My passions lie in two distinct areas: tacos and startups.
Supporting and advancing entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development. I have a track record of scaling ideas and growing businesses and ecosystems. I've been recognized by congress for my contributions in helping founders bring ideas to life and scale businesses.
Supporting and advancing entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development.
Board of Trustees – Conejo / Las Virgenes Future Foundation
Business Roundtable -City of Thousand Oaks
Scholarship Board – The Bresee Foundation
2019- Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition- In recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community.
2019- County of Santa Barbara Certificate of Recognition- For Higher Education
2019- The Consulate of Mexico in Oxnard= In appreciation of your great contributions to the community in the central coast.
2018- California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition- Commitment and contribution to the Ventura County community California Legislature Assembly
2018- Certificate of Recognition for Higher Education- Senator Hanna-Beth Jackson
2018- Certificate of Congressional Recognition- Latino Business Award for outstanding leadership, business innovation, and dedicated service throughout the region.
2018- Outstanding Achievement - California Lutheran University- For successfully obtaining grant funding for Hub101
2018-Latino Business Award for Higher Education
2017- IEEE Outstanding University Partner
2016 - Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition- For your support of the 805 startup community.
2016- California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition- for providing inspiration and support to the next generation of entrepreneurs in our community.
2016- 40 under 40 Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce
2016- 805 Startups - For your contributions to the startup ecosystem
2011- 40 under 40 honor Pacific Coast Times
2011-California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition - 40 under 40 leaders in the tri-counties region.
Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship at California Lutheran University
Greg is a great guy and natural leader. He was instrumental in launching the first Conejo Valley Startup Weekend. Greg is a master networker and made many introductions that I've found to be useful and rewarding. September 6, 2015, Michael worked directly with Greg at Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend Facilitator
Greg was essential to the successful first Startup Weekend Conejo Valley. His enthusiasm for entrepreneurship and dedication in helping the teams and engaging the startup community enriched the experience for all involved. It was a pleasure working with Greg and I would look forward to being involved on another project with him.
Co-Fondateur chez SIMPKI
Greg coached SIMPKI during the Bordeaux Startup Weekend. Good mentor, business model knowledges, energy and advices. Tks
July 17, 2015, Nicolas worked directly with Greg at Startup Weekend Bordeaux
Pre-Acceleration Manager at 33entrepreneurs
I met Greg while we were both mentoring great projects at StartUp Weekend Bordeaux (France). Greg is a very pro-active and challenging person giving confidence and loads of valuable tips.
June 22, 2015, Vincent worked directly with Greg at Startup Weekend Bordeaux
Chargé de communication chez Raidfox
As mentor Greg quite helped us is the StartUp WeekEnd Bordeaux. Ressourceful and talkative, he gave us, young entrepreneurs, advices on pitching, on highlighting our work, and many more subjects... And also, he was really friendly during the event !
June 22, 2015, Grégory worked directly with Greg at Startup Weekend Bordeaux
General Manager & Co-Founder at SwitchAround.com
Greg was a mentor at the Startup Weekend Bordeaux - Wine, Tourism and food special edition. He spend a considerable amount of time mentoring the different teams, guiding them with transforming their idea into viable business models, finding the adequate market strategy and most importantly, pitching it to the jury. Greg's guidance was a great asset to the organisation of the event. In addition to his expertise, conversations with Greg were always interesting and fun, it was a pleasure to spare time with him.
June 22, 2015, Melvyn worked directly with Greg at Startup Weekend Bordeaux
Associate Program chez Techstars
Greg is an impressive mentor. He has the point of view of an experienced entrepreneur and each idea that he gave was priceless. I would definitely recommend him to any person wanting advices to launch a startup.
June 25, 2015, Sami worked directly with Greg at Startup Weekend Paris
Technology Transfer Engineer chez ESA/ESTEC
Greg has been very cheerful and encouraging during the startup week-end in Paris. He also provided useful marketing and business development insights. Altogether I found that Greg was a great person to work with, because he is competent and easy to relate to.
Real Estate Agent en Qabirim España
Greg es una persona inspiradora, sacó lo mejor de nosotros (participantes) en el Startup Weekend Paris. Es un buen motivador y tiene la experiencia necesaria para hacer avanzar proyectos y dirigir equipos. Gracias por estar ahí esos días. También es de agradecer su bilingüismo Inglés-Castellano que ayuda siempre que no se domina una de las dos lenguas. Un comunicador polivalente. Gracias Greg!
Diplômé EMLyon - MSc in Management
Taking part in the Startup Weekend Lyon-Food Edition was an amazing experience thanks to Greg. With his insights on service launch and "epidemics", he was able to unlock new ideas in our group, which proved to be very valuable.
July 22, 2015, Augustin was with another company when working with Greg at Startup Weekend Lyon-Food Edition
Computer engineer & Entrepreneur
Great guy, he always has a smile on his face and an interesting idea to share with people.
Hi was our coach at the Startup Weekend Lyon-Food Edition.
I pleasure working with you. I hope we will meet again soon
July 3, 2015, Antía reported to Greg at Startup Weekend Lyon-Food Edition
Assistante Animation et Efficacité Commerciale at Groupe BPCE
Greg was a very positive and dynamic mentor, during Startup Weekend Lyon, encouraging the teams to get out of their comfort zones and to push their limits. I love that Greg is easy to talk to, you can't miss out on his interesting and inspiring stories!
June 24, 2015, Nadine worked directly with Greg at Startup Weekend Lyon-Food Edition
Trainee at Marketing BEX at Bayer CropScience
Greg was instrumental in motivating the teams at StartUp Weekend Lyon- Food Edition! He provoked "out of the box" thinking! His knowledge and dedication gave the teams courage and right rhythm to achieve the final goal!
June 22, 2015, Desislava worked directly with Greg at Startup Weekend Lyon-Food Edition
Founder- Community Manager
Hub101 provides startups and entrepreneurs with space, community, and mentorship. I oversaw the day to day operations and worked with community leaders to help bring resources and events to Hub101. My team and I worked hard to nurture and develop an amazing startup and entrepreneurial community.
Organizer / Mentor
Took this company form a domain name to one of the nation's largest business formations companies. We are also the authors of Limited Liability Companies for Dummies.