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It’s Time to Rethink Hawaii

Posted on Nov 28, 2016 in Main, News

Learn more about the HI Growth Initiative and the State’s efforts to support an entrepreneurial ecosystem, as featured in United Airlines’ Hemispheres’ magazine Dossier: Hawaii.

The Hawaii Venture Capital Association hosts a luncheon discussion on Monday, December 12, on the State of Startup Paradise. Featured Panelists: ▪ Governor David Ige — State of Hawaii ▪ Pono Chong — Vice President of Business Advocacy & Development, Chamber of Commerce ▪ Vassilis Syrmos — Vice President for Research and Innovation, University of ...
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Four Hawaii accelerators have been awarded national prizes as leading innovators by the U.S. Small Business Administration for their work supporting small-business job creation and growth. This was the third such award in three years for Kona-based GVS Transmedia Accelerator, which cultivates locally produced film and creative media projects. Two-time winner Maui Food Industry X-celerator ...
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Ono Queens, of Pahoa, won $25,000 to help grow its business of raising queen bees. The prize, awarded November 5, came from HIplan, a local hui organized to help Hawaii Island entrepreneurs develop and implement successful business plans. Ono Queens (www.onoqueens.buzz) is owned and operated by third-generation beekeeper Chris Klepps and his wife Wendy, whose ...
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Join HVCA next week Thursday, October 27th for a panel discussion on Intrapreneurship or Corporate Entrepreneurship. Learn how these individuals and progressive companies are encouraging and advancing the climate of innovation within their corporate culture in Hawaii. Featured Panelists: ▪ Richard Wacker — President & CEO, American Savings Bank ▪ John Komeiji — Chief Administrative Officer ...
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Startup Grind Honolulu, a new speaker series that held its inaugural Hawaii event last month, will be featuring a visiting angel investor from California next week. Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 400,000 founders in over 200 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 85 countries through events, media, and ...
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  EMW’17 East Meets West is the startup event of the year in Hawaii – bringing together investors and entrepreneurs from Asia, Hawaii and North America. EMW’17 features amazing international speakers, deep-dive learning opportunities, and ample networking in a tropical Startup Paradise.   NETWORKING, NETWORKING, NETWORKING: Pub Crawls, Speaker-led dinners; one-on-one office hours. BUSINESS TOOLS ...
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Oct 12: UH Tech Showcase

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 in Main, News

University of Hawaii’s Office of Tech Transfer and XLR8UH will host a UH tech showcase on Wednesday, October 12 at the Banker’s Club. Who should attend: Technology companies Defense contractors Investors Executives Entrepreneurs Intellectual Property attorneys Anyone interested in licensing UH Technologies Anyone interested in cutting-edge research with commercial potential Anyone interested in innovations being ...
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The Hawaii Tourism Authority is hosting a Tourism industry reverse pitch event, Tuesday, September 27 at 3:00 PM, during their upcoming Transforming Tourism Together Conference (Sept 26-30 at the Honolulu Convention Center). They are hoping to encourage the tech community to collaborate with tourism subject matter experts to create innovative, creative approaches to the Tourism ...
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Join Hawaii’s startup and innovation community at the annual Future Focus Innovation Conference on Oct. 5-6, hosted by the University of Hawaii. This year’s focus will be on innovation, cybersecurity, data analytics and health/medical research and technology. Admiral Harry Harris will join the opening panel on “The State of Innovation” together with Governor David Ige, UH ...
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