Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out Hawai'i Small Business & Investor Roundtable, sponsored by Banyans. This event was in The Big Island on Thursday, February 20, 2014.
Russell Ruderman, Owner of Island Naturals / Hawaii State Senator
Welcome Address: Lockey Rehmert, J.D. Regional Manager of Hawaii
Lockey Rehmert came to entrepreneurship from an unusual angle: law. While in law school she had an idea on how to use the internet to revolutionize the practice of law and her first company named "Briefsmart", was born. As the first ever many-to-many e-publishing platform on the internet, her side-project in law school quickly became a full-time internet start-up CEO gig for the next five years as she helped secure funding and promote her award-winning website and web services technology. A finalist for Portland Business Journal's "Women Entrepreneur of the Year" award in 2002, Lockey didn't learn entrepreneurship from a book, she learned by doing. After taking some time off to travel the world and build a family, Lockey is now advising Hawaii businesses and helping to attract investment into the Hawaii economy. Lockey is also an avid social entrepreneur, founding and leading numerous nonprofits since high school. Lockey also previously served as a Vice President for a green business start-up called Carbon Trader and as Director of Development for an open-source software start-up called OpenSourcery, among others.