East Meets West 2020

East Meets West is the startup event of the year in Hawaii – bringing together thought leaders and innovators from Hawai’i, Asia, and North America. EMW’20 features amazing international speakers, hot topic breakout sessions, pitch opportunities, and ample networking in a tropical Startup Paradise.

January 30, 2020 - January 31, 2020 in Hilton Hawaiian Village

 

Ticket Information

Early Bird EMW'20 Conference Pass

$

$195 $295

  • Hilton Hawaiian Resort

Keynote Speakers
We are bringing the finest industry experts to speak
Patrick Lee
Co-Founder, Rotten Tomatoes
Henk Rogers
President & CEO, Blue Planet Energy
Maya Rogers
President & CEO, Blue Planet Software
Dawn Lippert
CEO, Elemental Excelerator
John Kaaiohelo
CEO & CIO, BOD Tech Ventures
Steve Petranik
Editor, Hawaii Business Magazine
Tony Blank
Director, Community Development, Twilio
Devin Ehrig
Partner, Shadow Factory
Elisa Chiu
Founder & CEO, Anchor Taiwan
Greg Gaug
Vice President of Investments, Ulupono Initiative
Clint Chao
General Partner, Moment Ventures
Liza Rodewald
Founder & CEO, Instant Teams
Mara Zepeda
Co-Founder & CEO, Switchboard
Lu Zhang
Founder & Managing Partner, Fusion Fund
Tim Young
Founding General Partner, Eniac Ventures
Charles Hudson
Founder & Managing Partner, Precursor Ventures
Leah Lizarondo
Co-Founder & CEO, 412 Food Rescue
Kyle Corbitt
Senior Software Developer, Y Combinator
Vance Reavie
Founder & CEO, Junction AI
Lee Timutimu
Founder & CEO, Arataki Systems
On Lee
CEO & CTO, GDP Labs
Wayne Murphy
Co-Founder & COO, Hatch

Venture Capital Funds Participating
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East Meets West 2020 Event Schedule
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KEYNOTES

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

FIRESIDE CHATS

VC Perspectives: Opportunities in Artificial Intelligence

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PANELS

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

STARTUP SHOWCASE

10 Startups Pitch from East and West

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • 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)
Volunteer and Sponsorship Opportunities
Be A Volunteer
Attend East Meets West 2020 Day 1 and Day 2 for FREE! Sign up to volunteer below!
Be A Sponsor
Join us as a sponsorship partner and increase your visibility in the startup communities across the Asia-Pacific region and Silicon Valley!
EMW'20 Coming Soon
EMW’20 features amazing international speakers, hot topic breakout sessions, pitch opportunities, and ample networking in a tropical Startup Paradise!

ACCOMODATION INFO

Hilton Hawaiian Village

EMW20's venue and official partner hotel!

The Modern Honolulu

Best boutique hotel in Hawaii

Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra

A Honolulu landmark hotel

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.

www.bluestartups.com

CONNECT WITH THE WORLD IN HAWAII JAN 30 - 31 2020

EAST MEETS WEST 2020