Honolulu Startup Digest – March 3, 2014 Edition

 

March 03, 2014

Good Morning!

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For those business that need some legal help, check out the Small Business Clinic! They offer free 45 min consultations from University of Hawaii Law Students overseen by local startup attorney Greg Kim! The first date is completely booked but you can still reserve a spot for the March 21, April 11, and April 25 dates!

Worthwhile Reads:
Meet the Vegas (originally HI =]) Startup Trying to Build a Tea Empire on Bitcoin

What I Learned from 10 Months of Starting Up: Social Media Isn’t Great for User Acquisition

Paul Graham Shares Lessons Learned From 630+ YC Startups, But Don’t Expect Him To Launch His Own

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TUE04

Twitter Marketing Strategies ($10-Guests, Free for HiMA Members)

March 4th 6:15pm

Hawaii Internet Marketers Association (HiMA) proudly presents, “Twitter Marketing Strategies”from Owner and President of Big City Diner, Lane Muraoka.  Come and learn from Lane how to position your business and get real responses and results online.  You will be captivated by his easy going nature, as well as his passion for business.  From a humble beginning, Lane will share with you how he grew Big City Diner into one of the Hawaii’s biggest and most popular local hangouts.

Manoa Public Library, 2716 Woodlawn Dr Honolulu, HI 96822 | View in Calendar

TUE04

aloha.rb Meetup: Ruby Talk Story #3 (Free)

March 4th 7:00pm

Aloha Oahu Rubyists!It’s been a while since our last meetup and we want to get the ball rolling again. We’ll be having another informal “talk story” meetup to get the community together again. This a chance to get out and chat with other people interested in ruby. Been stuck on a problem in a personal project or for work? Maybe someone in the group knows the answer 🙂 Got a cool personal project you’ve been working on? Come show it off!There are a lot of new members to this meetup group since our last event. Welcome, and we look forward to talking ruby with you!

TBD – Check website http://www.meetup.com/aloharb/events/166252472/ | View in Calendar

WED05

Hi Growth Entrepreneurs’ Day (Free)

March 5th 10:00am

Come down to show your support of the high tech and entrepreneurial sector in Hawaii. There will be booths from the different people in the community, local startups, and accelerators!

Hawaii State Capitol, 415 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 | View in Calendar

WED05

Honolulu Startup Ideation Bootcamp (Free)

March 5th 6:30pm

If you have an idea for a startup that could use some refinement, then join us for the Startup Ideation Bootcamp. In just three hours, this intensive workshop will help you improve your idea, come up with new ideas and even recruit potential co-founders. What are the components of a great idea? How do you know if you are working in an attractive market? How do you validate that your idea is great?

ZenBanx, 685 Auahi St, Honolulu | View in Calendar

WED05

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

March 5th 7:00pm

Pau Hana with us every 1st Wednesday of the month at The Shack in Kailua for a casual get-together for anyone interested in Bitcoin. We have a solid group of Bitcoiners that are involved on various levels of the crypto-currency movement, and we 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

FRI07

Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for the Next 20 2014 ($77.87)

March 7th 5:30pm

Join Hawaii Business Magazine as they recognize and celebrate this distinguished group of leaders at an exclusive pau hana event. Meet these dynamic individuals and see why they are poised to influence Hawaii’s future.

Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki 100 Holomoana St Honolulu, HI 96815 | View in Calendar

FRI07

Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

March 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

TUE11

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

March 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

WED12

Hawaii Business Magazine’s Lunch and Learn 1

March 12th

TBA

TBA | View in Calendar

WED12

Hawaii Business Magazine’s Lunch and Learn – Data Security: No Longer Just an Afterthought for Small Business ($16.37)

March 12th 11:30am

Learn how to protect your business against paralyzing data security breaches from Hawaii’s information technology experts.

