HI Growth Connect and Network (HI Growth CAN)
The HI Growth Connect and Network (CAN) program is a one-year $250,000 grant program, of which $75,000 is earmarked for events which connect Hawaii entrepreneurs with investors. The program is administered by HSDC and is open to applicants via a RFP process.
The breadth and frequency of startup community events supported by the HI Growth Initiative’s Connect and Network (CAN) program encourage non-profit and for-profit groups to pursue meet-ups, pitch events, investor summits, Startup Weekends and new co-working spaces. Hawaii’s corporate groups also participated in sponsoring these activities.
To apply for the program, read the RFP on the State Procurement Office’s website.