25 04, 2019

State Launches Hawai’i-Based Aquaculture Accelerator & Fund

By |2019-04-25T10:24:43+00:00April 25th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Hawaii, State or Government|0 Comments

The Big Island of Hawai‘i will be the home to a new aquaculture accelerator that aims to attract startups that focus on sustainable solutions for the aquaculture industry. Solutions include innovative feed solutions, breakthrough technology in animal health, and farm and water management. The new accelerator and its associated investment fund were established by the Natural [...]

7 02, 2019

University of Hawaii’s Accelerator Selects 6th Cohort 

By |2019-02-07T10:35:52+00:00February 7th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Hawaii|0 Comments

XLR8UH, the multi-phase education and investment program designed to help grow University of Hawaiʻi entrepreneurs and startups, has selected four companies to participate in the program’s sixth cohort. Recognized in 2017 by Forbes as one of the top 30 accelerator programs in the United States, XLR8UH is a public-private partnership between the University of Hawaiʻi and Sultan Ventures, [...]

30 05, 2017

How University of Hawaii Hopes To Turn Research Into Business Startups

By |2017-05-30T11:07:23+00:00May 30th, 2017|Hawaii|0 Comments

In a move designed to strengthen the University of Hawaii’s position as a hub for economic development, the state is on the verge of adopting a program designed to help commercialize intellectual property created at UH. House Bill 847, which is now awaiting Gov. David Ige’s signature, would establish the University Innovation and Commercialization Initiative [...]

22 02, 2016

U Hawaii Accelerator Awarded Funds to Expand Outreach

By |2017-07-14T23:36:23+00:00February 22nd, 2016|Accelerator/incubator, Gap support programs, Hawaii|0 Comments

The University of Hawai‘i’s proof of concept center/venture accelerator XLR8UH was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration to expand its successful commercialization efforts statewide, including underserved rural communities on the Neighbor Islands.The grant is part of the EDA’s 2015 Regional Innovation Strategies Program, a cutting-edge federal program that supports initiatives to stimulate innovation [...]

8 09, 2014

New University of Hawaii POC center aims to improve commercial success of UH research

By |2017-07-15T01:29:01+00:00September 8th, 2014|Hawaii, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The University of Hawai’i is launching an entrepreneurial springboard for its world-class research. The UH has achieved numerous accolades in research: from the cloning of green mice to the recent launch of a student-designed and built small satellite. Building upon these achievements, UH now aims to transform its world-class research and talent into an equally [...]