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THE UH VENTURE COMPETITION PROVIDES HANDS-ON EDUCATION, MENTORSHIP AND RESOURCES TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I STUDENTS WHO SEEK TO START A NEW BUSINESS. IT IS OPEN TO STUDENTS FROM ALL 10 UH SYSTEM CAMPUSES.

THE UH VENTURE COMPETITION PROVIDES HANDS-ON EDUCATION, MENTORSHIP AND RESOURCES TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I STUDENTS WHO SEEK TO START A NEW BUSINESS. IT IS OPEN TO STUDENTS FROM ALL 10 UH SYSTEM CAMPUSES.

Launching in 2000, the UH Venture Competition (formerly the UH Business Plan Competition) has grown to become one of the most exciting, feature events of the University of Hawai‘i entrepreneurial ecosystem. The UHVC is an intense, semester-long, experiential program that provides hands-on education, mentorship and resources to University of Hawai’i students and faculty who seek to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur and start a business venture.

The competition encourages collaboration across disciplines, and engages a wide array of competitors from various fields including Engineering, Computer Science, Medicine, Art, Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, Tropical Agriculture and Business. Through the UHVC, aspiring entrepreneurs practice the art of testing the feasibility of a business idea, developing a business plan, and pitching it to investors. A series of bootcamps, networking events, and coaching sessions are held in conjunction with the competition to enhance the competitors’ experience and to help move their ventures forward.

The UHVC is a collaborative project that engages stakeholders in the local business community who believe in entrepreneurial education, as well as University and government officials who assert that innovation and commercialization are vital components of Hawaii’s economic health. More than 50 judges, mentors, and instructors volunteer their time and expertise each year.

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OmniVocab wins the
2024 UH Venture Competition!

OmniVocab’s focus is on intermediate language learners who seek to overcome barriers to language acquisition through immersive experiences.

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Launching in 2000, the UH Venture Competition (formerly the UH Business Plan Competition) has grown to become one of the most exciting, feature events of the University of Hawai‘i entrepreneurial ecosystem. The UHVC is an intense, semester-long, experiential program that provides hands-on education, mentorship and resources to University of Hawai’i students and faculty who seek to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur and start a business venture.

The competition encourages collaboration across disciplines, and engages a wide array of competitors from various fields including Engineering, Computer Science, Medicine, Art, Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, Tropical Agriculture and Business. Through the UHVC, aspiring entrepreneurs practice the art of testing the feasibility of a business idea, developing a business plan, and pitching it to investors. A series of bootcamps, networking events, and coaching sessions are held in conjunction with the competition to enhance the competitors’ experience and to help move their ventures forward.

The UHVC is a collaborative project that engages stakeholders in the local business community who believe in entrepreneurial education, as well as University and government officials who assert that innovation and commercialization are vital components of Hawaii’s economic health. More than 50 judges, mentors, and instructors volunteer their time and expertise each year.

GUIDELINES AND RULES

To enter the UH Venture Competition, the designated team leader must complete the online registration form by the registration deadline. We recommend that you compose your responses in a separate document and copy/paste them into the form.

  • This competition is intended for University of Hawai‘i students. All teams must have at least one full-time or part-time student who is currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program in any of the 10 community college and universities within the University of Hawai‘i System. Students may include faculty and members of the community on their team.
  • Students must play a major role in developing the venture, composing the business plan, and giving the oral presentation.
  • Students must have an ownership stake in the business or the potential for equity or employment.
  • Individuals may only be a member of one team per annual competition.
  • All entries must be for new companies or existing companies less than one year old. Businesses may be either for-profit or not-for-profit.
  • Submissions that previously advanced to the final round may not be submitted again in subsequent years.
  • If a team advances to the semi-final or final round, all members of the competition team must be present for the oral presentation.
  • All entries must be original work of students. Copying of third-party business plans or any other unauthorized use of third-party confidential or proprietary information will not be tolerated.
  • Proposals for buy-outs, real estate syndication, tax shelters, franchises, merger/acquisitions, consulting projects, or licensing arrangements will not be considered.
  • No entry may be submitted on the condition that organizers, judges, coaches, reviewers, audience members, or staff members sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).
  • Participation in the Entrepreneurs’ Bootcamps, which are held in conjunction with this competition, is highly recommended. Participants must register separately for the bootcamps.
  • The awards are taxable.
  • The check will be issued either to the teams’ legal business entity or to the student team members. Payments will not be made to non-students.
  • Each team winning a prize will have sole responsibility for deciding how to allocate or otherwise use its prize proceeds. The organizers of the competition will not become involved, either voluntarily or by request, in a team’s decision concerning the allocation or use of prize proceeds. The prize recipients will be required to provide appropriate documentation to receive the award payments which may include W9, WH1 or W8BEN forms.

