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Camp Inc. Prepares to Graduate Its Second “Class”

Shark tankCamp Inc., the Boulder Jewish Community Center’s innovative Jewish summer camp built around entrepreneurship, is getting ready for its second session of campers to present their business ideas.  On Monday, August 4th at 9:30 am, the second “Camp Inc. Tank” pitchfest will be held in the Wittemeyer Courtroom at the Wolf Law Building at CU (off Kittredge Loop Dr.). Each startup team will present their companies in an all-camp pitch competition to win prizes and show off their new businesses. A “Shark Tank” style panel of local investors and entrepreneurs will be there to judge the competition.

Marshall Levin discussing the Weizmann Institute with Camp Inc. campers.
Marshall Levin discussing the Weizmann Institute with Camp Inc. campers.

When BJN visited Camp Inc. this week, Marshall Levin from the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute was visiting to give a presentation about Weizmann, their basic research mission: “Science for the benefit of humanity”, and to invite the campers to participate in Weizmann’s “Care Share Repair” program by recording videos about their wishes and passions for the future and uploading them to Weizmann’s Tree of Humanity.  Levin was one of many visiting speakers to come to the camp nestled in the mountains 25 minutes southwest of Boulder.  The campers have also made almost daily field trips to entrepreneurial companies, start-ups and incubators up and down the Front Range.

l-r: BJCC Exec. Dir. Jonathan Lev, Camp Inc. Chief Camping Officer Josh Pierce, Marshall Levin
l-r: BJCC Exec. Dir. Jonathan Lev, Camp Inc. Chief Camping Officer Josh Pierce, Marshall Levin

Their three-week session almost complete, the campers are now working on their pitches for Monday’s competition.  Earlier in July, 13 amazing teams presented their ideas in the first Camp. Inc Tank competition. You can see the videos of their final pitches here on Vimeo.

Here are more pictures from our visit this week:

About David Fellows

I've been writing things since grammar school, and served as a writer, photographer and/or an editor on my junior high and high school newspapers; the Daily Trojan at USC (where I earned my journalism degree); the student newspaper at the Anderson School at UCLA (where I earned my MBA); and written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years. I've been involved Jewishly since my bris and in Boulder since 1995. I'm married to my Executive Director Cheryl, and we have two children, Lauren and Ethan.

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