Honolulu Startup Digest – November 3, 2014 Edition

November 03, 2014

Get ready to compete at Startup Weekend Honolulu coming Nov 14-16! We will be competing against 200 other cities who will also be hosting their own Startup Weekends.

Come join us to build something awesome, meet great people, and represent HI!

Oh and don’t forget, you still have time to register for East Meets West Digital Lifestyle Conference. There’ll be investors and founders from Hawaii, the mainland, and Asia there!

Recommended Readings:

Mobile is Eating the World

How We Leveraged Community to Grow Product Hunt from 40,000 to 400,000 Users in 4 Months

Good and Bad Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur

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

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TUE04

Nodeschool November (Free)

November 4th 7:00pm

Learn about node.js with other developers using the nodeschool tutorials.

Bring your laptop to follow along!

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

WED05

East Meets West – Digital Lifestyle Conference (Varies – http://www.eventbrite.com/e/east-meets-west-conference-tickets-12866464943)

November 5th

A cross-cultural event exploring the idea of Digital Lifestyle.
The innovative and disruptive ways in which technology complements our daily lives. Join us for three days of deal making, learning, and networking amongst startup investors and digital entrepreneurs in a tropical Hawaiian Paradise.

Hawaii Convention Center, The Modern Honolulu | View in Calendar

WED05

Meet with a Corporate Attorney from Business Law Corps FREE LEGAL GUIDANCE (FREE)

November 5th 11:00am

As a community service, HTDC in partnership with the Business Law Corps will offer FREE business law information to all small businesses.The attorneys are experienced corporate lawyers, and can help you with: questions related to choice of entity, governance, for-profit corporations, LLCs and partnerships.

Sign up for a 30 min session by emailing appointments@htdc.org

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

WED05

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

November 5th 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 Kailua 1051 Keolu Drive, Kailua, HI | View in Calendar

THU06

Worldwide Meteor Day (Free)

November 6th 8:00pm

The whole Meteor community is holding simultaneous meetups around the world on Nov 6, open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the Meteor platform. You’ll get to meet developers who have built things with Meteor here in Honolulu, play with the new Meteor examples and tutorial, and talk about the framework in general.

Virtual | View in Calendar

FRI07

Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

November 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

SAT08

BizPitch Camp – Pitch Like A Pro! ($103.49)

November 8th 8:00am

BizPitch Camp is a 1 day boot camp in which businesses and entrepreneurs learn the tricks to delivering 4 game winning pitches: “Fast Ball” (Funding Pitch ~ to-the-point Inventor form) “Change Up” (Selling Pitch ~ mind-changing Customer form) “T-Ball” (Interview Pitch ~ simple-enough-for-a-kid form) “Screwball” (Marketing Pitch – eyeball grabber). Whether it’s too long, too boring, written for the wrong audience, etc. We’ve all seen them..and it’s horrible to watch!  “BizPitch Camp” helps you stand confidently on the mound whether throwing to an investor, your target audience or your 5 year old nephew.

Protohub Honolulu, 458 Keawe Street | View in Calendar


Oahu Online Business Meetup: Coffee and Online Business Chat (at Mocha Java Cafe) (Free)

November 11th 6:00pm

Mocha Java Cafe 1200 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, H

Meet with a Corporate Attorney from Business Law Corps FREE LEGAL GUIDANCE (FREE)

November 12th 11:00am

Manoa Innovation Center 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822

Wetware Wednesday sponsored by Startup Weekend Honolulu (Free)

November 12th 6:00pm

The Manifest 32 N Hotel St, Honolulu, HI 96817

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

November 13th 5:30pm

Pinky’s Pupu Bar & Grill 970 North Kalaheo Avenue, Kailua, HI

Hawaii Virtual Reality Meetup: Weekly Meetup (Free)

November 14th 6:00pm

Box Jelly, 307 Kamani St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Startup Weekend Honolulu ($100)

November 14th 6:00pm

Friday Night – Protohub, Sat to Sunday @ BoxJelly

Global Day of Coderetreat (Free)

November 15th 9:00am

Manoa Innovation Center 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822

Oahu Online Business Meetup: Psychology of Sales Funnels ($20)

November 18th 6:00pm

Manoa Innovation Center 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822

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