooting Stars Entrepreneurship Camp - 2019 - Feb 19th - Feb 23rd

A diverse group of 25 students from various Bay Area High schools, participated in a week long Entrepreneurship camp. Industry speakers from Startup companies(VoiceBase, Vimana), to fast growing companies(Facebook, Finisar), and finally  to well established organizations (Intel, SF 49ers) taught Entrepreneurship topics and prepared students to present business pitches based on their own ideas. Camp participants were trained with topics such as Entrepreneurship mindset, skillset, and various components required for a business pitch (Mission, Idea generation, design thinking, prototype, test of product, customer, marketing strategies, and revenue model). Students then brainstormed on several ideas ranging from business, non-profit, to problems being faced in the community. Teams were created based on the alignment of their ideas, followed by industry speaker training with presentation slides, workshops, whiteboard lessons, and Q&A interactions in sessions spread across the entire week.

Senior Marketing executive from VoiceBase(AI analytics based Startup) and founder of Vimana(Networking device to enable safe internet access for children) covered all end-to-end Entrepreneurship topics from how a real-life problem faced led to starting a company, to the steps involved in building a product, prototype, testing product, customer feedback, branding, marketing, raising capital, hiring talent, benefits and challenges of a startup.VP of Product development at Finisar(Leading optical communication product provider) covered different phases of product development and supply chain fundamentals. Panel of speakers from Facebook introduced to company culture, VR technology, networking lab, data center strategy and how to design to scale faster.Team at SF 49ers provided a full tour of Levi’s Stadium, introduced to business side of football such as predictable revenue models, corporate suites, seat licensing, dynamic pricing strategies. Marketing/Sales/Community relation executives also covered different marketing strategies, signing of players, and the importance and methods of community/customer relations.Intel as a company with it’s breadth, had speakers from Intel Venture capital,  Branding,Marketing communications, business leaders in upcoming technologies such as AI, architects/leaders from CIG IP technology groups. Thanks to Intel and its executive speakers, students learnt topics related to Entrepreneurship, best practices, industry experience, got exposure to Intel technology, work culture, 50+years of successful business/innovation engine.

Students collaborated in teams to refine their ideas with feedback from Intel speakers, coaches, did market research, financial modeling and presented their business pitches to judges from Intel Capital venture and Product architects. Student teams not only learnt fundamentals of Entrepreneurship but also took the next step and presented viable business pitch decks with their own ideas for conserving energy, converting energy, solution to solve food waste, wrist band for SOS health service, therapy for stress relief etc.

Glimpses of Feb 2019 Camp

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Newspaper Coverage of Feb 2019 Camp

July 2018 Fremont Entrepreneurship Camp

July Fremont Camp Flyer

Shooting Stars Entrepreneurship Camp - Jul 9 - Jul 17 - 2018

At the Shooting Stars Entrepreneurship Camp we created entrepreneurs. Over the course of the camp, students learnt all the skills they would need to take their business idea to the next level. Participants brainstormed an idea, and developed that idea into business plan, that incorporated all the marketing, finance, and supply chain related components of any company. Participants not only learnt about all the essential parts of a successful company, but they were also taught by industry leaders from companies such as Uber, Genentech, Flexport, and Zenfolio.

At the end of the camp, participants had the opportunity to pitch their business idea to a large audience and explain how their idea will revolutionize industries. Furthermore, participants had the opportunity to job shadow companies such as Google, NVIDIA, Nutanix and NetScout, in order to understand the day to day functional roles and responsibilities in different originations. An entrepreneur is somebody who is willing to act now, and at the Shooting Stars Entrepreneurship Camp we enabled students the opportunity to take that first step towards creating their very own company.

Glimpses of July 2018 Camp

Aug 2018 Sunnyvale Entrepreneurship Camp

Aug Sunnyvale camp flyer

Shooting Stars Entrepreneurship Camp - Aug 6th - Aug 11 - 2018

At the Shooting Stars Entrepreneurship summer camp we created entrepreneurs. Over the course of the camp, students learnt all the skills they would need to take their business idea to the next level. Participants brainstormed their own ideas, learnt about Wharton business school Entrepreneurship model, transformed that idea into a business plan, that incorporated design thinking skills, market research, monetization, commercialization, branding of the product. Participants not only learnt about all the essential parts required for a successful company, but they were also taught by industry leaders from companies such as Adobe, Google, NextNav, Nutanix and Uber.

At the end of the camp, participants had the opportunity to pitch their business idea to a larger audience and explain what it would take to turn their idea into reality using design concept, market research, business models. Furthermore, participants had the opportunity to job shadow at companies such as Adobe, Google, Nutanix and Netflix, in order to understand the day to day functional roles and responsibilities in different organizations. An entrepreneur is somebody who is willing to act now, and at the Shooting Stars Entrepreneurship Camp we enabled students the opportunity to take that first step towards creating their very own company.

Glimpses of August 2018 Camp

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