Get Ready For EMW 2017!


waveEMW 2017 will be the third annual EMW event, and will be on January 19-20, 2017.  EMW is an international event targeting Asian, U.S., and Hawaii participants. We look forward to seeing you there!
Registration Open

2017 Speakers

Your Hosts


Previous Speakers

Full Agenda Coming Soon

East Meets West is the startup event of the year in Hawaii – bringing together investors and entrepreneurs 
from Asia, 
Hawai`i and North America. EMW’17 features amazing international speakers, deep-dive learning opportunities, and ample networking in a tropical Startup Paradise. EMW 2016 from Blue Startups on Vimeo.

East Meets West 2016

“What an awesome conference! The organization, the speakers, the setting, and the entire experience. Everyone I spoke with found it to be very useful and were thrilled to be part of it.” Faruq AhmadPalo Alto Advisors, Silicon Valley

“What a great event, so many connections made and super useful for me as I didn’t know nearly as much about Asian various startup ecosystems before.” Laura ReitelLightning Labs, New Zealand

2017 Platinum Sponsors

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2017 Bronze Sponsors

2017 Community Sponsors

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hilton-rm Set on a 22-acre tropical resort on Waikiki Beach, this lively high-rise hotel is a 13-minute walk from Hawaii Convention Center and 2.7 miles from downtown Honolulu. Click here for more details



We are conveniently located in the heart of Waikiki, on the island of Oahu, offering something for everyone looking for the perfect Hawaiian Vacation. 

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aqua-rm An 8-minute walk from Kahanamoku Beach, this relaxed hotel is also an 11-minute walk from upscale shopping at the Ala Moana Center.  Click here for more details

Blue Startups Logo   About Blue Startups: Blue Startups is a Top 20 Accelerator in the US (Techcrunch) focused on helping scalable technology companies compete on a global scale. With deep domain expertise in international travel technology and an extensive network in Asia, Blue Startups is fast becoming a nexus of entrepreneurial activity in Hawai‘i, and between Asia and Continental U.S.  Blue Startups was founded by Henk Rogers, founder of the Tetris Company and Chenoa Farnsworth of Hawaii Angels in 2012 and has been a full member of the Global Accelerator Network since 2013. Blue Startups is funded by the State of Hawaii, Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation, and private investors.