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AngelHack Announces Expansion to Hawaiian Tech Scene

AngelHack, global developer community and ecosystem brings 10th Global Hackathon Competition: Commit To Your Code to Honolulu, Hawaii for the first time July 29th – 30th, 2017. The event will host developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to build, test, and launch new prototypes over the course of a weekend, and will be held at, and in partnership with Impact Hub Honolulu. The 55-city hackathon competition has already brought in thousands of attendees globally, and has hosted events to foster local innovation


Three UH Spinouts Present at Prestigious LA Technology Showcase

Honolulu – University of Hawai`i (UH) spinouts Adnoviv, LLC; Radial3D and SNR Analytics, Inc. were invited to present at the prestigious First Look LA showcase of university technologies held on June 28, 2017 at California State University, Los Angeles. Presentations were made to an invitation-only audience of over 200 investors, entrepreneurs, and faculty and staff from the participating universities. The University Hawai`i spinouts were invited to participate in the showcase by the UH Office of Technology Transfer, AzTE (ASU Technology Transfer)


Hawaii Plans Prize Money, Tool Enhancements to Month-Long Annual Hackathon

As Hawaii prepares for its annual month-long hackathon, organizers have added a number of enhancements to the competition, most of which seek to make it a better experience for developers and entrepreneurs, as well as for the state agencies that stand to benefit from their work. Hawaii Rounds Out Its Tech Leadership TeamHawaii Sponsors Month-Long HackathonHawaii Rolls Out Text-to-911 Service This event, dubbed the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC), which kicks off on Aug. 26, has provided a richer

Hawai‘i Annual Code Challenge Begins August 26

Calling all programmers, software developers and tech-minded innovators. The State of Hawai‘i is holding its 2017 Hawai‘i Annual Code Challenge (HACC) to draw local creative talent to tackle government IT problems. Open to students, amateurs and professionals alike, the HACC is a hackathon-inspired competition establish to engage the local tech community and modernize and streamline state services and functions. The second-annual, month-long competition will kick off on Saturday, Aug. 26, at the East-West Center’s Keoni Auditorium and close with a judging and

2017 Hawaii Annual Code Challenge Kicks Off Aug. 26

At the 2016 HACC, more than 200 individual coders and innovators answered the state’s call. Photo courtesy of Russel Cheng. HONOLULU – The State of Hawaii is calling all computer programmers, software developers, and tech-minded innovators to lend their collective creativity toward improving state government at the 2017 Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC), the state’s second event of its kind. The month-long competition will begin with the HACC Kickoff on Saturday, Aug. 26, at the East-West Center, Keoni Auditorium, and culminate with


Best Startup Accelerators in USA 2017

According to Global Startup Economy Report 2017, the impact of startups is becoming significant in all walks of life. With the US taking the first two positions, UK stood on third based on the performance, funding, market reach, talent & startup experience. With increasing startup economy day-by-day we need more accelerators. Startup accelerators are cohort-based programs that include mentorship, educational components and to reach in a public event. Accelerators which can be either privately or publicly funded, focus on a wide


Hawaii’s Energy Transition Needs Local Entrepreneurs to Thrive

Long before Hawaii distinguished itself by becoming the first state to declare a 100 percent renewables goal two years ago, the island had a long history of innovation related to electricity. After all, the former monarchy’s Iolani Palace was first electrified back in July 1886, four years before the White House, as part of a project that was the brainchild of intrepid entrepreneurs and a royal family fond of making a modern impression. As was the case more than a century ago,

UH Accelerator Named in Top 30

XLR8UH, a public-private partnership between the University of Hawaiʻi and Sultan Ventures created to educate, mentor and invest in UH startups and entrepreneurs, has been named a top 30 U.S. accelerator in the 2017 Seed Accelerator Rankings, a part of the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project(SARP). The XLR8UH program is a four-month startup accelerator that works with UH-affiliated entrepreneurial teams to offer office hours, weekly workshops, presentations and lectures conducted by noted business, technology and startup experts.

XLR8UH Makes List of Best Startup Accelerator Programs of 2017

XLR8UH, the University of Hawaii’s accelerator program, was named one of the nation’s best startup accelerators of 2017. “This is great momentum for innovation and startups in Hawaii, the university and Startup Paradise,” said Omar Sultan, managing director of XLR8UH. “We’re obviously very happy for the national recognition.” XLR8UH made the “Bronze” category in the ranking compiled by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project. AngelPad in San Francisco and Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Y Combinator were the two accelerators that were ranked in the top


Master’s in Data Science Programs in Hawaii

The Aloha State may not be Silicon Paradise (yet), but it’s trying! To get you up-to-speed, we’ve put together a short guide to earning a HI data science degree. It has details on everything from research & scholarships to startups & salary numbers. Already have a university in mind? Skip ahead to our list of all the data science programs in Hawaii. Studying Data Science in Hawaii Hawaii is a land of opportunity. On the plus side, it has a long