Startup Weekend Honolulu
Friday, June 19 - 21, 2015
Friday, June 19 - 21, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Protohub & BoxJelly
458 Keawe Street & 307a Kamani Street
Startup Weekend Honolulu 2015 Summer Edition
The event kicks off Friday evening on June 19 at Protohub when attendees pitch their ideas in “rapid-fire” style: each person only has sixty seconds to introduce their idea, cover the market opportunity for their potential business and entice other participants to vote for their idea. The top 15 ideas are then selected and teams develop around each concept. Throughout Saturday and Sunday, teams will build their products and business plans at BoxJelly with the help of expert mentors, then prepare for their pitch on Sunday evening before a panel of judges back at Protohub.
While the annual event typically attracts a mix of programmers, graphic designers, engineers and entrepreneurs, SWHNL encourages anyone of any professional background to participate including students, marketing and PR professionals, accountants, teachers, lawyers, retirees, active duty military or veterans, to turn an idea into a business. SWHNL provides an easily accessible entry point for participants to launch or join a startup, equipping these young teams with valuable ideas, tools and expertise without the average $50,000 initial invest required of most startups when they launch.
To help attendees prepare for the intense weekend challenge, SWHNL will host a series of workshops before and after SWHNL takes place. The first workshop kicks off May 28 with Sultan Ventures on Intro to Lean Startup, followed by Agile Dev 101 on June 4 and Keys to Winning Startup Weekend on June 11. Anyone who attends all three workshops will get fifty percent off their ticket to Startup Weekend Honolulu.
Early bird tickets launched online, starting at $60 per person for general admission and $50 for active duty military and veterans. Ticket prices will increase to $75 beginning June 1. Current high school or college students may contact SWHNL for more information on tickets. Fee includes participation in the three-day event, meals for each day and expert coaching. To register, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-weekend-honolulu-061915-tickets-16738810232?aff=UP+Community+Sites. Head to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-weekend-workshop-series-tickets-16846013881 to register for the free workshops. Find SWHNL on Facebook at www.facebook.com/swhnl, follow along at Twitter @swhnl, and hashtag #swhnl.
ABOUT STARTUP WEEKEND
A global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures, Startup Weekend is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs, with over 1,000 past events in 100 countries around the world, starting over 8,000 companies. While headquartered in Seattle, Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 400 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend-long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams and start companies.
Friday June 19th
Saturday June 20th
Sunday June 21st
Angel / Founder
Managing Partner at Sultan Ventures
Angel in Residence at XLR8UH
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Honolulu team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Honolulu is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Ashby is also the founder of Kaldera an advisory firms that focuses on strategy, marketing and community building for startups, technology companies and organizations and Travel in Company a boutique tour and travel experience company.
Ashby was on the founding team of BrandLive and has worked in executive, marketing and project management roles with a number of multinational companies including Yardi Systems, Citrix Online and Forms+Surfaces.
Kyle is an active advisor to startup companies and has taught classes in marketing, innovation, and entrepreneurship at the University of California Santa Barbara, and Antioch University Santa Barbara.
Kyle organized the first four Startup Weekends in Santa Barbara and has facilitated Startup Weekends globally as part of TechStars. Kyle was a Startup America Champion and is a founding member of a national Startup Community Building Organization called the Startup Champions Network.
MBA from Babson College. Undergraduate degrees in Film Studies and Geography from UC Santa Barbara, and is a Certified Project Manager and Certified Scrum Master.
In his free time he is continues to learn, tinker, travel, surf, paddle, explore the outdoors, play the drums and bass, and spend time with his wife and daughter.