This award is to honor the most impactful innovation that has helped our island state - truly solving a problem in our own backyard, our mountains, our beach, our ʻāina. This innovation inspires and celebrates an innovation, entrepreneur or company that has shown leadership and commitment to tackling a significant problem in our state.
Our 2024 Island Innovator of the Year is Claire Sullivan & Rob Barreca of Farm Link Hawaiʻi. Farm Link is Hawaiʻi’s premier online local food marketplace, connecting statewide farmers, ranchers, and food makers with consumers on Oʻahu. Established to address Hawaiʻi’s broken food system, their operations and technology support last-mile delivery to homes across Oʻahu, making good local food accessible to all.