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Startup Weekend Success

From October 21-23, we held the fall edition of Startup Weekend Conejo Valley at Hub101. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour, immersive experience where participants form teams, develop a startup idea, build new skills, get inspired, and connect with other passionate individuals. On the final day, teams present their ideas to judges for feedback and the chance to win prizes. This year, we had quite a few first-timers, including Hub101 members, entrepreneurs, students and alums from Cal Lutheran and UC Berkley, as well as high school students from Thousand Oaks High School and Newbury Park High School. The teams Werk Hous (Best Overall), SynStudy (Best Business Plan), Lettuce Social (Best Customer Validation), Blend Together (Best Design) presented to judges Molly Strawn, Anthony Gonzales, and Jen Buzza. More about the Startup Weekend can be read in a recent post on the Hub101 blog. A big thank you to Kristin Bell and Mike Panesis for their flawless organization and execution of the event.