The Purple Prize

The Purple Prize is consciously designed as an opportunity to co-learn with community and socialize a different framework for thinking about technology, innovation, and their role in strengthening Kanaka Maoli and creating a better future for all who call Hawaiʻi home. The competition is broken into two phases that allow for connections and accelerated growth.

Connections Phase application deadline - 1/4/2019








An Indigenous Technological Innovation Challenge

The Purple Prize is an innovation competition that brings together people across sectors to build technology solutions that create value for land and people. Purple Prize projects are forces for sustainability and systems-change and are the foundation of a local technology sector rooted in Kanaka Maoli values.

We believe that the exponential power of technology can be a vessel for scalable, positive impacts when innovation is grounded in the ethos of Native Hawaiian culture; cross-pollinates with the priorities and competencies of the related fields of social entrepreneurship and sustainability; and builds impactful, scalable technology companies that transform the status quo and plant the seeds of an Indigenous innovation ecosystem here in Hawaiʻi.