Hawaii Business Roundtable
The Hawaii Business Roundtable is an organization of CEOs and senior executives of companies, non-profits, and governmental entities, with headquarters or significant operations in Hawaii. The executive leaders of the group have years of experience in their industries. The Roundtable’s mission is to promote the overall economic vitality and social health of Hawaii, by focusing…Read More
TechHui is a social network for scientists, techies, tech entrepreneurs, and new media enthusiasts in Hawai’i. Kama’aina abroad and people outside Hawai’i interested in Hawaiian tech ventures are also welcome.
Chamber of Commerce
As the “Voice of Business” in Hawaii, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is a statewide, non-profit organization whose mission is to serve as the advocate for business in Hawaii. The Chamber works on behalf of its 2,017+ member organizations to advance the state’s economic climate and help the business community to thrive locally, nationally and…Read More
Starting up kama’aina Startups. We are a group of young local Entrepreneurs and Startup enthusiast. Our mission is to uncover and highlight local Startups, Entrepreneurs, and Events. We Love Startups and we Love Hawaii. Aloha Startups is a Hawaii-based group of entrepreneurs, technologists, and professionals dedicated to connecting, growing, and bringing attention to Hawaii’s startup…Read More
Hawaii’s entrepreneurs add their local flare and passion into what they do. Accelerate Magazine is here to tell their stories.
The mission of Kamehameha Schools is to improve the capability and well-being of Hawaiians through education. We achieve our mission by operating an educational system serving over 6,900 students of Hawaiian ancestry at K-12 campuses on O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i island, and at 31 preschool sites statewide. We also extend our educational reach into the…Read More
Honolulu New Tech
Honolulu New Tech is a technology event and networking mixer for anyone interested in the local tech and startup scene.
Startup Paradise is a collective branding and promotional effort for Hawaii that includes collaboration from major players in Hawaii’s innovation sector. Champions include XLR8UH, Blue Startups, Energy Excelerator, mBloom, Startup Capital Ventures, Box Jelly (co-working space), Sultan Ventures, Hawaii Venture Capital Association, Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, Startup Hawaii, Nalukai Foundation, Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii,…Read More
Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii
Entrepreneurs Foundation makes it easy for startups to make the community a key stakeholder in their business. It starts with a simple commitment to philanthropy, which comes in many forms. We encourage startups to consider commitments of equity, products or services, (future) profits, employee time, or any other mode of philanthropy that makes sense for their…Read More
HiBEAM, a not-for-profit organization, was created to help launch and build high growth Hawaii technology, biotechnology, and life sciences companies by providing expert professional advice and access to funding sources.
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in 250 cities and 100 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Startup Grind is a…Read More
Startup Hawaii is a community-led group of entrepreneurs helping to develop a strong local ecosystem of startups and supporting organizations.
Hawaii Venture Capital Association (HVCA)
Since its founding in 1988, the Hawaii Venture Capital Association (HVCA) has stood as a nexus for entrepreneurs, capital foundation, and networking opportunities in Hawaii. Fostering entrepreneurship through education and exposure to prime members of our business community continues to be our goal as we strive to grow a vibrant and successful venture community.
Tony Marzi founded Hawaii TechWorks, a coworking space, after seeing the gap between technical talent in rural Hawaii and the access to quality opportunities. A graduate of the local university, Tony briefly relocated to the East Coast; then moved back to Hilo with a vision to build a place for tech and design professionals to…Read More
Real Office Centers
ROC Honolulu aims to bring together companies, startups and professionals of all industries into one platform where they can grow together as a community or family. Much like ROC’s very own Ohana. A cozy welcoming ambiance sets the tone for ROC Honolulu. Wooden furniture and accents with exposed brick walls, plenty of natural lighting all…Read More
BoxJelly is a coworking space which serves monthly memberships, as well as meeting & event space reservations for members and non-members alike. More than just an office or business center, BoxJelly thrives from interactions that its members have with one another and the space in which it offers. The emphasis on community helps to foster a…Read More
The Cut Collective
The Cut Collective is a fashion incubator/factory hybrid dedicated to providing independent designers with the resources & skills to streamline their production process, transform local manufacturing into the most affordable, innovative option for all, and provide select high-value, high-quality products directly to the consumer.
Maui Food Innovation Center
The Maui Food Innovation Center (MFIC) is a unique first in-state incubator fostering Agribusiness and Foodpreneurs x-celeration and education. Part of the University of Hawai’i Maui College, located in Kahului, Hawai’i, MFIC is helping build a stronger, economically diverse, and sustainable Maui by supporting the value-added food industry. MFIC assists its community by providing technological…Read More
Maui Research and Technology Park
Maui Research & Technology Park is home to over 20 high technology and professional services companies, employing approximately 400 people. The park currently has 5 buildings, totaling 180,000 square feet of lab, office and data center space. An estimated $150 Million flows through park companies and projects each year.
Impact Hub Honolulu
Impact Hub Honolulu is a co-working, event, office, and community space designed to facilitate sustainable impact in Hawaii and abroad through collaboration and empowering communities. Impact Hub Honolulu is apart of a network of 102 Impact Hubs around the world with over 15K members.
Hawaii Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Hawaii Small Business Development Center provides professional advice, research, and training to business owners and new entrepreneurs in order to promote growth, innovation, productivity, and management improvement. To accomplish these objectives, the SBDC links federal, state and local resources, the educational community, and the private sector to meet the needs of Hawaii’s businesses.
Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC)
HTDC is a dynamic state agency responsible for diversifying Hawaii’s economy by developing a flourishing technology industry that provides quality, high-paying jobs for Hawaii residents. HTDC aims to accelerate the growth of Hawaii’s technology industry by providing capital, building infrastructure and developing talent to foster innovation and diversify Hawaii’s economy. HTDC is attached to the…Read More
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
The SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. They recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength,…Read More
Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB)
The MEDB team worked tirelessly with an extensive network of public, private and non-profit partners to build homegrown solutions to countrywide problems. Their initial focus on the growth of a technology sector put an emphasis on building a supportive business climate, access to resources and collaborations among peers. Thier success in technology has paved the…Read More
Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation
With their focus on economic development, the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC) aims to establish programs to stimulate private capital investment in Hawaii towards investments that promote the welfare of citizens in this State, economic growth, employment, and economic diversification.
At its core, Lemonade Alley is just a lemonade stand contest. K-12 students build stands. They sell lemonade. But the “twist” is that they do it for charities of their choice. This makes Lemonade Alley an all-in-one innovation challenge, entrepreneurial contest and charitable giving program. For youth, it’s about empowerment and finding the hero within….Read More
U.S. Economic Development Administration
The U.S. Economic Development Administration’s mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. Thier investment policy is designed to establish a foundation for sustainable job growth and the building of durable regional economies throughout the United States. This…Read More
The Hogan Entrepreneurs Program is designed to equip students, at Chaminade, with new skills, extensive connections, and the mindset to start new things where their careers may lead them. Students will learn first-hand from experienced Hawai’i business leaders and entrepreneurs about the business of getting a new idea up and running.
Startups Weekend HNL
In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. The hardest part of starting up is starting…Read More
Startup Weekend Maui
In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. The hardest…Read More
Located in the heart of Honolulu, DevLeague is Hawaii’s premier accelerated learning bootcamp. DevLeague offers an intense curriculum and intimate experience for only the bravest souls, where mentorship and community matter most.
University of Hawaii
The University of Hawai’i System includes 10 campuses and educational, training and research centers across the Hawaiian Islands. As a public system of higher education in Hawai’i, UH offers unique and diverse opportunities.
Founded in 2000 at the Shielder College of Business, the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) is home to a set of experiential entrepreneurship programs at the University of Hawaii. The Center’s 20+ programs offer mentorship, training, and resources to all University of Hawaii students and faculty, and are designed to encourage entrepreneurial thinking across…Read More
Blue Startups is an accelerator program that is focused on recruiting capital efficient and scalable technology companies, including web services software, and mobile. In addition, the program targets companies in particular sectors including travel, gaming, impact and enterprise technology. They primarily recruit from Hawaii, Asia, and North America and are particularly interested in companies addressing…Read More
Elemental (Energy) Excelerator
Elemental Excelerator, formerly known as Energy Excelerator, is a nonprofit created in collaboration with Emerson Collective, an investment and philanthropic platform. They work collaboratively with Emerson Collective’s Elemental practice, which focuses on strengthening the relationship between humanity and nature through scalable, equitable, and innovative solutions. With their program seeing growth over the years, they hope…Read More
Hawaii Investment Ready
With a focus on Social Enterprise, HIR aims to help social ventures better understand, and scale, their impact and business model. Their program supports both for-profit and non-profit ventures with scalable solutions to regional and global challenges. HIR focuses on companies integrating a Hawaiian Island worldview – with impact themes like culture and language, resource…Read More
In addition to managing the XLR8UH accelerator program, Sultan Ventures also manages the Upside Fund, which focuses on investing in startups utilizing intellectual property from the Universtiy of Hawaii.
The GVS Accelerator launched in April of 2014, the GVS Transmedia Accelerator program is a public-private initiative between GVS, the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation/HI Growth Initiative, the County of Hawaii and the GTA Development Fund. The program utilizes disciplined development models, mentorship and coaching relationships, seed financing, and synergistic collaboration to empower Hawaii’s creative entrepreneurs…Read More
XLR8UH is a nationally recognized startup program, managed by Sultan Ventures, which educates, mentors, and invests in Hawaii’s top talent and research. As one of the first university startup investment programs in the nation, we are revolutionizing the way innovation is commercialized. Our program offers a range of investments based on the stage and maturity…Read More
The Ulupono Initiative is a Hawaii-focused impact investing firm that uses for-profit, non-profit, and social investments to improve the quality of life for island residents in three areas: locally produced food; clean, renewable energy; and waste reduction.
Startup Capital Ventures
Startup Capital Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California with offices in Honolulu, Hawai’i. SCV invests in early-stage, capital efficient B2B technology companies with proof of first revenue. In their perspective, capital efficient means companies that require relatively small amounts of capital to achieve success. Thier initial investment ranges…Read More
The Hawaii Angels were founded, in 2002, by Robert Robinson Ph.D., a former Harvard Business School professor and a nationally recognized expert on angel investing. Through his leadership, the Hawaii Angels network has become a highly successful and well-recognized angel investment group in the Honolulu business community. Since inception, the members of the Hawaii Angels…Read More
Reef Capital Ventures
Reef Capital Ventures is a venture capital firm investing capital and infusing expertise to bring Hawaii’s grant-funded R&D innovations to commercial markets.
Sultan Ventures is a venture firm helping visionary founders build successful, long-lasting businesses by supporting them at every stage of their journey. This means we’re engaged from the initial idea to long-term success. We provide pivotal resources via our network of experts and investors while providing the hands-on expertise necessary to accelerate growth.