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Startup Grind: Fireside Chat with Peter Rowan

September 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Startup Grind Honolulu_XLR8HI Website (STARTUP PARADISE EVENTS HAWAII)

Startup Grind: Fireside Chat with Peter Rowan

Website: https://www.startupgrind.com/events/details/startup-grind-honolulu-presents-fireside-chat-with-peter-rowan-pacific-asian-center-for-entrepreneurship/#/

 

About this event

Peter Rowan is Executive Director, Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, and a Senior Lecturer at the Shidler College of Business at UH Manoa. He was Corporate Vice President, New Ventures at Coinstar from 2001-2010. During his tenure, the company grew from $150 million to $1.3 billion in revenue, entered new lines of business and introduced innovative growth initiatives like its DVD kiosks, money transfer, and e-payment programs. At Coinstar, Peter led more than 20 acquisitions, investments and divestitures, including its investment in Redbox. Peter has taught entrepreneurship and new venture strategy since 2005. He is active in the entrepreneurial community as an advisor, mentor and investor. He has a BA in Russian History from Cornell University, an MA in International Policy Studies and an MBA from Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

Agenda
5:30 PM: Networking
6:30 PM: Fireside Chat
7:30 PM: Networking

Speaker
Peter Rowan – Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (Executive Director)
Peter Rowan is Executive Director, Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, and a Senior Lecturer at the Shidler College of Business at UH Manoa. He was Corporate Vice President, New Ventures at Coinstar from 2001-2010. During his tenure, the company grew from $150 million to $1.3 billion in revenue.

Hosted By
Meghdad Abbaszadegan, Honolulu Chapter Director
I’m on a mission to create connected, collaborative communities through empowerment. Entrepreneur, Product Manager, UX Designer, Tennis Player, Student of Life!

Luke Assenmacher, Team Member
Filmmaker with a demonstrated history of working in the digital marketing industry, and a driving passion to use video storytelling to lend a hand to the sustainable development communities around the globe. Skilled in Sales, International Business, Teamwork, Leadership, and Marketing. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor’s degree focused in Global Marketing.

Annie Song, Team Member
Health Care Professional turned Entrepreneur. Kaizen-lover.

Liz Morquecho, Team Member
Aloha! I help people at all stages of life reach their financial goals, whether just getting started, paying down student loans, or saving for big purchases like a house and preparing for retirement. With a clear vision of the future, we can take the right actions now. Let’s plan together! 810-338-5091

Stefan Opsal, Team Member
Stefan Opsal moved to Hawaiʻi from his hometown of Eugene, Oregon. He studied quantitative economics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where he graduated as a member of the Pi Gamma Mu honor society. Stefan believes that a rising tide raises all boats, and is committed to elevating startup and venture capital ecosystems in underserved communities. Passionate about the outdoors, moving to Honolulu was a natural fit. In his free time, Stefan can be found hiking around Oahu, playing basketball, or relaxing at the beach.

 

 

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 500 cities and 125+ countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com (https://www.startupgrind.com/) or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind (https://twitter.com/StartupGrind).

Venue

Impact Hub
1050 Queen St. Suite 100
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
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