Congratulations to our award 2022 award winners!

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22nd Annual Hawaii Entrepreneur Award Winners

The 22nd Annual Hawaii Entrepreneur Awards 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 KGMB and Hawaii News Now Platforms. Congratulations to our Award Winners, and mahalo to our sponsors and viewers!

Here are the award recipients:

Deal of the Year | Assaf Karmon & Timothy Roy, TurnoverBnB

Entrepreneur of the Year | Bella Hughes, Shaka Tea Hawai'i

Island Innovator of the Year | Brian Glazer, Hohonu

Corporate Intrapreneur of the Year | John De Fries, Hawai'i Tourism Authority

Investor of the Year | Kā'eo Duarte, Kamehameha Schools

Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year | Mālia Sanders & Mondy Jamshidi Kent, travel2change X Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association

Startup Paradise Champion of the Year | Paul Yonamine, Central Pacific Bank

Student Entrepreneur of the Year | Anthony Lopez & Craig Opie, Pulse Utility

Tech Entrepreneur of the Year | Cyril Moukarzel, LifeDNA

Agriculture Entrepreneur of the Year | Nick and Miki Vericella, Pawniolo Pets

Consumer Packaged Goods Entrepreneur of the Year | William Davis, Vitalitea Hawai'i

People's Choice of Startup Paradise | Jared Kushi, Taylor Martin, Kamaka Dias, & Callie Martin

Mahalo to our generous sponsors!

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