Business Incubators and Accelerators in Hawaii

Introduction

When starting your business, in addition to physical office space and other basics, you may be seeking industry know-how from experts and other support services. The following is a list of Hawaii-based incubators and accelerators to research.

Company / Organization
Sector Focus
Office space? Other details
High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC)
Manoa Innovation Center
www.htdc.org
Technology, manufacturing, offices and services
Yes, for start-up companies that require a total support package; offers clients a combination of subsidized facility rates in addition to a variety of business support program services.
HTDC
Maui Research and Technology Center
www.htdc.org/incubation-techcenter-mrtc.html
Technology, offices and servicesYes, for start-up companies that require a total support package; offers clients a combination of subsidized facility rates in addition to a variety of business support program services.
Blue Start-ups venture accelerator
Bluestartups.com
IT-related
Limited to accepted companies; competitive application process
UH Accelerator, XLR8UH
www.xlr8uh.com
Technology, UH-developed intellectual property (IP)
Virtual
Energy Excelerator
www.energyexcelerator.com
Energy, Agriculture, Transportation Satellite offices and meeting/co-working space available for portfolio companies; competitive application process.
Hawaii Fashion Incubator (HIFI)
www.hawaiifashion.org
Fashion, apparel, design Co-working space, workshops and retail space
Box Jelly
www.theboxjelly.com
Technology, fashion/designYes, based on membership levels
ProtoHUB Honolulu www.protohubhonolulu.net/en/about
Innovative, social and sustainable businesses
Yes, based on membership levels
Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii (NELHA) (Hawaii Island)
http://nelha.hawaii.gov
Energy
Yes, office and laboratory; incubation; technical park levels are available.
GVS Transmedia Accelerator (Hawaii Island)
www.globalvirtualstudio.com
Multimedia
Limited to accepted companies; competitive application process
HI Capacity
Hi Capacity
Technology, makerspace
Yes, based on membership levels
Hawaii Tech Works (Hawaii Island)
www.hawaiitechworks.org
Technology, makerspace
Yes, based on membership levels
Hawaii Tech Exchange (Hawaii Island)
http://hitx.co
Technology
Community space for meetings, workshops and training
Ala Moana Center for Business
www.businesscenterhawaii.com/us/en/
Business offices and servicesYes, based on membership levels
Agribusiness Incubator Program
- University of Hawaii
AIP Hawaii
Agriculture, manufacturingVirtual
Maui Food Innovation Center
Maui Food Innovation
Agriculture, manufacturingVirtual, workshops available
Pacific Gateway Center Culinary Kitchen Incubator and Bottling Facility
Pacific Gateway Center
Culinary, food processingCertified kitchen and storage on hourly basis
First Commercial Kitchen
First Commercial Kitchen
Culinary, food processingVirtual
Chef Zone, Y. Hata
Chef Zone
CulinaryOnline tools, workshops available