Welcome to Hoʻohui

Hoʻohui is an easy to use knowledge base for Purple Prize teams and anyone interested in learning about indigenous and place-based innovation.

Learn. Ideate. Connect.

An educational platform and community for Hawai’i’s innovators and changemakers.

Over the course of five months, over 70 individuals from across the state will embark on a creative journey here in Honolulu, HI ideating (k)new solutions to local and global challenges. Their journey includes immersive workshops on topics ranging from culture to emerging technologies to social enterprise. Join them in these workshops and learn how to be a force for the next indigenous innovation economy. 

Native Hawaiian Cultural Starting Points

Learn about Native Hawaiian technologies, reflect on your own identity, and explore Hawaiian perspectives further.

Decolonized Design Thinking Methods

This module goes live on February 23, 2019.

Business Fundamentals and Social Entrepreneurship

This module goes live on April 6, 2019.

Social and Environmental Challenges

This module goes live on February 23, 2019.


Technology Opportunities and Development

This module goes live on March 17, 2019.

Pitch and Presentation Fundamentals

This module goes live on April 27, 2019.

Live Stream

All seven 2019 Purple Prize workshops will be streamed live to Youtube, Facebook Live, and Instagram Story. Click here to view.

Join a Workshop

Many of the workshops we hold are open to the public. Check out our Timeline to learn more and join.