East Meets West 2019

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’19 features amazing international speakers, hot topic breakout sessions, pitch opportunities, and ample networking in a tropical Startup Paradise.

January 31, 2019 - February 1, 2019 in Sheraton Waikiki

Keynote Speakers
We are bringing the finest industry experts to speak
Hans Tung
Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Kendra Ragatz
Chief Operating Officer, Aspect Ventures
Patrick Lee
Co-Founder, Rotten Tomatoes
Holly Liu
Founder, Kabam
Rahul Sood
CEO, Unikrn
Pocket Sun
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, SoGal Ventures
Stephen Forte
Co-founder & Managing Partner, Fresco Capital
Dawn Lippert
CEO, Elemental Excelerator
Meli James
Co-Founder, Mana Up; President, HVCA
Chris Hemmeter
Managing Director, Thayer Ventures
Margot Schmorak
CEO & Co-founder, Hostfully
Paul Ford
Vice President, SendGrid
Tony Blank
Sr. Developer Evangelist, SendGrid
John Frankel
Partner, ff Venture Capital
Wissam Otaky
Partner, Hatcher+
Corey Blake
CEO, MWI
Sascha Schneider
Co-Founder & CEO, PLOTAGRAPH
Troy Plota
Co-Founder & President, PLOTAGRAPH
Ammar Hanafi
Managing Director and General Partner, Moment Ventures
Eugene Kim
Partner, SparkLabs
Jeffrey Paine
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
Oscar Ramos
Partner & Program Director
Amy Brinker
Sustainability Manager, Kamehameha Schools
Devin Ehrig
Partner, Shadow Factor
Elisa Chiu
Founder & CEO, Anchor Taiwan
Moderators
Chenoa Farnsworth
Managing Partner, Blue Startups
Maya Rogers
President & CEO, Blue Planet Software
Casey Lau
Co-host of RISE
Steve Petranik
Editor, Hawaii Business Magazine

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East Meets West 2019 Event Schedule
Here is an overview of what you will see at EMW19

8 am

Activities

Sign up for fun activities with fellow attendees such as standup paddling and hiking.

5 hours

1 pm Downtown Honolulu

Startup Paradise Ecosystem Tour

Checkout accelerators and co-working spaces in downtown Honolulu. This tour will visit Elemental Excelerator, XLR8UH and Blue Startups.

1 hour 30 minutes

3 pm

Round Table Discussions (TBD)
2 hours

3 pm

Speaker 1-on-1 (first come, first serve)
2 hours

5 pm

Opening Party
2 hours

7 pm

Affinity Dinner

Sign up for small group dinners with speakers and sponsors. Topics include: Cross-border Investors, Startup Women, Founders & Coders, Global Sustainability.

8 am

Registration and Breakfast
1 hour

9 am

Welcome
30 minutes

9:30 am

Fireside Chat
Hans Tung

Is China Surpassing the US as the global innovators; Moderator: Casey Lau

30 minutes

10 am

Keynote
Patrick Lee

Founder Story: Patrick Lee - Rotten Tomatoes

30 minutes

10:30 am

Break
30 minutes

11 am

Panel
Margot Schmorak, Kendra Ragatz, Holly Liu

Women Investing in Women; Moderator: Chenoa Farnsworth, Margot Schmorak, Kendra Ragatz, Holly Liu

30 minutes

11:30 am

Panel
Daniel Barratt, Michael Rogers, Amy Brinker

Sustainability: Hawaii's Global Leadership; Moderator: Maya Rogers, Daniel Barratt - Volta Charging, Michael Rogers - Blue Planet Foundation, Amy Brinker - Kamehameha Schools

30 minutes

12 pm

Founder Story
Rahul Sood

Founder Story: Rahul Sood - Unikrn Esports

30 minutes

12:30 pm

Lunch
1 hour

1:30 pm

Breakout Sessions
Meli James, Dawn Lippert, Tina Fitch, Corey Blake

Visions From Hawaii - Sector Strengths; Meli James, Dawn Lippert, Tina Fitch - CEO HobNob, Corey Blake

1 hour

1:30 pm

Breakout Sessions
Peter Chen, Sascha Schneider, Devin Ehrig

Innovators and Influencers - Influencers; Peter Chen - Pixery, Sascha Schneider - Plotaverse, Devin Ehrig - Shadow Factory

1 hour

1:30 pm

Breakout Sessions
Brian Sampson, Paul Ford, Tony Blank

Entrepreneurs Bootcamp - Scaling Up; Brian Sampson - True North, Paul Ford - SendGrid, Tony Blank - SendGrid

1 hour

2:30 pm

Breakout Sessions
Donavan Kealoha, Keoni Lee

Visions From Hawaii - Indigenous Innovation; Donavan Kealoha - Purple Maia, Keoni Lee, Oiwi TV

1 hour

2:30 pm

Breakout Sessions
Chris Hemmeter, Elisa Chiu, Holly Liu

Innovators and Influencers - Cross-Border Innovation; Chris Hemmeter, Elisa Chiu, Holly Liu

1 hour

2:30 pm

Breakout Sessions
Casey Lau, Jeffrey Paine, Oscar Ramos, Eugene Kim

Entrepreneurs Bootcamp - Going Global; Casey Lau - Moderator, Jeffrey Paine - SEA, Oscar Ramos - China, Eugene Kim - Korea

1 hour

3:30 pm

Coffee Break & Snacks
30 minutes

4 pm

Startup Showcase

10 East/West startups pitch

1 hour

5 pm

Panel
Stephen Forte, Hans Tung, Pocket Sun, Wissam Otaky

Bridging East and West; Stephen Forte, Hans Tung, Pocket Sun, Wissam Otaky

1 hour

5:30 pm

Reception
1 hour 30 minutes

7 pm

Afterparty

Ticket Information

EMW19 Conference Pass

$

$195 $295

  • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
  • Price will increase by $100 in January
Speaking and Sponsorship Opportunities
Be A Speaker
Interested in joining some of the best technology speakers to connect with entrepreneurs and investors from Asia and the US?
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!
EMW18 Highlights
A look back at last year's event!

ACCOMODATION INFO

Sheraton Waikiki

EMW19'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 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.

www.bluestartups.com

CONNECT WITH THE WORLD IN HAWAII JAN 31 - FEB 1 2019

EAST MEETS WEST 2019