Feeding the naʻau: Vegetation Continuum

Ua mau ke ea o na kānaka ʻōiwi i ka ʻāina  The life of the Native Hawaiian people is perpetuated in the land     In early April, Kahea pitched her project called Vegetation Continuum at the close of (K)new Futures, a program in collaboration with the University...

Founder, student, mother, carer: the invisible victims of COVID-19

Last month, we at the Purple Maiʻa Foundation nominated a handful of teams for grants from the Global Accelerator Network’s Founder Support Fund, which aimed to fund things that would support the mental and emotional health of founders around the world. Who did we...

Giving Aloha, Always

#entrepreneurship #grit #mothers Since 2017, Sheila B’s been the momma of the Purple Prize ʻohana! A mother of two high school students with enough passion and grit for an entire cohort of entrepreneurs, Sheila first shared her dream for MAG Hugs with our community at...

Moving Fast and (Not) Breaking Things

There are a few mantras that many of us have heard before that characterize Silicon Valley’s startup culture: “Go fast and break things,” “profit at any cost,” and one of my favorites, “ask for forgiveness instead of asking for permission.” I don’t think there is...

MVP vs. MLP Mentality

Last week’s Manaful Insight was about how using love more in your user research process might improve the insights you gain and ultimately, the quality of your product. Sticking to the theme of love, we thought we would share about the concepts and differences between...

User Research: It’s easier to design for someone you love

Last Tuesday, a couple members of the Purple Maiʻa team and I attended a Zoom conversation with Auntie Puanani Burgess and Maya Soetoro-Ng about building a “Beloved Community,” which Auntie Pua describes as one that you want to be a part of, one that you feel invited...

Feeding the naʻau: Vegetation Continuum

Ua mau ke ea o na kānaka ʻōiwi i ka ʻāina  The life of the Native Hawaiian people is perpetuated in the land     In early April, Kahea pitched her project called Vegetation Continuum at the close of (K)new Futures, a program in collaboration with the University...

Giving Aloha, Always

#entrepreneurship #grit #mothers Since 2017, Sheila B’s been the momma of the Purple Prize ʻohana! A mother of two high school students with enough passion and grit for an entire cohort of entrepreneurs, Sheila first shared her dream for MAG Hugs with our community at...

Moving Fast and (Not) Breaking Things

There are a few mantras that many of us have heard before that characterize Silicon Valley’s startup culture: “Go fast and break things,” “profit at any cost,” and one of my favorites, “ask for forgiveness instead of asking for permission.” I don’t think there is...

MVP vs. MLP Mentality

Last week’s Manaful Insight was about how using love more in your user research process might improve the insights you gain and ultimately, the quality of your product. Sticking to the theme of love, we thought we would share about the concepts and differences between...

User Research: It’s easier to design for someone you love

Last Tuesday, a couple members of the Purple Maiʻa team and I attended a Zoom conversation with Auntie Puanani Burgess and Maya Soetoro-Ng about building a “Beloved Community,” which Auntie Pua describes as one that you want to be a part of, one that you feel invited...

Purple Maiʻa Supports Kiaʻi Protecting Mauna Kea

There are no words to express the kaumaha that we at Purple Maiʻa felt upon the arrest of our kūpuna and the state force exercised by the governor last week in declaring a state of emergency. As an organization we wanted to put our manaʻo forth and show our solidarity...