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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Introducing EAT THINK DRINK: Show Me the Green

How to Access Capital and Move Your Project from Seed to Shelf

Ever wonder what it takes to turn an innovative food project into a viable, profitable business model? Join five inspiring industry leaders and six of Honolulu's top chefs as they showcase their experience, expertise and knowledge on discovering and investing in the next big "Made in Hawaii" item.

EAT THINK DRINK: Show Me the Green will address questions frequently asked by local entrepreneurs, including, "What does the venture capital landscape look like and what exactly are these investors focusing on when seeking out new potential? How do successful, innovative products measure up, disrupt the market and attract funders for continued economic growth?" Afterward, continued fellowship and networking will take place over an interactive dine-around featuring six of Honolulu's hottest restaurants.

Guest panelists include Keynote Speaker Lou Cooperhouse of the Rutgers Food Innovation Center, Kyle Datta of Ulupono Initiative, Matt Small of ChefZone, Greg Leong of Arocrest Company and Nancy Enos of Foodland Super Market.

Featured tastemakers include Keaka Lee of The Pig & The Lady, Jason Schoonover of 12th Ave Grill, Kevin Lee of PAI Honolulu, Keith Pajinag of Ravish Honolulu, Michelle Karr-Ueoka and Lyndsey Simone of Roy’s Hawaii Kai.