NEW CLIENTS The Cut Collective The Cut Collective is a fashion incubator/factory hybrid dedicated to providing independent designers with the resour




The Cut Collective

The Cut Collective is a fashion incubator/factory hybrid dedicated to providing independent designers with the resources & skills to streamline their production process, transform local manufacturing into the most affordable, innovative option for all, and provide select high-value, high-quality products directly to the consumer.

The Cut Collective is currently being housed temporarily at MIC under the INNOVATE Hawaii program.

MIC Tech Center Tenant, Suite 193
Contact: Allison Izu Song, Summer Shiigi and Maida Montemayor
Contact Number: 1-877-498-4981

Soft Opening! You are invited!
Come join The Cut Collective on December 14, 2013 Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. For a trunk show of local designers, a tour of their manufacturing/shared workspace facility, and light refreshments.





FY14 Phase I Release 2 FOA Webinar

DEC 3, 2013 (Tues)

Time: 9am-10:30pm
Location: MIC Presentation Room
Registration Info

Join INNOVATE Hawaii for this free webinar with the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Director, Manny Oliver as he provides a brief overview of the:

-Federal SBIR/STTR Programs
-DOE SBIR/STTR Technology Areas
-DOE SBIR/STTR Application and Award Process as it relates to the FY14 Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

Questions can be texted to the speaker during the webinar and will be answered at the end of the session.

About the presenter: Manny Oliver
Manny has been serving as the Director of the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs Office since December 2010. Prior to joining DOE, Manny spent 16 years leading applied R&D and technology commercialization efforts at Motorola in Li ion polymer batteries, microfluidic biochips, haptics, and mobile surveillance.



December 4, 2013 (Wed)

Time: 7:30am-6:30pm
Location: Sheraton Waikiki
Registration Info

Keynote by a Google Ventures advisor, pitches by Blue Startups & Energy Excelerator companies, a crowdfunding workshop, networking opportunities, a pau hana reception, and more.


Crowdfunding Deep-Dive

December 5, 2013 (Thurs)

Time: 9am-11am
Location: First Hawaiian Center, Board Room
Registration Info

As a follow-up to Day 1 at the VC Summit on December 4th, this event will focus on equity-based crowdfunding featuring Jonathan Sandlund, founder of


BOEING SBIR Info Session

December 10, 2013 (Tues)

Time: 9am-10am
Location: MIC Innovation Lab, Suite 160
Registration Info

Boeing will provide information on their SBIR/STTR and Mentor Protege programs. Details to come! Session is free!

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2012 Holiday Science & Tech Fair

Holiday Science and Tech Fair

December 27, 2013 (Fri)

Location: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i
Time: 5-7pm w/ Pau Hana, 6pm-8pm

Looking to hire? Interested in a table?
If you are interested in sharing in the cost for a table with other companies, let us know? Otherwise single tables will be $275 per company. Email of your interest.


MIC Friday Coffee!

December 6, 2013 (Fri)

Time: 8:30-9:30am
Location: MIC Front Office

Come join us for an informal coffee hour gathering with the other clients of MIC. This week we'll be featuring an INNOVATE Hawaii client, Four Js Hawaii.

Although Janis Tanga of Four Js is more widely known for her famous gourmet salts, she's also known for making an absolutely scrumptious red velvet cake! Samples will be provided for all that come, and she'll also be accepting orders for those who are looking for that special dessert for an upcoming holiday party! Don't miss this one!


MIC Holiday Gathering & Potluck!

December 18, 2013 (Wed)

Time: 12-1pm
Where: MIC Front Office
Food Sign-up: MIC Front Office

Greet your neighbors and our new 2013 clients! Please join us for our annual Manoa Innovation Center Holiday Gathering as we celebrate the season.

HTDC to provide sandwiches & refreshments. Bring a dessert/pupu dish to share, or just come to celebrate!


Stan Osserman

New HTDC-HCATT Center Director

HTDC welcomes Stan as he is now officially full time with the HTDC-HCATT (Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies) staff. He retired from the Hawaii Air National Guard as a Brigadier General in October 2013. HCATT will greatly benefit from Stan’s extensive experience, leadership, and relationship with the Federal Government. We are excited to have him aboard!




Shopping Made Mobile

Star Advertiser | 11/7/2013 | Nadine Kam
There's an App for that - Some shoppers research products and sales online and in print, make lists and check them twice before heading out the door. Others simply take their chances that deals and discounts will materialize as they make their way through stores.

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Hawaiian Cool Water

PBN | 11/22/13 | Staff

How I found quality employees in a tightening labor market - A majority of our very best hires come from personal and professional referrals, and as a rapidly growing company we have new positions open up all the time.



MIC Property Management: Sharon “Shae” Le |

Ph: 539-3600 | MIC Suite 100

management reminder

Card Key Audit List

Reminder to tenants to review the key card audit list that was sent out in October and respond with their updated employee roster due by 12/13/13. Please return any unused key cards.


Annual Tenant Contact Update

Forms will be sent to update any tenant contact information and emergency contacts. All tenants are required to submit a form to ensure that the correct information is on file especially during the peak season for travel. Please submit forms by 12/13/13.


State Holidays

December 25, 2013 (Wed) – Christmas Day

HTDC offices and the MIC front office will be closed all day. A/C will operate as normal for anyone wishing to work on this holiday. All common areas will be locked.



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Geek Korner:

Anyone heard of Bitcoin?

Also called "cryptocurrency," Bitcoin is a new digital currency and payment method that is not regulated by any government. Get this... as of 11/27/13 USA Today reported that, 1 Bitcoin was briefly worth $1,073! Huh?!?

Interested in learning more? Check it out @ the BoxJelly on Monday, December 9th, 6:30-8pm.

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