UH Ventures Accelerator announces companies in spring 2020 cohort

The UH Ventures Accelerator, powered by the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE), selected five Hawaiʻi startups for its spring 2020 cohort. Designed for early-stage, University of Hawaiʻi-affiliated ventures across 10 campuses, the accelerator provides tailored mentorship, intensive startup education and seed funding. Four of the five startups selected address challenges associated with COVID-19. “When we selected the companies at the end […]

U Hawaii pairs nationally recognized startup accelerator, entrepreneurship program 

To further facilitate the commercialization of technology and innovation developed across its 10-campuses, the University of Hawaiʻi recently decided to internally house its nationally recognized startup accelerator and changed its name to the UH Ventures Accelerator. The revamped program, under the UH Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, will be operated by the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at UH Mānoa’s Shidler […]

State Launches Hawai’i-Based Aquaculture Accelerator & Fund

The Big Island of Hawai‘i will be the home to a new aquaculture accelerator that aims to attract startups that focus on sustainable solutions for the aquaculture industry. Solutions include innovative feed solutions, breakthrough technology in animal health, and farm and water management. The new accelerator and its associated investment fund were established by the Natural […]

University of Hawaii’s Accelerator Selects 6th Cohort 

XLR8UH, the multi-phase education and investment program designed to help grow University of Hawaiʻi entrepreneurs and startups, has selected four companies to participate in the program’s sixth cohort. Recognized in 2017 by Forbes as one of the top 30 accelerator programs in the United States, XLR8UH is a public-private partnership between the University of Hawaiʻi and Sultan Ventures, […]

How University of Hawaii Hopes To Turn Research Into Business Startups

In a move designed to strengthen the University of Hawaii’s position as a hub for economic development, the state is on the verge of adopting a program designed to help commercialize intellectual property created at UH. House Bill 847, which is now awaiting Gov. David Ige’s signature, would establish the University Innovation and Commercialization Initiative […]

U Hawaii Accelerator Awarded Funds to Expand Outreach

The University of Hawai‘i’s proof of concept center/venture accelerator XLR8UH was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration to expand its successful commercialization efforts statewide, including underserved rural communities on the Neighbor Islands.The grant is part of the EDA’s 2015 Regional Innovation Strategies Program, a cutting-edge federal program that supports initiatives to stimulate innovation […]

New University of Hawaii POC center aims to improve commercial success of UH research

The University of Hawai’i is launching an entrepreneurial springboard for its world-class research. The UH has achieved numerous accolades in research: from the cloning of green mice to the recent launch of a student-designed and built small satellite. Building upon these achievements, UH now aims to transform its world-class research and talent into an equally […]