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Global Connections

XLR8UH at the University of Hawai‘i (UH) is Hawai‘i’s first proof of concept center (POCC). In March of 2014, the Vice President of Research and Innovation (VPRI) funded the XLR8UH POCC with monies to be used towards investing in the commercialization of Hawai‘i IP and startups. Its mission is to hasten innovation and entrepreneurial excellence by helping entrepreneurs traverse the startup and commercialization chasm, or “valley of death,” as well as creating a launching pad for rapid growth and lasting connections to regional, national, and global resources. For more information, check out the website.