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A Kauai agriculture-related startup — Kunoa Cattle Co. — recently became a HI Growth portfolio company with its receipt of a $300,000 investment from EEX Fund One, a Hawaii-based venture capital fund in which HSDC is the largest investor alongside Hawaii corporations. The investment in Kunoa is a good example of how HI Growth helps ...
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KinetiCor, a HI Growth Initiative portfolio company, won the second annual “Shark Tank” at the Capitol on March 8. The company, which has taken a UH-developed technology and put it to commercial use, corrects blurred magnetic resonance images in real time to save big money for hospitals. KinetiCor received follow-on investment funding from the UPSIDE ...
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Join us for Startup Entrepreneur Day at the Hawaii State Capitol on Wednesday, March 8! There’s a Tech Fair featuring Hawaii tech companies and the 2nd Annual Pitch the Capitol “Shark Tank” event at noon, featuring five legislator sharks and pitches from three Hawaii startups: Hobnob, KinetiCor and HealthTechApps. Come meet some local entrepreneurs and cheer on your favorite pitch!

Blue Startups is accepting applications for Cohort 9. About the accelerator and the program: Top 20 Accelerator in the US (Techcrunch) focused on helping technology companies compete on a global scale. We are recruiting capital efficient and scalable technology companies, including web, software, and mobile solutions. ▪ Up to $100,000 in investment ▪ 120+ global ...
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HSDC congratulates the 12 winners and many more finalists honored at the Hawaii Venture Capital Association awards last week. The sold-out celebration of startup entrepreneurs and related innovation businesses is a testament to the growing success of Hawaii’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In just five years, Hawaii’s startup community has grown to include hundreds of entrepreneurs and technologists ...
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To make the most out of a Startup Weekend event coming up in May, Maui entrepreneurs are taking advantage of a series of business workshops put on by the Maui Economic Development Board as part of their Startup Weekend Maui series. The three-hour workshops, held Feb. 9 and Feb. 15, entitled “Pinching your Pennies: Finance for ...
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In his 2017 State of the State address, Gov. David Ige called for continued support for the HI Growth Initiative, an equity investment program to grow Hawaii’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Excerpt from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Ige also pitched his administration’s efforts to steer Hawaii into the “innovation” sector. The governor has included $5 million per year ...
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KONA, Hawaii – The GVS Transmedia Accelerator announced that private investors have funded one of their graduates, a feature film project. The film, “Jo – The Medicine Runner,” is currently being shot, edited and produced entirely on the Big Island of Hawaii. Launched in 2014, the GVS Transmedia Accelerator Program, Hawaii’s only film and creative ...
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The final countdown to East Meets West 2017 is on now! Early Bird tickets are gone! Speakers and investors are locked in! Pitch-Off Startups from Asia and the US confirmed! This is the startup event to kick off 2017 and we don’t want any founders to miss it so we’re turning on this holiday gift ...
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HAWAII FEATURED IN DECEMBER ISSUE OF UNITED AIRLINES’ HEMISPHERES MAGAZINE, DOSSIER HONOLULU – Hawaii is the focus of a multi-page special section in the December issue of Hemispheres, the in-flight magazine of United Airlines. Dossier, Hemispheres’ Economic Development series, features Hawaii with in an in-depth overview, including showcasing unique initiatives that shape the state’s industry ...
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