All teams must have a minimum of two but no more than six members. Teams may include both graduate and undergraduate students from any major. If you’re interested in joining a team, please use the “Interested in joining a team?” form below. If you already have a business idea or a team and are looking for a member with specific skills, check the “Find a team member” dashboard below and message them using the provided email.

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Competition judges will be drawn from a pool of volunteers with a variety of backgrounds, including venture funding, law, accounting, marketing and general business.

Semi-final teams will be paired with a coach. Coaches are volunteers from the business community who are generously giving up their time and expertise, therefore competitors are expected to be respectful of their time. The coach will help mentor teams to gain traction by:

  • Making introductions so that the team can conduct customer discovery interviews;
  • Focusing the team to develop product/market fit; and
  • Providing feedback on the team’s business plan and pitch.

Participation in the competition does not qualify for academic credit at this time.

The University of Hawaii Systemwide Student Conduct Code applies to all participants of the UH Venture Competition. UH expects students to maintain standards of personal integrity that are in harmony with the educational goals of UH; to respect the rights, privileges, and property of others; and to observe national, state, and local laws and University policies and procedures.

If you feel that significant confidentiality issues will arise in the course of preparing your plan, you should have a thorough understanding worked out with your team members in advance. While every effort will be made to preserve the confidentiality of each submission, it is suggested that highly sensitive material be excluded from the entry if a team is concerned about the confidentiality of such material. Note, however, that teams will be making presentations to a public audience and that the competition may be broadcast via media including radio, television, social media, and the internet. Any data or information discussed in the presentation should be considered information that may enter the public realm. Of course, technical drawings and formulae need not be shown in the presentations, or even included in the submission. All reasonable measures to ensure the protection of intellectual property introduced and associated with the competition will be taken. The University of Hawai‘i and the organizers of the UH Venture Competition cannot take further responsibility to protect the intellectual property or other rights of the competitors. Protection of such rights is ultimately the responsibility of each competitor. Competitors are urged to mark as “CONFIDENTIAL” any portion of their entries which they consider to be confidential.

For questions regarding UH intellectual property, you are encouraged to reach out to the UH Office of Technology Transfer.

  • All team members agree to allow the University of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) to record all public sessions of the competition. Entrants understand that recordings may be copied and distributed for the purpose of marketing the competition in future years.
  • The judges’ decisions are final, and teams may not make appeals or complaints against the judges, organizers, sponsors, the Shidler College of Business, or the University of Hawai‘i.
  • The competition rules may be amended at any time. The then-current rules will be posted to the competition website.

