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Maui Economic Development Board’s “Startup Weekend Maui Series”

Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) announces the return of their empowering Startup Weekend Maui Series – three optional lead-up events culminating with the much-anticipated 2018 Startup Weekend Maui. Entrepreneurs interested in jumpstarting their new business or fine-tuning their existing business are encouraged to attend.

Startup Weekend Maui will be held on November 16-18. In just 54 hours, participants will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. They will learn how to create a real company and meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help them get started. With the best tools and approaches at their disposal, they will take giant leaps in learning skills to create a business, work on a startup team, and connect with the right people and resources.

In preparation for Startup Weekend Maui, three lead-up events will be offered to help participants gain valuable tools for one’s startup.  Attend one or attend all!


“Pinching your Pennies: Finance for Entrepreneurs” on Tuesday, October 30.

Learn how to run your business more profitably and avoid mistakes that cause businesses to fail. Led by Gerry Smith, MEDB’s Director of Business Development, attendees will learn valuable tips and tricks to ensure that whatever product or service they offer is profitable for your business. Cost is $20 per person. 5 pm – 8 pm

“Lean Startup Canvas” on Tuesday, November 6

The lean startup business model canvas is an important tool that people can use to help bring clarity to the question, “How will my business succeed?” Learn about the canvas and immediately apply your knowledge in this hands-on workshop, led by Sultan Ventures and XLR8HI. Cost is $20 per person. 5 pm – 8 pm

“Pitch Bootcamp” on Tuesday, November 13.

Prepare for Startup Weekend! During this free Pitch Bootcamp, attendees will receive helpful tips on crafting a strong 60-second pitch for their startup idea. Get feedback from peers and mentors and hone presentation skills through PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. Event is free. 5 pm – 8 pm

Startup Weekend and the Lead-up workshops will be held at MEDB’s Malcolm Center and the Maui Research Technology Center, both located in the Maui Research and Tech Park in Kihei.  Meals are provided for all events.

For event details and to register for any or all of the Startup Weekend Maui Series, visit http://www.startupweekendmaui.com   Reservations are required for all events and space is limited.  Early bird and student rates are available for Startup Weekend.

The Startup Weekend Maui Series is presented by Maui Economic Development Board. Sponsored by County of Maui, Mayor's Office of Economic Development, Hawaii SCORE, HTDC, The Maui News, Pacific Media Group, Sultan Ventures, University of Hawaii Maui College, and XLR8HI.


Date: Friday, November 16th, 2018 to Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Cost: Refer to event website for details

Categories: Business / Finances, Classes / Seminars / Lectures


Maui Economic Development Board - Malcolm Center

1305 N Holopono St

Kihei, HI USA 96753

Island Area: South Maui


Website: http://www.medb.org

Location Details: MEDB, the acronym for Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. It was established in 1982 to initially focus on diversifying Maui's economy. At the time of MEDB's formation, Maui's economy was dependent on agriculture and tourism, both of which were vulnerable to forces beyond the community's control. MEDB's mission now involves taking innovative actions that strengthen existing industry as well as diversifying through new opportunities. MEDB remains focused on diversifying Maui's economy, but over the years has expanded its activities to include support for new and existing businesses and for the infrastructure necessary to ensure a strong economy. To assist in these endeavors, MEDB: Encourages socially responsible investment in Maui Provides leadership and encouragement to our schools as they prepare the next generation with the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century Facilitates discussion and provides information to help the community understand the topics and issues confronting Maui's need to balance economic stability with a respect for our environmental and cultural traditions Initiates projects and programs that stimulate thinking about the economy and that enhance opportunities for economic growth Supports the growth of technology industries by providing assistance to businesses, promoting Maui as a location for technology projects, and for meetings to discuss technology Hosts forums to build consensus on particular, and sometimes controversial, issues that are critical to the decision making that faces the citizens of Maui


Contact: Maui Economic Development Board

Phone: 808-875-2300


Website: www.startupweekendmaui.com

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