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Working on an exceptional creative media project that needs incubating and acceleration? Applications are open for Cycle 3 at GVS Transmedia Accelerator, Hawaii’s own film and digital media content accelerator. Launched in April 2014, GVS is a public-private initiative that engages Hawaii’s creative entrepreneurs to help them launch original transmedia franchises. Located in Kona, the accelerator is ...
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HSDC is currently accepting applications for sponsorship through its HI Growth Connect and Network (CAN) program, a one-year $250,000 grant program targeting entrepreneurial events that support Hawaii’s growing startup ecosystem. The CAN program encourages non-profit and for-profit groups to pursue meet-ups, pitch events, investor summits, Startup Weekends and new co-working spaces. Program highlights from the FY 2016 include: ...
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Blue Startups is now accepting applications for Cohort 8! ▪ Up to $100,000 in investment ▪ 120+ global mentor network (US & Asia) ▪ $800k in company perks and benefits ▪ 14-week intensive mentorship program in “Startup Paradise” ▪ 1-week capstone program in the Bay Area Apply by September 1: https://www.f6s.com/bluestartupscohort8/apply Blue Startups is a Top 20 ...
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On July 8th, the Startup Paradise community came together to put on the 7th annual Startup Paradise Showcase. The event was a great success, building awareness of the the tech and startup communities here in Hawaii. This event also showcased the latest graduates from Cohort 7 at Blue Startups. Over 250 entrepreneurs, investors, politicians and CEOs were in ...
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  Please join the Hawaii Venture Capital Association (HVCA) and Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii (EF) on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 as our “Political Leaders Talk Tech & Innovation in Hawaii.” Candidates will cover their positions on diversifying Hawai’i’s economy specifically around jobs, technology and innovation. REGISTER HERE. FEATURED CANDIDATES: Congressional District 2 * Shay Chan ...
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Blue Startups in Silicon Valley July 22

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 in Main

Blue Startups Coming to Silicon Valley! Join Blue Startups at 500 Startups in Mountain View on Friday, July 22 to meet the latest companies of Cohort #7 and learn about the upcoming Blue Startups program. Mai Tais and Hawaiian food will be served! Startup Paradise Demo Day You’ll hear from 8 companies from the latest batch ...
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  Join the Startup Paradise Community to meet the teams of Blue Startups Cohort #7 and hear the latest from our ecosystem partners. You’ll hear pitches from the 8 companies of latest batch at Blue Startups and updates from many of the community organizations working to help accelerate Hawaii’s growing innovation sector. RSVP here.  

More than 200 attended the 4th Annual MaiTai Maui Tech Night on June 14, an evening-long networking reception bringing together entrepreneurs and investors from both Hawaii and Silicon Valley. The event showcases Hawaii’s burgeoning startup scene. Held at Maui Tropical Plantation in Wailuku, MaiTai Maui Tech Night kicked off with a Startup Resources Fair, during ...
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The Hawaii State Legislature for showing broad support for the state’s innovation initiatives this legislative session.  State lawmakers approved funding for a range of critical programs that help to grow and diversify Hawaii’s economy. As part of the state budget and other fiscal bills, legislators allocated: ·        $3 million – The Entrepreneur’s ...
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Blue Startups Welcomes Cohort 7

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 in Main, News

Blue Startups welcomes Cohort 7 this month and will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, April 27, 5-7 pm at Blue Startups’ headquarters, 55 Merchant Street, Suite 1700. The companies of cohort 7 will be doing 60 second elevator pitches. The accelerator will also be introducing its new Entrepreneur-in-Residence Brian Rabben, who will share his story ...
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