PRIZES

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  • $10,000 first place prize sponsored by HEI and Hawaiian Electric.
  • 20 hours of marketing consultation sponsored by Pineapple Tweed ($5,000 value).
  • Rapid prototype development or data driven digital marketing package sponsored by Blue Logic Labs ($4,000 value).
  • 1 year of unlimited coworking membership for five people to The Hub Coworking Hawaii sponsored by The Hub ($19,500 value).
  • Incorporation package and financing term sheet sponsored by Vantage Counsel LLC ($7,500 value).
  • One lifetime license to New Venture Pro for each founder of the winning team ($1,897 value).
  • Dependent upon team’s ability to meet eligibility criteria and expectations, automatic selection to participate in the 2024 PACE Summer Startup Launchpad, a 6-week intensive program that provides education and mentorship to help a founding team evaluate an idea and launch a business. Teams receive a cash award at the completion of the program.
  • Invitation for three team members to attend a meeting of the Hawaii Angels, the premier investment network for seed-level private equity investors in Hawai‘i.
  • PACE Professional-in-Residence priority.
  • $5,000 second place prize sponsored by PACE.
  • Incorporation package and financing term sheet sponsored by Vantage Counsel LLC ($7,500 value).
  • 10 hours of marketing consultation sponsored by Pineapple Tweed ($3,000 value).
  • Rapid prototype development or data driven digital marketing package sponsored by Blue Logic Labs ($2,500 value).
  • 1 year of unlimited coworking membership for five people to The Hub Coworking Hawaii sponsored by The Hub ($19,500 value).
  • Incorporation package and financing term sheet sponsored by Vantage Counsel LLC ($7,500 value).
  • Dependent upon team’s ability to meet eligibility criteria and expectations, automatic selection to participate in the 2024 PACE Summer Startup Launchpad, a 6-week intensive program that provides education and mentorship to help a founding team evaluate an idea and launch a business. Teams receive a cash award at the completion of the program.
  • Invitation for three team members to attend a meeting of the Hawaii Angels, the premier investment network for seed-level private equity investors in Hawai‘i.
  • PACE Professional-in-Residence priority.
  • $2,500 third place prize sponsored by HiBEAM.
  • 3 hours of marketing consultation sponsored by Pineapple Tweed ($1,500 value).
  • Rapid prototype development or data driven digital marketing package sponsored by Blue Logic Labs ($1,000).
  • 1 year of unlimited coworking membership for five people to The Hub Coworking Hawaii sponsored by The Hub ($19,500 value).
  • Incorporation package sponsored by Vantage Counsel LLC ($5,000 value).
  • Dependent upon team’s ability to meet eligibility criteria and expectations, automatic selection to participate in the 2024 PACE Summer Startup Launchpad, a 6-week intensive program that provides education and mentorship to help a founding team evaluate an idea and launch a business. Teams receive a cash award at the completion of the program.
  • Invitation for three team members to attend a meeting of the Hawaii Angels, the premier investment network for seed-level private equity investors in Hawai‘i.
  • PACE Professional-in-Residence priority.

2024 COMPETITION SCHEDULE

The UH Venture Competition is made up of three rounds over the course of the spring semester: Slide Deck and Business Summary, Semifinal, and the Final Round. PACE hosts a series of workshops in conjunction with the competition to enhance the participants’ experience and to help move their ventures forward. Deadlines are strictly enforced.

DATE EVENT TIME STATUS
January 1 Registration Opens 12:00 AM Registration Closed
January 18 Info Session (remote for non-Mānoa campuses only)
Meet like-minded students to form a team and learn all the details to be successful in the competition. Anyone considering competing is encouraged to attend at least one information session.
12:00 - 1:15 PM Registration Closed
January 23 Info Session & Mixer
Meet like-minded students to form a team and learn all the details to be successful in the competition. Anyone considering competing is encouraged to attend at least one information session.
4:30 - 5:45 PM Registration Closed
January 27 Entrepreneurs' Bootcamp 1
Teams are highly encouraged to attend this workshop series. Meet like-minded students and learn entrepreneurship.
Learn more HERE

2024 Presentation Slides
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM Registration Closed
February 2 Registration Deadline
Changes may be made to team members until the Slide Deck and Business Summary submission deadline on February 20.
Register by 12:00 PM Registration Closed
February 20 Round 1: Slide Deck & Business Summary Deadline
Teams will be asked to enter their team members' names on the Slide Deck and Business Summary submission form. These names will be listed as the OFFICIAL team members for the competition. This is your last chance to make changes to your team.
Round 1 Submission Guidelines
Submit by 11:59 PM A unique submission link was included in the confirmation email sent to the Team Leader
February 28 Semifinalist & Coach Pairing Announcement
Coach pairings will be sent via email.
4:30 PM Web posting
March 2 Entrepreneurs' Bootcamp 2 & Coaches' Briefing (for Coaches only)
Teams are highly encouraged to attend this workshop series. Meet like-minded students and learn entrepreneurship.
Learn more HERE
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Registration Closed
March 27 Round 2 (Written): Business Plan Deadline
Business Plan Submission Guidelines
Submit by 11:00 AM Submissions Closed
April 13 Round 2 (Oral): Semifinal Competition & Finalist Announcement
The finalists announcement will be made via web posting.
Oral Presentation Guidelines
8:45 AM - 1:30 PM By invitation only
April 18 Finalist Rehearsal
This rehearsal session is mandatory for all finalists of the competition.
3:30 - 6:45 PM;
45-min time slots
By invitation only
April 21 Revised Plans Due
Submit by 11:59 PM By invitation only
May 4 Final Competition & Awards
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
(Earlier call time for finalists)

