HVCA 2020 Deal & Entrepreneur of the Year Winners
HVCA's Annual Awards Gala brought the community together on March 27, 2020 for a night of celebration and networking amongst entrepreneurs and deal makers throughout the state.
Here are the award recipients:
Deal of the Year | Brenden Millstein, Carbon Lighthouse
Entrepreneur of the Year | Roxell Cho, FUSED Hawaii
Island Innovator of the Year | Jake & Kuulani Muisse, Maui Nui Venison
Corporate Intrapreneur of the Year | Ed Sniffen, Hawaii Department of Transportation, Highways Division
Investor of the Year | Vassilis L. Syrmos, University of Hawaii
Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year | Rob Barreca
Startup Paradise Champion of the Year | Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz
Student Entrepreneur of the Year | Cassidy Crowley, The Baby Toon
Tech Entrepreneur of the Year | Assaf Karmon & Tim Roy, Turnover BnB
Agriculture / Clean Tech Entrepreneur of the Year | Naveen Sikka, TerViva
Consumer Packaged Goods Entrepreneur of the Year | Kelleigh Stewart & Brandon von Damitz, Big Island Coffee Roasters
People's Choice of Startup Paradise | Ashley Johnson, Mohala Eyewear
The Hawaii Venture Capital Association represents entrepreneurs, private equity firms, and venture capital firms, with global investment interests. HVCA membership is open to investors, entrepreneurs, or anyone who may be interested in learning more about Hawaii’s innovative sector.