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Click here to RSVP This month’s HVCA luncheon we will be discussing new developments in Hawaii’s impact investing community. Impact investing addresses social and environmental challenges while also providing a range of measurable financial and impact returns—from impact first to financial first strategies. Exciting things are afoot including a move to bring the global Impact HUB brand co-working space (a…

We are pleased to announce that Faruq Ahmad has flown in from Silicon Valley and will join our talented panel for Thursday’s Luncheon. Faruq Ahmad is founding partner of Palo Alto Capital Advisors, a silicon-valley based firm which provides advisory services to institutional investors, venture capital firms, and selected companies. This luncheon panel program will be on Thursday, May 22,…

This month’s HVCA luncheon will examine innovation in the “creative space” in greater detail, looking closely at Hawaii’s growing ecosystem supporting these entrepreneurs.  This Luncheon aims to shed light on the thriving creative scene in our startup community. Our panel represents the fashion, new media, graphic design, art, and other similar communities and programs promoting the growth of Hawaii’s creative industries. All of…

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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…

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…

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 Council (APEC) meeting being…

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…

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…

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…

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 to let the public know that…