Hawaii Tech Events in February 2023
It may be the shortest month, but there is no shortage of great things to do and people to see. Plus, a preview of some upcoming events in March!
Looking to learn something new, or meet new people? I highlight interesting in-person and virtual events each month, and you can always find the latest updates at HawaiiCalendar.com.
“The Future of Work” by Jen Chiu
Maui-based guest speaker Jen Chiu works on a Design Led innovation team at Google that explores how the future might look in a hybrid/remote work environment through immersive experiences such as virtual reality and more. Hosted by the Maui Economic Development Board. Thursday, Feb. 2 @ 5:30 p.m. at the Malcolm Center. Register Now!
Fuckup Nights Honolulu Debut
FuckUp Nights (or FUN) is a global movement and a community that shares professional failure around the world, across 300+ cities in 90+ countries, created by and for entrepreneurs. This combination storytelling and group therapy session is returning to Honolulu. Saturday, February 4 @ 5:00 p.m. in Chinatown. $20. Register Now!
Nerd Night: Turd Night
This month’s theme for this monthly science social is totally excrement. Presentations include “Sea Level Rise: A Real Storm,” “Cesspools are Poo-Pools: So What Are We Doo-Dooing About It?” and “Making Sanitation Sexy Again.” Tuesday, February 7 @ 7:00 pm at Anna O’Briens. Learn More!
The True Cost of Downtime
This webinar, presented by HTDC, features Guidewheel, a “plug-and-play factory ops platform.” Company reps will share templates, best practices, and specific examples of how to quantify the cost of downtime, as well as straightforward steps to take that will impact your top and bottom line. Tuesday, February 7 @ 10 a.m. Register Now!
Mana Up Cohort 8 Info Session
Mana Up is recruiting the next ten locally headquartered companies for its next accelerator program cohort! Learn how Meli, Brittany, and the team can help scale your local products and company globally. Graduates from prior cohorts will also share their experiences in the program. Wednesday, February 8 @ 11 a.m. Register Now!
Remote Work Early Pau Hana
Come meet other remote workers in Hawai’i and learn about RVCM and Elemental Excelerator and their current career opportunities. ThriveHI will also preview its upcoming second “Talk Story with Tech Professionals” at the University of Hawaii on March 21. Tech professionals wanted! Wednesday, February 8 @ 3:30 p.m. at Honolulu Beerworks. Register Now!
UH Entrepreneur Bootcamp
The first of two free workshops offering the tools needed to develop a strong business model. In addition, the sessions offer team formation activities for those looking to join or grow a startup team for the upcoming UH Venture Competition. Saturday, February 11 @ 9 a.m. at Shidler College of Business. Register Now!
Honolulu Bitcoin Self-Custody Workshop
The Honolulu Bitcoin group specializes in monthly Socratic seminars discussing the latest developments in the bitcoin space. This event will be a special workshop dedicated to bitcoin self-custody. Presenters will also demonstrate the use of three popular hardware wallets. No altcoin talk! Thursday, February 16 @ 6 p.m. at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox. Register Now!
A Visit to the Cloud
The Hawaii chapter of IEEE is hosting a field trip to DRFortress, Hawaii’s largest carrier-neutral 55,000 square-foot (soon to be 65,000 square-foot) data center. After the tour, there will be a no-host gathering to continue the conversation at the nearby IHOP! Tuesday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m. @ DR Fortress. Register Now!
Google Cloud Day
A full day of Google Cloud goodness, especially for state and local government and educational organizations. Customer success stories, a deep dive into Google security, sessions on Google AI/ML, translation, and Google Workspace, and several networking opportunities. Breakfast and lunch included. Thursday, February 23 @ 8 a.m. at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox. Register Now!
Hawaii Entrepreneur Awards
Celebrate the 2023 honorees of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association at the 23rd annual Hawaii Entrepreneur Awards gala. Learn more about the successes and milestones contributing to the momentum of Startup Paradise. From Deal of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year to the People's Choice award, this event brings together a broad cross section of Hawaii’s innovation ecosystem. Thursday, February 23 @ 6 p.m. at the Waialae Country Club. $145. Register Now!
HNL Startup Drinks
It doesn’t get much more casual than talkstory on the beach at sunset. Startup Oahu provides regular opportunities to meet fellow entrepreneurs, and share the projects you’re working on and the challenges you’re facing. No pitches or presentations. Tuesday, February 28 @ 5:30 p.m. in Waikīkī. Register Now!
Coming in March 2023
March 10-12: Honolulu Festival
March 16-17: 12th Annual Design Thinking Bootcamp
March 16-17: Pacific Rim Geospatial Conference
March 21: ThriveHI Talk Story with Tech Professionals
Do you know about a great upcoming event? Are you organizing one? Let me know!