HiBEAM Taking Hawaii’s Tech Entrepreneurs to Asia

HiBEAM, a local, not-for-profit organization created to help launch and build promising early stage Hawaii tech companies, is leading a trip to Hong Kong and Beijing for tech entrepreneurs who have an Asia strategy or would like to develop one. If you’re at the point where an Asian expansion is in your 12-18 month plan, you should definitely look into this.

To help with costs, participants may qualify for a Gold Key Service delivered by the U.S. Commercial Service and funded in part by a SBA grant. Full details are below, and there will be information sessions on April 9 and 10.

  • Monday April 9, 3 pm to 4 pm at Manoa Innovation Center, 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822, 2nd Floor Conference Room. HTDC is a supporting organization.
  • Tuesday April 10, 3 pm to 4 pm at 1099 Alakea St, Suite 1800, Honolulu, HI 96813, Room 20D.

To RSVP for either information session, please email Bee Leng Chua at bchua@hibeam.org.



Hawai’i Tech Asia 2012

Bringing Hawaii Tech Entrepreneurs to Asia:  A Highly Personalized, Program and Networking in Hong Kong and Beijing

September 18-20 (Hong Kong), September 24-26 (Beijing)

If you have a strategy or desire to develop one that will bring your company to the rapid growth region of Asia, then Hawaii Tech Asia (HTA) is for you.

HTA will take Hawaii technology entrepreneurs to Hong Kong and Beijing to gain on-the-ground China market exposure and to initiate connections with potential investors, distributors, customers, suppliers, partners, and customers. You will be personally introduced to the business and professional services communities – that can assist you in navigating the Asia/China market.

Expected outcomes of the program will be rich collaborations, joint ventures, or partnerships with China/Hong Kong firms.

Hawaii Tech Asia 2012 is a HiBEAM project in the Hawaii State Trade & Export Promotion (HiSTEP) Program and supported by a Small Business Administration grant. The program is led by DBEDT.