We invite you to join us in celebrating and recognizing the 2024 honorees at the 24th Annual Hawaii Entrepreneur Awards Gala. Learn more about the successes and milestones contributing to the momentum of Startup Paradise. Our annual awards has always been a key event bringing together the entrepreneurs, investors, individuals and organizations who support innovation and economic development in Hawaiʻi.

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2024 Award winners & Finalists

People’s Choice of Startup Paradise Finalists

People’s Choice of Startup Paradise Finalists

  This award is for the startup that the Innovation Community believe best represents the interests of Startup Paradise. This company serves as ...
Consumer Packaged Goods Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

Consumer Packaged Goods Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

  This award is presented to the entrepreneur whose company has consistently seen month over month growth in revenue and customers with a consum...
Student Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

Student Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

  The purpose of this award is to honor our younger members of the innovative community. When picking out a Student Entrepreneur, we want to see...
Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

  This award is meant to honor the geeky tech entrepreneur whose work has created new technology and innovation to make our lives more efficient...
Startup Paradise Champion of the Year

Startup Paradise Champion of the Year

  Startup Paradise Champion is someone who consistently contributes to the startup community. These contributions consist of supporting, promoti...
Agriculture / Clean Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

Agriculture / Clean Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

  This award honors two types of the Entrepreneur: one whose company effectively develops or enhances clean technology that helps move society t...
Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

Social Impact Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

  The award is intended to honor an entrepreneur or entrepreneurial company that makes a substantial contribution to Hawaiʻi. The award recipien...
Investor of the Year

Investor of the Year

  This award recognizes the most outstanding individual or entity that has contributed significantly to investing in the Hawaiʻi startup ecosyst...
Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

  New this year is the Lifetime Achievement award which honors an entrepreneur's indelible impact on startup paradise. The award recognizes the ...
Island Innovator of the Year

Island Innovator of the Year

  This award is to honor the most impactful innovation that has helped our island state - truly solving a problem in our own backyard, our mo...
Corporate Intrapreneur of the Year

Corporate Intrapreneur of the Year

  The Corporate Intrapreneur creatively challenges traditions and assertively makes changes in their company culture to ensure fellow employees...
Deal of the Year

Deal of the Year

   This award recognizes the Startup Paradise company that received the largest financial deal during 2023. This can be the closing of a round, a ...

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