Growing Success HUB 101

In 805conversations by Mark Sylvester

Be passionate about the problem.

Dan Ball, Program Manager at the new HUB 101 at the Center for Entrepreneurship in Westlake talked with host Mark about running an incubator and co-working space. HUB 101 is a part of California Lutheran University. There was a lot of ground covered in this conversation, including:
  • what’s the target demographic for the HUB?
  • The “School for Startups” – 10-week program
  • Stress-test your idea with real customers
  • Recycling success back into the community
  • Think of us as a gym membership for entrepreneurs
  • Classes and Programming
  • Startup Boot Camp – PACE program in the evening
  • High School student consultant story – a great one
  • Market Validation
  • Success Stories – 80 members now since the first of the year
  • Metrics for success
  • Event attendance – it’s growing
  • Funded projects – attracting investors
  • Getting a nice mix of people to the space
  • Quantified success of the members
  • Coaching and Mentoring