The University of Hawaiʻi’s nationally recognized venture accelerator program XLR8UH is accepting applications for its 4th cohort taking place in summer 2016. Applications are open to all students, faculty, staff and alumni of the 10 campus University of Hawaiʻi System.
On Campus Information Sessions
Downtown Information Session
The award-winning program provides two funding tracks depending upon the maturity of the idea, startup or innovation.
- Phase I: Proof-of-Concept
Startups are focused on developing their proof of concept, i.e. taking concept and/or intellectual property, identifying the greatest market potential, converting that into a minimum viable product and working towards “product-market fit.”
- Phase II: Commercialization
Startups are more focused on commercialization, i.e. taking their minimum viable product to market, completing beta testing and refining other aspects of the business with the goal of getting ready to raise funds from outside investors.
In just over a year, XLR8UH has graduated 15 companies from its program that have raised millions in capital and generated hundreds of thousands in revenue.
Submit your application or get more information about XLR8UH and upcoming info sessions at XLR8UH.com.