Maui Business

Limited Scholarships Available for ‘Startup Weekend Maui’

April 29, 2015, 12:08 PM HST
* Updated April 29, 12:10 PM
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startupBy Maui Now Staff

The Maui Economic Development Board is offering a limited number of Second Annual Startup Weekend Maui scholarships for Hāna, Lānaʻi and Molokaʻi residents who have ideas for a new business.

The goal of Startup Weekend Maui, scheduled for May 15 to 17 at MEDB’s Malcolm Center and at the Maui Research & Technology Center, is to inspire entrepreneurs to launch a start-up business in just 54 hours. The event will bring together entrepreneurs of different backgrounds, including software developers, marketers, designers and other enthusiasts. The event offers a fun, intense, risk-free way to get a start-up off the ground; connect with other passionate and skilled individuals; and perhaps find a co-founder or two to transform their ideas into reality.

The number of scholarships are limited. The scholarship application deadline is midnight, on Thursday, May 7. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. To apply, go online.

For more information for the 2015 Startup Weekend Maui and the scholarship, go online or call Tiffany Lambert at MEDB at (808) 270-6808.

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MEDB’s Malcolm Center is located at 1305 N. Holopono St. The Maui Research & Technology Center is located at 590 Līpoa Parkway. Both centers are located in the Maui Research & Technology Park in Kīhei.

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Startup Weekend Maui is hosted by MEDB. Event sponsors include: County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Blue Startups, High Technology Development Corporation, HI-Growth Initiative, Pacific Media Group, Startup Capital Ventures and Sultan Ventures.

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