The amount of knowledge I assumed in such little time was extensive, and also really helped me break out of my shell with the Cal Lutheran community. By meeting so many people and having great connections, I became naturally more informed and involved with my school which I am so thankful for because I probably never would have known the importance of it!
Article written by Thea Holtlund Jacobsen
Working from remote locations like Nairobi in Africa, entrepreneur Jen Gurecki is the cofounder and CEO of Coalition Snow – the world’s first outdoor equipment exclusively for women. The idea behind her business was to make a statement about the way gender roles define the line of sports equipment offered to females
In the spirit of startup community, Hub101 will be hosting a pop-up coworking space on the 3rd floor of 505 Poli Street in Ventura on Fridays, starting November 2nd.
“While this is not permanent, The Hub101 pop-up is an experiment to bring value to the startup community in Ventura. We need community members in Ventura to step up as leaders.
We see Hub101 as a catalyst to a vibrant startup community in Ventura. The city of Ventura has had a long history of helping entrepreneurs, and now its our time as entrepreneurs to step up.” says Greg Monterrosa, Hub101 Community Manager.
Hub101 will be offering free open coworking on Fridays with lunch and learns scheduled through out the pop-ups time there.
On July 19th Hub101’s Community Relations Manager, Greg Monterrosa will be accepting an award as the winner of Pacific Coast Business Times Latino Business Award in the Higher Education category. The ceremony will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach.
The Latino Business Awards is an annual ceremony that honors business men and women in the west coast Tri-county area; Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo; to reflect their outstanding achievement as leaders in their communities.
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!