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UH accelerator named in top 30

XLR8UH, a public-private partnership between the University of Hawaiʻi and Sultan Ventures created to educate, mentor and invest in UH startups and entrepreneurs, has been named a top 30 U.S. accelerator in the 2017 Seed Accelerator Rankings, a part of the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project (SARP). The XLR8UH program is a four-month startup accelerator that works with UH-affiliated entrepreneurial teams …

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XLR8UH and Maui Food Innovation Center recognized for excellence

The University of Hawaiʻi announced that two of its accelerator programs, XLR8UH and the UH Maui College Maui Food Innovation Center (MFIC) at UH Maui College, were recipients of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2016 Growth Accelerator Competition awards. This marks the second straight year that both programs received the prestigious award and a $50,000 cash prize. XLR8UH and …

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XLR8UH announces eight teams for fifth cohort

The University of Hawaiʻi announced the selection of eight teams for the fifth cohort of its accelerator startup investment program—XLR8UH. The startups in this round include digital technology providing athletes and physicians ways to identify, measure and monitor sports concussions; a lifesaving blood analysis smartphone platform; and a data collection and project management platform for conservation and agriculture customers. The eight teams …

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Innovation showcase highlights entrepreneurship

The University of Hawaiʻi’s budding innovation and entrepreneurial programs were featured in an innovation showcase and roundtable discussion co-hosted by Senator Mazie K. Hirono. The event held on the UH Mānoa campus brought together top business, education and government leaders to highlight entrepreneurial efforts in Hawaiʻi as well as discuss how federal resources can fuel the growth of small business and spark innovation. …

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UH accelerator awarded $500,000 to expand statewide outreach

The University of Hawaiʻi’s proof of concept center/venture accelerator XLR8UH was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to expand its successful commercialization efforts statewide, including underserved rural communities on the neighbor islands. “We are pleased that the EDArecognized the value and promise of our XLR8UHprogram,” said Vassilis L. Syrmos, UH vice president for research and innovation. “The University of Hawaiʻi will be …

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UH accelerator announces finalists for third cohort

Seven teams have been selected as finalists for the third cohort of the University of Hawaiʻi XLR8UH proof of concept center/venture accelerator. The innovative research represented includes potential solutions in the areas of algorithms, desalinization, structures, travel, language and culture. The teams have the potential to receive between $25,000 to $50,000 for completing the program and up to $100,000 in …

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Latest UH technology developments showcased for investors

Potential investors got to see some of the exciting developments at the University of Hawaiʻi at a technology showcase in October. The presentations included: “Cyber-CANOE 3D virtual reality environment” by Jason Leigh, UH Mānoa professor of information and computer sciences “Anatomical 3D models on the zSpace virtual reality platform” by Jesse Thompson, technical director for anatomical imaging at the John …

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XLR8UH recognized by the Small Business Administration

On Wednesday, October 14, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet presented $50,000 checks to XLR8UH, the University of Hawaiʻi’s proof of concept center/venture accelerator in recognition of being named one of the nation’s elite programs in the annual SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. The ceremony was held at the Daniel K. Inouye Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE) Hale …

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Two UH-developed technologies presented at prestigious showcase

KinetiCor and Jun Innovations were the first University of Hawaiʻi spinouts (inventions developed from university research) to be invited to present at the prestigious First Look LA showcase of university technologies held on June 24, 2015 at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute. KinetiCor was represented by CEO Jeffrey Yu and Jun Innovations was represented by Luke Tucker of XLR8UH (UH’s proof of concept center/accelerator …

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