23rd Annual Hawaii Entrepreneur Awards
It is with great pleasure that we extend our warmest congratulations to all the winners and finalists at the 23rd Annual Hawaii Entrepreneur Awards! Your exceptional talent, hard work, and dedication have truly set you apart, and we are honored to recognize your outstanding achievements. We were thoroughly impressed by the the impact you have made in your respective fields and we look forward to witnessing your continued success.
DEAL OF THE YEAR
Joan Salwen, Blue Ocean Barns
STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Coen Cadinha, Big Boy Sweets
STARTUP PARADISE CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Jim Wyban & Jason Ueki, HIplan
INVESTOR OF THE YEAR
Meli James & Brittany Heyd, Mana Up
ISLAND INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
Jalene Kanani, NOHO Home
PEOPLE'S CHOICE STARTUP OF THE YEAR
Emily Jaime, YIREH
AGRICULTURE / CLEAN TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Kylie Matsuda-Lum & Judah Lum, Kahuku Farms
TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Ed Lallier & Pat Cronin, Vanta Development Group
CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Becky Burns, Malia Burns, Bill Kiolbasa, Anahola Granola
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Elden Ito, RVCM
CORPORATE INTRAPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Ed Schultz, Hawaiian Host Group
SOCIAL IMPACT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Kaʻala Souza, Digital Ready Hawaii
You can learn more about the winners and finalists of each category by visiting hawaiibusiness.com.
Check out this recap video of the 2023 Hawaii Entrepreneur Awards!
2023 Award winners & Finalists
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.