Henk Rogers
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Henk Rogers

is Chairman at Blue Lava Technologies.

‘Henk’s Wild Card’ will give entrepreneurs a chance to develop one of Rogers’ ideas

Henk Rogers talks story with startup entrepreneurs and potential investors interested in the Blue Startups venture accelerator program he founded. Blue Startups Program Manager Meli James interviewed Rogers with dozens of people listening intently, hanging on his every word. ...

Blue Startups accepting applications for tech accelerator program

Founded by entrepreneur Henk Rogers, president and CEO of Blue Planet Software, Blue Startups provides investment capital and mentorship to startup companies accepted into the program. “The first round of companies went so much better than I ever dreamt it would,” Rogers told me ...

Hawaii Strategic Development Corp. seeks partners for research commercialization

It did that through Henk Rogers ’ Blue Startups. The other two accelerators the HSDC selected did not get off the ground. One couldn’t raise the matching funds and the other’s management team couldn’t work together. But Rogers’ Blue Startups has gotten off to a strong start. The ...

IRL: A rant about Nintendo's Virtual Console service

I say for some "capricious reason," but it's because Henk Rogers, CEO of the Tetris Company, is annoyed that the game carries his beloved branding. Heartbroken, we decided that as a sop (and to get the evening's frivolities going), we'd buy Pokémon Puzzle League, despite how annoying ...

Freemium ‘Tetris Blitz’ Headed To Android And iOS This Spring

... allowing players to compete with friends in weekly competitions, share high scores and brag about their place on the leaderboards "Tetris Blitz is a re-imagined extension of the original Tetris game for smartphone and tablet gamers," added Henk Rogers, Managing Director of The Tetris Company...

Hasbro lands deal to make real-world Tetris games, brings us our L blocks this August

"For almost 30 years, the TETRIS game has been played by hundreds of millions of players across nearly every mobile and video gaming platform," said Henk Rogers, Managing Director of The Tetris Company. "We're thrilled to be teaming up with Hasbro to expand the TETRIS brand and give our ...

Watch Tetris Being Played On The Side Of A 29-Story Building

Drexel University professor Frank Lee took over the side of the 29-story Cira Centre in Philadelphia last year to play a gigantic game of Pong, setting the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Architectural Video Game Display.” Last night he doubled the record with a massive game of Tetris. ...

Watch the world's largest game of Tetris on a Philadelphia office block

Tetris is turning 30 this June, and in honor of the occasion — and as part of Philly Tech Week 2014 — gamers have rigged up a 29-storey office block to play the classic title on a grand scale. It’s now something of a tradition for the Philadelphia tech conference, as the same setup was used to ...

'World's Largest Video Game': Time is running out to win a chance to play

Scheduled to speak at 7:45 p.m. are Henk Rogers, a video game pioneer and president of the Tetris Company, and Drexel University’s Frank Lee, who dreamed up gaming on skyscrapers. If it rains, the events will be rescheduled for Sunday. “Right now, we’re looking good,” Wink said. “There’s ...

Blue Startups graduate Tealet relocates from Hawaii to Las Vegas

Another one of the companies that participated in the first round of Henk Rogers ’ Blue Startups venture accelerator program in Hawaii is finding success on the Mainland. Tealet, a direct-from-grower tea startup, relocated its headquarters and inventory from Honolulu to Las Vegas in ...

Bill Spencer retires from Hawaii Venture Capital Association

That 20 years of effort has resulted in a vibrant economic improvement.” Spencer is on the board of the Honolulu-based angel investor group Hawaii Angels and is a lead mentor at Blue Startups, the technology accelerator program founded by Hawaii-based entrepreneur Henk Rogers. In terms ...

Ubisoft is making Tetris for Xbox One and PS4

The Tetris franchise turns 30 this year and Ubisoft is the latest company to take on the classic puzzle game. There's a new version in the works for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that'll be released digitally at some point. Possibly this year! (No release date was given. ) There aren't any real ...

Hawaii accelerator Blue Startups looking for companies for third cohort

Blue Startups, the technology accelerator program founded by Hawaii-based entrepreneur Henk Rogers, is accepting applications for its third group of up to 10 companies for its spring accelerator program. Applications are being accepted on the Blue Startups website through Feb. 1 for the ...

PBN’s Year in Review: Photos of the Year

... some of Hawaii’s better-known CEOs, including John Dean of Central Pacific Financial Corp. Art Ushijima of The Queen’s Health Systems, David Carey of Outrigger Enterprises Group, Mark Dunkerley of Hawaiian Airlines, Mitch D’Olier of Kaneohe Ranch and Henk Rogers of Blue Planet Software...

Hawaii VC Summit and Startup Paradise Demo Day gives companies a chance to pitch investors

They are the second cohort, or group, of companies to participate in the venture accelerator program founded by entrepreneur Henk Rogers. Blue Startups Program Manager Meli James said the goal of Demo Day is to give the companies a platform to pitch to investors, and also to strengthen ...

Hawaii-based Workers on Call aims for 10k employers in global launch

Workers on Call, an online service designed to respond to companies with immediate freelance needs and one of seven firms selected by Hawaii entrepreneur Henk Rogers ’ Blue Startups program’s second round, is gearing up for a full launch soon. The company’s mobile application connects ...

The People I Turn to Re: Energy Issues | Richard Ha

#204 Henk Rogers. Henk is founder of the Blue Planet Foundation and understands and appreciates the potential of geothermal base power energy. He operates his own grid at Pu'uwa'awa'a Ranch. He also has a fully functional hydrogen refueling station on site. Hydrogen fuel cell cars ...

The Future of Tetris As An Olympic Sport from 1UP.com

t my first E3 in 2009, I sat down to talk with Alexey Pajitnov and Henk Rogers, the famed Tetris duo, about the game's 25th anniversary. Pajitnov created the game in 1984, and Roger played a major role to help bring Tetris to the masses. It was approximately halfway through this ...

Tetris is Coming to PS4, Xbox One

“We welcome Ubisoft to the Tetris family,” said Henk Rogers, managing director of The Tetris Company. “I am 100% sure they will develop one of the best versions of the Tetris game ever.” Tetris is Coming to PS4, Xbox One ...

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