Limoneira Company Co-Sponsors Internet of Things Agricultural Solutions Workshop for Entrepreneurial Agriculturalists

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Limoneira Company (NASDAQ: LMNR) today announces its co-sponsorship of Startup Weekend Ventura County and calls on agriculturalists and plant scientists to participate and bring innovative agricultural Internet of Things ideas to this event.

“The understanding of the science of living organisms and the exponential growth in the processing power of information technology have raised the potential for productivity growth in American agriculture that could outstrip even the impressive record of growth it logged over the course of the 20th century,” says Alex Teague, Senior Vice President of Limoneira. “Startup Weekend Ventura County’s mission to bring together entrepreneurial agriculturalists, plant scientists, engineers, programmers and system architects to devise new sensing methods for agriculture and to launch new businesses that provide agricultural Internet of Things systems that operate on a wide range of spatial and temporal scales could turn Ventura County into a hot bed for agricultural startups.”

Startup Weekend Ventura County, organized by Dignity Health St. John’s Hospitals and Camarillo Chamber of Commerce, will be held on March 11, 12 and 13, 2016 at Rancho Campana High School in Camarillo, California. This 54-hour event is designed to help entrepreneurs launch startups which provide innovative Internet of Things healthcare and agricultural solutions.
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About Limoneira Company
Limoneira Company, a 120-year-old international agribusiness headquartered in Santa Paula, California, has grown to become one of the premier integrated agribusinesses in the world. Limoneira (pronounced lē mon΄âra) is a dedicated sustainability company with approximately 10,700 acres of rich agricultural lands, real estate properties and water rights in California and Arizona. The Company is a leading producer of lemons, avocados, oranges, specialty citrus and other crops that are enjoyed throughout the world. For more about Limoneira Company, visit www.limoneira.com.








County of Ventura supports Startup Weekend to help agriculture and health care entrepreneurs start new businesses

County of Ventura

 

VENTURA, Calif. – Ventura County was settled by people who charted new territory and their spirit lives on in today’s entrepreneurs. The County of Ventura is working with the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce and businesses and organizations from across the county at the Startup Weekend to give agricultural and health care entrepreneurs what they need to start businesses here.

Startup Weekend Ventura County will focus on how people starting their business can use technology to create new opportunities in agriculture and health care. Using the Internet of Things, entrepreneurs can take their industry knowledge and work with technology experts to solve problems within their industries that are limiting success.
“The County is currently working on proof of concept projects using the Internet of Things to increase service and efficiency, so we’re believers,” said County Executive Officer Michael Powers. “Our county is known for agriculture and high-quality health care and we see the Startup Weekend as a natural extension of what we are trying to accomplish in County government. This effort will help to establish a collaborative relationship between the private and public sectors, and that can only be good for Ventura County.”

The Startup Weekend will run from March 11-13, 2016 at Rancho Campana High School in Camarillo. Participants will learn how to startup their own company as they work directly with mentors, investors and sponsors. A panel of nine executives from the health care, agriculture, technology and private and public sectors – including Mr. Powers – will award the best Internet of Things startup concepts, one each from health care and agriculture.

“Innovation is the future of Ventura County,” said Powers. “We’re looking for people who passionately believe they can make a difference through technology – agriculturists, physicians, health care professionals, engineers and system analysts – people with an idea that just need an opportunity to make it a reality.”

Startup Weekend is an organization that has reached more than 200,000 entrepreneurs in 135 countries. Ultimately, Startup Weekend Ventura County intends to create high-paying jobs by supporting the launch of scalable, technology-driven businesses.

“We intend to better organize the people who can help entrepreneurs succeed,” said Martin Shum. Shum represents St. John’s Hospital on the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. “We need to give entrepreneurs access to domain experts, potential corporate partners and seed money. Startup Weekend is the beginning of that process.”

For more information or to register for the event, visit: www.StartupWeekendVC.com.








Dignity Health St. John’s collaborates with Camarillo Chamber of Commerce to launch Startup Weekend Ventura County

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Startup Weekend Ventura County is a 54-hour weekend event, during which entrepreneurs pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening. As a result, participants will learn how to create a real company and meet the best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who have the knowledge, resources and tools to help entrepreneurs get started.

