Honolulu Startup Digest – March 17, 2014 Edition

March 17, 2014

Aloha Startup Enthusiast.

Can you believe we are a quarter way through the year.. Hopefully you are on track and sticking to your goals and objectives for 2014.

HTDC is again looking for your immediate SUPPORT!
The State Budget Bill which was passed through the House Committee on Finance last week is now with the Committee on Ways and Means. A hearing for this bill (HB1700 HD1) was just scheduled for Tuesday, March 18th @ 9am. All testimony needs to be submitted 24 hours in advance. Read More.

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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

TUE18

What Can SBA Do For Your Business? (Free)

March 18th 9:00am

In coordination with participating lenders, an experienced SBA Business Development Specialist will be available for consultations at local lender branches in your community between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Appointments for the 30 minute confidential discussion are recommended and are scheduled by SBA. Please call 541-2990, X 210. Walk-ins are assisted as time is available.

Central Pacific Bank – Beretania Branch, 1338 South Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96814 | View in Calendar

TUE18

HI Capacity Talk: Meteor.js Attack! (??)

March 18th 7:00pm

“The Dev League students will be giving a talk on the Meteor.js framework. I personally have been interested in it based on all the hype, but haven’t had the chance to use it much. I’m looking forward to learning more about it.

The website is http://livebus.meteor.com/ If you’re on Windows, this might be helpful in getting set up”

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

WED19

SBDC: How to Start a Small Business ($10)

March 19th 10:00am

This class will address all of the important topics you must consider before investing money or time, and so it is a very important step in the process of starting your business.
Speaker(s): Dennis Kwak, HISBDC Senior Business Consultant
Free street parking is available, as well as limited Guest parking in the marked stalls of the MIC parking lot.

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

THU20

Agriculture: Hawaii’s Best Small Business Export (Free)

March 20th 9:00am

Come find out about the Hawaii State Department of Agricultural services for Hawaii’s small business. Get free market research and updated information on today’s export opportunities.
To register, please call SBA at 541-2990, X 211. Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis.

Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, 1111 Kapolei Parkway, KApolei, HI 96707 | View in Calendar

FRI21

Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

March 21st 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

WED26

Wetware Wednesday (MORNING) at the Microsoft Store (Free)

March 26th 7:30am

“We thought that having the whole Microsoft store to ourselves would be worth waking up early for. Microsoft has graciously agreed to give us free reign in the store with everything turned on, even their mini 3D printer. We will also hear from a Microsoft expert on new tech as well! Please note, WWW is a networking event open to local software developers* and system engineers. See you there!”

Microsoft Store, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814 | View in Calendar

WED26

Honolulu Startup Ideation Bootcamp with Steve Sue (Free)

March 26th 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? Guest Speaker: -Steve Sue (Founder, BizGym.com) For updates, go to http://fi.co/e/12021/SD

ZenWorx, 685 Auahi St, Honolulu | View in Calendar

THU27

What Can SBA Do For Your Business? (Free)

March 27th 9:00am

In coordination with participating lenders, an experienced SBA Business Development Specialist will be available for consultations at local lender branches in your community between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Appointments for the 30 minute confidential discussion are recommended and are scheduled by SBA. Please call 541-2990, X 210. Walk-ins are assisted as time is available.

Bank of Hawaii – Ward Branch, 1288 Ala Moana Blvd Suite 110, Honolulu, HI 98614 | View in Calendar

THU27

ThinkTech Talks: Mid-term Legislative Report ($30 – Public, $20 – Students, $35 – walk-ins)

March 27th 11:30am

ThinkTech and its friends will present our 2014 Legislative Mid-term Update featuring Bob Toyofuku of Hawaii Advocates as moderator with a panel of leading state finance officials at the Downtown Laniakea YWCA on Thursday, March 27th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Note from TechHui
“Note from Dan: There are a number of bills currently in motion that are very relevant to Hawaii’s innovation economy including R&D tax credits, funding for HTDC’s new facility and funding of a Hawaii SXSW-type event.”

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

FRI28

Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

March 28th 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


Digital Marketing Forum (4/1 Morning: $99, 4/1 Afternoon $99, 4/2 Morning: $99, 4/2 Afternoon $99)

April 1st 8:00am

Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki 100 Holomoana St Honolulu, HI 96815

Honolulu Founder Institute Information Session (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

Island Funder Workshop (TBA)

April 5th 11:00am

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

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

April 16th 6:30pm

ZenWorx, 685 Auahi St, Honolulu

Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

April 18th 6:00pm

Box Jelly, 307 Kamani St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Founder’s Institute: Startup Pitch Bootcamp (Free)

April 23rd 6:30pm

ZenWorx, 685 Auahi St, Honolulu

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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