Honolulu Startup Digest – September 1, 2014 Edition

September 01, 2014

Aloha!

School’s back in session for some and that means more people on the road! Make sure to put in a little extra time into your commute to get to those meetings on time!

Blue Startups is holding the Digital Lifestyle Conference in November and are looking for 10 companies to pitch to investors from Asia and the US!
Apply here!

Recommended Readings

Upworthy – What Happens When a Growth Hacker Launches a Media Company

Raising a Seed Round – The Spreadsheet

Don’t Roll Out the Red Carpet on Way Out the Door

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

Contact Kevin Shin at kevin.shin@startupdigestmail.com

William Doom William Doom – Entrepreneur and Startup Enthusiast

Contact William Doom at william.doom@startupdigestmail.com

Enjoy an exclusive StartupDigest benefit from our sponsor:

Webinar: App Messaging Keep Your App Users Engaged. Discover How In This Push & In-App Messaging Live Webinar On September 4th, 1:00PM (EST)

Click here to offer an exclusive benefit to this digest

TUE02

Hawaii Internet Marketers Association Meeting: How to Do SEO That Will Always Rank High & Get You Results ($15 at door, $10 Pre-registraion, free for HiMA members)

September 2nd 6:30pm

HiMA is a place where you will network with local business leaders and professionals, while learning from Hawaii’s best internet marketers.  In this event so you will learn:
1. What’s Changed In Google these Past 2 Years: The Whole New Paradigm
2.  What These Changes Mean to Your Business Online
3.  What You Can Do Right Now To Rank in Google & Reach New Customers

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

WED03

Meet with a Corporate Attorney from Business Law Corps (Free)

September 3rd 11:00am

Reserve Free half-hour sessions with a lawyer fro the Business Law Corps everyWednesday between 11am and 1pm.

Go to http://www.htdc.org/legal availability and to reserve a slot

Manoa Innovation Center (MIC) 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 100 Honolulu, HI 96822 | View in Calendar

WED03

BizIsland Workshops: Visioning – Paint Your Value Picture ($36.87)

September 3rd 4:00pm

In business, value comes in many shades, hues and textures. But what makes a work of art in business is how one works the paintbox of value into a composition of distinction. This hands-on session will give your team the brainstorming space to perfect your value proposition.

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

WED03

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

September 3rd 7:00pm

Pau Hana with Bitcoin Hawaii 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

FRI05

SmallBiz Lunch and Learn – Family-Owned Businesses ($16.37)

September 5th 11:30am

Running a business can be challenging especially when there is little that separates the office from the dinner table. Faced with a unique set of strategic, operational and political challenges, it’s not surprising that only 1-in-3 family-owned businesses make it to the second generation. And it’s not just the survival of the business that is a concern, but the preservation the family as well.

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

FRI05

Extraordinary Machine: Public Access to Public Domain – A Screening of the movie ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’ (Free)

September 5th 4:30pm

‘The Internet’s Own Boy‘ follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity.

Kakaako Agora 441 Cooke St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 | View in Calendar

FRI05

Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

September 5th 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

SAT06

Extraordinary Machine: Public Access to Public Domain – Discussion of Film and Workshop on Open Knowledge (Free)

September 6th 10:00am

‘The Internet’s Own Boy‘ follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity.

Kakaako Agora 441 Cooke St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 | View in Calendar

TUE09

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

September 9th 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

WED10

Meet with a Corporate Attorney from Business Law Corps (Free)

September 10th 11:00am

Reserve Free half-hour sessions with a lawyer fro the Business Law Corps everyWednesday between 11am and 1pm.

Go to http://www.htdc.org/legal availability and to reserve a slot

Manoa Innovation Center (MIC) 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 100 Honolulu, HI 96822 | View in Calendar

THU11

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

September 11th 5:30pm

Meet, chat, and learn with entrepreneurs on the Windward side of the island.

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

THU11

EF Hawaii’s Pupus & Pitches ($35, $40 at the door, $20 – Students, Free for EF Hawaii Members)

September 11th 6:00pm

Meet venture capitalists Tim Dick, Greg Gaug, Arben Kryeziu, Amit Shah, and Paul Weinstein

Hear about their funds and investment interests

Enjoy heavy pupus and networking

Selected high-growth Hawaii tech companies will give 3-minute pitches, answer questions from the panel, and receive feedback on their pitches

Waikiki Yacht Club 1599 Ala Moana Blvd Honolulu, HI 96814 | View in Calendar

FRI12

Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

September 12th 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


Meet with a Corporate Attorney from Business Law Corps (Free)

September 17th 11:00am

Manoa Innovation Center (MIC) 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 100 Honolulu, HI 96822

Meet with a Corporate Attorney from Business Law Corps (Free)

September 24th 11:00am

Manoa Innovation Center (MIC) 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 100 Honolulu, HI 96822

East Meets West – Digital Lifestyle Conference (TBA)

November 5th

Hawaii Convention Center, The Modern Honolulu

You are receiving this email because you are an active member of the Honolulu startup community.

© 2009-2013 StartupDigest. StartupDigest is a registered trademark of Startup Weekend. All rights reserved.