“Partnering with others in the community to improve the quality of live is one of our three stated missions,” said Darren Lee, President and CEO of St. John’s Hospitals. “Helping to create high-paying jobs by supporting entrepreneurs’ launch of technology-driven businesses is an effective way to achieve it.”

“Scalable business is fundamental to driving robust and sustainable economic growth,” added Gary Cushing, Chief Executive Officer of Camarillo Chamber of Commerce. “The high cost of housing makes it hard to attract out-of-state technology companies to set up shop in California. We need to grow our own. To accomplish this, we have to create an environment conducive to entrepreneurs launching their new businesses in our backyard.”

“We don’t have the entrepreneurial infrastructure of Silicon Valley but that does not mean we cannot compete for our share in technology-driven startups,” said Martin Shum, St. John’s representative on Camarillo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. “We need to better organize the key enablers of entrepreneurial endeavors. These include access to domain experts, access to past successful entrepreneurs, access to potential corporate partners and access to non- dilutive seed capital.”

Startup Weekend has grown into an organization with a global presence. As of July 2015, Startup Weekend has reached 135 countries, involving over 210,000 entrepreneurs. Startup Weekend is run by Techstars, a mentorship-driven startup accelerator based in Boulder, CO. For more information and to sign up visit startupweekendvc.com








Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin Supports Startup Weekend Ventura County

Jacqui Irwin

SACRAMENTO- California Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) proudly announced her support for Startup Weekend Ventura County and their mission to support and launch Internet of Things (IoT) emerging businesses in the fields of healthcare and agriculture in her district.

“California’s economy has come a long way in recent years, and our economy would not be where it is today without the innovations in science and technology that the startup community represents,” said Assemblymember Irwin.

“In the state legislature, I serve on the Committee for Jobs, the Economy, and Economic Development and I am constantly searching for ways to provide support and remove barriers for emerging startups and encourage entrepreneurship across the state, especially in my home county,” remarked Irwin.

“A community’s economic vitality is dependent upon job creation. The high-paying jobs and scalable growth business model offered by technology startups make them an ideal addition to our economy.”

“Legislation and statewide policies are important but having a collaborative and engaging support structure at the local level is an essential component for developing a thriving startup community. Startup Weekend Ventura County is a joint effort between the private and the public sectors to provide such infrastructure to entrepreneurs interested in launching their startups in Ventura County.”

“I know Ventura County; we have more than our fair share of brilliant minds with new ideas and the desire to solve problems. We have all of the ingredients necessary to become a successful startup community; this is evident in the types of businesses that already call Ventura County home.”

“It’s those recent graduates and emerging leaders we need to identify and support. If we can bring them out of the woodwork and connect them to current industry experts it will make all the difference. I think Startup Weekend Ventura County is an important opportunity to develop the support structure we need to get to the next level,” concluded Irwin.

Asm. Irwin is scheduled to attend SWVC to show support and address participants on Friday, March 18th, 2016 from 6:30-7:30pm.

For more information and to sign up for Startup Weekend Ventura County, visit StartupWeekendVC.com








Dignity Health St. John’s collaborates with Camarillo Chamber of Commerce to launch Startup Weekend Ventura County , CA

 

Dignity Health St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital have partnered with the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce to launch the inaugural Startup Weekend Ventura County on March 11-13, 2016 at Rancho Campana High School in Camarillo, CA.

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The event will focus on innovative Internet of Things solutions for Healthcare and Agriculture. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which entrepreneurs pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening. As a result, participants will learn how to create a real company and meet the best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who have the knowledge, resources and tools to help entrepreneurs get started.

“Partnering with others in the community to improve the quality of life is one of our three stated missions,” said Darren Lee, President and CEO of St. John’s Hospitals. “Helping to create high-paying jobs by supporting entrepreneurs’ launch of technology-driven businesses is an effective way to achieve it.” “Scalable business is fundamental to driving robust and sustainable economic growth,” added Gary Cushing, Chief Executive Officer of Camarillo Chamber of Commerce. “The high cost of housing makes it hard to attract out-of-state technology companies to set up shop in California. We need to grow our own. To accomplish this, we have to create an environment conducive to entrepreneurs launching their new businesses in our backyard.”








