Kilo Hōkū

Purple Prize Demo Day | September 26, 2020
Every year that we run the Purple Prize, we give the public a chance to kilo hōkū, observe the stars. The stars are our entrepreneurs; our innovators.
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This virtual event is totally FREE

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This year’s theme: ʻIkuā

This year’s cohort has embraced the storms that 2020 brought. As we move towards recovery, these startups will play essential roles in guiding Hawaiʻi towards a Makahiki season of recovery.

People’s Choice App

Vote for your favorite startup team and invest in Hawaiʻi’s future

Kilo Hōkū People's Choice App

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By signing up, you will automatically be entered into our raffle. Winners announced weekly.

Past Giveaways.

Join us at Kilo Hōkū for more giveaways!

Shaka Tea
September 8, 2020

Winner: Tara R.

September 15, 2020

Winner: Nikki O.

September 22, 2020

Winner: Mark D.


Meet the 2020 Cohort

Polū Energy
Polū Energy

Renewable energy from watersheds.

Vegetation Continuum
Vegetation Continuum

An educational agroforestry board game.

Exchange Ave
Exchange Ave

Ahupuaʻa-based barter and trade app.

ʻŌiwi Online
ʻŌiwi Online

A resource for indigenous knowledge.


Carbon offsets through food trees.

MAG Hugs
MAG Hugs

An app that allows teachers to give virtual hugs to their students.

BoxFarm Labs
BoxFarm Labs

Automated growing systems.

Ka Mahina Project
Ka Mahina Project

Indigenous health and wellness aligned with moon cycles.

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Thanks to our sponsors for raffle items and their contributions which allow us to run this event for free.

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