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Event Series Event Series: Next Round Hawaii

Join our monthly events where you can pitch your groundbreaking ideas and connect with a vibrant community of like-minded individuals and win cash awards. Our events are designed to help first-time founders validate their concepts, as well as provide invaluable practice for seasoned entrepreneurs prepping to face venture capitalists.

Spectators can enjoy delectable pupus and drinks, and vote on their favorite pitches. And for those daring founders eager to seize the spotlight, our “open mic” session awaits, giving you the chance to kickstart your startup journey. Don’t miss out on this incredible chance to network, have fun, and win cash prizes. NO SINGING REQUIRED.

Judging Criteria

A panel of three judges as well as the audience will pick the winners each month.
Winners will be judged on the following criteria

  • Innovation and Idea
  • Market Potential
  • Presentation & Delivery(10 minute pitch)


Top three ideas will receive a cash prize at the end of the night

  • 1st Place: $2,500
  • 2nd Place: $1,500
  • 3rd Place: $1,000

Applicant Guidelines

Startups must meet the following requirements to participate and pitch for cash awards

  • Global Market Opportunity
  • Idea to pre-seed
  • Based in Hawaii
  • Basic Pitch Deck

Submit application here: https://forms.monday.com/forms/88a06f8111baab7dc9722ca33d349eb5?r=use1

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