Honolulu Startup Digest – February 3, 2014 Edition

February 03, 2014

Good Morning Everyone!

We hope you guys are all getting pumped for the next Startup Weekend!
If you haven’t signed up yet, make sure to do so this week! The past events have sold out and tickets are going fast!

To thank you all for being loyal readers of the Honolulu Startup Digest, make sure to use these promo codes when you sign up to get tickets for $75 instead of $99!

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Also, don’t forget that the application for the Spring 2014 cohort of Blue Startups is coming up soon on February 12! Apply here!

Interested in seeing what new developments are going on in our community?
Head down to Kaka`ako this Tuesday, February 4, from 6:30 – 7:00 pm at 441 Cooke Street for the launch of Interisland Terminal’s new project, Kaka`ako Agora. They will unveil plans for a new and unique public gathering space in Kaka`ako!
Find out more about it here!

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Honolulu StartupDigest is curated by:
Kevin Shin Kevin Shin – Engineering Student, UH Manoa

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Oahu Online Business Meetup: SEO Seminar – Getting Traffic from Search ($20/person)

February 4th 6:00pm

Oahu Online Business Meetup’s next in-depth online business seminar will feature local and internationally known experts in search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) to give you the knowledge and tools you need to build a solid foundation for more traffic to your business website.

Manoa Innovation Center, 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822 | View in Calendar


Kaka`ako Agora! Interisland Terminal’s New Project Launch! (Free)

February 4th 6:30pm

nterisland Terminal will unveil plans for a unique public gathering space in Kaka‘ako being designed by Tokyo-based architectural firm Atelier Bow-Wow, creators of innovative spaces in Mumbai, Montreal, Berlin and New York.
The vision for the space, located in a warehouse on Cooke Street, will be executed through local partnerships and will be the first multi-purpose, free public space in the Kaka‘ako area.

441 Cooke Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 | View in Calendar

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Hawaii Business Magazine’s C-Suite Series: CEO

February 5th


TBA | View in Calendar


Bitcoin Hawaii Meetup: Bitcoin and Beer! Bitcoin Hawaii Windward Meetup (Free)

February 5th 7:00pm

Pau Hana with them every 1st Wednesday of the month at The Shack in Kailua for a casual get-together for anyone interested in Bitcoin. They have a solid group of Bitcoiners that are involved on various levels of the crypto-currency movement, and they’d love to talk about Bitcoin! Bring your questions, concerns, ideas, and enthusiasm. All are welcome!

The Shack Sports Grill, 1051 Keolu Dr, Kailua, HI 96734 | View in Calendar


Startup Weekend Honolulu (99.00)

February 7th

Startup Weekend Honolulu (HNL) is a 54-hour event designed around one goal, taking a simple idea and bringing it to market. Startup Weekend HNL is part of a global network UP Global, a non-profit that provides superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.

The Box Jelly | View in Calendar


Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

February 7th 6:00pm

Weekly Meeting for Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup

Demo time from 6:00 -6:45 PM

Box Jelly, 307 Kamani St, Honolulu, HI 96813 | View in Calendar


Oahu Online Business Meetup: Coffee and Online Business Chat (Free)

February 11th 6:00pm

Hang out with fellow online entrepreneurs. It’s very casual.  The social mixers don’t have a presentation or agenda.  Share stories, get motivated, and find ways to work with each other.

Mocha Java Cafe 1200 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814 | View in Calendar


Windward Entrepreneur’s Meetup: Meet, Chat, Learn (Free)

February 13th 5:30pm

“We have a very informal structure, just come and meet chat and learn!  But there is no reason we can’t think of more structured activities as well.  For instance we can review business plans (no matter how informal), suggest resources, work on next steps, etc.”

Pinky’s Pupu Bar & Grill, 970 N Kalaheo Ave, Kailua, HI 96734 | View in Calendar


Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

February 14th 6:00pm

Weekly Meeting for Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup

Demo time from 6:00 -6:45 PM

Box Jelly, 307 Kamani St, Honolulu, HI 96813 | View in Calendar

Hawaii’s Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs Development Conference (HYPED)

February 28th


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