2013 Hawaii VC Summit and Startup Paradise Demo Day

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 in News

For Immediate Release: November 20, 2013
DBEDT News Release 13-10

December 4, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

What: The state’s Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC) and Sultan Ventures will be hosting the 4th Annual Hawaii VC Summit to discuss “Startup Paradise,” Hawaii’s entrepreneurial “high growth” community that is a cornerstone of our innovation ecosystem. The conference joins members of the entrepreneurial, investor and venture capital (VC) communities in Hawaii and the mainland with other stakeholders for discussions on how to grow the state’s innovation ecosystem by developing entrepreneurs, commercializing research and mobilizing investment capital.

The event will feature:

  • Keynote speaker – Don Dodge, an advisor to Google Ventures and a startup evangelist, who will discuss VC industry trends and their impact on the startup ecosystem, particularly in Hawaii
  • Crowdfunding Workshop led by thecrowdcafe.com Founder Jonathan Sundland
  • Panel discussions about Hawaii’s “Startup Paradise” ecosystem
  • Case studies on recent financing methods used by Hawaii companies
  • Startup Paradise Demo Day with investor pitches by Blue Startups and Energy Excelerator companies
  • Breakfast, lunch and pau hana networking reception
When: Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Breakfast from 7:30 a.m.)
Where: Sheraton Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI
Online registration is required. Sign up by Nov. 27 for an early bird fee of $100 (regular fee is $130). Visit 2013 Hawaii VC Summit for more information.
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For more information, contact:
Lauren Primiano
Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation
Phone: (808) 587-3832