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MEDB Offers Free Lāna‘i Entrepreneur Bootcamp

May 25, 2016, 10:41 AM HST
* Updated May 25, 10:43 AM
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MEDB_logo_CMYK_300dpiLāna‘i residents interested in starting a business are encouraged to attend a free two-day workshop, “Entrepreneurs’ Toolkit Bootcamp,” on June 25 and 26 at the Lāna‘i Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.


  • Why entrepreneurship and startups are important in Hawai‘i
  • How to get started on a business startup
  • Tips and tricks on generating, developing and communicating new business ideas to get a successful business enterprise off the ground.


Meli James, head of New Venture at Sultan Ventures, program director at XLR8UH and president of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association. Recently recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of five Women to Watch in 2016.
Omar Sultan, co-founder/managing partner of Sultan Ventures and XLR8UH, the University of Hawai‘i’s award-winning venture accelerator.
Luke Tucker, venture associate of Sultan Ventures and entrepreneur-in-residence at XLR8UH.
Lanai Tabura, a Lāna‘i native, entrepreneur, 25-year radio veteran, DJ, comedian and actor, will also be a special guest speaker.

“Creating a new business from the ground up can be overwhelming,” said Frank De Rego Jr., director of Business Development Projects at the Maui Economic Development Board. “This workshop is open to anyone interested in learning the basics of building a business startup. It starts with the fundamentals and will teach Lāna‘i’s potential entrepreneurs the processes, tools and best practices that will build a solid foundation for success in their new business ventures.”


Advanced reservations are required, space is limited. Food will be provided for attendees.


For more information and to RSVP, email [email protected] or call De Rego at (808) 270-6807.

The workshop is presented by MEDB as part of its Innovation Series. The workshop is sponsored by the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Lāna‘i Chamber of Commerce, Sultan Ventures and XLR8UH.

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