Venture Capitalist Guy Kawasaki Returns to Speak in Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series

University of Hawaiʻi
Rob Kay, (808) 732-0631
Pac-Tech Communications
Tracy Taira, (808) 956-5357
Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship
Posted: Sep 3, 2004

HONOLULU — The Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series, sponsored by UH Mānoa‘s College of Business Administration, will feature the return of acclaimed venture capitalist and entrepreneurship expert Guy Kawasaki, from 5 to 6 p.m., on Wednesday, September 15 at the UH Mānoa Art Auditorium, Room 132. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Kawasaki‘s presentation, "The Art of the Start: Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Information for Anyone Starting a Company," is also the title of his latest book. The book is a guide for successful startup companies, including new divisions of multinational companies and non-profit organizations. Attendees will get a preview of the book, which covers topics such as changes in the investment scene, requirements to get funded, building and running a business by crafting an ecosystem and getting reasonable valuation.

Kawasaki's goal is to activate the reader's knowledge, love and determination to create something great without getting bogged down in theory and unnecessary details. "You can spend all your time learning and not doing," says Kawasaki. "And dong is the essence of entrepreneurship.""We‘re thrilled to have Guy Kawasaki make a re-appearance in our Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series," said James Wills, Interim Dean of the College of Business Administration. "With more than two decades of experience as one of the business‘ most original strategist, Guy will give attendees valuable pointers for starting a company the right way and will wave in anecdotes aimed at the Hawaiʻi entrepreneur."

For reservations, call 956-5083 or visit Parking will be available on campus after 4 p.m. for $3.

Biographical Sketch of Guy Kawasaki
Kawasaki is the managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm for high technology companies. Previously, he was an Apple Fellow at Apple Computer, Inc. A noted speaker and the founder of various personal computer companies, he was one of the individuals responsible for the success of the Macintosh computer. He is also author of eight acclaimed books, including Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream and The Macintosh Way. Kawasaki received his BA from Stanford University, an MBA from the University of California-Los Angeles and an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series
The Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series began in 2001. It is funded by the Emmett R. Quady Foundation and sponsored by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa College of Business Administration. "Kipapa i ke Ala," which translates, "paving the way," brings the best and brightest from the world of international business to share their knowledge with students, faculty, alumni and members of the greater Hawaiʻi community. Participants include top venture capitalists, venture attorneys, CEOs, academics and high-tech visionaries.

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