DECA GARAGE at WRLC
What is the DECA Garage?
Think startup incubator meets Kickstarter meets Shark Tank meets $1,000 grand prize all happening live at the Western Region Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California exclusively for DECA members.
The DECA Garage is an entrepreneurial competition for DECA students and chapters (school-based enterprises), who have a business concept, are in the startup phase, or operate an existing business.
DECA students will plan, perfect, and promote their business concept with personal mentorship from Shark Tank Winner and Entrepreneur of the Year Jason Lucash.
Jason Lucash graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2006 with a degree in Managerial Economics. He launched his first business as a third-grader in the San Francisco suburb of Danville, California and has had the same entrepreneurial spirit since then.
In his early career, Jason successfully ran various marketing campaigns for Major League Soccer and later JanSport, where he increased their collegiate business by 50% in over three years. He also has experience implementing marketing strategies for Ebay, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Kodak and other Fortune 500 companies.
In August 2009, Jason and his business partner Mike Szymczak launched OrigAudio, which is now recognized worldwide. Jason has also received accolades and awards such as Time Magazine’s “50 Best Inventions of the Year,” Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year,” and INC. Magazine “500 Fastest Growing Companies in America” list. Lucash currently lives in California where he heads OrigAudio’s corporate office and still travels for fun as he continues to expand the business.