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 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.

Sharai is an inclusive bikini brand created by Alexandria Buchanan to empower people to feel comfortable and confident in their own bodies. 10% of profits go to organizations chosen by the community. 

Inspired to share the unique local flavors of Hawaiʻi, Coen Cadinha founded Big Boy Sweets. As a local pop up and online candy shop, Big Boy Sweets has all the local favorite from popcorn to li-hing gummies.

It's Paradise is a naturally fragranced candle company. Lexi Nelson and Preston Holt, founders of It's Paradise, use fragrances from Hawaiʻi so you can have the beautiful scents of the islands wherever you go.