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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Legislative Briefing on Venture Financing & Act 221

There's an informational Legislative briefing this Thursday sponsored by the Hawaii Technology Trade Association (HTTA) to present and discuss the effects of the revised high-tech investment tax credit, Act 215 (passed in 2004 to revise Act 221), on the technology, venture capital, and general business communities, Hawaii's investment climate, and the State Private Investment Fund (SPIF) to be administered through the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC). Tech-oriented film businesses and film folks in general might be interested in hearing what our high-tech cousins are up to.

DATE: Thurs, November 10, 2005
TIME: 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
PLACE: Conference Room 325, State Capitol, 415 S. Beretania St.

RSVP: Call MAT committee clerk, 586-6890 or EDB committee clerk, 586-8490 to confirm your attendance, since light refreshments will be provided


  • The Funding Continuum and Hawaii's Funding Gap
    Speakers: Rob Robinson (UH Angels) and Bill Spencer (Hawaii Venture Capital Association)
  • Funding Needs of Local Tech Companies
    Speakers: David Watumull (Hawaii Biotech), Anton Krucky (Tissue Genesis), and Jeff Au
  • Capital Formation in Other States
    Speakers: John Chock (Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation) and Bill Spencer (Hawaii Venture Capital Association)
  • SPIF Overview & Discussion
    Speakers: All Participants

>> Notice of Informational Briefing: Joint Legislative Work Group on Venture Financing [Hawaii Legislature]
>> ยง235-110.9 High technology business investment tax credit [Hawaii Revised Statutes]
>> High-Tech Tax Incentives [Hawaii Tax Dept. Site]
>> Governor Lingle Signs Bill to Tighten High Technology Tax Credits; Encourage Capital Investments [Office of the Governor, State of Hawaii, 7/13/04]

It's the Economy, Stupid
Tax Incentives Suck...Who Said That?
Tech Comm'ty: Don't Denigrate Act 221
Act 221 = $108M So Far
>> Numerology: 221, 215, 235-110.9

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