News Releases

For Immediate Release: May 6, 2016 HONOLULU—The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) thanks the Hawaii State Legislature for showing broad support for the state’s innovation initiatives this legislative session. State lawmakers approved funding for a range of critical programs that help to grow and diversify Hawaii’s economy. As part of the ...
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Capitol Connection Newsletter with Gov. David Ige featured his innovation plan in April issue. Read the full article in Gov. David Ige’s website. Photo: GVS “Pitch Showcase” with entrepreneurs, mentors and investors.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2016 Program Accelerates Growth of Hawaii’s Creative Entrepreneurs HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) announces the start of its Creative Lab Hawaii Accelerator Program (CLH Program). The CLH Program is an economic development initiative that started in 2012, and is composed ...
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For Immediate Release: March 7, 2016 Industry Professionals Behind “Inside Out,” “The Patriot Games” and “A Dog’s Purpose” Here Meg LeFauve to Headline Public Talk on March 18 HONOLULU—The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) announces a workshop to teach individuals with innovative ideas about how to maximize opportunities ...
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For Immediate Release: August 26, 2015 FLUX Hawaii Brings Aloha To New York Fashion Week with Pop-Up General Store in Collaboration with Mori and Events by OVB and DBEDT Honolulu, Hawaii – After premiering a successful event in 2014 during New York Fashion Week, FLUX Hawaii returns to New York City for a second year, ...
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Josh Kim: Success Story

Posted on Aug 25, 2015 in News Releases

HAWAII CREATIVE LAB PARTICIPANT ‘S FILM CHOSEN AS THAILAND’S OFFICIAL ENTRY FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM IN 88TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS (Honolulu, Oct. 1, 2015) — Josh Kim’s debut feature film, “How to Win at Checkers ...
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THE OVERVIEW OF THE 2015 FASHION IMMERSIVE MISSION The mission of the Creative Lab Fashion Immersive (CL/FI) is to identify creative entrepreneurs (fashion apparel and/or accessory designer) and provide up to ten participants an opportunity to deepen their relationship with their craft, increase opportunities for investment, and provide them with mentoring/coaching on the business of ...
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Learn what it takes to launch a successful fashion label with hands-on collaboration by industry pros. Opportunity for ongoing mentorship and chance to attend LA Fashion Market to meet with industry influencers. Immediate Release: June 25, 2015 HONOLULU – Emerging Hawaii fashion designers have an exciting opportunity to learn from some of the most successful ...
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2013 Creative Lab Writers Accelerator Josh Kim’s motion picture “How to Win At Checkers Every Time” is set to premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. Part of the State of Hawaii’s HI Growth Initiative, Creative Lab Hawaii was founded by the Creative Industries Division (CID) in the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) ...
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