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University of Hawaii’s Nationally Recognized Accelerator Selects Sixth Cohort

XLR8UH, the multi-phase education and investment program designed to help grow University of Hawaiʻi entrepreneurs and startups, has selected four companies for the program’s sixth cohort. More than 100 companies applied across multiple UH campuses.

University of Hawai‘i’s Accelerator Selects 6th Cohort

XLR8UH is a public-private partnership between the University of Hawaiʻi and Sultan Ventures, a venture firm that supports visionary founders in building successful, long-lasting businesses by guiding them at every stage of their journey.

Sensor Tech, Collaborative Workplace Startups Part of XLR8UH’s 6th Cohort

The four companies in XLR8UH’s sixth cohort are working on developing sensor technology, collaborative meeting environments and gift-wrap for digital items.

XLR8UH named one of ‘The Best Startup Accelerators Of 2017’ by Forbes.

The Best Startup Accelerators Of 2017 by Alex Konrad , Forbes Staff. Covering venture capital, software and startups . Jun 7, 2017 The startup accelerator remains one of tech’s most popular ways to get a business up and running. But which ones are the best for new startups? With hundreds of programs to choose from — the most popular receive more than 5,000 applications for each…

XLR8UH Wins National Award For The Third Year In A Row

XLR8UH was named one of only 20 national winners of the U.S. Small Business Association’s (SBA) Growth Accelerator Fund competition. This marks the third year in a row that XLR8UH has won the competition, which includes a $50,000 cash award. XLR8UH was the only winner from Hawaiʻi in this year’s SBA’s Growth Accelerator Fund competition, which is designed to draw attention and funding to parts of the…

Governor to Kick Off Month-Long HACC Competition

HONOLULU – Gov. David Y. Ige will provide opening remarks at the 2017 Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) Kickoff on Aug. 26, 2017, welcoming hundreds of anticipated computer programmers, software developers, and tech-minded innovators to launch the four-week, hackathon-inspired competition. We invite the local tech community to join us in working toward improving how our state government interacts with and…

Peter Rowan to lead Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship at UH Shidler College of Business

Peter Rowan has been named the new executive director of the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE), under the UH Shidler College of Business, effective August 1, 2017. Rowan replaces Susan Yamada, who will lead the renovation and development of the Atherton YMCA, purchased by UH Foundation in 2017, into a Center for Innovation. The center will support entrepreneurial education and the commercialization of university-generated innovations….

Resources for Entrepreneurs in Hawaii

Bringing together investors and entrepreneurs 
from Asia, Hawaii and North America, Hawaii has a vibrant and multicultural business scene (and the weather doesn’t hurt either!). In search of a better life-work balance, more and more independent contractors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners are drawn to the Hawaiian Islands. According to the latest data from the IRS, in 2014 there were 102,544…

Why You Should be Starting Your Business While at UH Mānoa

“Being your own boss” may seem like an attractive prospect for students thinking about their futures. But on top of studies, work, social endeavors and other obligations, starting your own business cannot possibly be viable, can it? These entrepreneurs and campus resources say that the best time to start your business is now. Former student entrepreneurs who are still growing…

UNESCO Science Partnership Building Bridges in the Pacific

UNESCO science partnership building bridges in the Pacific A potentially game-changing low-cost mobile genetic diagnostics system to detect and quantify pathogens in food, water, humans, livestock and crops in Pacific Islands is among projects Massey University will lead with its newly established partnership with UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation). The UNESCO UNITWIN Network on Science for Pacific…