Hawaii is perfectly situated at the crossroads of East and West where a confluence of Pacific peoples, cultures, and ideas have been mixing for generations. Hawaii’s unique cultural environment and transnational ties make it perfectly suited as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. Since its founding in 1988, the Hawaii Venture Capital Association (HVCA) has stood as a nexus for Hawaii entrepreneurship, capital foundation, and networking opportunities. Fostering entrepreneurial development through education, exposure to excellent speakers and introductions to key members of our business community continues to be our goal as we move forward in growing a vibrant and successful venture community.
HVCA holds its monthly luncheon event at the Plaza Club (open to both members and the Public) where guests will be treated to a host of excellent speakers discussing the latest trends and developments in Hawaii’s growing Venture Capital industry.
In addition to putting on monthly luncheon events, HVCA also hosts Hawaii’s annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award ceremony and the Venture Capital Deal of the Year Award ceremony where both entrepreneurs and companies are honored for their achievements in Hawaii’s venture community.
Mission: HVCA’s mission is to serve as a catalyst and beacon in the heart of the Pacific for entrepreneurship and venture capital activity and growth.