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COngratulations to our 2021 HVCA Award Winners!

HVCA 2021 Entrepreneur Award Winners

HVCA's Annual Awards Gala went virtual this year! Our Startup Paradise community celebrated our thriving entrepreneurs from the comfort of our homes, as we tuned in to the live event on KHON2. Congratulations to our Award Winners, and mahalo to our sponsors and viewers!

Here are the award recipients:

Deal of the Year | Scott Mercer, Volta Charging

Entrepreneur of the Year | Jason Cutinella, NMG Network

Island Innovator of the Year | Kimie Miner & Scotty Wilks, Haku Collective

Corporate Intrapreneur of the Year | Barron Guss, ALTRES Inc.

Investor of the Year | Keoni Lee & Lisa Kleissner, Hawaii Investment Ready

Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year | Dana Shapiro, Hawaii Ulu Cooperative

Startup Paradise Champion of the Year | Hawaii Technology Development Cooperation

Student Entrepreneur of the Year | Peter A. Hessler, Pono Potions

Tech Entrepreneur of the Year | Liza Rodewald & Erica McMannes, Instant Teams

Agriculture / Clean Tech Entrepreneur of the Year | Joan Salwen, Blue Ocean Barns

Consumer Packaged Goods Entrepreneur of the Year | Amber Thibaut, Coco Moon

People's Choice of Startup Paradise | Reyn Mukawa & Malia Ka'aihue, Aloha Modern

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Past Events

Event Recap: Virtual Mayoral Forum on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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Event Recap: 2020 Legislative Agenda for the Innovation Economy

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Event Recap:  Hawaii's Investments in Venture Capital -- HiTIP II Fund

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