Honolulu Startup Digest – March 16, 2015 Edition

March 16, 2015

We are on our way to wrapping up the first quarter of 2015. The year is flying by. This week marks the start of SXSW which should offer up a plethora of startup darlings as it does every year. Check our calendar for local events this month.

Honolulu Startup Digest is curated by:
Kevin Shin Kevin Shin – Full Stack Web Dev Student at DevLeague

Contact Kevin Shin at kevin.shin@startupdigestmail.com

William Doom William Doom – Entrepreneur and Startup Enthusiast

Contact William Doom at william.doom@startupdigestmail.com

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Hawaiian Telcom University 2015 – The Innovation Universer (Free)

March 17th 8:00am

Hawaiian Telcom University 2015 – Hawaiian Telcom’s annual gathering of the top minds in the technology community – for a day of strategic business workshops, technology exhibits and professional networking.

Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 | View in Calendar


ROC Chinatown Launch Party (Free)

March 19th 6:00pm

ROC Chinatown is finally complete! Please join them to bless the building, hear remarks from the CEO and community leaders and celebrate with food and drink!

Catering will be provided by Cocina and Ocean Vodka and Kona Brewery are the gracious drink sponsors. Community partners are HVCA, DBEDT and NMG

ROC Chinatown 2 N Hotel St Honolulu, HI 96817 | View in Calendar


Pupus & Pitches: Chopsticks & Optics Edition (Early Bird – $27.24, General – $37.74, Student (Must show ID) – $11.49)

March 24th 5:30pm

Join EF Hawaii for the year’s first Pupus & Pitches event. It’s the Chopsticks, Non-Toxic & Optics Edition.

Watch MAʻO Farms, FlyWire, StreetGrindz, and MorphOptics pitch their businesses to seasoned investors Tim Dick, Rob Robinson, and Bob Todd. Hear feedback and get pitching tips. LiveSift your questions to our panel of investors. Enjoy pupus and network with an awesome group of people.

ProtoHUB 458 Keawe Street Honolulu, HI 96813 | View in Calendar


Oahu Online Business Meetup: Drinks and Online Business Talk (at Ryan’s Grill) (Free (Just order $5 worth of food and drinks))

March 24th 6:00pm

Running an online business can be lonely and confusing… If you need advice or opinions from experienced entrepreneurs in a casual atmosphere – or if you simply want to spend some time hanging out with people who get it – this meetup is for you.

Ryan’s Grill at Ward Centre 1200 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, H | View in Calendar


HVCA Luncheon – Broadband: What We Don’t Know About It Could Kill Us (Members – $34, Nonmembers – $44)

March 26th 11:30am

This month’s luncheon on March 26th will be discussing what Broadband is going to do for business and why it’s necessary for the innovation community. What are the infrastructural requirements – where are we now, what do we need and what are we doing?

Panelists – More Panelists To Be Announced
Tim Dick — General Partner at Startup Capital Ventures
Jared Grugett — President / CMO at Hawaii Dialogix Telecom (HDT)
Dr. Alex Bergo — “Forecasting High-Speed Broadband Developments For The State of Hawaii” PhD Dissertation and CEO of LiveSift
David Cunningham — Managing Director at Global Virtual Studio (GVS)


The Plaza Club 900 Fort Street Mall 20th Floor Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 | View in Calendar

WetWareWed – DevLeague Graduation (Free)

April 8th 6:00pm

M Nightclub 500 Ala Moana Boulevard Honolulu, HI 96813

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