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HTDC to Host Forum on Entrepreneurship

May 24, 2016, 4:09 PM HST
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The NELHA Gateway Visitor Center located at Keahole north of Kailua-Kona. NELHA photo.

The NELHA Gateway Visitor Center located at Keahole north of Kailua-Kona. NELHA photo.

A free brown bag lunch lecture is being hosted by the High Technology Development Corporation on Wednesday, June 1 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the NELHA Gateway Center in Kailua-Kona.

The lecture, titled  “The Challenge of Growth: It’s a high class problem but still a problem,” will be presented by Jonathan Aberman, a nationally recognized venture capitalist, technology expert, business executive, and media commentator.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Jonathan Aberman address our local business leaders in Kailua-Kona,” said Robbie Melton, executive director and Chief Executive Officer of HTDC.  “His vast experience in the technology innovation and business startup fields has made him a highly respected voice that people across the nation look to for guidance. We’re very fortunate to welcome him to Hawai’i to share his thoughts on the challenges facing small businesses today.”

Aberman is founder, chairman, and managing director of Amplifier Ventures, a Washington, D.C.-based consortium of technology innovation consulting and investment management businesses that assists technology startups and provide consulting services to government agencies, academic institutions, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations.

Washingtonian Magazine named Aberman as one of its “Tech Titans,” and the Washington Business Journal tabbed him as one of the “Power 100” in the region. The Commonwealth of Virginia has also listed Aberman as one of its “50 Most Influential Entrepreneurs.”

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Online registration for the free talk is available online.

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