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Join the 50+ other entrepreneurs that have graduated from the award winning XLR8UH startup investment program. Many have gone on to raise millions of dollars in funding and investment for their business.

Who we are:

XLR8UH is the University of Hawaiʻi accelerator program. We provide industry expertise and mentorship, working with faculty, students, staff and alumni of the UH system to validate their business idea and bring it to market.

XLR8UH will prepare you with:

  • Mentorship from an experienced team
  • Access to industry experts and investors
  • Investor led bootcamps + pitch practices
  • Financial modeling for your business
  • Intellectual Property strategy guidance
  • And much more!

Phase I companies (idea stage/proof-of-concept) apply for up to a $25,000 investment.

Phase II companies (commercialization/growth) apply for up to a $50,000 investment.

All companies are eligible for up to $100,000 in follow on investment.

How to apply

Apply at by October 5 to be considered for our fall cohort. We are always reviewing applications and admit on a rolling basis. The earlier you apply, the better your chances.

Information sessions: Want to know more?

Take the first step in learning more about XLR8UH at one of our information sessions. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP below.

  • Thursday, September 1, 4:30–6 p.m. at iLab UH Mānoa Campus
    RSVP for more details
  • Wednesday, September 14, 4:30–7 p.m. at XLR8UH HQ (Downtown)
    Sign up

Ask us about our award winning program. Email us at

The University of Hawaiʻi’s nationally recognized venture accelerator program XLR8UH is accepting applications for its 5th cohort taking place in fall 2016. Applications are open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni of the 10 campus University of Hawaiʻi System.

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