Blue Startups News

Pitch Perfect

By Patrick Riley, GAN Posted March 14, 2018   Your Other Job Like it or not, most of us reading this are salespeople. Your title just may not say it. Daniel Pink is one of my favorite authors. In his book, To Sell is Human, he repeatedly makes the case...

Blue Startups Founders Mixer

Interested in applying for cohort #10 or looking for a cofounder? Join us for our Founders Mixer!  Learn more about the upcoming Blue Startups session (May 7 - Aug 3).  Pitch your idea, startup, or skill and network with Hawaii's entrepreneurial community....

The Best of Startup Paradise

By Marcia Kimura, Hawaii Business Posted on March 2, 2018 [caption id="attachment_11862" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] HVCA’s Former President, Bill Spencer and President, Meli James | Photo: David Croxford[/caption] Meet the 27 winners and finalists of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association awards. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and flourishing in Hawaii,...

East Meets West Second Day Delivers Info Packed Panel Talks

By Jeff Hawe, Hawaii Business Posted on February 5, 2018   [caption id="attachment_11854" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Governor Ige[/caption] Day two of the East Meets West Conference was held appropriately at the East-West Center in Manoa, Friday, Feb. 2. Governor David Ige began by addressing the audience, emphasizing Hawaii’s commitment to nurturing...

The Aina Acknowledges East Meets West 2018 Summit Day

By Daniel Ikaika Ito, Hawaii Business Posted on February 2, 2018 Hawaiians believe that when it rains on an event day that is the aina (that which feeds us) acknowledging your presence, and the land made attendees of the East West Conference 2018 Summit feel recognized. Venture capitalists,...

T.E.C.H. – Blue Startups Demo Day

T.E.C.H. - Technology, Entertainment, Community, Hawaii Join us as we showcase all of these aspects of our startup ecosystem starting with a keynote by Guy Kawasaki, followed Blue Startups cohort #9 demo day where they will be pitching to a panel of corporate "sharks." Reception to follow...

Behind Hawaii’s push to be a startup paradise

  By Ken Yeung, VentureBeat Posted May 13, 2017   [caption id="attachment_10617" align="aligncenter" width="930"] Above: Points around the world from paradise.Image Credit: Anthony Quintano/Flickr[/caption] We all know the San Francisco Bay Area is home to Silicon Valley, but a few cities and states around the country are trying to recreate...