Mahalo for attending East Meets West 2023!

For two days the brightest and most innovative minds from both sides of the pacific meet in breath-taking Honolulu. A melting pot of business from Asia and the United States, Hawaii is the hidden gem of the entrepreneurial world.

In this intimate gathering of LPs, VCs, and entrepreneurs we dive deep into the innovation that is shaping our shared world: AI, Sustainability, Web3, Travel-Tech and eSports.

With an abundance of 1×1 opportunities and small group sessions we are prioritizing what we know best in Hawaii, the human experience. Plan to have your eyes opened to not just new technology and innovation but new relationships, perspectives, and ideas.

EMW’23 Recap Video

2023 Conference Day Speakers

Engage with some of the most influential voices of the global start-up ecosystem

2023 Summit Day Speakers

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.