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Startup Weekend Maui Kicks Off With Bootcamp & Pitch Workshop

April 22, 2015, 7:19 AM HST · Updated May 5, 8:12 AM
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SUW_Bootcamp+Pitch-01 startup weekend bootcamp pitchBy Maui Now Staff

In preparation for the “2nd Annual Startup Weekend Maui” scheduled for May 15 to 17, the Maui Economic Development Board is offering a free Bootcamp and Pitch Workshop on Wednesday, April 29, at the MEDB Malcom Center, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

MEDB is offering this opportunity for confirmed participants and those who might be interested in participating in “Startup Weekend Maui” in order to prepare for and/or learn more about this empowering event for entrepreneurs.

During the bootcamp, attendees will hear from past “Startup Weekend Maui” winners, coaches and judges on what to expect this year. They’ll also receive helpful tips on crafting a strong 60-second pitch for their startup idea and have an opportunity to hone their presentation skills through practice sessions.

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To register for “Startup Weekend Maui’s Bootcamp and Pitch Session” on April 29, go online or contact Tiffany Lambert at MEDB at (808) 270-6808.

Participation in this pre-event will help provide a framework and additional tools for the main event on May 15 to 17th.

This year’s “Startup Weekend Maui” winning team will receive over $3,000 in business services.

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“However, it’s more than the prizes or the number of start-ups that are launched,” said Gerry Smith of MEDB. “The real value in a ‘Startup Weekend’ is learning through the act of creation, developing deeper relationships than a typical networking event, matching potential co-founders, validating ideas and experimenting in a risk-free environment, and for many, it’s about taking the first step into entrepreneurship.”

MEDB’s Malcolm Center is located at 1305 N. Holopono St., Ste. 5, in Kīhei.

For more information and to register for “Startup Weekend Maui” on May 15 to 17, go online visit or call Smith at MEDB at (808) 270-6803.

“Startup Weekend Maui” is hosted by MEDB.

Event sponsors include: County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Blue Startups, High Technology Development Corporation, HI-Growth Initiative, Startup Capital Ventures, Pacific Media Group and Sultan Ventures.

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