Support Blue Startups Ohana and all of the Hawaii Entrepreneurs nominated for awards at the HVCA Entrepreneur Awards
Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists | Vanta – Pat Cronin and Ed Lallier | Mappy – Karyn Nolan
Vanta helps schools build sustainable esports programs with its kid safe platform and unparalleled coaching to provide scholastic infrastructure to the gaming industry.
Mappy is a mapping platform for venues, like ski resorts or festivals, to manage crowds and help their guests locate amenities and their friends and family.
Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist | Reeler – Lauren Pierce and Spencer VanDerKamp
Reeler is an app that helps people buy the freshest fish for the best prices, right off the boats of local, sustainable fishers.
Founder of See Rescue, Dr. Rob Yonover on Lessons From The Tank
Dr. Rob Yonover, Founder of See Rescue (Cohort 2) featured on Lessons From The Tank
Dr. Rob shares about his experience on Shark Tank and the lessons he’s learned as an entrepreneur and inventor. I promise you’ll be motivated and inspired by Rob’s enthusiasm, knowledge, and business wisdom. Here are some quick takeaways from the episode:
* The 3 R’s that you need to learn and constantly live by to be successful in ANYTHING that you do: Respect, Responsibility, and Resourcefulness
* Shoot for the moon, but feel pride in whatever you accomplish. You don’t always have to hit the big home run.
* Don’t quit your day job so you CAN eventually quit your day job. Keep working while developing your idea until you’re sure you have a reason and the means to quit.
* The #1 survival tool in any situation is your brain. Never stop learning and growing, and don’t ever let yourself get bored.
Jobs & Opportunities
Instant Teams (Cohort 11) is hiring across a number of remote roles.
At Instant Teams we are a workforce on a mission. Our unique combination of talent, technology, and remote teams takes on outdated models of customer support and customer service teams. We’ve built a modernized model of mission-centric service that puts our customers ahead and impacts an untapped market of military-connected professionals.
Supporting Local Talent
Hawaii has lots of bright talent to meet the needs of our tech and innovation industry. HTDC provides many opportunities for training through TechHire Hawaii, and internships. TechJobs Hawaii connects job seekers with the best tech and tech related jobs in the state.