TIGS 2018

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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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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XLR8HI Hosts Workshop: Financials & Funding Fundamentals post thumbnailXLR8HI Hosts Workshop: Financials & Funding FundamentalsPosted on April 16, 2018
XLR8HI presents: Financials & Funding Fundamentals Workshop! Take a deep dive into startup finance with this 4-week interactive course that covers everything you need to know about the financial aspects of running a startup or small business. Topics include: Unit Economics, Valuation, Investor Perspectives, Financial Statements, and more! Learn more at xlr8hi.com. When   Wednesdays, April 25th – […]
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DBEDT Recruiting Hawaii Companies for Tokyo International Gift Show post thumbnailDBEDT Recruiting Hawaii Companies for Tokyo International Gift ShowPosted on April 2, 2018
HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is looking for companies to showcase their Hawaii-made products at the Autumn 2018 Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS).  The event will be held from Sept. 4-7, 2018, at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight). This will be the seventh consecutive year that […]
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SelectUSA Investment Summit Announced for June 20-22, 2018 post thumbnailSelectUSA Investment Summit Announced for June 20-22, 2018Posted on April 2, 2018
The United States welcomes investors of all sizes, including established multinationals, small or medium-sized enterprises, and high-growth startups. The SelectUSA Investment Summit brings the diversity of the United States together under one roof – enabling any business to find the people, the resources, and the market it needs to be successful. Participants at the first […]
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MBDA Presents Business Check-Up Workshop post thumbnailMBDA Presents Business Check-Up WorkshopPosted on February 21, 2018
A Business Check-Up Workshop will be presented by David Gillespie: Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Venue: Kapiolani Community College, Manono Building, Room 104 Cost is FREE, but you must Register on Eventbrite. This workshop will provide you with tools, methods and probing questions to check up on how your […]
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