THE CHAMBER OF COMMERECE OF HAWAII PRESENTS 'THE STARTUP CORNER’ AT THE 2012 TECHNOLOGY EXPO FOR BUSINESS AND CONSUMERS
HONOLULU, HI (July 18, 2012) – The 9th Annual Technology Expo for Business and Consumers, organized by Technology News Bytes, will host a ‘Startup Corner’ presented by The Chamber of Commerece of Hawaii for the first time. The ‘Startup Corner’ will feature a live Kickstarter section, a business resource center and a “Pitch Tank”-style judging competition for Hawaii’s technology startups. The expo and ‘Startup Corner’ will be held on Wednesday, October 17 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Center.
The Startup Corner at the Technology Expo, sponsored by High Technology Development Corporation, The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Startup Hawaii and The Box Jelly House, will feature three main sections: The first will be a Business Resource Center for startups, where startup business owners and those interested in building a startup will be able to speak with local startup incubators like The Box Jelly to gather information to assist them.
The startup judging competition will be held “Shark Tank” style, with hopeful entrepreneurs pitching a critical panel of judges/investors. The winner will receive funding to fulfill their startup dream.
The third component of the Startup Corner will be a live Kickstarter section, where startups will have the chance to set up pledge sheets silent auction-style and anyone will be able to pledge a dollar amount.
If you are interested in participating in the Startup Corner judging competition or Kickstarter section, visit TNBLive.com/startup for an application. Application fees are a $50 deposit for the judging competition and $25 for the Kickstarter. Applications will be accepted from Wednesday, July 18 through October 12. Applicants will be screened and notified of their eligibility by Friday, October 12.
For more information about the Technology Expo for Business and Consumers and for an application to participate in Startup Corner, visit TNBLive.com/startup or contact Genesis Leong at email@example.com Quincy Solano at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 381-2552.
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