Annual HVCA Awards

2017 Winners

DEAL OF THE YEAR
Noa Botanicals

STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Tom Knapp-Ramos

STARTUP PARADISE CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

INVESTOR OF THE YEAR
Ian Wetzel

ISLAND INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
Aaron Ackerman

PEOPLE'S CHOICE STARTUP OF THE YEAR
Cropsticks by Cropmade

AGRICULTURE / CLEAN TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Olin Lagon & Forest Frizzell

TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Luke Joseph

CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Hawaiian Vanilla Company

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Manaola Group (Carrington Ed

CORPORATE INTRAPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
John Komeiji

SOCIAL IMPACT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Altima Coding (Sumil Thapa and Ian Kitajima (co-leads), Lauren Nahme, Stacy Clayton, Aaron Kagawa, Keith Matsumoto, Edwin Ju, Robert Lee, Man Chon Kuok, Kayla Diniega

2016 Winners

DEAL OF THE YEAR
Volta Charging

STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Kyle N. Chang

STARTUP PARADISE CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Burt Lum & Ryan Ozawa

INVESTOR OF THE YEAR
Dawn Lippert & Jill Sims

ISLAND INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
Henk Rogers

PEOPLE'S CHOICE STARTUP OF THE YEAR
KMBCo

AGRICULTURE / CLEAN TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Bobby Farias & Jack Beuttell

TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Alex Cabello

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Tina Fitch

CORPORATE INTRAPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Ian Kitajima

SOCIAL IMPACT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Purple Mai'a (Donavan Kealoha)
LIFE SCIENCE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Jeffrey Yu

2015 Winners

DEAL OF THE YEAR
Stem, Inc.

STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Traven Watase

LIFE SCIENCE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Elliot Parks

STARTUP PARADISE CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Senator Glenn Wakai

INVESTOR OF THE YEAR
Richard Wacker

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Garrett W. Marrero

TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Daniel Nash & Sean Hookano-B

AGRICULTURE / CLEAN TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Vincent Kimura

PEOPLE'S CHOICE STARTUP OF THE YEAR
HobNob

SOCIAL IMPACT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Samantha Kimsey

2014 Winners

DEAL OF THE YEAR
TruTag Technologies Hank Wuh

STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Kevin Shin

LIFE SCIENCE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
David Watumull

INVESTOR OF THE YEAR
Omar Sultan and Tarik Sultan

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Steve Baker

TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Alex Bergo & Viil Lid

AGRICULTURE / CLEAN TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Michael Pfeffer

SOCIAL IMPACT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Shanah Trevenna

2013 Winners

LEGACY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
David Watumull

2012 Winners

DEAL OF THE YEAR
Sopogy

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Elyse Petersen

INVENTOR ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Ken Berkun

BIOTECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Anton Krucky

GREEN TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Bob King

DUAL USE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Anton Krucky

2011 Winners

DEAL OF THE YEAR
Tetris Online Inc.
INVENTOR ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Robert Yonover 
AGRICULTURE / CLEAN TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Galen Ho

SOCIAL IMPACT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Olin Lagon

2010 Winners

DEAL OF THE YEAR
Adama Materials

DEAL OF THE YEAR
Innovasc

2010 Winners


DEAL OF THE YEAR
Pacific Biodiesel Inc.

LEGACY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Cully Judd

2009 Winners

DEAL OF THE YEAR
Pacific Biodiesel Inc.

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
John Dean

INVENTOR ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Heidi Kuehnle

AGRICULTURE / CLEAN TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Mark Duda

2008 Winners


DEAL OF THE YEAR
Pipeline Micro

SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Henk Rogers
INVENTOR ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Hank Wuh

AGRICULTURE / CLEAN TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Bob King

2007 Winners

DEAL OF THE YEAR
Sopogy

2006 Winners


DEAL OF THE YEAR
Hoana Medical Inc.

2005 Winners


DEAL OF THE YEAR
Hawaii Super Ferry

2004 Winners


DEAL OF THE YEAR
Kona Blue Water Farms

2003 Winners


DEAL OF THE YEAR
Hoku Scientific Inc.

2002 Winners


DEAL OF THE YEAR
Pacific Biodiesel, Inc.

2001 Winners


DEAL OF THE YEAR
4Charity

2000 Winners


DEAL OF THE YEAR
HotU