@SWHNL April 12-14

Startup Weekend HNL Spring 2013
Startup Weekend Honolulu: 

No Talk, All Action.  Launch a Startup in 54 Hours!
Honolulu, HI, February 12, 2013—Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where entrepreneurs, developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups.
HAWAII DETAILS: Startup Weekend Honolulu will take place on Friday, April 12th through Sunday, April 14th 2013 at The Box Jelly (co-working space in Kaka’ko). Here are few companies that have launched at Startup Weekend Honolulu are www.tealet.com, http://platenation.com, www.cardiopanda.com .
Cost for participants is $99 and includes meals throughout the weekend.  To learn more and to sign up, visit http://honolulu.startupweekend.org
WHAT HAPPENS AT STARTUP WEEKEND? Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over the next 48 hours teams work around the clock focusing on business model creation, coding, designing and market validation to build a viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of local and mainland experts to include VC’s, Angels, and other well-respected entrepreneurs in hopes of gaining suggestions, direction, and investors.


Startup Weekend currently takes place in more than 100 cities in 30 countries around the globe.  Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are going strong after 3 months.  Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.


–      Slava Rubin: Indiegogo

–      Kelly Mitchell: Agent Caffiene

–      Tina Fitch: Switchfly

–      Evan Nagle: Mentalpez

–      Henk Rogers: Blue Planet Foundation/Tetris

–      Dan Leuck: Ikayzo

–      Tim Dick, Startup Capital Ventures




Platinum Sponsor: HMSA

Silver Sponsors: Blue Startups, Mentalpez, The Box Jelly

Promotional Sponsors: Hawaii Business Magazine, Ikayzo, TNB, Social Wahines, Hawaii Student Entrepreneurs Club, Aloha Startups, Startup Hawaii, Bytemarks Cafe.

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Media contact:

Startup Weekend Honolulu: Danielle Scherman

Danielle@SocialWahines.com, 808.782.7576