Congratulations to the Kīpuka Competition Winners!

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Written by Alec Wagner
September 3, 2020

We have a winner… We have 2 winners!


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 Kīpuka competition:


Hydropower Generators in Fishpond Mākāhā

Team Lead: Joshua, Senior — Oʻahu

Environmentally-safe hydropower generators to provide renewable energy for Loko Iʻa (Hawaiian Fishponds) and Loʻi (Farms) restoration efforts.


SEEDS of Honua – Seed and Serve

Team Lead: Tyler, Sophomore — Oʻahu

SEEDS of Honua, a branch of Seed and Serve, is a youth-led Seed Bank. Our goal is to formalize a process and methodology to start and continue a youth led seed bank coalition & movement.


View all 8 finalist videos below




Both Kīpuka winning teams will receive a cash prize and business mentorship from STEM Works, and will be invited to pitch at the Purple Prize 2020 Kilo Hōkū virtual pitch event alongside the 2020 cohort.

Mahalo to all of our partners, ʻohana, and participants.

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