Blue Startups is a Top 20 Accelerator in the US (Techcrunch) focused on helping scalable-technology companies compete on a global scale. With an extensive global mentor network, Blue Startups is a nexus of entrepreneurial activity in Hawai‘i, and between Asia and North America – we are the accelerator where East Meets West. Blue Startups was founded by Henk and Maya Rogers of the Tetris Company and Chenoa Farnsworth of Hawaii Angels in 2013.
Blue Startups is focused on recruiting capital efficient and scalable technology companies, including web services, software, and mobile. In addition, they have three areas of sector focus: SaaS, travel & tourism, and sustainability. They focus recruitment on Hawaii, Asia, and the U.S., and are particularly interested in companies addressing both markets (East Meets West). Founder priorities include indigenous, female, and cross-border founders. Blue invests $25,000 into each company admitted to the program and has up to $75,000 in additional follow on investment available for companies that meet certain milestones.