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The Art of the Fast Pitch

No, not softball. Startup pitches. Last night from midnight to 2am, I listened to eight passionate, innovative teams sharing their journey through the Purple Prize, an indigenous innovation competition in Hawaii where I am a mentor (BTW join us for the...

Congratulations to the Kīpuka Competition Winners!

We have a winner... We have 2 winners! Congratulations! We want to express a big, huge mahalo to all of the finalists in the competition! Your ideas for a better Hawaiʻi were inspirational. We are excited to announce that the following 2 teams placed as winners in the...

Fundraising is hard!

During a workshop on investment and fundraising with the Purple Prize 2020 cohort, we covered topics ranging from grants and philanthropy to regulation crowdfunding (RegCF). Over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing some of the key takeaways from the workshop. This...

How to Succeed at Crowdfunding

During a workshop on investment and fundraising with the Purple Prize 2020 cohort, we covered topics ranging from grants and philanthropy to regulation crowdfunding (RegCF). Over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing some of the key takeaways from the workshop. This...

Congratulations to the Kīpuka Competition Finalists!

To all of the students who entered the Kīpuka Youth Innovation Competition... Congratulations! We want to express a big, huge mahalo to all of the students who entered the competition! Your ideas for a better Hawaiʻi are inspiring and very impressive. While we wish...

Paths to Sustainability

Last weekend, we had a workshop on investment and fundraising with the Purple Prize 2020 cohort. We covered topics ranging from grants and philanthropy to regulation crowdfunding (RegCF). Over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing some of the key takeaways from the...

The Art of the Fast Pitch

No, not softball. Startup pitches. Last night from midnight to 2am, I listened to eight passionate, innovative teams sharing their journey through the Purple Prize, an indigenous innovation competition in Hawaii where I am a mentor (BTW join us for the...

Congratulations to the Kīpuka Competition Winners!

We have a winner... We have 2 winners! Congratulations! We want to express a big, huge mahalo to all of the finalists in the competition! Your ideas for a better Hawaiʻi were inspirational. We are excited to announce that the following 2 teams placed as winners in the...

Fundraising is hard!

During a workshop on investment and fundraising with the Purple Prize 2020 cohort, we covered topics ranging from grants and philanthropy to regulation crowdfunding (RegCF). Over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing some of the key takeaways from the workshop. This...

How to Succeed at Crowdfunding

During a workshop on investment and fundraising with the Purple Prize 2020 cohort, we covered topics ranging from grants and philanthropy to regulation crowdfunding (RegCF). Over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing some of the key takeaways from the workshop. This...

Congratulations to the Kīpuka Competition Finalists!

To all of the students who entered the Kīpuka Youth Innovation Competition... Congratulations! We want to express a big, huge mahalo to all of the students who entered the competition! Your ideas for a better Hawaiʻi are inspiring and very impressive. While we wish...

Paths to Sustainability

Last weekend, we had a workshop on investment and fundraising with the Purple Prize 2020 cohort. We covered topics ranging from grants and philanthropy to regulation crowdfunding (RegCF). Over the next few weeks we’ll be releasing some of the key takeaways from the...

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...