Financials & Funding Fundamentals

4-week workshop series covering the financial components of launching a startup. Take a deep dive into the world of startup finance with topics like Unit Economics. Financial Statements, Valuation, and more.

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How To Start a Startup

Interactive weekend workshop series covering best practices for how to launch a startup. Featuring an introductory outline of starting a business using lean methodology: a streamlined process based on building, testing, and iterating your product and business.
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Startup Business Law

5-week workshop series covering the essentials of Business Law. Topics include Entity Formation, Business Contracts, Vesting, and more! Learn from the best with guest lectures by some of Hawaii's top legal professionals.
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Pitch Perfect

Ready for investors? Fine-tune your pitch with this 4-week interactive workshop series designed to get you investor-ready. Learn how to master your presentation and get the most out of your pitch. Instructed by Omar and Tarik Sultan, co-founders of Sultan Ventures.
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Setting the Foundation for Business Success

5-week workshop series focused on the building blocks of entrepreneurial success. Hear from the industry's leading experts on subjects like Branding, Entity Formation, Team Dynamics, and Accounting. Build your startup on a strong foundation.

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Accelerating Entrepreneurship in Hawaii


Interactive classes focused on innovation and entrepreneurship. Hear from founders, investors, and industry professionals as they teach you how to take your idea to the next level.


Learn the skills you need to achieve your startup goals. XLR8HI has workshops for all types of entrepreneurs, with hands on guidance and exercises to help you succeed.


Connect with fellow XLR8HI students and alumni. Gain access to the resources and connections of the XLR8HI ʻohana. Plus, take advantage of our extended network of industry experts and guest lecturers.


Whether you’re a first-time entrepreneur or an experienced founder, our workshops are designed to take your business to the next level. XLR8HI is dedicated to accelerating innovation in the greater Hawai’i startup community by expanding entrepreneurship in every type of business and engaging entrepreneurs on all islands.


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Support for our workshops comes from the Economic Development administration, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Hawaii, XLR8UH, and Sultan Ventures.