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Camarillo ChamberCamarillo Chamber of Commerce announced today that winners of Startup Weekend Ventura County will each receive in-kind awards worth in excess of $5,000. These awards, in the form of redeemable certificates, are donated by Ventura County businesses residing primarily in Camarillo. Most of them are geared to help
entrepreneurs create and organize their startup businesses. They include free articles of incorporation, free company registration, free provisional patent application, free co-work space, free chart of accounts, free employee handbook, and free trademark registration.

“We want to help Ventura County, and in particular the City of Camarillo, become a hot hub for technology startups,” said Gary Cushing, CEO of Camarillo Chamber of Commerce. “Startup Weekend Ventura County, collaboratively put together by Ventura County’s private and public sectors, is the platform to help entrepreneurs launch their startups. It offers a startup ecosystem as comprehensive and as valuable as they
come. That is not all. We want entrepreneurs to know that if they launch their startups in Camarillo, we will stay with them and help them be successful. The award book we have assembled for each of the Startup Weekend Ventura County winner is designed not only to ease the pain in launching a business but also to introduce the startup to the exceptional business support infrastructure in Camarillo and its neighboring cities.”

A total of three awards will be given at Startup Weekend Ventura County, one for IoT (Internet of Things) Healthcare, one for IoT Agriculture and one for People’s Choice.

Startup Weekend Ventura County (http://startupweekendvc.com), organized by Dignity Health’s St. John Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John Regional Medical Center and the 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 invites entrepreneurial agriculturalists, farmers, physicians, healthcare professionals, engineers, programmers and system developers to address healthcare and agricultural needs with innovative IoT solutions.

Martin Shum