About this Program
Blue Startups is a Top 20 Accelerator in the US (Techcrunch) focused on helping scalable-technology companies compete on a global scale. With an extensive global mentor network, Blue Startups is fast becoming a nexus of entrepreneurial activity in Hawai‘i, and between Asia and Continental U.S. Blue Startups was founded by Henk Rogers of the Tetris Company and Chenoa Farnsworth of Hawaii Angels in 2013.
We are focused on recruiting capital efficient and scalable technology companies, including web services, software, and mobile. In addition, our mentors have deep domain expertise in the global travel market and gaming industries. We focus recruitment on Asia and the U.S. and are particularly interested in companies addressing both markets (East Meets West). Blue invests $25,000 into each company admitted to the program and has up to $75,000 in additional follow on investment available for companies that meet certain milestones.
Blue Startups is a member of the Global Accelerator Network, an invite-only community of the world’s most respected organizations that provide startups with the best resources to create and grow their businesses, wherever they are. Startups accepted into a GAN accelerator have access to a variety of exclusive perks including over $1M worth of free services, introductions to a network of investors and access to soft landing spaces worldwide.
- Funds up to $100k per team
- Takes up to 10.0% equity
- Accepts 10 companies
Gaming, Internet / Web Services, Mobile, Software, Travel