Time to move on…

Time to move on…

Dear HVCA Members and Friends It has been a wonderful honor and privilege to lead HVCA since 1999, almost 15 years, so I know most of you personally. It has been extremely rewarding and fulfilling to host interesting programs, advocate on your behalf, mentor, network and develop many friendships along the way. At this point in my life, it is time for me to move on. I look forward to new...

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Hawaii Venture Capital Association – Entrepreneur of the Year and Deal of the Year Award Winners for 2012

The Hawaii Venture Capital Association awarded its 2012 HVCA Deal of the Year to Darren Kimura, CEO of Sopogy, maker of concentrated thermal solar collectors. In addition five local entrepreneurs were acknowledged in various categories with the HVCA Entrepreneur of the Year award. The Young Entrepreneur award went to Scott Mercer of Volta Industries, makers of advertising driven free electric...

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Hawaii Oceanic Technology, Inc. chosen as one of “Hawaii’s Best in Business Innovation”

For Immediate Release September 10, 2011 The Asia Pacific Economic Council host committee selected Hawaii Oceanic Technology, Inc. as one of six Hawaii County companies to be deemed “Hawaii’s Best in Business Innovation”.  The company will compete with 34 other companies from around the State to represent Hawaii’s best companies at the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic...

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Venture Capital Deal of the Year Awards 2010

The Hawaii Venture Capital Association (HVCA) at its January 27, 2011 meeting announced the winners of its annual Venture Capital Deal of the Year award for 2010. The honor is given to Hawaii companies that have raised notable amounts of investment capital in the previous year. The HVCA has been giving out these awards for more than ten years. “Last year’s economic situation made it a...

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HVCA Prevails in Protecting its Corporate Name

At a Hawaii State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs hearing on the Hawaii Venture Capital Associations’s (HVCA) petition for an order requiring the Venture Capital Association of Hawaii (VCAH) to abate the use of that name, the VCAH announced that it has changed its name to the Venture Capital Society of Hawaii and that it will no longer use the name Venture Capital Association of...

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HAWAII VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION LINKS HANNEMANN SUPPORTER TO DIRTY TRICKS EFFORT TO UNDERMINE ABERCROMBIE ENDORSEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2010 Honolulu, HI (September 9, 2010) – The Hawaii Venture Capital Association (http://www.hvca.org) says a hastily formed group that endorsed Mufi Hannemann is a sham and is tied to the Hannemann campaign organization. HVCA president Bill Spencer says his group has sent a cease and desist letter to the group calling itself the “Venture Capital Association...

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Hawaii Venture Capital Association Reiterates Endorsement of Neil Abercrombie for Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2010 Contact: Bill Spencer Hawaii Venture Capital Association Reiterates Endorsement of Neil Abercrombie for Governor Honolulu, HI (September 3, 2010) – The Hawaii Venture Capital Association (http://www.hvca.org) declared again today that it endorses Neil Abercrombie for Governor and Brian Schatz for Lieutenant Governor. “The HVCA board of directors wants...

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HVCA BOARD ENDORSES KIMBERLY CASE FOR HOUSE DISTRICT 24

(HONOLULU, HAWAII) September 2, 2010- The Board of Directors of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association (HVCA) today announced its endorsement of Kimberly Case in her effort to be elected House Representative for District 24. “Kimberly Case will bring a fresh voice to the Manoa House seat, a voice that champions much-needed improvements in public education, diversification of the economy,...

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HVCA Board Endorses Congresswoman Mazie Hirono for Reelection

(HONOLULU, HAWAII) August 27, 2010- The Board of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association (HVCA) today announced its endorsement of Mazie Hirono for reelection in 2010. “Mazie Hirono has been a champion of Hawaii’s tech sector since serving as Lieutenant Governor in the Cayetano administration. Her steadfast support for entrepreneurship and the creation of a strong tech sector is...

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HAWAII VENTURE CAPITAL ASSOCIATION ENDORSES NEIL ABERCROMBIE FOR GOVERNOR

(HONOLULU, HAWAII) – The Board of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association (HVCA) today, July 29, 2010, announced its endorsement of Neil Abercrombie for Governor. Established in 1988, the HVCA represents the interests of Hawaii’s $3.5 billion technology industry. The association last week sponsored the first forum in which all three major candidates for governor spoke. “Neil Abercrombie...

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