East Meets West 2021

East Meets West is Hawaii's startup event of the year – bringing together thought leaders and innovators from Hawai’i, Asia, and North America. EMW’21 features amazing international speakers, hot topic breakout sessions, pitch opportunities, and ample networking.

February 24 - 26 in Virtual Format

 

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EMW’21 features amazing international speakers, hot topic breakout sessions, pitch opportunities, and ample networking in a tropical Startup Paradise!

For More Video Coverage of the Event see HERE.

Ticket Information

Click Here: Register For East Meets West 2021

All ticket proceeds from East Meets West 2021 will be donated to Hawaii Food Bank. 

Featured Speakers
We are bringing the finest industry experts to speak

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East Meets West 2021 Event Schedule
More Events TBD!
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KEYNOTES

  • Speakers to be announced!
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ROUNDTABLE TOPICS

  • Europe’s Investment Scene (Declan Kelly, Right Ventures)
  • Taiwan’s Startup Opportunities (Elisa Tan, Anchor Taiwan)
  • Hong Kong’s Startup Opportunities (Ben Wong, Eureka Nova)
  • Malaysia’ Startup Opportunities (Lalitha Wemel, Techstars)
  • Hawaii’s Startup Opportunities (Chenoa Farnsworth, Blue Startups)
  • US Midwest’s Startup Opportunities (Global Accelerator Network)
  • NYC’s Startup Opportunities (Startup NYC)
  • Western Canada’s Startup Opportunities (Todd Embley, Founder Institute)
  • Developing for VR (Peter Wilkins, Oculus)
  • CannabisTech (Maya Rogers, Tetris/Blue Planet Software)
  • Eastern Canada’s Startup Opportunities (Sunil Sharma, Techstars Toronto)
  • Finding A Co-Founder (Kyle Corbitt, YC Startup School)
  • Prepping Your Seed Raise (Aubrie Pagano, Corigin Ventures)
  • Hawaii As A Remote Work Paradise? (Clint Chao, Moment Ventures)
  • Pandemic Opportunities (Carman Chan, Click Ventures)
  • The Future of Seed Funds in the Era of Mega Rounds (Stephen Forte, Fresco Capital)
  • 2021 Investment Trends (Edith Yeung, Race Capital)
  • Raising Money: Series A and Series Seed Factors (Chris Hemmeter, Thayer Ventures)
  • Emerging Market Investing (Jeffrey Paine, Golden Gate Ventures)
  • Strategies for the Japanese Market (Takaho Iwasaki, MajiConnection)
  • Smart Batteries for Micromobility (Terry Hsiao)
  • Scaling Your Sustainability Story (Amy Brinker, Kamehameha Schools)
  • …Plus more to be announced!
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Daily Schedule

2:00PM – OPENING KEYNOTE/PANEL

2:30PM – BREAKOUT SESSIONS/SPONSOR ROUNDTABLES

3:30PM – NETWORKING

3:55PM – CONCLUDING COMMENTS

Conference Sponsors
East Meets West is made possible by these amazing companies

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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 FEB 24 - 26 2021

EAST MEETS WEST 2021