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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.

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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  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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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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