21st Annual Deal & Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

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Saturday, February 20, 2021 @ 7:00pm HST
Online Virtual Event.

Nominations are now CLOSED

Stay tuned for our finalists!

Congratulations!

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

Watch a highlight video of the 2018 Entrepreneur & Deal of the Year Awards Gala

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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. 

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