Accelerator programs can help launch your tech company providing in depth training, mentoring and a modest investment. Hawaii is home to nationally recognized accelerator programs. Each accelerator has different entry requirements and different focus.
Department of Business and Economic Development has several divisions that offer programs to grow your business, such as the HI-Step program, Enterprize Zones, Creative Lab, Fashion Immersion and Foreign Trade Zone.
Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation
HSDC HiGrowth Initiative is the link to Venture Investment and accelerator investment programs. HSDC provides funding to limited partnerships.
NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership
NIST MEP is a national network funded by National Institute of Standards providing an opportunity to connect with a variety of resources.
Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii has created the Manufacturing in Hawaii initiative, which is led by the Manufacturing in Hawaii Group made up of business leaders from various fields and industries.
Small Business Development Center
SBDC provides business plan and financial guidance and get your company connected to SBA loans and other resources. SBDC has offices on Oahu, Hawaii, Maui and Kauai islands.
TechHui is the site to connect the tech community. Connect to fellow techies, get events, link to relevant sites and blogs.
Hawaii Angels is the premier angel investment network in Hawaii. Need funding? See if you qualify to present.
Hawaii Venture Capital Association
The HVCA seeks to foster entrepreneurial development through networking, education, and access to venture capital.
Hawaii Compliance Express
All companies who receive any HTDC grants, sponsorships, or provides services must be compliant. It may take some time to become compliant so it is best to start early.