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.