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2016 East Meets West conference to feature local and international startups

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Blue Startups has teamed up with Mobile Challenge Asia Pacific (MCAP) to hold its regional finals in Hawaii as part of the second annual East Meets West Conference (EMW’16) on Jan. 14–15.

Organized by J-Seed Ventures and IE Business School, the No. 1-ranked business school in Europe, MCAP attracts the hottest new mobile startups and early-stage ventures from ten countries in the Asia Pacific region. The top three ventures from MCAP country semifinals in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, China and Hawaii will present their mobile-related applications, software and hardware ideas in front of a distinguished panel of judges and peers at EMW’16.

The top three companies from the Asia Pacific region will win an opportunity to showcase their businesses on the big stage at the GSMA Mobile World Congress, Feb. 22–25, 2016, in Barcelona, Spain. There, teams will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to tech and telecommunications giants, and rub shoulders with more than 94,000 attendees in the fast-growing mobile industry.

The finalists for the MCAP competition include a broad range of mobile technologies from consumer apps to mobile interactive hardware.  The State of Hawaii is excited to host this groundbreaking gathering of talent and technology in Honolulu.

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