Rallying to Raise Young Entrepreneurs


kidpreneur-speaker-tallThe Hawaii Venture Capital Association sees a lot of young people who want to change the world. But its luncheon on Thursday will focus on an even younger cross section of the next generation.

After taking last month off for the Hawaii Innovation Initiative forum, the HVCA will host a panel discussion and audience Q&A focused on “paying it forward to provide a stable future for Hawaii’s youth.”

“How are we investing in our youth?” organizers ask. “What’s going on at the junior school and high school levels in Hawaii to help grow and train the next generation of entrepreneurs? How are we planting that seed and showing our youth Hawaii is a place that can support these endeavors as they continue to grow?”

The panel includes:

The conversation will be moderated by HVCA President Meli James, who also leads new ventures for Sultan Ventures and program director at XLR8UH.

If the “Investing in Hawaii’s Kid-Preneurs” panel wasn’t already jam packed with local educational leaders, the only person missing would be a kid.

The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22 at The Plaza Club on the 20th floor of Pioneer Plaza (900 Fort Street Mall). Early bird registration is $40 ($30 for HVCA members, $20 for students), or $50 at the door. Parking is available at Harbor Court.

For more information, visit HVCA.org, follow @HVCA808 on Twitter, or connect with the association on Facebook.


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