Annual HVCA Awards

2018 Winners

DEAL OF THE YEAR
Rich Razgaitis, FloWater

STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Rose Wong, Kolohe Ocean Gems

STARTUP PARADISE CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Karl Fooks, Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation

INVESTOR OF THE YEAR
Henk Rogers, Maya Rogers, Chenoa Farnsworth, Blue Startups

ISLAND INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
Brynn Foster, Voyaging Foods

PEOPLE'S CHOICE STARTUP OF THE YEAR
Keoki Tavares, Aloha Elixir

AGRICULTURE / CLEAN TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Brenden Millstein & Louis Concato, Carbon Lighthouse

TECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Andrew Fowers, Shaka Guide

CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Dylan Butterbaugh, Manoa Chocolate

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Steve Haumschild, Lanikai Brewing Company

CORPORATE INTRAPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Peter Fukunaga, Hui Car Share

SOCIAL IMPACT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Josiah ʻĀkau, Kinai 'Eha

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Zachary Hester, Lawrence Hester, FareHarbor


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
Darren Kimura, Sopogy

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR
Elyse Petersen, Tealet

INVENTOR ENTREPRENEUR
Ken Berkun, Labels That Talk

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR
Scott Mercer, Volta Industries

SOFTWARE ENTREPRENEUR
Dan Leuck, Contix

LEGACY ENTREPRENEUR
David Watumull, Cardax Pharmaceuticals, Hawaii Biotech

2011 Winners

DEAL OF THE YEAR
Tetris Online Inc.

2010 Winners

DEAL OF THE YEAR
Tim Dick, Adama Materials
Dr. Peter Schneider & Robert Giasolli, Innovasc
Kelly & Bob King, Pacific Biodiesel Inc.

2009 Winners

CLEAN TECH ENTREPRENEUR
Cully Judd, Inter-Island Solar Supply

SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR
Peter Cannon, Hawaiian Resources Co. Ltd.

INVENTOR ENTREPRENEUR
Dr. Peter Schneider, Innovasc
 
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR
Justin MacNaugton, Green Car Hawaii

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR
John Dean, Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii

2008 Winners

DEAL OF THE YEAR
Pipeline Micro

OTHER HONOREES
TalkStory Productions
Keahole Solar
Kuehnle Argro Systems
I Love Photos
Avatar Realty

2007 Winners

DEAL OF THE YEAR
Sopogy
OTHER HONOREES
Jason Lau, Talk Story Productions
David Watumull, Cardax Pharmaceuticals
uBoost

2006 Winners

DEAL OF THE YEAR
Hoana Medical Inc.
OTHER HONOREES
Hawaii Nano Sciences
Hawaii Biotech
Cardax
Assist Guide
Sopogy

2005 Winners

DEAL OF THE YEAR
Hawaii Super Ferry
EXIT OF THE YEAR
Henk Rogers, Blue Lava Wireless

2004 Winners

DEAL OF THE YEAR
Kona Blue Water Farms
Science & Technology International
OTHER HONOREES
Assist Guide
Hawaii Biotech
Hoana Medical
Hoku Scientific
Pipelinefx
Worldwide Energy Group

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