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Hawaii’s top entrepreneurs to be honored Thursday

The Hawaii Venture Capital Association will announce the winners of its annual Entrepreneur and Deal of the Year awards at a ceremony Thursday.

The keynote speaker for the event is Dan Freedman, a serial high-tech entrepreneur who has started, financed, grown and sold companies in the networking and security sectors. His first company, FSA Corp. was acquired by McAfee in 1996.

Freedman lives in Hawaii and serves on the investment committee of iNovia Capital, the Hawaii Angels Deal Screening Committee, the mentor board of Blue Startups and is an advisor to the Entrepreneurs’ Foundation.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Plaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Floor, with the program following at noon. HVCA will honor five entrepreneurs then announce the Hawaii Venture Capital Association Deal of the Year winner.

Register at HVCA.org, or by calling 382-4638.

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