Entrepreneurial Development Programs
A Best Practices Symposium

Mahalo to the speakers and attendees for participating!

Speaker Powerpoints

Ray Leach - Jumpstart, Inc.

Joni Cobb - Kansas Pipeline

Tom Walker - i2E, Inc.


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Thursday, December 16, 2010
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pacific Guardian Center, Ground Level Conf. Room

On December 16, 2010 a symposium on the current best practices in entrepreneurial development programs will be held at the Pacific Guardian Center, Ground Floor Conference Room, Makai Tower from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Pau Hana to follow.

The purpose of the symposium is to allow participants from Hawaii’s state and local government, the technology industry, technology investment organizations, and other organizations interested in supporting the development of a viable technology sector to learn from the experiences of other states that have implemented successful entrepreneurial development programs.

This is the second consecutive Tech Symposium held in Hawaii. For information on the 2009 Tech Symposium, click here

The cost to attend is $25 - click here to register.


State Supported Entrepreneurial Development Programs: A Best Practices Symposium

2:45 pm - Registration
3:00 pm - Introduction & Welcome
3:15 pm - Presentation by Entrepreneurial Development Programs
4:00 pm - Best Practices Panel Discussion
5:00 pm - Pau Hana

Each Entrepreneurial Development Program will provide a 15 minute overview, followed by a moderated panel discussion on best practices. Topics covered include Metrics, Funding Structure, University Partnership, Success Stories etc.



The symposium will feature three speakers presenting their state’s model of entrepreneurial development assistance and discussing the features that make their program a success, their experiences implementing the programs, and lessons learned from operating the programs. The symposium is meant to be educational and informative and ample time will be provided for questions from the audience. The states represented and their representatives are:

Ray Leach, CEO - JumpStart Inc., Ohio
Tom Walker, President and CEO - i2E, Inc., Oklahoma
Joni Cobb, President and CEO - Kansas Pipeline, Kansas

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Venue and Date

The symposium will be held Thursday, December 16, 2010 at the Pacific Guardian Center ground level conference room in the Makai Tower. [Add to Calendar]

PGC Conference Room, Makai Tower, Ground Floor
733 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

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Parking will not be validated. Parking rates at PGC is $8/hour
Alternative municipal parking is recommended at Harbour Court or Ali'i Place



Registration is $25, which includes Pau Hana.
Register early, space is limited!
On-site registration is $30 and is subject to space available.

To register, follow the instructions on our registration page. Payment can be submitted either by credit card (using PayPal) or by check. For questions regarding registration, please call (808) 521-3611 ext. 5 or send us an e-mail.

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