Where Education Meets Entrepreneurship

Our mission is to empower Hawaii entrepreneurs by fostering a culture of innovation and inclusion within the greater Hawaii startup community.

Recent data reveals what many of us already know — women-led startups receive less than 1/10th of total venture funding, and startups with ethnic minority founders receive even less. Since 2014, XLR8HI has helped Hawaii residents gain the skills and connections they need to achieve business success in a fun and inclusive environment.

Our interactive workshops are designed to accelerate your entrepreneurial education. Choose from a variety of subjects, with hours that fit your schedule.

Now offering classes on

  1. Digital Marketing
  2. Lean Methodology
  3. Business Law
  4. Fundraising
  5. Pitching
  6. and more!

Whether you’re a first time entrepreneur looking to get started or an experienced founder aiming to hone your skills, XLR8HI has a workshop that’s right for you.

Support for our workshops comes from XLR8UH and the University of Hawai’i via grants from the Economic Development Administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration.