Hub101 has championed Startup Weekend Conejo Valley 2017 at Sports Academy, the only sports facility of its kind. The complex features basketball courts, beach volleyball courts, state-of-the-art sports medicine services, specialized studios and even an E-gaming suite. The 54-hour long weekend competition was sports themed, challenging participants to solve problems relating to physical movement.
This was the first time that Startup Weekend has partnered with a place like Sports Academy and it was the first time Sports Academy has hosted a Startup Weekend event, and they are all raring to do it again.
“It has been incredible to be able to engage with Hub101 and Cal Lu,” Ashley Dean, Director of Corporate Development at Sports Academy said.
According to Dean, it made sense for the space to host the event. The space is always filled with athletes and she loved to be able to support the team’s developments and see them get into the zone.
Seven teams were voted on by the audience and formed throughout the course of the weekend:
Flush – A new innovative golf driver that will greatly reduce side spin, and thus, slices and hooks for beginners.
AI Tech – A unique used of artificial intelligence to improve athletic ability. The device analyzes movement, suggests improvements, and helps with muscle memory.
Elevate – This team made a therapeutic sound and vibrating healing mat for placement in an aerial hammock specialized for yoga.
SSA (Sports Academy Agency) – This program is a sports accelerator for athletes to focus on long-term growth including coaching, physical and mental therapy and financial management. To the time, the lives of the athletes are worth more than just sports
Virtual Athletics – A variety of virtual reality sports.
Stadium Chain – This platform would serve as a content aggregation for athletes and fans, connecting all aspects of sports (ticket purchasing, content connection, etc) through block chain.
Playbook – This is a play-call recommendation software for football coaches that can quickly predict the opposing team’s plays and offer suggestions via artificial intelligence. Third place went to AI Tech, second to Elevate and first place to Virtual Athletics. Top prizes included free patent and trademark applications from So Cal IP Law Group, free coworking at Hub101 and a new community space, Matter Labs, in Camarillo, and Rams tickets (for crowd favorite Virtual Athletics).
Thanks to everyone who participated and made Startup Weekend Conejo Valley Sports happen!! #StartSomething