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December, 2016

East Meets West in Startup Paradise

New events at the conference for entrepreneurs and investors include poolside chats and pitches on the water

Asian and Mainland entrepreneurs and investors will experience a different East Meets West startup conference next month – and that’s not just because some business ideas will be pitched in outrigger canoes. Honolulu-based Blue Startups is hosting the third annual conference on Jan. 19 and 20, 2017 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Chenoa Farnsworth, managing Read the full article…

December, 2016

You Have to Split Yourself

A Day in the Life of 3 Hawaii CEOs

➨ When you’re the CEO, just about everything lands on your desk. That’s true in small and big businesses. CEOs are hand-holders, problem solvers, cheerleaders, admonishers, risk-takers and workaholics. They deal with financial complexity, human drama and enough email to sink a ship. They’ve learned how to protect their private time, and to know when Read the full article…

December, 2016

Game On

Local startup creates the global go-to site for Pokemon Go

In the virtual world of apps and video games, a locally founded startup called GamePress has created a global gathering place. GamePress’ site, pokemongo.gamepress.gg, drew a staggering 20 million unique visitors in July when the popular GPS-based mobile game was released. “The typical traffic for a very popular site would be 4 to 5 million Read the full article…

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December, 2016

Black Book 2016

WELCOME TO THE 20TH ANNUAL Black Book from Hawaii Business magazine – a valuable resource for local businesses. It includes biographies from the executives of the Top 250 companies in Hawaii (August issue) and other large local organizations. In order to diversify the list, we have included our: • 20 for the Next 20 recipients Read the full article…

December, 2016

The First Marathon

An excerpt about the inaugural competition from the book “The People’s Race Inc.: Behind the Scenes at the Honolulu Marathon,” by Michael S.K.N. Tsai, published by University of Hawaii Press (2016)

RACE PREPARATIONS Once the executive planning committee was formed, the organizers had roughly three months to plan the first race, held in December 1973. Because of its extensive road-race management expertise, the Mid-Pacific Road Runners Club took the lead in handling logistics. The most critical task fell to Col. Tom Ferguson, who designed and measured Read the full article…

December, 2016

ICYMI: What it Takes to Innovate in a Family Business

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Asian and Mainland entrepreneurs and investors will experience a different East Meets West startup conference next month – and that’s not just because some business ideas will be pitched in outrigger canoes. Honolulu-based Blue Startups is hosting the third annual conference on Jan. 19 and 20, 2017 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Chenoa Farnsworth, managing Read the full article…