Applications for Spring 2015 are now CLOSED
Blue Startups Cohort Recruitment
Blue Startups recruits teams both in Hawaii and globally via our media outreach, mentor network, promotional partners and affiliations with Asian and Silicon Valley accelerators and the Global Accelerator Network. Blue Startups selects only teams that are highly qualified with a demonstrated ability to succeed. All selected companies must be at a stage in the companies’ life where it is able to take advantage of the program; while at the same time have enough progress with the product that risks of failure have been mitigated. All teams will be required to submit an application via the F6S online application platform maintained by GAN.
- Minimum of two founders per team, maximum of four founders on a team.
- The majority of the team must be in Hawaii for the duration of the program.
- Ideally, at least one co-founder has a technical background.
Travel Tech Track (Spring)
The Blue Startups Travel Tech track is focused on promising travel tech companies to take advantage of this intensive program for travel and tourism IT ventures. Over a 3-month period, in addition to participating in the regular Blue Startups accelerator program, the selected companies will be paired with seasoned travel tech mentors, work with and learn from leading practitioners in the field, and have doors opened to prospective customers. The goal of the program is to jump start travel tech companies developing innovative solutions to real travel and tourism IT problems.
Blue Startups Travel Tech Track was created in partnership with the Michael Troy the Field Marketing Director of Starwood Hotels and Resorts of Hawaii. The Hawaiʻi Starwood Hotels and Resorts has eleven properties across the diverse Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island and representing internationally renowned hotel brands from Sheraton, Westin, Luxury Collection and St. Regis. Mr. Troy has over 30 years of experience in the travel and tourism sector and a deep love of technology.
Healthtech Track (Fall)
The Blue Startups Healthtech track works with promising healthtech company to take advantage of this intensive program for health IT ventures. Over a 3-month period, in addition to participating in the regular Blue Startups accelerator program, the selected company will be paired with seasoned healthtech mentors, work with and learn from leading practitioners in the field, and have doors opened to prospective customers. The goal of the program is to jump start healthtech companies developing innovative solutions to real world healthtech problems.
Blue Startups Healthtech was created in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Health Connector. The Hawaiʻi Health Connector (the Connector) is the online health insurance Marketplace, created to help individuals and small businesses take advantage of the health insurance choices available to them. The Connector is not an insurance company nor member to any political party or interest group.