Central Pacific Bank  was founded by a small group of World War II veterans in 1954 to help immigrant families build a life away from the plantations, Central Pacific Bank has grown to serve the financial needs of all families and small businesses in Hawaii. 

Our vision at ZenBanx, Inc. to bring fairness to the financial marketplace through transparency, continuous innovation, and treating money as a force for social good within our communities. ZenBanx is incorporated in Delaware and our operations center is in Redwood City, California.


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Founder Institute Fellowships

The Founder Institute offers a number of different Fellowships, providing opportunity for promising founders to launch a company in our startup accelerator program, free of charge.

See the list of Fellowships being offered for the Honolulu Fall 2014 Semester below, and be sure to apply by the Early Admissions Deadline of 2014-10-05 to be eligible.

The Chamber of Commerce Hawai'i Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant from the Chamber of Commerce Hawai'i Community, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Honolulu Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Honolulu Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: Chamber of Commerce Hawai'i, a statewide, non-profit organization whose mission is to serve as the advocate for business in Hawaii. Through the Chamber of Commerce Hawai'i Fellowship, everyone from the Chamber of Commerce Hawai'i community is invited to apply to the Honolulu Founder Institute for free, and the best overall applicant from the community will receive a Fellowship to participate in the program for free as well.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for Chamber of Commerce Hawai'i Fellowship for the Honolulu Fall 2014 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by the Early Admissions Deadline (2014-10-05), using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Hawai'i Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the Early Admissions Deadline.


Click here to apply for the Fellowship.

The Female Founder Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary female applicant for each chapter, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as a female with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Founder Institute is committed to narrowing the gender gap in high tech startups. When we announced the Female Founder Fellowship program in 2011, only 16% of Founder Institute companies were founded by females. Since then, the results of this program have been astounding, as our overall number of female-founded companies has increased over 70%, to a total of approximately 35%. This is more than twice as high as most other accelerators. Learn more about the Female Founder Fellowship program here


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Female Founder Fellowship for the Honolulu Fall 2014 Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the Early Application Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2014-10-05. Any female who follows those guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required.


Grant: The recipient of the Female Founder Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the Early Admissions Deadline.


Click here to apply for the Female Founder Fellowship.

The Technical Founder Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant for each chapter with a strong technical background, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Technical Founder Fellowship for the Honolulu Fall 2014 Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the Early Application Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2014-10-05. Anyone who follows those guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required.


Grant: The recipient of the Technical Founder Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the Early Admissions Deadline.


Click here to apply for the Technical Founder Fellowship.

Other Fellowships may become available, depending on your location. Check back here for updates. 

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