Startup Weekend is Coming to Ventura County

Startup Weekend Ventura County

Startup Weekend Ventura County – Internet of Things, Healthcare and Agriculture will bring together local entrepreneurs, developers, designers and startup enthusiasts intent on learning what is like to share ideas, form teams, and practice launching a startup over 54 hours.

Startup Weekend, the world’s largest entrepreneurial event organization that has brought together over 190,000 entrepreneurs in 150 countries (That’s more than starbucks!) around the globe  is happening in Ventura County March 11-13 2016!

In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Your community is here to help you.

Attendees will pitch their ideas to the audience in 60 seconds or less. After teams form, the rest of the weekend will be spent implementing the most popular ideas  with the help of mentors and seasoned startup entrepreneurs. By Sunday, teams will be ready to present their prototypes before a panel of judges who include:
Darren Lee- President & CEO, St. John’s Hospitals
Albert Garcia- CMO Semtech Corporation
Michael Powers- CEO Ventura County Government
Chris Meissner- CEO Meissner Filtration Products
Dr. Ross Dueber- CEO Z Power Battery
Daniel Schoenewald- EVP Advanced Motion Control
David Nichols- CEO Applied Wireless
Joe Kreutz- CEO County Commerce Bank
Alex Teague- SVP Limoneira

Winners will be awarded cash prizes of:
$10,000 to winner of IoT Healthcare and
$10,000 to winner of IoT Agriculture.
Including 3 months of  co-working space Cal Lutheran’s Entrepreneurship in Westlake Village. All participants will also get a free week of co-working space.

A free Startup Weekend community Q&A is scheduled for February 16th 2015 from 6:00 pm till 7:30 at Cal Lutheran’s Center for Entrepreneurship  31416 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, CA.

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Get to know your new friends. Meet the people you’ll be working with.

Got an idea? You’ve got 1 minute to pitch in front of the group.Whether it’s your idea or someone else’s, you’ll create a cross-functional team to work with over the weekend.Local mentors will be coming in throughout the event to coach you through the hard problems.We’ve got the resources and support in place to make things happen in a short period of time. You’ll be responsible for everything from finding customers to building your product. We’ll be here to help when you need it.The culmination of the weekend. You’ll have 5 minutes to present the product or service you built to the crowd and a panel of experts.Watch the other teams present and celebrate all the work you’ve done. Get the opportunity to talk to judges and mingle with mentors.








Startup Weekend is coming to The Conejo Valley!

Startup Weekend, the world’s largest entrepreneurial event organization that brought together 54,000 entrepreneurs in 160 cities around the globe in 2014 is coming to Conejo Valley on May 1st-3rd 2015!  

Startup Weekend Conejo Valley will bring together local entrepreneurs, developers, designers and startup enthusiasts intent on learning what is like to share ideas, form teams, and  launch startups over 54 hours.

Attendees will pitch their ideas to the audience in 60 seconds or less. After teams form, the rest of the weekend will be spent implementing the most popular ideas – typically web apps, mobile apps, and hardware – with the help of mentors and seasoned startup entrepreneurs. By Sunday, teams will be ready to present their ideas before a panel of judges who include Westlake Village Mayor Ned Davis, Rene Rock, winner of the 2014 MITx, Global Start-up Competition Bootcamp at MIT and Evan Forster Founder of Huddle Campus.

Winners will be awarded prizes, including 3 months of  co-working space at Huddle Campus located inside Cal Lutheran’s Entrepreneurship center in Westlake Village. All participants will also get a free week of co-working space.

Companies that have come out of Startup Weekend include, Launchrock,Foodspotting, Zaarly, Triplingo.

A free Startup Weekend community Q&A is scheduled for April  28th 2015 from 6:30 pm till 7:30 at Huddle Campus 31416 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, CA.

For additional information or to sign up visit http://www.up.co/communities/usa/conejo-valley/startup-weekend/5873

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