Kauaʻi Startup Experience
Hoʻāla, E Ala E Awaken Your Aspirations

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Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference

WHEN:  October 27-28, 2018

TIME:  9am-6pm, both days

WHERE:  Hilton Garden Inn

COST:  This event is open to the community.

Free for youth (14-24), supportive adults (accompanying a youth), mentors, and collaborators

$25 Early Bird Registration by September 15, 2018.

$50 Regular registration fee

Registration deadline is October 10th 

Registration includes:  Breakfast, lunch, snacks, water, prototyping materials, mentors, and speakers for 2 days. 

*All registration fees go toward prizes for Manō (Shark) Tank finalist packages!  Yes, you will be pitching your ideas to a live panel and you have a chance to win a startup package!! 


This workshop is for anyone interested in being a CHANGE MAKER.  All you need is a lot of energy and a POSITIVE ATTITUDE.

Liliʻuokalani Trust and Kauaʻi Economic Board Development bring the Startup Experience to Kauaʻi for the first time in collaboration with Alu Like, Keiki To Career, OHA, Gather FCU, Hale Opio Kauaʻi, Workforce Development, Kohatsu Consulting Services, Kamehameha Schools, Kauaʻi Community College, Leadership Kauaʻi, Kunoa Cattle Co., Nanobyte Labs, County of Kauai Economic Development, Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, and YWCA.

We are working together to develop strong, cohesive communities and social networks that support pathways in financial sustainability.  This on-island opportunity builds capacity around entrepreneurship and innovation!

Founder and CEO Henrik Scheel, provides the Startup Expereince workshop, designed to inspire people to become innovative change makers.  To learn more watch (video clip)

Seats are limited so sign up NOW 

If you are an experienced entrepreneur / investor and you would like to be part of this awesome experience please contact Melody Lopez HERE.

** WiFi will be available to use at the conference. There will be a limited amount of laptops provided for all to use. If possible, bring a laptop or other device that can access the internet for research purposes.