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Instructors

Seth T. Buckley

Candela Strategy Group Seth consults clients in the areas of business and creative content. Within these areas, he has a broad range of experience, including advising businesses on entity choice, organizational development, contract negotiation, and marketing/advertising strategy; assisting clients to develop a comprehensive strategy for intellectual property, including trademark and copyright; developing original content (including …

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Zach DiIonno

Zach handles a broad range of areas from business entity formation to assisting small businesses maximize outcomes while minimizing expenses and liability. He assists clients at the “idea” stage when they’re considering starting a new company and helps to steer his clients’ passion, expertise, and resources into the most advantageous path for the clients’ goals. …

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Mr. Omar Sultan Hawaii Startups

Omar Sultan

Founder & Managing Partner,  Sultan VenturesOmar is the co-founder and managing partner of Sultan Ventures and XLR8UH. He has received numerous personal and professional accolades including being recognized in 2014 along with his brother Tarik, as the Hawaii Venture Capital Association’s Investors of the Year; in 2015 by Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for the next …

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Natalie Banach

Natalie understands the importance of having a trusted legal advisor and focuses her transactional practice on providing practical, responsive and dependable counsel to her clients in real estate, finance, business and intellectual property law. She routinely advises clients on real estate acquisitions and sales, project financing for lenders and borrowers, title and project due diligence, …

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Tarik Sultan

Founder & Managing Partner,  Sultan VenturesTarik Co-founded Sultan Ventures and XLR8UH and along with his brother Omar is the recipient of the 2014 Hawaii Venture Capital Association’s (HVCA) Investors of the Year. Tarik serves as the Chair of Startup Hawaii, the regional chapter of Up Global (formerly Startup America) as a Board Member and Treasurer …

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Michael Korniczky

CEO,  South Pacific Link, LLCMichael Korniczky is the CEO of South Pacific Link, LLC, which owns the rights to the new Hawaiki Fiber Optic Cable spur located in American Samoa, which supports the telecommunications infrastructure in the South Pacific Islands.  Michael is also the President of Dream Builders Agriculture Products, LLC an international manufacturer and supplier of breadfruit flour …

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Gregory Kim

Lecturer in Law, Richardson School of LawGregory Kim has over 25 years’ experience as a corporate and securities attorney representing emerging growth companies and public companies in private and public offerings, mergers & acquisitions, SEC filings and reports, venture capital, joint ventures, business formations, and licensing and other technology transactions. Prior to joining CLG, Greg …

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Jordan Odo

Associate Counsel,  American Savings BankCounseled executives, managers, and human resources professionals on labor and employment law. Advised companies on business disputes (e.g., breach of contract claims and minor shareholder disputes). Investigated workplace disputes and manages wage and hour audits. Collaborated with clients on risk management and practical solutions for their businesses. Represented employers before state …

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Peter Rowan

Executive Director,  Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship Peter Rowan 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 …

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William Meyer

Principle, Settle MeyerBill began practicing business law in Hawai`i in 1979. His practice emphasizes intellectual property law (including copyright, trademark and right of publicity licensing and registration, entertainment, trade secret, art and advertising matters); government relations; real estate matters; and related dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration and mediation. He is past Chair of the Intellectual …

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