Island Funder: Hawai`i’s First Crowdfunding Platform

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What an exciting time it is for Hawai`i with so many new businesses launching! IslandFunder, a crowdfunding platform built specifically for the Hawai`i community, launches today. Check out the press release below!


Honolulu, HI; October 21, 2013 –IslandFunder, Hawai‘i’s first crowdfunding platform, launches Thursday,Oct. 24. A private launch party will be held at the Five-O Bar & Lounge in Honolulu from 6 to 8:30 p.m.followed by an after party, open to the public featuring Rebel Souljahz from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.


IslandFunder is Hawai‘i’s first crowdfunding website exclusively designed to provide the opportunity for the community to support local projects, startups, nonprofit organizations and small businesses. It is an online marketing and fundraising website geared to facilitate and innovate Hawai‘i’s growth towards a sustainable economy.


Crowdfunding can be defined as a collective effort of using small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to support a new business venture. As a community, Hawai‘i is very passionate aboutsupporting the local economy and IslandFunder provides an easy to use website that features the latest technology in website design.


Viewable from any browser or mobile device, the responsive website will allow the community to browsethrough campaigns and make a pledge to give the venture of their choice the boost they need to succeed.IslandFunder allows all of each campaign’s ownership to remain in the creator’s hands and ultimately thelocal community.


IslandFunder’s team is led by David Rippey, CEO of True Innovation Hawai‘i LLC, an online businessdevelopment company that thrives to be a leader in innovative business management and organization.David is also the owner of Biz-Revamp, a website design and online marketing company. The connectionsmade and the knowledge gained from working with over twenty startups throughout the world gives TrueInnovation Hawai‘i’s team an uncompetitive advantage in managing the IslandFunder website.







IslandFunder Launch Party


Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Five-O Bar & Lounge 2233 Kalakaua Ave #1 Honolulu, HI 96815

2nd level of the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center

Catering Provided by: Pono Aina Catering


*This is a private event for the media and invited guests.


IslandFunder Launch After Party


Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Time: 8:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Location: Five-O Bar & Lounge 2233 Kalakaua Ave #1 Honolulu, HI 96815

2nd level of the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center

Featuring:  Rebel  Souljahz,  Jason  Alan,  and  Jahlivity,  drink  specials,  and  validated parking.21+ Event


*This event is free and open to the public.


For more information please contact executive manager Kalena Callihan at (808) 938-1525 or email