Henk B. Rogers is a Dutch-born entrepreneur and visionary, who revolutionized the video game industry by securing the rights for the blockbuster Tetris, which 35 years later remains a bestseller and global icon of gaming culture.
6 years ago, he along with his team Maya Rogers and Chenoa Farnsworth founded Blue Startups, a Top 20 ranked venture accelerator. To date, Blue Startups has invested in 76 companies which have gone on to attract $120 in capital. Each year, Blue Startups hosts the East Meets West conference, the largest startup event in Hawaii attracting 400 people a year. With an extensive global network, Blue Startups is a nexus of entrepreneurial activity in Hawaii, and between Asia and North America.
Rogers is the founder of Blue Planet Foundation, a nonprofit with a mission to end the use of carbon based fuels. He is also the founder of the International MoonBase Alliance, a group dedicated to building the first sustainable human settlement on the moon.