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Dev League's inagural class - 1/27/14 @ MIC

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Dev League

Dev League, is Hawaii’s first coding boot camp. The company offers an immersive course designed to transform motivated individuals into professional front-end web developers, in 12-weeks. Upon completion, Dev League brings hiring companies seeking to recruit entry-level web developers through its employer partner program.

MIC Tech Center Tenant, Suite 233
Contact: Russel Cheng or Jason Sewell
Contact Number: Russel 391.8424, Jason Sewell 295.6205

Slickage Studios

Slickage Studios is a full-stack software development firm dedicated to becoming the technical solution for high-tech startups. Lately, their focus has been native mobile development with cloud and distributed high scalability server and data infrastructure.

MIC Tech Center Tenant, Suite 133
Contact: James Wang
Contact Number: 232-3326



Sudokrew Solutions is a startup software services and solutions provider operating in Honolulu, Hawaii. Founded in 2013, their goal is to establish a viable and quality software development resource both locally and outside the Hawaiian Islands. They specialize in product development, custom software solutions, as well as legacy system integration in energy, education, and transportation infrastructure.

MIC Virtual Incubation Program
Contact: Spencer Toyama
Contact Number: 728-2693




New Executive Director!

We are pleased to welcome the new HTDC Executive Director - Robbie Melton! We are excited to have her on board. If you'd like to meet her, please join us at our Valentine's Day Friday Coffee/Bake-off event!

Webinar Ideation Room

"Ideation Room" Now Available!

Book your next meeting in the new Ideation Room (MIC, #160). Amenities such as the 80" Sharp smartboard touchscreen display and whiteboard walls make it ideal for small to medium groups to meet, create, collaborate, and innovate. Available on the MIC reservation system, $100 minimum room charge (up to 4 hours). If you have any questions, contact Erin Furuichi at 539-3621 or

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Startup Weekend Honolulu

February 7th-9th (Fri-Sun)

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.

If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, REGISTER NOW for the best weekend of your life!


MIC Friday Coffee & Valentines Day Bake-off!

February 14, 2014 (Fri)

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

Come join us for an informal coffee hour gathering with the other clients of MIC.

We'll also be pairing this with a V-day bake-off! Anyone dare to test our your best dessert recipe?

Stay tuned for more information!

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Wetware Wednesday

February 26, 2014 (Wed)

Results from Start-Up Weekend to be presented! Stay tuned for more information!


Entrepreneurs Day at the Capitol

March 5, 2014 (Wed)

Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Hawaii State Capitol

More information | Reserve a Table

Show lawmakers the importance of entrepreneurs to Hawaii’s economy. All innovative entrepreneurs welcome!
Aerospace, Clean Technology, Energy, Fashion Design & Manufacturing, Food & Gift Manufacturing, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Music, Film & Digital Media

HI Growth w/ HTDC: Think Tech Hawaii

HTDC has launched a new online show in January called HI Growth w/ HTDC on the Think Tech Hawaii Network. The series will highlight various areas of our industry involved with innovation, entrepreneurship and manufacturing in Hawaii. This awareness campaign will help expose the public to the remarkable activities and developments happening in our community. HI Growth with HTDC will showcase the amount of work and aloha that goes into building businesses, new technologies and products right here locally.

See videos here!

Want to be the next guest? Contact Cindy Matsuki at


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Energy Excelerator Graduates from MIC!

On January 31st the Energy Excelerator graduated from MIC to downtown Bishop Street. The larger office space will help to accommodate their growing program and provide a co-work space opportunities for their companies. Awesome job guys!





how the new patent reform (America Invents Act) changes technology transfer

February 5, 2014 (Wed)

Location: MIC Board Room
Time: 9am

The webinar will be given by the Association of University Technology Managers. Although the target is to university tech transfer offices it will be relevant to anyone who wishes to learn about the new rules in patenting.


Pathways to Profit:

Integrating Public Relations into your Small Business

February 20, 2014 (Thurs)

Time: 3pm-5pm
Location: MIC
Registration Information

Ever wonder how your competition keeps making appearances on morning news shows, shaking hands with elected officials, and always a part of the most interesting local events? Join us for a very special workshop exploring popular public relations (PR) and digital marketing techniques, including the benefits, obstacles, and innovative ways PR can increase your small business sales revenue, new business opportunities, and general brand awareness.

Speaker: Blake Harvey founder of Lawrence Group International, a rising corporate communications firm pioneering innovation in public relations, digital marketing, and brand architecture.


2014 Hawaii Small Business Fair

Launch your dreams into reality

February 22, 2014 (Sat)

Time: 8:30am-1pm
Location: Leeward Community College, Theatre Courtyard
Registration Info

Attend up to four FREE classes (preregistration required) on a wide range of popular business topics from marketing to finance to business planning.

Visit the exhibition area, and speak with representatives from the US Small Business Administration, Hawai'i Small Business Development Center (SBDC), IRS, Business Action Center, Department of Business Economic Development & Tourism, Bank of Hawai'i, Ewa Beach CDBO, Minority Business Development Agency, SCORE, State Dept of Transportation, USDA, State Department of Taxation, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership, Pacific Gateway Center, Banks, and many more.





MIC Tenant, Suite 129

Star Advertiser | 11/20/2013 | Alan Yonan Jr.
Agreement enables isle-based biotech firm Cardax to go public - Cardax Pharmaceuticals, a privately held Hawaii-based biotech firm, will issue publicly traded shares as part of its expansion plans, company officials announced Friday. The move will allow Cardax to raise money and expand the production and marketing of its pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products, said David Watumull, Cardax president and chief executive officer. [more]


Cut Collective

MIC Tenant, Suite 192

Star Advertiser | 1/2/14 | Nadine Kam

Making the Cut - In addition to celebrating the businesses and individuals who make Hawaii's fashion scene run, Hawaii Fashion Month was a catalyst for conversation, and just two months later, The Cut Collective was born, aiming to help aspiring designers make their ideas reality. [more]



MIC Property Management: Sharon “Shae” Le |

Ph: 539-3600 | MIC Suite 100


Unwanted Electronic Waste

February 19, 2014 (Wed)

Pacific Corporate Solutions will be coming on-site to MIC to collect unwanted electronic waste. Stay tuned for more details.


USPS Increases Postage Rates

USPS has increased postage rates effective 1/27/14 to $0.49 for standard mail. Take advantage of the postage meter in the MIC Front Office #100 at the discounted rate of $0.48 for standard mail. Please visit the Management Office for a company account.


Reminder: Report any Suspicious Activity to MIC Management

As a safety precaution, please report any suspicious activity to MIC Management Office in suite 100 immediately. You may also call us at 539-3600 or email us at Contact Colliers International for emergencies at 521-2611 or UH Campus Security at 956-6911 during non-business hours.


State Holidays

February 17, 2014 (Mon) – President's 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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Tip of the month!

by HTDC Service Provider
Business Plans Hawaii, Valerie Koenig

It constantly shocks me how few business owners know that there is a SBA program that will finance up to 90% of the cost for a business to purchase land, property or major equipment. In fact, the program makes it easier for some business owners to buy a property than to lease one. You must still come up with 10% of the total financing package, and of course, good credit is mandatory. If your company is less than 2 years old, you must also provide a business plan. For more information, go to

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