MAKE IDEAS BIGGER

The Online Project-Based Learning (“PBL”) and Concept Development Platform

Competitors, Mentors, Judges & Observers, join to find contests in the BizzyB Library

Create. Collaborate. Compete.

BizzyB is an online Project-Based Learning and concept development platform for students (ages 13 & up) that combines STEM learning, collaborative PBL and remote mentoring in a unique contest environment.

Class & Club Challenges

Empower student teams with combined PBL, STEM and collaboration with remote mentors. See Schools »

Hackathons & Science Fairs

Empower students with a collaborative workspace, remote mentors and pitch development. See Hackathons »

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Business Plan Competitions

Empower teams with a collaborative workspace, remote mentors & pitch development. See B-Plan Competitions »

Startup Programs

Support teams with a collaborative workspace, remote advisors & pitch environment. See Accelerators »

Concept to Contest

The Online Project-Based Learning & Contest Platform

Made for Mobile

Studies show that for even the most challenged demographics, at least 93% of students have access to smart phones. Desktop access can dip as low as 40%. BizzyB is therefore designed for 100% access on mobile devices.

Create Complete Concepts

BizzyB features a Concept Canvas and Journaling System that features 5 Essential Themes of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Collaboration features and templates that offer instructions, tips, examples make concept development between team members and mentors easy and fun.

Prepare to Pitch

BizzyB applies project journal content to presentation reports including Pitch Deck and Business Plan in preparation for presentations at contests, in classes or in funding pitches.

Enter Contests

BizzyB features a Library of contests. Enter your projects in hackathons, science fairs, business plan competitions and classroom and capstone challenges.

Features

See Features in Action

Design-Thinking Canvas

Start with a paper-based Free Concept Canvas PDF or, for students 13 years and older, use the online version with interactive features at BizzyB.com.

PBL Templates

Choose from a Library of PBL Templates that provide Concept Canvas and Project Journal with contextualized tips, examples and inspirational quotes. 

Curriculum Lesson Plans

Create a custom syllabus from our Library of modular Lessons that include STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) topic content & step-by-step instructions.

Class & Club Management

Create and manage classes, clubs or other groups. Group Managers can create lesson syllabi, mask public views and elect to measure soft skill through surveys.

Online Contest Management

Host or enter a contest. BizzyB is ideal for hosting hackathons, business plan competitions, class challenges and other innovation projects. 

Remote Mentoring

Add Mentors to advise teams on a remote basis from anywhere, anytime. BizzyB includes built-in comment channels and feedback surveys.

Publish Curriculum

Author and share Library Templates and Lessons. You can limit the use of publications to specific groups or allow the world at large to enjoy your content.

Digital Student Portfolios

Enjoy personal digital portfolios that aggregate project summaries, badges, certifications, contest awards, authored works and soft skill assessments.

Soft Skill Assessments

Empower students with soft skill assessments and skill aspiration insights. Includes pre- and post-survey system for VIBE, EIS, 4Cs, MTC, SnapShot and SEL.

Testimonials

BizzyB enables youth around the world to work together to affect positive change. I'm excited to see this change the future of education.

Susie Chun Oakland

Susie Chun Oakland

Retired Hawaii State Senator

BizzyB was amazing. our hack turned into a truly global event with students and mentors collaborating from remote locations around the world.

Jason Ueki

Jason Ueki

Executive Director, HIplan

It's nice for brainstorming with people, especially people you don't even know. It's cool getting ideas from them.

Catherine Kane-Paulo

Catherine Kane-Paulo

Hackathon Participant

This is a game-changer that represents the future of education. It takes hackathons, mentoring and STEM education to new heights.

Phillipe Rosse

Phillipe Rosse

Hackathon Mentor

Was one of the best educational experiences for my students and myself. I really would like to start hosting more of these within my school to teach critical thinking skills.

Mark Guaglione

Mark Guaglione

Hackathon Mentor

Coming Contests

Join Free to Gain Access to BizzyB Contests, Challenges & Projects
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Recent Events

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What's Free & What's Pay?

Free Student Accounts include Personal Profile, Personal Digital Portfolio and Soft Skills Assessments. Student pay version includes Edit mode for unlimited projects charged on a monthly basis. Adult roles are all free. See Plans »

What Age is BizzyB For?

The online version of BizzyB is limited to individuals ages 13 years old and up. This restriction is designed to protects the privacy of young minors. Print materials are open to all ages.

What's a Concept Canvas?

BizzyB Concept Canvas is a design-thinking workspace to brainstorm 5 essential themes of an innovation project. As a checklist, it's appropriate for any project-based, innovation or entrepreneurial experience.

How Long Does It Take?

BizzyB is scalable from one-hour use of a one-page Concept Canvas to all-year full journaling learning experiences. It's ideal for continuing review and comments by mentors. The more time you have, the better BizzyB works.

How Are Leaders Assigned?

A Project Manager invites team members then assigns leader or co-leader roles for team members to govern the 5 key themes of innovation. Leaders act as topic facilitators and can send feedback surveys.

What's Virtual Mentoring?

With BizzyB, mentors and team mmbers can collaborate on a remote basis through comment channels and feedback surveys. All communications are presetned in queues that respect the time and attention of both mentors and team members. Mentor role is entirely free.

Can We Customize Contests?

Yes. Anyone can open a free, customized contest for any number of students. Customization of contests includes rules, rubrics, schedules, instructions and more. Contest creation and management featrures are free. 

Can We Customize Templates?

Yes. BizzyB offers a free, built-in authoring system to create custom project templates (instructions, tips & examples) and STEM skill lessons. A teacher training system is included. All Template, Lesson and Teacher Training features are free.

How Are Soft Skills Assessed?

Pre- and post-project surveys can be activated by group managers to measure soft skills including VIBE Creative Aspirations, EIS Innovation Skills, 4Cs, MTC, SnapShot and SEL. Surveys are only activated as part of student project journal editing features, thus the uptake of survey data is part of monthly subscription features. Once projects are complete, Soft Skill survey contents enter student portfolios and  assessment reports which are included in the free student version.

Do You Offer Services?

Yes. We are happy to co-produce contests, provide production support services and create custom contests, templates and lessons on an as-needed basis. Contact Us »

Blog

Tips, Stories & News

3 Tips for Running an Online Virtual Hackathon

3 Tips for Running an Online Virtual Hackathon

This past weekend we ran what we believe to be our state's first ever 100% online hackathon using BizzyB.com, Zoom and Google Docs. For the story, read the press release below... but first, three tips for anyone trying to produce online education programs with digital...

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FREE Members

Includes free account, Personal Portfolio and Personal Soft Skills Assessments. Teachers, mentors, contest producers & authors are free.

Premium Members

Upgrade features include expanded Project Templates. Reports. Feedback Surveys and more. See All Features >>

Students, Teachers & Mentors

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