Camarillo, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2016
The Camarillo Chamber of Commerce announces today that it has awarded $10,000 in seed fund to RepWatch, the winner of the 2016 Startup Weekend Ventura County event. The winner was selected by a panel of judges made up primarily of CEOs of local corporations. This award carries no interest or repayment obligations.
“Startup Weekend Ventura County was put together by Dignity Health St. John’s Hospitals and the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce to drive economic growth in Ventura County through promoting and encouraging technology startups,” says Gary Cushing, CEO of Camarillo Chamber of Commerce. “The prize money was donated by the event’s generous sponsors and is intended to help the winning idea get off the ground.
“There were many good business ideas presented at the March 2016 Startup Weekend Ventura County event,” adds Darren Lee, President and CEO of Dignity Health St. John Hospitals. “But it takes more than just a good idea to create a sustainable business. We are delighted that RepWatch is moving forward by forming an S corporation and setting up shop at the co-work space offered by MAAP Technology in Camarillo. The Ventura County community is rallying for their success and we wish them the best.”
RepWatch is founded by four California Lutheran University students. The company’s idea is to create a device that measures the health of injured body parts using Internet of Things (IoT) technology. The device is designed to reduce workers’ compensation costs spent on rehabilitation, to give patients an idea of how healthy an injured body part is, and to give insurance companies a way to monitor patients’ progress through rehabilitation programs.
Startup Weekend Ventura County (http://startupweekendvc.com), organized by Dignity Health’s St. John’s Hospitals in Oxnard and Camarillo and the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce, was held March 11-13, 2016 at Rancho Campana High School in Camarillo, California. This 54-hour event brought together entrepreneurial agriculturalists, farmers, physicians, healthcare professionals, engineers, programmers and system developers to address healthcare and agricultural needs with innovative IoT solutions.
About Dignity Health St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital and
St. John’s Regional Medical Center
St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard are members of Dignity Health Central Coast, an integrated network of top quality hospitals, with physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services - all recognized for quality, safety and service. Combined both hospitals have received more than 51 quality awards and have been named among America’s Top 100 Hospitals by Healthgrades. Both hospitals are supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Learn more at dignityhealth.org/pleasantvalley and dignityhealth.org/stjohnsregional.
About the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce
The Camarillo Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses, education and government with over 500 members that employ about 20,000 people in the Camarillo area. The Chamber of Commerce’s primary focus points are representing the interests of business to government, improving the local economy, promoting the community, making the Camarillo area a better place to do business and to live, and providing marketing and networking opportunities to members.
Contact: Gary Cushing