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Tokyo International Gift Show

Put your products and services in front of 400,000 potential customers at the Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS) 2018.

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Starting and growing a business in Hawaii

There is a wealth of resources and programs available to assist Hawaii entrepreneurs with starting and growing a business such as small business fairs and business accelerators.

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HiSTEP 2018

Expand your business to global markets through export development by participating in the Hawaii State Trade Export Program.

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Enterprise Zones

Your business may be eligible for tax breaks and other benefits through Hawaii’s Enterprise Zones Partnership (EZ) Program.

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International Student Attraction

Hawaii’s International Student Attraction creates $484 million in total economic output, including $32.5 million in state taxes generated.

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Mana Up Product Accelerator Accepting Applications post thumbnailMana Up Product Accelerator Accepting ApplicationsPosted on June 14, 2018
Calling all Hawaii Made Products! Mana Up is now accepting applications for its second cohort. Mana Up is a 12-week product accelerator program focused on scaling Hawaii products globally and includes workshops, mentorship, access to sales channels, and training on growing e-commerce.  Apply now by deadline June 23rd or attend the information session on June 19th at Mana Up HQ by […]
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Great Opportunity to Expose Your Hawaii-Made Products post thumbnailGreat Opportunity to Expose Your Hawaii-Made ProductsPosted on June 13, 2018
Announcing two great opportunities to provide your products with market exposure in high traffic areas: Taipei office located at the Taiwan World Trade Center visited by hundreds of buyers weekly. DBEDT Director’s Office display case viewed by local and international executives, officials and business persons. We are seeking samples for display: For applicable perishable items, […]
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New Webinar: How to Prepare For The Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) post thumbnailNew Webinar: How to Prepare For The Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP)Posted on June 6, 2018
The U.S. Commercial Service at the United States Consulate General in Montreal invites you to participate in a webinar on “How to Prepare for the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP)” on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST. The webinar is targeted towards U.S. companies who are interested in selling […]
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DBEDT Showcasing Hawaii’s Innovation at 2018 BIO International Convention post thumbnailDBEDT Showcasing Hawaii’s Innovation at 2018 BIO International ConventionPosted on May 21, 2018
HONOLULU—For the seventh consecutive year, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is promoting Hawaii’s leading life science companies and research organizations at the annual BIO International Convention, the largest global event for the life sciences industry. This year’s event will be held on June 4 – 7, at the Convention Center in […]
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