A Sophomore's Journey at Hub101 by Kaija Schoeld

By Kaija Schoeld

I began my sophomore year desperate for a job and concerned I wouldn’t be able to find something I would enjoy doing. In the midst of my search, I received an email from Hub101, a year after applying for the job, and thought “hey I may as well interview and see what they have to offer." This has to be the best decision of my sophomore year. What I found at Hub101 was more than just a campus job, I found community and a space that’s always ready to welcome you home even if you haven’t claimed it yet.

The moment I knew I was supposed to be at Hub101 was after a conversation I had with my dad about my job. We were talking about all that I wanted to get out of it and achieve from working here, the next day I went into work and my boss, Greg Monterrosa, came over to me to talk about some plans for things I could do at Hub101; it was as if he was repeating exactly what I had just talked to my dad about, almost word for word. In that moment, I was like “yeah, okay, I’m in the right place.”

Hub101 became a home for me. I feel welcomed and valued here. The atmosphere is always so positive, and I can count on going to work and leaving in a better mood than when I came in. Everyone is always excited about what you can bring to the table and are ready to throw ideas around and listen to what you have to say.

A very important part of Hub101 is the community. I’ve met so many great people here that I wouldn’t have met otherwise, and I can’t put into words how thankful I am to have met the people I have here. You can find the most interesting people wandering around Hub101 any day of the week, willing to have a conversation with you or give you the friendly smile you needed for the day.

It’s been interesting learning my job description around here. People will ask what I do, and I won’t have a definite answer because in your time here, you kind of do it all which is part of what I love about working here.

 Part of my job is doing what I love most: film making. I came into Hub101, was asked what I’m passionate about, and was given a job that focused on that. It’s the perfect job for college because it gives me a place to practice what I love doing while growing and connecting with people. I’m so thankful to be given the opportunity to grow my passion… and get paid to do it!

Hub101 is a place of community and positivity. My sophomore year would have been so different without my job here and the connections I’ve made.  I owe so much to Hub101 and I’m excited to see what else I can accomplish and start throughout my time here!

Hub101 wins 2018 Coworker Members’ Choice Award for coworking spaces

By Riley Waller  

Westlake Village, CA (Monday 16 April 2018) Hub101  today announced it has been recognized as winner of the 2018 Coworker Members’ Choice Award for Westlake Village, CA Members’ Choice award winners were determined based on the thousands of reviews, votes and opinions collected in a single year from coworking space members worldwide.

“I’m very excited and honored to accept the Coworker Members’ Choice Award on behalf of Hub101. The community of people here at the Hub101 really make it a great and supportive place to cowork. It’s amazing to see the kind of impact our workspace has had in the region”, said Greg Monterrosa, community manager of Hub101.

“Coworker is excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Members’ Choice Awards and celebrate the coworking spaces around the world that are making an impact in their community”, said Leanne Beesley, CEO of Coworker. “By putting a spotlight on coworking spaces that are providing a great environment and creating a community for their members, Coworker gives coworking spaces both large and small the ability to shine and attract new members.”


About Hub101

Operated by Cal Lutheran University in Westlake Village, CA, Hub101 offers a space for entrepreneurs and small business owners to start, grow, and scale their startups with the help of mentors, coaches and service providers.

About Coworker

Coworker, the member-powered platform for the global coworking community, enables people to find & connect with their perfect coworking space wherever they are in the world.

5 Tips for Students Launching Their Own Business

As a young entrepreneur and student, getting the ball rolling on your big project can sometimes seem like the hardest part, especially while still in school. Hub101 asked Richard Poutier, owner and operator of an app developing company, and John Ikudaisi & Alexis Schomer, founders of 360 Corporate Wellness, for advice on how to start creating your own business.

Here are five tips on how to launch your own business while still in school.

1. Plan

It’s very important to plan out entirely what your goals are and the steps you’re going to take to achieve them. Start with flushing out all of your ideas and find the ones that make sense to start making a business plan you can refer to and stick to.

“Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” - John Wooden

2. Think Long Term

It’s easy to take the first job you are offered straight out of school, but if you have a big dream of establishing your own business, sometimes the big job offer doesn’t work out with that plan. You could be stuck at a company for years without making any progress on your personal business plan. If it means freelancing your skills and working with a small set of clients for a few years while you get your bearings, so be it. That being said, nothing happens overnight, so take your time on creating your masterpiece.


3. Surround Yourself With People Who Have Similar Goals

If you’re working toward a certain goal, it would only make sense that you work in a productive, progressive environment. Surround yourself with positive and supportive people who have similar goals to you, whether it’s entrepreneurial goals or academic ones. It makes it so much easier to continue to progress and grow as an individual, or as a business, when everyone around you is doing the same.

4. Learn How to Say No

Whether it’s a party on Saturday night, or just simply hanging out with friends, saying no can result in more time for you to work on your plan. Social lives aren’t the only distractions you may come across. More often than not, you’ll have to learn how to say no to some business opportunities or say no to new clients. Don’t spread yourself too thin, take it slow.

5. Just Start

If you’re on the fence on how to begin, the best advice from our young entrepreneurs at Hub101 is that the best and only way to start, is to just start. Start planning anything and everything even though it might be messy at first, but getting down the foundation is the most important part. The more you work at it, the more progress you will make.


Operated by California Lutheran University in Westlake Village, CA, Hub101 offers coworking, community and mentorship for entrepreneurs and small business owners to start, grow and scale their startups with the help of mentors, coaches and service providers. #StartSomething