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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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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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  This coming June will mark the fourth MaiTai Maui Tech Night, a signature Startup Paradise event held in partnership with a group of Silicon Valley venture capitalists, tech executives and entrepreneurs. MaiTai Maui Tech Night is a unique platform for Startup Paradise startups to plug in to Silicon Valley resources, while showcasing the vibrant ecosystem ...
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Hawaii’s growing Startup Paradise and the HI Growth Initiative were front and center in Gov. David Ige’s most recent newsletter, which highlights various state efforts to build a strong innovation economy. The April edition of the governor’s Capitol Connection newsletter reported on his recent speech before the Hawaii Business Roundtable about innovation, as well as a number of ...
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Local startup Smart Yields, an agricultural technology company, took top prize at the inaugural Startup Paradise Pitch the Capitol: A “Shark Tank”-like Event on March 9. The pitch competition, held at the State Capitol, featured pitches from three Hawaii startups and was meant to showcase Hawaii’s Startup Paradise community to legislators. The event drew a crowd ...
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After the success of the Startup Paradise Walk Around the Capitol on February 3rd, the startup community is hosting another event to further showcase the Startup community: Startup Paradise Pitch the Capitol: A “Shark Tank”-like Event. The event will feature 5 minute pitches from selected companies, followed by a Q&A session with guest sharks. Featured companies: Pono Home ...
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The Hawaii Venture Capital Association hosted its 16th annual Deal of the Year Awards Gala, honoring and celebrating the successes and innovations of  Hawaii leaders. The winners along with their respective awards are as follows: Life Science Entrepreneur of the Year:  Elliot Parks, Hawaii Biotech, Inc. Student Entrepreneur of the Year: Traven Watase, Scholar’s App Clean Tech / Ag ...
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A new report shows that a state investment program run by the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation has successfully jumpstarted Hawaii’s startup ecosystem. According to a new report by the Economic Research Organization at the University of Hawaii (UHERO), the HI Growth Initiative is creating jobs and leveraging state dollars to encourage private investment.   The ...
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