InnovateHER 2016 Bootcamp proves practice makes perfect

Nov 9, 2015

Yesterday’s Maui Economic Development Board’s (MEDB) Bootcamp for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2016 InnovateHER: Innovating for Business Challenge proved that practice does indeed lead to perfection. Those who attended this optional session received helpful tips and an opportunity to practice their one-minute pitches for the official competition which kicks off on Thursday, November 12 with the final pitches held the following Thursday, November 19. Both events will begin at 5:30 pm at the MEDB Malcolm Center in Kihei.
For those who missed the Bootcamp, there’s still plenty of time to sign up. There is no cost to participate. Click here to register. For more information, contact Gerry Smith (808) 270-6803 or email For a complete list of the Challenge rules, visit
InnovateHer is a national prize competition to unearth innovative products and services that impacts the lives of women and families.  MEDB will award the Maui winner $500 cash, and cash prizes totaling $70,000 (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) are up for grabs during the SBA’s national business competition.
“MEDB is once again offering another fabulous event that is creating opportunities for the people on Maui to help others and to provide funding for very innovative products and services,” said Ned Davis, chair of MEDB’s Board of Directors. “Through this competition, MEDB hopes to impact and empower the lives of women and families.”
Residents who have a product, service or technology that has a measurable impact on the lives of women and families, has the potential for commercialization, and fills a need in the marketplace are encouraged to participate in this pitch competition.