What’s His Line?

It’s tough to pigeonhole Lincoln Jacobe, who is into hi-tech, hotels, event planning, beauty pageants and managing Jasmine Trias, and has a role in Nutcracker

Friday - September 16, 2005
By Alice Keesing
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Just who exactly is Lincoln Jacobe? One day you might hear his name in connection with a high tech expo. The next day he’ll be seen judging the Miss Hawaii USA pageant. The next he’ll be working to help the disadvantaged get healthcare.

Lincoln Jacobe is a man of many hats. A Kalihi-grown entrepreneur fueled by his mother’s words of wisdom, Jacobe has carved himself an interesting niche in the entertainment and technology worlds.


For Farrington High grad
Lincoln Jacobe, it’s a high-tech life

At the young age of 35, Jacobe is CEO of Hawaii Pacific Entertainment. On one hand it specializes in entertainment and special-events marketing and management. On the other, it produces a swath of media products focusing on the latest buzz in consumer technology.

Busy? Yes. As Jacobe met with MidWeek last week at the Plaza Club, his little, indispensable Blackberry buzzed away on the table with a string of incoming messages.


Jacobe has worked with Hollywood’s rich and famous, but he counts as one of his most important moments winning the United States Small Business Administration 2005 Journalist of the Year award.

The award recognized the work of his Technology News Network division, which produces a print and online techie magazine PacificNews.Net and radio and television shows including OC16’s Flavors of Technology.


With Jasmine Trias and Don Ho

Five years ago, the company also launched the Flavors of Technology awards, an annual gala event recognizing leaders in Hawaii’s high-tech world, including those in fields of wireless, telemedicine, biotech and distance education. The awards will be held this year on Sept. 25 at the Sheraton Waikiki.

Through this work, Jacobe has played a role in helping Hawaii’s high tech businesses succeed, says Philip Bossert, CEO of the state’s High Technology Development Corporation.

“Lincoln’s Flavors of Technology gala is also by far the most attended event in Hawaii that recognizes the talents of our Island’s top tech entrepreneurs,” Bossert says. “Lincoln is highly regarded within Hawaii’s technology industry and has certainly had a positive impact on our indus-try’s growth.”


If Jacobe is Mr. Tech Media, then it’s interesting to note that his own home is a tech-free zone ... no DVD, no stereo, CD player, plasma screen or computer.

“Yes, it’s true,” he says. “Because I live and breathe technology during my working hours, which is usually all day and night, by the time I get home all I want to do is low-tech such as reading a book or magazine.”

Besides which, he adds, if he had all

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