Apply for the Connections Phase!

The Purple Prize is accepting applications from individuals and teams for its Connections Phase 2019. It will take place in Honolulu, HI from February-June 2019.

Deadline to apply for the CONNECTIONS PHASE is – 1/14/2019

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your application online by 11:59pm HST on January 14, 2019. Individuals that submit early have an advantage as we will only accept 60 applicants. We admit applicants on a rolling basis. We do NOT accept late applications unless you are endorsed by a team member who has been already been accepted into the Connections Phase.

Important Note: If 60 applicants are admitted before the deadline, applications will close. All other applicants will be placed on a waitlist and ordered by rank. If an individual or team withdraws their application, the next individual(s) on the waitlist will be notified. Individuals who are not admitted will still be able to participate in the Purple Prize Connections Phase but will be required to pay for tickets and will not receive mentorship and advisory services provided in the Connections Phase.

On January 18, 2019, we’ll invite the individuals and startup teams to the Purple Prize Kickoff Day which will take place on February 2, 2019. Although it is not mandatory, we encourage all admitted applicants to attend the Kickoff Day. If you are an admitted applicant who is not based on Oahu and need assistance with travel expenses, please feel free to email purpleprize@purplemaia.org.

The Purple Prize doesn’t necessarily end after June. Purple Prize participants become a part of a closely knit community that forms the foundations of the indigenous innovation sector. We continue to give advice and help teams pursue their idea as long as you continue to align with our criteria.