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The next WIT interview will feature Takaho Iwasaki, Founder and CEO of Hawaii-based MajiConnection.

Brought to you by the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), TRUE Initiative and Entrepreneurs Sandbox, the monthly Women in Tech series features female technologists who share their experiences working in the technology industry in technical and tech-adjacent roles. If you are looking to gain insights into different roles or thinking about transitioning into the technology sector, join us for this live, complimentary session over Zoom. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

In this WIT session, we will be speaking to Takaho Iwasaki, Founder and CEO of Hawaii-based MajiConnection. A native of Japan, Takaho identified gaps that hindered cross-border business and technology exchange opportunities between Japan and the U.S., specifically Hawaii. So upon completion of her MBA at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, she started her own company, MajiConnection to help SMEs and startups in Japan and Hawaii connect to explore innovation-driven, tech-based projects. Before establishing her career in the U.S, she built her sales chops at Fuji Television in Tokyo and her family business in Kagoshima, Japan. Takaho is also the brains behind “Island Innovation Demo Day”, the first of its kind in Hawaii which showcases Japanese and Hawaii startups bringing about innovative solutions to solve “island problems”.

Please register by Tuesday, April 20th at 5pm. After registration closes, we will send a Zoom link to all registered participants. If you are unable to register, please contact Shane at info@sandboxhawaii.org to be added to the waitlist.

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Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) is a state agency under the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. Our mission is to diversify Hawaii’s economy by developing a flourishing technology industry that provides quality, high-paying jobs for Hawaii residents. www.htdc.org

The TRUE Initiative is an initiative of the Hawaii Executive Collaborative, supporting the CHANGE Framework and Movement. Driven by a partnership between the private, public sectors and the State of Hawaii, TRUE aims to tech-enable organizations through collaboration and sharing of tech solutions to common business challenges, in turn creating more resilient companies and a thriving Hawaii. www.hec.org/true

The Entrepreneurs Sandbox is a co-working facility in Kaka’ako, owned by HTDC and managed by BoxJelly. As the “front door to innovation”, our mission is to bring together change agents in Hawaii to enable transformation for a more dynamic Hawaii through technology and entrepreneurship. www.sandboxhawaii.org