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.
We are seeking dynamic teams from Asia and North America to compete in Hawaii’s sixth annual East Meets West pitch competition. The event will be a chance for startups from both sides of Pacific to meet in the middle and pitch in front of investors from GGV Capital, Aspect Ventures, Builders VC, ff Venture Capital, Hawaii Angels, and many more. All participants will gain valuable exposure to new markets and investors.
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.