Funds up to $ 175K per team
Funds 15 startups per year
Markets Agriculture Biotech Consumer Energy Hardware +8
XLR8UH, a nationally ranked startup program, educates, mentors, and invests in Hawaiʻi’s top talent and research. As one of the first university startup investment programs in the nation, we are revolutionizing the way innovation is commercialized.

Criteria

Minimum Requirements

The team must be fully engaged with their venture.

The startup must be associated with the University of Hawaiʻi. For example:
- Students
- Faculty
- Alumni
- UH Intellectual Property

Bonus Points
- A minimum of two individuals.
- At least one technical co-founder.
- An existing prototype, alpha, or beta product or service.
- Significant primary and/or secondary research validating concept such as:
- Traction
- Field Study
- Pre-clinical Study
- Etc.
- Diverse teams of one technical co-founder, one business co-founder, and one other discipline cofounder (e.g. design, legal, etc.)
- Teams that have created or are in the process of creating a unique competitive advantage. For example:
- Intelle...
XLR8UH, a nationally ranked startup program, educates, mentors, and invests in Hawaiʻi’s top talent and research. As one of the first university startup investment programs in the nation, we are revolutionizing the way innovation is commercialized.

Criteria

Minimum Requirements

The team must be fully engaged with their venture.

The startup must be associated with the University of Hawaiʻi. For example:
- Students
- Faculty
- Alumni
- UH Intellectual Property

Bonus Points
- A minimum of two individuals.
- At least one technical co-founder.
- An existing prototype, alpha, or beta product or service.
- Significant primary and/or secondary research validating concept such as:
- Traction
- Field Study
- Pre-clinical Study
- Etc.
- Diverse teams of one technical co-founder, one business co-founder, and one other discipline cofounder (e.g. design, legal, etc.)
- Teams that have created or are in the process of creating a unique competitive advantage. For example:
- Intellectual Property – Patents, trademarks, etc.
- First mover advantage
- Etc.
More information

Staff

Katarina Poljakova
Admin
Katarina Poljakova Program Manager
Omar S. Sultan
Admin
Omar S. Sultan Sultan Ventures, XLR8UH
Tarik Sultan
Admin
Tarik Sultan Investor