Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award
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 if they have the passion for learning new things, the tenacious spirit of an Entrepreneur, can be an inspiration to other young Entrepreneurs, and whether their current company has potential for growth.
Pono Potions features all-natural flavored syrups for coffee and cocktails utilizing the locally-sourced ingredients of Hawaii. The company also donates $.10 of every bottle sold to The Hawaii Food Bank.
R Planet is an online eco-friendly store founded by twins Raina and Rhema Wong. They curate and offer a range of sustainable and low-waste alternatives that are healthier for our bodies and our Planet.
Polū Energy is a Native Hawaiian-owned, renewable energy startup developing a revolutionary carbon nanotube electrode that generates clean and reliable electricity using "blue" energy from saltwater. Fun Fact: "Blue" in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi is Polū!