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Hub101's Startup Weekend

From Oct. 20-22 we held this year's Techstars Startup Weekend at Hub101. On Friday night, more than 60 participants got together to learn about the format of startup weekends, engage in several activities, and ultimately pitch and select ideas for the 54-hour event, leading up to final pitches to a panel of judges on Sunday night. Alejandra Castillo and international MBA student Mahsa Ghaderpour with their team won "Best Overall" award with their "Senior Student Pair" concept, a platform designed to address challenges international students have in finding accommodation and, at the same, provide a solution to combat loneliness among senior citizens.