Two candidates for director of Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development are scheduled to make public appearances on the UH Manoa campus.
American Savings Bank, one of Hawaiʻi’s leading financial institutions, donated $30,000 to become the title sponsor of the 2013 UH Business Plan Competition organized by the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (
“Hawaiʻi needs a vibrant spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in our business sector” said Rich Wacker, president and
Established in 2000,
“We are excited to have American as our partner to support budding entrepreneurs,” said Susan Yamada, PACE executive director. “The Business Plan Competition creates new companies each year by encouraging students with business ideas to move them from concept to action and implementation and gets business leaders involved as coaches to build a support network for entrepreneurship that includes entrepreneurs, seasoned managers, professionals and investors.”
—Adapted from a UH Mānoa news release