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Blue Startups is a Top 20 Accelerator in the US (Techcrunch) focused on helping scalable-technology companies including web, software and mobile compete on a global scale. With an extensive global network, Blue Startups is fast becoming a nexus of entrepreneurial activity in Hawai‘i, and between Asia and North America.

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Meet the Founding Partners

Henk Rogers

Henk is a Dutch-born computer game designer and serialentrepreneur known for producing Japan’s first major role-playing video game and revolutionizing the video game industry by securing the rights to Tetris.

Chenoa Farnsworth

Chenoa is the Managing Partner of Blue Startups and Managing Director of the Hawaii Angels, Hawaii’s only angel capital investment network. She co-founded Kolohala Ventures, a Hawai’i-based venture capital firm that has invested $50 million into Hawai’i-based technology start-ups.

Maya Rogers

Maya is the President and CEO of Blue Planet Software, the sole agent for the Tetris® brand. She brings with her a decade of experience in the tech and video game industries, including management roles with American Honda, and Sony.


Blue Startups has been instrumental in launching the all-Hawaii branding effort Startup Paradise, which is a collective approach to creating a thriving entrepreneurial community in Hawaii. Startup Paradise aims to raise the level of awareness of Hawaii as a startup hub, thereby increasing entrepreneurial and investor activity in the State.  Join us in Startup Paradise!

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