An Educational Program

Sultan Ventures is a full-stack ecosystem investor focused on driving innovation forward in Hawaii and beyond. We do this through the XLR8® programs, a series of community-centric accelerator and incubator programs focused on providing onramps to entrepreneurship and creating a more robust innovation ecosystem. The XLR8® programs include XLR8UH®, an award-winning Venture Accelerator investing in the University of Hawaii entrepreneurs and technologies; XLR8HI® (Hawaii’s Entrepreneurship Center), the leading provider of innovation workshops, startup events, and prototyping space; and XLR8YOUTH™, a first of its kind innovation intensive program for Hawaii youth to design solutions to the challenges of today and tomorrow.


Interns work hand in hand with our team on projects that will directly impact our company and Hawaii innovation & entrepreneurial community. During this program interns will develop professional skills necessary in today’s job market and real-world knowledge they can apply across multiple industries. Outside of the position specific projects all interns gain exposure to best business practices, ecosystem building activities, and day-to-day operations of Sultan Ventures.


All interns are expected to:

    • Be proactive in identifying company needs and creating solutions
    • Take ownership of the work, care about job well done and pay attention to detail
    • Be flexible, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines in fast paced environment
    • Communicate effectively on daily basis with other interns, fellows, and team members
    • Be willing to take on any project large or small
    • Work as a part of a team
    • Commit to a high level of confidentiality
    • Have great attitude, desire to learn, and lots of energy and enthusiasm


    • 20 – 30 hours / week
    • 4 months (April – July, 2020)

All internship positions for Spring / Summer 2020 are unpaid.

Current Available Positions

Click on the internship positions below to learn more and apply.

 Application Deadline: Ongoing

Intern Alumni

Rose Alama

Nathan Wade JD

Thomason Takata

Maya Morales Sanchez

Tiana Hughes

Nneka Brown-Massey

Jay Mafnas

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Stefan Opsal

Colton Goza

Mia Harrie

Chase Yokoyama

Chyloe Leon Guerrero

Benjamin Crosland

Qamar Hicks

Jacob Butters

Emily Ball

Kelvin NG

Tyler Hirashima

Sultan White

Jordan Bangerter

Devon Catalan

Nohealani Benicarlo

Michael Chang

Cody Alexander

Joshua Hu

Rhea Erice

Ha’aheo Hanohano

Jasmine Hsia

Princess Stephanie Donato

Lisa Yamakawa Reyes

Karmen Liang

Joseph Lettner

Zandra Kubota

Jess Manapul

Carson Arnold-Anderson

Vincent Kim

Max Hirata

Eunice Chang

Alejandra Blanco

Aleksandrova Svetlana

Alex N .Krakoski

Beatrize Mayo

Brannon Naito

Brian Bender

Christina Sale

Donovan Morimoto

Emil Tapnio

Ethan Nhaisi

Farhana Said

Figen Goksen Tok

Hsin-I Tong

Jack Uesugi

Jared Chado

Jared Nagura

Jonathan Seth Grossman

Kazuki Funato

Kevin Shin

Lindsay Root

Lisa Sugai

M. Towhid Khan

Makana Tave

Maruf Hossain

Mayu Watanabe

Melanie Nash

Morgan Rapozo

Nataliya Tamashevich

Nick Winters

Nicolas Yao

Nohili Thompson

Quinn Cassidy

Rachel Sokugawa

Randy Duong

Ren Tachino

Joey Reyes

Shishir Nair

Slater Kamana Hobs

Kamana Hobs

Stephan Bradley

Thomas Kennedy

Thomas Loui

Tom Knapp-Ramos

Tyler Yamauchi

Victor Robinson

Meleana Coito

Maria Gonzalez

Kai Takeuchi

JaQuawn Yarborough

JaQuawn Yarborough

Marlon Ricks

Carina Hernandez

Carina Hernandez

Lyle Shute

Lyle Shute

Jaren Saiki

Jaren Saiki

Maayan Sela

Maayan Sela

Sarah Nanbu

Ashley Ono

Henrik Nielsen

Henrik Nielsen

Lauren Nagata