2022 Nominations are open!
2022 marks the 22nd Year that HVCA will host the HVCA Entrepreneur Awards Gala.
If you’ve been inspired by a successful entrepreneur in the Hawaii community — or are one yourself — submit a nomination to our Entrepreneur Awards categories.
Stay tuned for event date, location, and registration details.
Our Annual Awards Gala brings the community together for a night of celebration and networking amongst entrepreneurs and deal makers throughout the state. Come celebrate innovation with us.
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
Mahalo to our generous sponsors!
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.