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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2016 DBEDT’S CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND CREATIVE LAB HAWAII TO SPEAK AT CREATIVE WORLD SUMMIT WASHINGTON D.C., JULY 27 – 28, 2016 HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) announced today that Georja Skinner, DBEDT’s Creative Industries Division (CID) chief officer, will be speaking at a ...
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During the 2015-2016 calendar year, the Creative Lab Hawaii Program (CLH Program) successfully executed and concluded the following 6 Program Tracks:  Fashion, Screenwriting, Producing, Web-Series Development, Mobile Game App Development, and Music. In total, there were 45 creative entrepreneurs that were enrolled in the CLH Program’s 5-Day Immersive hands on training component in the 6 ...
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Capitol Connection Newsletter with Gov. David Ige featured his innovation plan in April issue. Read the full article in Gov. David Ige’s website.  Photo: GVS “Pitch Showcase” with entrepreneurs, mentors and investors.      

Creative Lab Spring 2016 Featured Meg LeFauve, screenwriter of the Academy Award winning animated film “Inside Out,” and Creative Lab Hawaii @ HIFF 2016 keynote speaker, and mentor for the CL Screenwriting Producing Immersive. HONOLULU – Meg LeFauve was nominated for an Oscar, and one of this year’s Variety’s Screenwriters To Watch, Meg LeFauve was ...
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Hawaii Business Magazine’s February 2016 issue featured a story on Creative Lab Hawaii, a program which supports the growth of Hawaii’s creative entrepreneurs. For the full story, go to Hawaii Business Magazine Webpage.

Join Cheryl Hirasa, PIC Director of Program Development & Content Strategy, on Monday, December 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm HST for a live chat on PIC’s Facebook page about the Media Fund process for R&D applications. Cheryl will be taking questions from “do I need letters of commitment?” to “what can R&D funding cover?” To ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2015 FLUX Hawaii Brings Aloha To New York Fashion Week with Pop-Up General Store in Collaboration with Mori and Events by OVB and DBEDT Honolulu, Hawaii – After premiering a successful event in 2014 during New York Fashion Week, FLUX Hawaii returns to New York City for a second year, bringing aloha ...
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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has the largest entrepreneurship focus of any US-based private foundation. Over the last two decades the Foundation has supported a wide variety of programs and initiatives that support entrepreneurs. As part of a new strategic plan, the Foundation will be developing a portfolio of grants to support entrepreneurs and to ...
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Application Period: August 1st – August 31st, 2015 Start: Mid to Late September Sign-Up: Check back for more info on the new website coming soon! Global Virtual Studios (GVS), in collaboration with DBEDT’s Creative Industries Division (CID) and funding from the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC), have officially launched the GVS Transmedia Accelerator (GTA)!  As part of DBEDT’s broader ...
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THE OVERVIEW OF THE 2015 FASHION IMMERSIVE MISSION The mission of the Creative Lab Fashion Immersive (CL/FI) is to identify creative entrepreneurs (fashion apparel and/or accessory designer) and provide up to ten participants an opportunity to deepen their relationship with their craft, increase opportunities for investment, and provide them with mentoring/coaching on the business of ...
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