DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: HTDC and Startup Paradise host “Startup Entrepreneur Day” at State Capitol on March 8

Posted on Mar 6, 2017 in Latest News

Event Will Feature Tech Fair and Shark Tank-Style Presentations

HONOLULU — The High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) and Startup Paradise presents, “Startup Entrepreneur Day,” at the Hawaii State Capitol.

WHEN:          

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

  • Tech Fair, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Shark Tank, 12 noon – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

State Capitol, 415 South Beretania Street

  • Tech Fair, 4th Floor
  • Shark Tank, Room 309

B-ROLL/AUDIO:

  • Interview HTDC’s Executive Director/CEO Robbie Melton
  • Speak with lawmakers in attendance
  • Companies demonstrating technologies and entrepreneurs making their pitch

BACKGROUND: 

Attendees can engage with innovative technology developed by local companies during the Tech Fair. Winners from this year’s Hawaii Venture Capitalist Association Awards will also dive into a creative Shark Tank in an attempt to persuade a panel of sharks (legislators) to choose their compelling new tech or business pitch as the winner. Celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit, the event is free and open to the public.

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Media Contacts: 

Robbie Melton
High Technology Development Corporation
Office: (808) 539-3615
Email: Robbie@htdc.org
Website: www.htdc.org

Christine Hirasa 
Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
Phone: (808) 587-9006
Mobile: (808) 286-9017
Email: Christine.M.Hirasa@hawaii.gov
Website: dbedt.hawaii.gov

Jocelyn Collado or Susan Wright
Becker Communications, Inc.
Phone: (808) 533-4165
Email: jocelyn@beckercommunications.com or susan@beckercommunications.com