Honolulu Startup Digest – February 2, 2015 Edition

February 02, 2015

We hope you all enjoyed your Super Bowl weekend!

This month, HVCA will be hosting their 15th Annual Deal of the Year Awards. They will be honoring the top entrepreneurs at that event and nominations are open for the following awards!

Deal of the Year
Entrepreneur of the Year
Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year
Clean Tech / Ag Entrepreneur of the Year
Tech Entrepreneur of the Year
Student Entrepreneur of the Year
Life Science Entrepreneur of the Year

Recommended Readings:
That Didn’t Need to Take an Hour – by Brad Feld of Foundry Group
From 0 to $1B – Slack’s Founder Shares Their Epic Launch Strategy
Should you give advisors equity in your startup?

Honolulu Startup Digest is curated by:
Kevin Shin Kevin Shin – Engineering Student, UH ManoaContact Kevin Shin at kevin.shin@startupdigestmail.com
William Doom William Doom – Entrepreneur and Startup EnthusiastContact William Doom at william.doom@startupdigestmail.com

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Hawaii Internet Marketers: The Art of Internet Branding – Using Endearment to Trump SEO and Adwords (Guests $10 – Pre-Register, $15 – at the Door)

February 3rd 6:30pm

Hawaii Internet Marketers Association (HiMA) proudly presents, “The Art of Internet Branding: Using Endearment to Trump SEO and Adwords” with the Head Story Guy, from StoryManager Steve Sue.Manoa Innovation Center 2800 Woodlawn Drive #173, Honolulu, HI 96822 | View in Calendar

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

February 4th 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


Sustainability Unconference ($35)

February 7th 9:00am

The Sustainability Unconference, created by the fine folks at Pono Home and Important Media, is a space of collaboration, ingenuity and creation! Come join us! Registration includes organic coffee, tea and delicious, healthy foods.At the Unconference, the topics on the agenda are decided by YOU! The participants will decide which topics are most interesting and important to talk about, and we’ll have three sessions of open speakers and a workshop session decided upon by the group.ProtoHUB Honolulu 458 Keawe St. Honolulu, HI 96814 | View in Calendar

Experiments in Swift (Free)

February 9th 6:00pm

From the Meetup Group:
“The AGENDA is simple: • Discuss interesting Swift language features, guided by suggestions or led by my Playgrounds • Go over the LearningSwiftBasics GitHub project that I’ve put together to guide the Pacific New Media (UH Extension) workshop in March (beta testing!)Our focus will be on guided discussion and writing a lot of code together.”Manoa Innovation Center 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822 | View in Calendar

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

February 10th 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 | View in Calendar

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

February 12th 5:30pm

Meet, chat, and learn with entrepreneurs on the Windward side of the island.Pinky’s Pupu Bar & Grill 970 North Kalaheo Avenue, Kailua, HI | View in Calendar


Honolulu New Tech Meetup: ROC Sneak Peek and Pre-AT&T Hackathon Event

February 12th 6:00pm

Hon New Tech is hosting a pre-Mobile App Hackathon event and sneak peek of the new ROC (Honolulu’s newest co-working space scheduled to launch in March in Chinatown).

Come down to hear pitches from Hawaii entrepreneurs and pitch ideas for the Mobile App Hackathon starting on Friday, Feb 13th!

Food provided by Cocina. Beer & Food sponsored by AT&T, ROC & HVCA

ROC Center, 2 North Hotel Street, Honolulu, HI 


AT&T/UH/Blue Startups Mobile Hackathon (Free)

February 13th 6:00pm

Mobile App Hackathon is a 24 hour competition designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to build apps/mobile apps, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories and most importantly: meet new people and scout for teammates to work on new or current projects. This hackathon will introduce you to the latest cutting edge tools to help deploy your own app with a website backend, fully hosted in the cloud.Sullivan Center @ IOLANI School – 563 Kamoku St Honolulu, HI 96826 | View in Calendar

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

February 18th 11:00am

Manoa Innovation Center 2800 Woodlawn Drive, Honolulu, HI 96822

Hawaii DotNet Meeting (Free)

February 19th 9:00am

Microsoft Store, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI, United States

ThinkTech Hawaii February Downtown Forum – How Can Hawaii Deal With Its Coming Insolvency? (Registration $30, Students $20, Walk-ins $35)

February 26th 11:30am

YWCA at Laniakea, 1040 Richards Street – Honolulu, HI 96813

15th Annual HVCA Entrepreneur & Deal of the Year Awards (Early Bird – $75, Regular – $85)

February 26th 5:30pm

Waialae Country Club 4997 Kahala Avenue Honolulu, HI 96816

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