Chenoa Farnsworth
  • Chenoa Farnsworth
  • Managing Director; Blue StartUps, Co-Founder, Hawaii Angels
  • Biography

Biographical Information
Chenoa Farnsworth is the managing director of Blue Startups, Hawaii's only venture accelerator. She has been helping startup entrepreneurs to grow their companies for the past 15 years. Chenoa also manages the Hawaii Angels investment network and is the founder of Hi Impact - an impact investment and social entrepreneurship organization launched in 2010.

In 2006, Ms. Farnsworth co-founded Kolohala Ventures, a Hawaii-based venture capital firm that invested $50 million into Hawaii-based technology startups. Prior to that Chenoa provided strategy development and business planning consultation for startup companies and high-growth businesses through her company Farnsworth Consulting. Ms. Farnsworth has reviewed hundreds of business plans helped clients raise over $30 million in financing.

She has held positions in health policy and legislative affairs in Hawaii and Washington DC. Chenoa has served as chair of the Women's Fund of Hawaii, director of the Hawaii Women's Business Center and judge and coach for the University of Hawaii business plan competition.


Speech Titles / Topics
Startup Paradise

Past Organizations Addressed
Shidler College of Business at UH: Kipapa Lecture Series; Venture Day, IE Business School; Envision Hawaii Conference;  YWCA; East Meets West Conference; Hawaii Society of Business Professionals; Hawaii Venture Capitalist Summit; Impact Investing Conference; Organization of Women Leaders; Oahu Country Club; 14thAnnual Hawaii Build and Buy Conference; Angel Capital Association Summit; 2012 CSIS Pacific Forum Board of Governors Dinner