YWCA at Laniakea – Fuller Hall 1040 Richards St Honolulu, HI 96813 | View in Calendar

WED12

Hawaii Business Magazine’s Lunch and Learn – Data Security: No Longer Just an Afterthought for Small Business ($16.37)

March 12th 11:30am

Learn how to protect your business against paralyzing data security breaches from Hawaii’s information technology experts.

YWCA at Laniakea – Fuller Hall 1040 Richards St Honolulu, HI 96813 | View in Calendar

WED12

NEXT Honolulu (Free)

March 12th 6:00pm

Come to NEXT and prepare your startup for an accelerator, investor or early product launch! NEXT is a mentor driven five-week program that consists of 3 hour weekly sessions and a global presentation event after the program. NEXT is backed by Startup Weekend, Google for Entrepreneurs, Techstars, and GAN.

The Box Jelly (307a Kamani Street, Honolulu) | View in Calendar

WED12

Honolulu Founder Institute Information Session (Free)

March 12th 6:30pm

The Founder Institute is the world’s largest idea-stage accelerator. Join us for an informational event where you can meet local Directors, ask questions and learn how you can launch a startup in Honolulu with help from top CEOs, experienced peers and a structured approach. What is it like to be in the Founder Institute? Who are some of the peers that you will be working with? Can the Institute help you build your dream company?

ZenBanx, 685 Auahi St, Honolulu | View in Calendar

THU13

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

March 13th 5:30pm

From the Meetup Site:”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

FRI14

2014 Technology for Business Panel ($40)

March 14th 6:45am

Leverage tech for your business. Learn from our panel of experts as they cite real case studies. Register by Monday, March 10.

Suggested Dress: Business Aloha (No Shorts)

Single Ticket Includes:
– Continental Breakfast
– 1-hour validated parking

The Plaza Club, 900 Fort St. Mall 20th Floor Honolulu HI 96813 | View in Calendar

FRI14

Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

March 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

SAT15

Honolulu Mini Maker Faire (Free)

March 15th 12:00pm

A Mini Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

`Iolani School 563 Kamoku Street, Honolulu, HI 96826 | View in Calendar


Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

March 21st 6:00pm

Box Jelly, 307 Kamani St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Founder’s Institute: Making the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur (Free)

March 26th 6:30pm

ZenWorx, 685 Auahi St, Honolulu

Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

March 28th 6:00pm

Box Jelly, 307 Kamani St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Founder’s Institute: Startup Pitch Bootcamp (Free)

April 2nd 6:30pm

ZenWorx, 685 Auahi St, Honolulu

Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

April 4th 6:00pm

Box Jelly, 307 Kamani St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Founder’s Institute Information Session (Free)

April 9th 6:30pm

ZenWorx, 685 Auahi St, Honolulu

Founder’s Institute: Founder Night Out (Free)

April 9th 9:00pm

ZenWorx, 685 Auahi St, Honolulu

Hawaii Resiliency Challenge (Free)

April 11th 5:00pm

University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2500 Campus Rd Honolulu, HI 96822

Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

April 11th 6:00pm

Box Jelly, 307 Kamani St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Hawaii Resiliency Challenge (Free)

April 12th 9:00am

University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2500 Campus Rd Honolulu, HI 96822

Lemonade Alley Final Event (Free)

April 12th 10:00am

Pearlridge Shopping Center, 98-1005 Moanalua Rd #231, Aiea, Hawaii 96701

Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

April 18th 6:00pm

Box Jelly, 307 Kamani St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

April 25th 6:00pm

Box Jelly, 307 Kamani St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Hawaii Business Magazine’s Small Business Luncheon 2014

April 30th

TBA

Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

May 2nd 6:00pm

Box Jelly, 307 Kamani St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Hawaii Business Magazine’s C-Suite Series: CFO

May 8th

TBA

Speed Networking ($10 for members of EF Hawaii, Social Wahines, or BoxJelly, $20 for Nonmembers)

May 8th 5:30pm

Box Jelly, 307 Kamani St, Honolulu, HI 96813

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