1. On May 15, the local venture capital fund mbloom announced that a Chinese investor (whose identity mbloom is keeping quiet) has invested in the fund. How much did this investor give the fund? A. $1 million B. $5 million C. $10 million D. $15 million E. $20 million 2. On May 15, Pacific Business News reported that a Maui restaurant was planning to open a new location in … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: Maui Mayor Arakawa called 2 councilmembers what?
Maui Bloom is hosting MaiTai Maui Tech Night in partnership with Product Hunt this Wednesday, May 13, at The Maui Tropical Plantation. The evening will feature the MTN2015 Pitch Competition in which five of Hawaii’s most promising startups will compete for access to Product Hunt’s digital network and office space with Real Office Centers Honolulu. Meet fellow entrepreneurs … [Read more...] about MaiTai Maui Tech Night at Maui Tropical Plantation
Local sports technology start-up Vantage Sports won an opportunity to raise up to $500,000 in capital during the MaiTai Maui Tech Night event May 15 at the Maui Country Club in Paia. The capital-raising opportunity comes from CrowdAlliance, a new web-based equity crowdfunding platform that enables investors to view and subscribe to private investment offerings posted by issuers … [Read more...] about Vantage Sports Wins Equity Opportunity At MaiTai Maui Tech Night
An app allowing people to share calendars with friends and family won the top prize at the first ever Maui Startup Weekend, held May 16-18 at the Maui Research & Technology Park in Kihei. The app, called TabTop, was the idea of two California residents visiting Maui for their vacation who said they read MauiTime's May 15 story on the event and decided to sign up. "TabTop … [Read more...] about Couple On Vacation Wins Big Prize In First Ever Maui Startup Weekend
By her own admission, Sara Smith was scared. She made her living on Maui in the publishing business, and doing communications for the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust, but now she was in Honolulu, surrounded by people she didn’t know. It was 2013, and she had decided to take part in the Honolulu version of Startup Weekend. “It was terrifying for me personally,” Smith said. “I was an … [Read more...] about How Maui Startup Weekend Provides New Opportunities For Island Entrepreneurs