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Jacobs to Judge Entrepreneurial Competition

LPK Vice President and Managing Creative Director of Trends Valerie Jacobs will be a featured judge at the Startup Weekend Women Cincinnati event, which begins Friday, May 29 and wraps up May 31 at informatics business accelerator UpTech.

As part of Startup Weekend, a global initiative to empower and launch startups, Startup Weekend Women was created to encourage female entrepreneurs to get more involved in their local startup scene. In just 54 hours, aspiring entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas, build teams and develop their concepts into actual business prototypes.

Val will be on an all-star panel of women who will provide valuable feedback and judge participants’ final pitches on Sunday. Winners will be chosen based on many factors, including potential for commercial success.

For more information about the event, follow @SWCincinnati or visit Startup Weekend Women Cincinnati. For Val’s take, follow her at @futureglimmer.

LPK Vice President and Managing Creative Director of Trends Valerie Jacobs isn’t just a forecaster of design, she’s a seasoned storm chaser. Her trend work is grounded in a strategic approach that incorporates research, analysis and translation of data into actionable strategies for consumer brands with the nerve to keep up. Follow Val on Twitter at @futureglimmer or email her at valerie.jacobs@lpk.com.

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