Entrepreneurs Sandbox to offer startup, creative space

Posted on Mar 25, 2019 in Capitol Connection, Featured, Main
The Entrepreneurs Sandbox in Kaka'ako invites startups to use its space.

The Entrepreneurs Sandbox in Kaka’ako invites startups to use its space.

Soon the public will be able to step inside the Entrepreneurs Sandbox — a future home for small business startups and a space for people of all ages to learn to build products and develop creative media. A blessing of the $7.3 million facility was held last month to mark the start of the Kaka‘ako Innovation Block. The Ige administration’s goal is to create more high-paying jobs through technology and innovation.“Technology is driving each and every industry here in the islands,” said Governor Ige at the ceremony. “It is pervasive, and it’s changing even traditional industries.”

The facility will be managed by the state’s Hawaii Technology Development Corp. (HTDC) and is located near the John A. Burns School of Medicine.  Supporters praised the project as a true public-private partnership with the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority, the federal Economic Development Administration, the Legislature and developer Stanford Carr. Entrepreneurs interested in using building space can go to htdc.org. Stay tuned for more details on the future grand opening.

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