Bytemarks Café: UH’s Calvin Shindo Student Venture Fund

Feb 24, 2021

Credit University of Hawaii

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll get the inside story on the University of Hawaii’s Calvin Shindo Student Venture Fund. Weʻll learn this venture fund will give students hands-on opportunity to learn the venture capital process and startup finance.

Previously called the Hoku Scientific Microloan Fund, the program is made possible by a gift from Dustin Shindo, the co-founder of Hoku Scientific. The microloan program was revamped into an equity investment fund and named in honor of Calvin Shindo, Dustin’s father. Investments up to $5,000 are available per venture. A total of $25,000 per year will be awarded, with $133,000 available to be invested by the seed investment fund.