Howzit Howard: Startup Hawaii

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Startup Hawaii, a regional initiative working in conjunction with the Startup America Partnership will be holding its inaugural meeting on Tuesday, January 31 to coincide with National Startup America Day.

The goal of Startup Hawaii is to pull together entrepreneurs of all types who have firsthand knowledge of the gaps that local startups face, bring attention to those challenges, and then persuade local government, businesses, and support organizations to help fill those gaps.

A free launch event will be held Tuesday, January 31 at 7 p.m. at Bar 35 on 35 N. Hotel St. Participants will learn more about the local Startup movement, have the chance to network with like-minded entrepreneurs, get more people involved and gather momentum for Hawaii's growing startup community. Giveaways and prizes were donated by the national Startup America organization for the event.

Startup America is a Steve Case-funded initiative to spur entrepreneurial job development, and is helping to foster vibrant startup communities all over the country through the creation of Startup America Regions. These regional groups are driven from within the community and made up of the entrepreneurs who have applied knowledge of the region's advantages and challenges. The goal of this movement is to identify the gaps in Hawaii's startup ecosystem, bring attention to those gaps, then work with local influencers to fill those gaps.

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