East Meets West 2020

January 29, 2020 - January 31, 2020 in
EMW'20 Gallery

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Icon 1_ Keynote


  • Creating a More Ethical and Inclusive Startup Culture
  • 100% Renewable Energy – Hawaii Leads the Way


VC Perspectives: Opportunities in Artificial Intelligence

Icon 2_ Fireside Chat
Icon 3_ Panel


  • Future of Work: Rise of the Digital Nomad
  • Towards a More Sustainable Future -Bridging East & West


10 Startups Pitch from East and West

Icon 4_ Startup Showcase
Icon 5_ Workshops_Discussions


  • Artificial Intelligence: All Hype or Too Real?
  • Sustainable Solutions: A Look at Waste Reduction,
    Ocean Health, and Transportation
  • The Rise of Southeast Asia
  • Shifting Sands in Asian Ecosystems
    (Hong Kong, Taiwan, China)
  • Non-Traditional Founders and Funders
    (Indigenous Perspectives, Female Lens)
  • Entrepreneurs Bootcamp
    (Focus, How to Raise Capital, Build & Market, YC
    Startup School)

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 technology development and an extensive network in Asia, Blue Startups is a nexus of entrepreneurial activity in Hawai‘i, and between Asia and North America.  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 Technology Development Corporation, and private investors.