Honolulu Startup Digest – May 19, 2014 Edition


May 19, 2014

April showers bring May Flowers. We are two weeks out from the half year mark. How is your year progressing? We have a plethora of great events on the horizon.

Recommended Reading:

VC Fund Economics http://avc.com/2014/05/vc-fund-economics/

Why Your Startup is More Likely to Succeed if You’re Authentic and Passionate:http://bothsid.es/aQW

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Email + Social Media = Success (Free)

May 21st 9:30am

Network with other business owners! (bring lots of biz cards)
• Meet SCORE!
• Meet local marketing professionals who can help you!
• Leave with new ideas + supercharged to take action!
• Free to attend! (registration is required, only 125 spots!)Free parking as well!

Neal Blaisdell Center in the Maui Room 777 Ward Avenue Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 | View in Calendar


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

May 21st 10:00am

We’re pleased to announce our entrepreneurship class focused on people who are at the beginning stages of starting their business on O‘ahu.
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 ConsultantFree 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 Suite 299, Honolulu, HI 96822 | View in Calendar

ThinkTech Talks: Finding Our Future in Kakaako ($30 – Public, $20 – Students, $35 – walk-ins)

May 21st 11:30am

Come to the Downtown Forum at Laniakea, the Downtown YWCA on Richards Street, enjoy the panel program, the lunch from Cafe Julia and, of course, collegial networking among the people you know.A study of where we are in the transformation of Kakaako, the issues involved, the solutions forthcoming and, all that considered, the live-work-play-learn future of the jewel in our city’s crown.A stream of speakers and viewpoints from a broad array of stakeholders in the most ambitious urban development Honolulu has ever seen, moderated by veteran journalist Steve Petranik of Hawaii Business.YWCA at Laniakea, 1040 Richards St Honolulu, HI 96813 | View in Calendar

Honolulu Founder Institute Information Session (Free)

May 21st 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? For updates, go to http://fi.co/e/16751/SDZenWorx, 685 Auahi St, Honolulu | View in Calendar

Honolulu Founder Night Out (Free)

May 21st 9:00pm

If you have a startup idea or idea-stage company and you are interested in the Founder Institute program, then join us for the Founder Night Out. Meet fellow peers that are applying to the program or already enrolled, as well as the program Directors and Mentors. Socialize over drinks with other entrepreneurs at the same stage of development. Meet potential Co-Founders. Meet potential partners. Most of all, have fun! For updates, go to http://fi.co/e/11981/SDZenWorx, 685 Auahi St, Honolulu | View in Calendar

How to Use Constant Contact Tools (Free)

May 22nd 8:00am

Network with other business owners! (bring lots of biz cards)
• Meet SCORE!
• Meet local marketing professionals who can help you!
• Leave with new ideas + supercharged to take action!
• Free to attend!Free parking

1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Suite 2238 Honolulu, HI 96814 | View in Calendar


HVCA Luncheon: Attracting Talent in Hawaii ($34 Member Pre-reg, $39 Member at Door, $20 Students, $44 Others Pre-reg, $49 Others at Door)

May 22nd 11:30am

How do we RECRUIT, RETAIN & DEVELOP talent in Hawaii?Panelists:
Lubuw Falanruw — Digital Mediums
Kyle Oba — Pas de Chocolat, LLC & ‘Iolani School
Don Kosak — Hackers in Hawaii & Hawaii Tech Exchange
Russel Cheng — Dev LeaguePlaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Floor | View in Calendar

Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

May 23rd 6:00pm

Weekly Meeting for Hawaii Virtual Reality MeetupDemo time from 6:00 -6:45 PM

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

Facebook Small Business Boost (Free)

May 27th 1:00pm

Hawai‘i Convention Center (Theatre 310) 1801 Kalakaua Ave Honolulu, HI 96815

Oahu Online Business: Drinks and Online Business Talk (Free)

May 27th 6:00pm

Ryan’s Grill 1200 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814

Wetware Wednesday (Free)

May 28th 6:00pm

Gordon Biersch 1 Aloha Tower Drive Suite 1123 Honolulu, HI 96813

Founder’s Institute Online Event: Founder Hotseat & Startup Ecosystem Canvas Srowdsourcing (Free)

May 28th 6:30pm

ZenWorx, 685 Auahi St, Honolulu

Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

May 30th 6:00pm

Box Jelly, 307 Kamani St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Hack to the Future II (Free)

May 31st 9:30am

`Iolani School Sullivan Center (4th Floor), 563 Kamoku Street, Honolulu, HI 96826

Hawaii Geek Meet 2014 (Potluck (Bring a Dish)!)

June 1st 9:00am

Magic Island, Picnic Area 40

Hong Kong-China Business Tourism, Technology & Investment Forum – China’s Next Chapter: How to Tap into the New Opportunity ($325 – Full Day, $275 – EF Hawaii Member)

June 6th 8:00am

Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815

Startup Paradise Demo Day (TBA)

June 13th 4:00pm

`Iolani School 563 Kamoku Street, Honolulu, HI 96826

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