Ecosystem

HVCA Annual Entrepreneur and Deal of the Year Award Ceremony

Keynote speaker this year is Dan Freedman. The luncheon program begins with registration at 11:30AM on January 24, 2013 at the Plaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Floor. The program will start promptly at NOON where we will hear from our guest speaker, then move on to the award ceremony. We will honor five entrepreneurs then announce the Hawaii Venture Capital Association Deal of the Year winner. [...]

What Can We Learn from the Startup Genome’s Ecosystem Report?

It’s not that our local entrepreneurs are slackers, it’s just that there is a lack of experience and knowledge of what it takes to build and fund a startup. While Hawaii does have several startups that are growing and doing all of the right things (e.g. Volta Industries, GreenCar Hawaii, Tealet, FriiStyle…), it’s rare to see the necessary commitment and realism from local entrepreneurs. [...]