HVCA Deal of the Year Awards Gala

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017

Thank you for joining us for our 17th Annual Entrepreneur & Deal of the Year Awards Gala! Entrepreneurs are not easily defined. They are women and men, old and young, and from many walks of life. This much about them is consistent, however: They are visionaries. They are people of passion. And they have the ambition, drive and talent to take an idea and create a market where none existed before. Since 2000, HVCA has honored the entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have benefited us all. This year, Hawaii Venture Capital Association will also be celebrating its 29th anniversary.

ANNUAL HVCA AWARDS

PAST RECIPIENTS

DEAL OF THE YEAR

2000 HotU
2001  4Charity
2002 Pacific Biodiesel, Inc.
2003 Hoku Scientific Inc.
2004 Kona Blue Water Farms
2005 Hawaii Super Ferry
2006 Hoana Medical Inc.
2007 Sopogy
2008 Pipeline Micro
2009 Pacific Biodiesel Inc.
2010 Adama Materials
2010 Innovasc
2010 Pacific Biodiesel Inc.
2011 Tetris Online Inc.
2012 Sopogy
2014 TruTag Technologies Hank Wuh
2015 Stem, Inc.
2016 Volta Charging

INVESTOR OF THE YEAR

2014 Omar Sultan and Tarik Sultan
2015 Richard Wacker
2016 Dawn Lippert and Jill Sims

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

2014 Steve Baker
2015 Garrett W. Marrero
2016 Tina Fitch

ISLAND INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

2016 Henk Rogers

CORPORATE INTRAPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

2016 Ian Kitajima

 

LIFE SCIENCE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

2014 David Watumull
2015 Elliot Parks
2016 Jeffrey Yu

STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

2014 Kevin Shin
2015 Traven Watase
2016 Kyle N. Chang

CLEAN TECH / AG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

2008 Bob King
2009 Mark Duda
2011 Galen Ho
2014 Michael Pfeffer
2015 Vincent Kimura
2016 Jack Beuttell and Bobby Farias Jr.

TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

2014 Alex Bergo & Viil Lid
2015 Daniel Nash & Sean Hookano-Briel
2016 Alex Cabello

SOCIAL IMPACT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

2011 Olin Lagon
2014 Shanah Trevenna
2015 Samantha Kimsey
2016 Donavan Kealoha, Kelsey Amos, and Olin Lagon

STARTUP PARADISE CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

2015 Senator Glenn Wakai
2016 Burt Lum and Ryan Ozawa

PEOPLE'S CHOICE STARTUP OF THE YEAR

2015 Hobnob
2016 KMBCo.

BIOTECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

2012 Anton Krucky

GREEN TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

2012 Bob King

INVENTOR ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

2008 Hank Wuh
2009 Heidi Kuehnle
2011 Robert Yonover
2012 Ken Berkun

DUAL USE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

2012 Anton Krucky

LEGACY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

2010 Cully Judd
2013 David Watumull

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

2008 Henk Rogers
2009 John Dean
2012 Elyse Petersen

SOFTWARE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

2012 Dan Leuck

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

2009 Lorenz Sell
2010 Dan Leuck
2011 Anthony Stanford & Rechung Fujihara
2012 Scott Mercer

DIGITAL MEDIA ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

2008 Jason Lau
2009 Jeanette Hereniko

ADVOCATE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

2008 David Fisher