Register by January 4th for Priority Booking! Sign-ups for one-on-one sessions, speaker dinners and Startup Paradise ecosystem tour start January 4th

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Register by January 4th for Priority Booking!

Sign-ups for one-on-one sessions, speaker dinners and Startup Paradise ecosystem tour start January 4th.

EMW'16 is the startup event of the year in Hawaii - bringing together investors and entrepreneurs 
from Asia, 
Hawai`i and North America. Speakers and participants from around the region will come to Honolulu for deal-making, learning, and networking. For the first time, Blue Startups is partnering with Mobile Challenge Asia Pacific (MCAP), a regional competition bringing together 30 of the hottest new mobile startups and early-stage ventures from 10 countries in the Asia Pacific region. 


Mobile Challenge Asia Pacific Finals


The Mobile Challenge Asia Pacific is organized by J-Seed Ventures and IE Business School in conjunction with GSMA. The regional finals at East Meets West will feature the top three ventures from semifinal rounds in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and Hawaii. Three winners from East Meets West will go on to Mobile World in Barcelona, Spain. MCAP finals in Hawaii are made possible by the generous sponsorship of Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation and the State of Hawaii.

MCAP Judges Panel


Jeff Char - J-Seed

David Dacus

David Dacus, Angel Investor


Bee Leng Chua, HiBeam

Rob Robinson

Rob Robinson, Hawaii Angels

Hawaii Finalists

Prime Spot - Reserve the best parking spot with our mobile app: "Where you REALLY WANT to park!"
iFirst Medical Technologies - Smartphone based treatment and triage diagnostic devices designed to save lives at the point of injury and point of care.
Huedoku - Huedoku Labs creates consumer Apps that educate and entertain; we are launching our new App, Huedoku Pix at MCAP: wrap a photo in a puzzle, discover color, and play the world around you.

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Hong Kong Finalists

Spincle - Spincle is the first mobile app to capture 360 video by spinning your smartphone in a circle.
USpace - USpace is a mobile-first smart floor plan of a workspace: an accurate map with all data you may need and real-time presence of employees.
Swapit - Swapit is the hyper-local marketplace to trade pre-loved items with people nearby.

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Singapore Finalists

Gamenami - Gamenami is a game developer that enables small businesses and gamers help each other through gamification.
IntroMi - Creating innovative tech that empowers mobile products
SafeChats - SafeChats offers ultra-secure communications, teamwork and privacy with a zero learning curve and instant implementation for small businesses and individuals.

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Korea Finalists

Eggbun Education - We incubate beginner-level language learners to practice communication via chat without teachers or language exchange partners.
MagicEco - MagicEco is the first tech start-up who built Internet of things software platform in Korea for building more connected world.
Renovatio - "Renovatio" provides a unique opportunity to develop skills & abilities in areas of personal growth.

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Japan Finalists

Colavi - Colavi is a smartphone-based video content creation service offered by Pacific Bridge Media and Consulting in Tokyo, which specializes in producing global media content for international corporations and news organizations.
enTouch - enTouch connects pharmaceutical companies to doctors via online technologies utilizing a syndicated sales team with growth ambitions to be the #1 platform connecting doctors, pharmaceuticals and patients online.
Sciseed - Our team are providing personal consultation service through using chat interface.Everybody can get advice from specialists anytime, anywhere!

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Indonesia Finalists

Bulp - A mobile app that lets people to write & send feedback to companies all over Indonesia.
Student Job - is an online resource for youth and recent graduates to understand how to pick their careers, define their career goals and ultimate help them get their foot into the door and start their careers in the most successful way possible.
Valo - connecting you to your favorite communities and events.

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Malaysia Finalists

Easy Parcel- is a web based parcel consolidator and e-commerce shipping solutions provider
We Alert - We Alert is a startup which aims to eradicate dengue fever & community problems with mobile app technology.
Logikation - is an IoT company specialized in environment monitoring system for business and home.

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Philippines Finalists

1 Export - 1Export is a mobile application that helps small and medium enterprises go global by providing solutions for regulatory compliance and trade- making exporting of Philippine products convenient, faster, and cost-effective.
Croo - is a mobile application with a partner wearable panic button that lets you tell your loved ones instantly where you are when you feel in danger.
WallSmart - WattSmart is an energy management company that helps businesses and residences reduce their energy consumption through real-time energy monitoring and management.

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Taiwan Finalists

Advanced Mediwatch - Fitsignal app
U-Gym - utilizes the smartest electrotherapy and wearable technologies to enhance your health conveniently.
Vcool - makes it easy for any iphone user to produce a professional video with friends together, record a memory event and share.

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Thailand Finalists

Dealsheep - is a deal hunting app that finds you the best discount coupon code for your product based on the credit cards and privileges you have.
Peak account - an online accounting SaaS that make your tax easier.
ZipEvent - All-in-one Event management & PR platform

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Corporate Rate now Available - 5 Tickets for $1,000!


Thank You to our Sponsors!

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Interested in sponsoring EMW'16? Get in touch today!


State of Hawaiʻi Partners

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Many thanks to our partners at the State of Hawaiʻi for being the title sponsor of this event. Support from the HI Growth Initiative, a program of the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation and the High Technology Development Corporation is being provided to sponsor the 2-day East Meets West conference and the Mobile Challenge Asia Pacific.

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