Hawaii supports a vibrant and growing community of high tech start-ups thanks in part to Act 221 and organizations like HVCA
, Hawaii Angels
, Kolohala Ventures
and Enterprise Honolulu
. As a gateway to APAC countries, Hawaii serves as an excellent launchpad for companies looking to market both to the US and growing Asian markets. Finally, military spending in the state is over $5 billion, including numerous sizable R&D projects that utilize local technology firms.
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Perhaps it's time for a seed fund incubator in Hawaii?