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’18 features amazing international speakers, hot topic breakout sessions, pitch opportunities, and ample networking in a tropical Startup Paradise.
The focus for 2018 will be on Blockchain, TravelTech and Social Impact technologies and we will be bringing out exciting speakers from Uber, TenX, CoinCircle, The Vatican and more from the world to talk about these exciting advances in these technologies.
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.