Elevate Your Business With
Hawaii’s Virtual Investment Readiness and Business Scaling Program
"If You Want To Go Fast, Go Alone; But If You Want To Go Far, Go Together."
In reviewing the innovation landscape in Hawaii, we saw a large need in the community: Help for companies, small businesses, and entrepreneurs who want to get to “X” but don’t know how to get there – where “X” can be launching or pivoting your business, obtaining funding, rapidly increasing customers, or getting into accelerator programs, etc. preX is a springboard for those who want to get to the next step, and it’s why we built the program specifically for Hawaii’s founders and business owners.
Free 4-Week Virtual Investment Readiness and Business Scaling Program
Designed For Hawaii's
Lean on preX’s community of investors, experts, and fellow entrepreneurs
to guide you as you grow and elevate your business.
- Refine your business model and identify the best funding path for you and your business;
- Identify key priorities and action items to advance your business over the next 3-12 months;
- Connect and learn from other entrepreneurs, experts, investors and investment programs on how to grow and scale your business in Hawaii and beyond.
- Craft a compelling pitch to attract investors, customers, and partners;
- Prepare for the investor due diligence process with bonus insider tips and tricks;
- Receive direct feedback from active investors during investor pitch day.
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The Application Process
Round 1: The process begins with a quick Round 1 Application (~10 minutes to complete). Our team will respond to you within a week of submission.
(ROUND 1 APPLICATIONS CLOSE SUNDAY, 9/12/2021).
Round 2: If you're selected to move on, you will receive an invitation to the Round 2 Application providing additional information about your venture.
Round 3: The final step of the process, you may be invited to an interview to personally connect with the preX team.
Acceptance is on a rolling basis, and spots can fill up quickly. Apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a seat in the preX program.
You Ask, We Answer
No, this is a virtual program and we invite businesses from across Hawaii to participate. There will be opportunities in the future to gather together and meet through networking events, showcase and demo days, pau hana, and more depending on COVID.
The program is currently 100% free, but this may change in the future. We only ask for your commitment to maximize your time with the resources made available for you during the program’s 4 weeks and to support your fellow cohort members during and after the program. 🙂
While funding is not guaranteed for any company, preX companies will have the chance to pitch to external investors for additional funding opportunities.
preX is approximately 1-month long (occasionally this may vary by a week or so due to holidays).
Nope, we’re open to all sectors. In fact, we’ve worked with all types of companies ranging from ice cream cookies to innovative solar technology to organic baby food to cancer therapeutics… and everything in between. We have the experience and expertise network to support you in any sector.
Nope again. 🙂 preX was created for business owners at any stage, whether just starting out with an idea or already generating millions in revenue. We’re here to help you get to X – whatever that next step is in your journey.
Yes, we welcome nonprofits. The solutions and services you provide are vital to Hawaii’s wellbeing and economy, and the resources, expertise and best practices we provide can help multiply your impact.