The Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship

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Programs For The Community

The programs listed below are open to members of the community.

Entrepreneurs' Forum

The Entrepreneurs’ Forum focuses on a specific issue that is relevant to entrepreneurs. Panel members, who include local business executives and owners, speak openly and candidly about their experiences and perspectives related to the proposed topic of discussion.

Entrepreneurship Live

The Inspiring Innovation Speaker Series is designed to encourage creative and global thinking among University of Hawaii students. Each event features an entrepreneur, who will share their story of forging a startup, or a founder to provide insight about pioneering in a specific industry. The Series is organized by the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, and sponsored by First Insurance Company of Hawaii.

Family Business Center of Hawaii

Established in 1995, the Family Business Center of Hawaii is a partnership between the local family business community and the University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business. It provides educational programs, forums and networking opportunities that support family business owners through the unique and specific challenges they face, so that they can survive and thrive through future generations.

Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series

Kipapa i ke Ala, meaning "to pave the way," is a lecture series that features the best and brightest experts from the world of international business to share their knowledge with students, faculty, alumni, and members of the greater Hawaii community.

Startup Weekend UH

PACE partners with the global non-profit organization Startup Weekend to bring the intense three-day event to campus to connect entrepreneurs, students, researchers, developers, designers and startup enthusiasts with mentors and resources. Attendees pitch ideas, build teams, strategize, collect customer validation and build a solid foundation for a successful business.