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Miami University, Farmer School of Business, FSB News

For the third year in a row, a Farmer School student has been selected for a program that brings together top students and members of the West Coast startup community for several days of discussions and learning.

The SVB University Trek program is a four-day intensive immersion into the San Francisco and Silicon Valley venture capital ecosystem that runs the first week of January. The program connects a small group of undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students from a select list of top business schools and entrepreneurship programs (limited to 25-30 students) with successful founders and institutional investors to help students expand their professional networks and to inspire entrepreneurship among the group.

This year, the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) team selected Laura Mena for the program.

Mena is a senior majoring in marketing and co-majoring in entrepreneurship. She co-founded CleatGuard, which provides a low-profile rubber guard that protects athletes’ cleats when off the field, with her sister Kat while still in high school, as part of the INCubatoredu program.

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