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What is Ka Maka ʻĪnana?

What is Ka Maka ʻĪnana?

Last Winter, the Purple Maiʻa Foundation began an experiment that included the launch of an unprecedented initiative to indigenize the design thinking process from a Hawaiian point-of-context. This initiative was called Ka Maka ʻĪnana, which, broken down, translates...
The Art of the Fast Pitch

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!

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...
Fundraising is hard!

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

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 Winners!

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...