The 2010 Hawaii Venture Capital Summit is now over, and we'd like to thank everyone involved in making it a success.

Mahalo to all of our sponsors, speakers, and especially to all of the attendees. We hope you enjoyed the event!

Check back to the website soon for post-event activites.

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HTDC, Enterprise Honolulu, invencor and GKM Newport




~ How to Raise Follow-on Funding in Regional Markets ~


March 11, 2010
Hilton Hawaiian Village



Almost sold out!
With one week to go, we are getting close to full capacity of the venue! There are still a handfull of seats left. Secure your seat at the conference by clicking here.
March 3, 2010

New Speakers Added
New speaker bio's have been added to the Speakers section
March 3, 2010

Learn from Hawaii Companies
The application deadline for companies has passed. Attend the conference to hear from our visiting VCs and learn from other Hawaii Companies who are looking to raise follow-on funding. Register Here
March 1, 2010

New Sponsors Added!
A new sponsorship section has been created and new sponsors have been added. We thank all of our sponsors for their support! View the Sponsors Here
February 25, 2010

Keynote Speaker Added!
Douglas G. Watson has been added as the keynote speaker at the Hawaii VC Summit. Read more here
February 22, 2010

Program Updated
The summit program has been updated. View it here
February 22, 2010

More News



Regional communities like Hawaii suffer from a scarcity of follow-on funding to allow start-up companies to continue their growth. The Hawaii Venture Capital Summit is designed to educate entrepreneurs, economic development practitioners, professionals who advise businesses, and local angel investors on the best practices in approaching follow-on funding so local companies can flourish.

This conference is an educational forum, held in two parts. First, a series of mainland and local expert panelists will speak on a variety of topics related to follow-on financing. Second, there will be an opportunity for pre-selected local entrepreneurs to pitch in front of a panel of experts with the audience observing. Additional entrepreneurs will be chosen to present in private one-on-one meetings with a venture firm.

The networking session at the end of the summit will provide an opportunity for the Hawaii entrepreneurial community to get to know the mainland VCs right in their own back yard, and to showcase the diverse talent that Hawaii has to offer.

Secure your place at the event by registering today!


  • Entrepreneurs looking for follow-on funding
  • First time entrepreneurs wanting to learn the life cycle of venture-backed companies
  • Economic development practitioners and consultants who advise angel- and venture-backed companies
  • Attorneys, accountants, bankers and other professionals whose clientele includes entrepreneurs
  • Local angel investors and venture capitalists looking to network with mainland VCs and local entrepreneurs
  • Mainland VCs interested in Hawaii's entrepreneurs and landscape for venture-backed businesses


- Regular - $129 (admission, including breakfast, lunch and Pau Hana)
- Company Application Fee - $99 (for companies interested in presenting)
- Company Presentation Fee - $150 (if accepted to present)
- Late Registration - $150 (subject to space available)

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Hotel accommodations for this event can be made at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

The discounted rate of $169.00 per night is available by using the code BZF

To make reservations, CLICK HERE to access the conference booking page
or call (808) 949-4321 or toll free 1-800-HILTONS