Thursday Panel on Hawaii Innovation

HVCA EventThe Hawaii Venture Capital Association, in association with the Hawaii Business Roundtable, is presenting a panel discussion next week on “Growing Hawaii’s Innovation Economy.”

The event will include keynote remarks from Berkeley professor Enrico Moretti, author of “The New Geography of Jobs.” In addition, HBR will preview its upcoming “Hawaii Innovation Assets Report,” which identifies Hawaii’s current innovation assets and highlights the importance of growing the research and innovation sector in generating future economic growth.

The panel includes Dan Leuck, CEO of Ikayzo, Darius “Bubs” Monsef of, American Savings Bank president Rich Wacker, and Switchfy CEO Tina Fitch.

The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the ProtoHub at 458 Keawe Street in Kakaako. For more information, visit

Meli James, president of the HVCA and director of Blue Startups, previewed the event on Hawaii Public Radio on Wednesday. Listen here:

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  1. December 17, 2014

    […] week brought a preview of the “Hawaii Innovation Assets” report, compiled by the Hawaii Business Roundtable. […]

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