Startup Paradise Demo Day highlights startups from two of Hawaii's accelerator programs. Thirteen startups from the Energy Excelerator and Blue Startups will pitch to an audience of about 300 investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, students, and other stakeholders. This year's keynote speaker is Dave McClure, founding partner of 500 Startups.
3:00 PM Doors open
3:30 PM Keynote by Dave McClure
4:00 PM Energy Excelerator
4:45 PM Blue Startups
5:45 PM Closing
6:00 PM Pau Hana reception
If you can't make it down to Iolani, we will be live streaming via this link.
Dave McClure is a venture capitalist & founding partner at 500 Startups, an internet startup seed fund and incubator program in Mountain View, CA. He likes to hang out with entrepreneurs, and occasionally invest in startups foolish enough to let him. He has been an investor in over 250 companies including Mint.com, Twilio, Wildfire Interactive, SendGrid, TaskRabbit, SlideShare, Mashery, CreditKarma, KISSmetrics, and MakerBot, among others.
Dave has been geeking out in Silicon Valley for over twenty years, and has worked with companies such as PayPal, Founders Fund, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twilio, Mint.com, Simply Hired, O'Reilly Media, Intel, & Microsoft. Years ago he used to do real work like coding or marketing or running conferences, but these days he mostly does useless stuff like sending lots of email, blogging, and hanging out on Facebook and Twitter.
Parking and event info:
Enter the parking structure on Kamoku St. Park anywhere on floors 2-4. Take the elevator down to the 1st floor and turn right. Make another right at the College Counseling Office (big glass windows) and you will see a fountain and Seto Hall on the right.
When & Where
The Energy Excelerator is a startup program dedicated to helping solve the world's energy challenges, starting in Hawaii. We help innovative companies succeed in Hawaii and the Asia Pacific region with funding, strategic relationships, and a vibrant ecosystem.
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