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FoundHer presents Startup Weekend Hawaiʻi

Calling all founders, entrepreneurs, creatives, technologists with an idea on how to better our communities in Hawaiʻi.

Transform a rough idea to maturity in just 54 hours! A 3-day weekend for entrepreneurs to pitch an idea (or join an idea that you are passionate about), find like-minded people, grow your network & learn new skills. Weʻll have workshops by experts in their field and mentors to keep help guide you and speed up progress. On the last day, pitch your startup concept to a panel & the public to get feedback – and maybe give life to your new startup!

Who is this for?

  • Entrepreneurs with an idea stage venture
  • While FoundHer is the presenter, this isnʻt open to only women! We welcome all genders who are excited to support women and their ideas
  • You have an idea for a startup, want to get started but donʻt know how yet.
  • Both technical and non-technical – whether youʻre a developer, front-end designer, UX/UI or creative in graphics, copywriting, or community organizer. We need you!
  • This is a safe space to demo your idea

Whatʻs the agenda?

FRIDAY – Hālau ʻĪnana

  • Dinner and networking
  • 60 seconds to pitch
  • Choose your project
  • Build a team, meet & work!

SATURDAY – Treehouse Coworking Kahala

  • Work day
  • Team check-ins
  • Mentorship
  • Dinner

SUNDAY – Hālau ʻĪnana

  • Final presentations + winner announcements
  • Hūlō! Celebrate!