Program Accelerating Business Startups To Be Showcased At Free Workshop Thursday

Entrepreneurs, investors and business professionals are invited to a free workshop on the State of Hawaii’s new economic accelerator program on Thursday, July 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Malcolm Center.

The new program is called Launch Akamai Venture Accelerator, or LAVA, and is made possible by a new state law that took effect July 1.

Administered by the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation, LAVA seeks to accelerate business startups by matching entrepreneurs and innovators with investors and support professionals, and then providing financial support to qualified teams.

More information on LAVA is available at the HSDC website: http://hsdc.hawaii.gov/.

HSDC is presenting the free 90-minute workshop. To register, go to http://lava.eventbrite.com/.

The Maui Economic Development Board’s Malcolm Center is located at 1305 N. Holopono St., Kihei.

WHAT: Workshop on LAVA business accelerator program
WHEN: 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2012
WHERE: MEDB’s Malcolm Center
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Entrepreneurs; inventors; venture capitalists, bankers and other investors; business lawyers; accountants; marketing and public relations professionals; economic development professionals.

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