2017 Calendar of Events and Monthly Industry Themes

Every event scheduled during a given month will share speakers sharing the same industry theme

We do this to highlight the similar hurdles everyone faces and to expose people to different perspectives of how to overcome those hurdles.

Sometimes, the greatest innovation in your industry is the result of hearing the perspective of someone that comes from a different industry.

Ex: Uber innovating on what we we all accepted as the status quo for transportation by turning taxi rides into an on demand service anyone could offer.

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January

Real Estate/AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) Industry Speakers

Conejo Valley

Happy Hour Networking - 1/16

Speaker Series - 1/18

VIP Lunch - 1/27

Startup Fair - 1/25

Ventura

Happy Hour Networking - 1/9

Speaker Series - 1/23

Santa Barbara

Speaker Series - 1/5

Happy Hour Networking - 1/17

February

Social/Lifestyle/Dating Industry Speakers

Conejo Valley

Speaker Series - 2/15

VIP Lunch - 2/24

Startup/Job Fair - 2/28

Ventura

Speaker Series - 2/22

Santa Barbara

Speaker Series - 2/13

March

Finance/Insurance/Legal/Cyber Security/Business Support Industry Speakers

Conejo Valley

VIP Lunch - 3/24

Investor/Startup/Job Fair - 3/29

Santa Barbara

Speaker Series - 3/22

April

Gaming/Advertising/Publishing Industry Speakers

Conejo Valley

Speaker Series - 4/12

VIP Lunch - 4/21

Startup/Job Fair - 4/26

Ventura

Speaker Series - 4/19

Santa Barbara

Speaker Series - 4/5

May

Transportation/Logistics/Travel/Hospitality/Restaurant Industry Speakers

Conejo Valley

VIP Lunch - 5/26

June

Music/Audio/Entertainment Industry Speakers

Conejo Valley

Happy Hour Networking - 6/5

Speaker Series - 6/14

VIP Lunch - 6/23

Hackathon - 6/23 to 6/25 - Title Sponsorship Still Available

Startup Fair - 6/28

Ventura

Happy Hour Networking - 6/12

Speaker Series - 6/21

Santa Barbara

Happy Hour Networking - 6/19

Speaker Series - 6/7

July

Green/Agriculture Industry Speakers

Conejo Valley

Happy Hour Networking - 7/10

Speaker Series - 7/19

VIP Lunch - 7/21

HUB101 Hacks: Business Hackathon - 7/28 to 7/30

Startup/Job Fair - 7/26

Demo/Pitch Alumni Dinner - 7/25

Ventura

Happy Hour Networking - 7/3

Speaker Series - 7/12

Santa Barbara

Happy Hour Networking - 7/17

Speaker Series - 7/6

August

Fashion/Retail/Ecommerce Industry Speakers

Conejo Valley

VIP Lunch - 8/25

Startup/Job Fair - 8/30

September

Sports/Fitness Industry Speakers

Conejo Valley

VIP Lunch - 9/22

October

Government/Education/Non-Profit Industry Speakers

Conejo Valley

VIP Lunch - 10/27

Ventura

Speaker Series - 10/11

Santa Barbara

Speaker Series - 10/4

November

Film/TV/Video/Photo/VR/AR/3D Industry Speakers

Conejo Valley

VIP Lunch - 11/17

Ventura

Speaker Series - 11/8

Santa Barbara

Speaker Series - 11/2

December

Health/Bio/Life/Beauty Industry Speakers

Conejo Valley

VIP Lunch - 12/15

Startup Fair - 12/7

Ventura

Speaker Series - 12/6

Santa Barbara

Speaker Series - 12/12

Event Formats

Speaker Series Format:

6:45pm - Check-In Table Opens

7pm - 7:30pm Intro to Starting a Startup In Industry Theme

7:30pm - 8pm Networking

8pm - 8:15pm Sponsor Presentations

8pm - 9pm Speaking on Industry Theme Topics

9pm - 9:30pm Networking

Happy Hour Networking Format:

7:30pm Check-In Desk Opens

7:30pm - 9:30pm Happy Hour Networking

Startup Fair Format:

In "expo" space:

3pm - 7pm Startup/Job Fair & Networking

In “audience” space:

4pm - 5pm Panel Discussion/Q&A about Starting Up a Startup

5:45pm - 6:45pm Panel Discussion/Q&A about Fundraising Options, Strategies, and Tips for Startups

Startup Pitch/Demo Format:

7pm Check-In Table Opens

7:00pm - 7:45pm Networking

8pm - 8:15pm Sponsor Presentations

8pm - 9pm Pitches (5)

9pm - 9:30pm Networking

VIP Lunch Format:

12pm-1pm Networking/Eating

1pm-1:30pm Round Table Discussion

1:30pm - 2pm Networking

Hackathon Format:

Day 1:

4:30pm Registration Arrive at the venue and get checked in
5:30pm Dinner & Networking Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants
5:45pm Welcome & Speakers Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders
7:00pm Pitches Start Optionally line up to give your pitch
8:00pm Voting Attendees vote for the top pitches
8:15pm Form Teams Teams start forming and discussing ideas
9:00pm Begin Work Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Day 2:

9:00am Breakfast Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
9:30am Begin Work Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
12:00pm Lunch Lunch is provided for teams, mentors, and staff
1:00pm Check-In After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help
2:00pm Mentor Meetings Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
6:30pm Dinner Dinner is provided for teams, mentors, and staff
7:30pm Check-In After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help
10:00pm Wrap-Up Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Day 3:

9:00am Breakfast Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
9:30am Begin Work Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
10:30am Check-In Status reports, call for help
12:00pm Lunch Lunch is provided for teams, mentors, and staff
12:45pm Mentor Meetings Mentors help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
3:00pm Presentation Prep & Tech Check Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place
4:00pm Dinner Dinner is provided to teams, mentors, staff
5:00pm Final Presentations Teams present their startups to the audience and judges
7:30pm Judging & Awards Rankings and awards are announced
8:30pm Wrap-Up Final Announcements are made, networking
9:30pm Go Home! The event is concluded