By invitation only

RESOURCES

ENTREPRENEURS’ BOOTCAMPS

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ROUND 1: SLIDE DECK & BUSINESS SUMMARY GUIDE

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ROUND 2 (WRITTEN): BUSINESS PLAN GUIDE

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ROUND 2 (ORAL): PRESENTATION GUIDE

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PAST CHALLENGES

TRADITIONAL CATEGORY – PAST WINNERS

  • 1st Place: Motion Management – a management firm that represents water sports athletes to propel their brands and careers with the intent to create impactful change in the athletic industry and Hawaiian community.
    • Team: Devon Baldwin (Entrepreneurship, Finance at UH Mānoa), Richard Jegers (Entrepreneurship at UH Mānoa), Heather Jung (Entrepreneurship at UH Mānoa), Juliana Rogers (Entrepreneurship at UH Mānoa), and Joane Yu (Entrepreneurship at UH Mānoa)
  • 2nd Place: Zingipop Sodaworks – a 100% locally-sourced craft soda company dedicated to supporting agriculture in Hawai’i.
    • Team: Amelia Stucker (Entrepreneurship at Kapiʻolani Community College) and Adam Sullivan
  • 3rd Place: LocaLinQs – a social & academic platform and one-stop-shop powered by crowdsourced information that is aggregated and combined with data from multiple websites and research (publications & dissertations) of faculty and students.
    • Team: Milan Cvetic, Stanislava Gardasevic (Communication and Information Sciences at UH Mānoa), Valerie Iinuma, and Colleen Milbury (Business Administration at UH Mānoa)
  • 4th Place: The Anywhere Squeegee – a compact, easily transportable tennis court squeegee that enables the consumer to remove rainwater from outdoor recreational courts, improving safety and the quality of the playing experience.
    • Team: Alex Oshita (Finance, International Business at UH Mānoa) and Eddie Shepherd-Johnson (Finance at UH Mānoa)
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  • 1st Place: GOALL – a language learning company that provides a web and mobile app to help adult language learners achieve their goals through customizable, scaffolded, and research-grounded task-based activities.
    • Team: Ann Choe (Second Language Studies at UH Mānoa), Kristen Urada (Second Language Studies at UH Mānoa), Yang Liu (Second Language Studies at UH Mānoa), and Susanne DeVore (Second Language Studies at UH Mānoa)
      Coach: Jeff Hui, University of Hawai‘i
  • 2nd Place: Resesio – a company that offers an automated optimization model for the construction design process, resulting in significant material and cost savings.
    • Team: Mohamed Sherif (Civil Engineering at UH Mānoa), Amr Ghanem (Civil Engineering at UH Mānoa), and Mostafa Abdelhafeez (Civil Engineering at UH Mānoa)
      Coach:  Davin Higashi, Crowdmade, Inc.
  • 3rd Place: Ōfaga Leo Samoan Language Preschools – a company that provides immersion language education in Hawaiʻi and the U.S. Continent in which there is a high demand for childcare and preschool services in Samoan language.
    • Team: John Patu, Jr. (Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization at UH Hilo) and Carmelita T. Patu (Creative Media at Windward Community College)
      Coach: Kelly Holden, Shidler College of Business
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  • 1st Place: Pulse Utility, LLC – a utility location service using ground penetration radar with improved location accuracy.
    • Team: Craig Opie (UH Mānoa information and computer sciences student), Yosef Ben Gershom (UH Mānoa executive MBA student), Anthony Lopez (UH Mānoa electrical engineering student), Joshua O’Neill (Honolulu Community College computing, security, and networking technology student), and Isaac Rodrigues (Hawaiʻi Space Flight Laboratory engineer)
  • 2nd Place: Nimbus AI LLC – a company that provides machine learning powered solar forecasts for utilities and individual PV customers.
    • Team: Kyle Hart (UH Mānoa computer science graduate student), Peter Sadowski (UH Mānoa information and computer sciences assistant professor) and Giuseppe Torri (UH Mānoa atmospheric sciences assistant professor)
  • 3rd Place: Polū Energy – a company that offers reliable renewable ocean energy technology that balances wind and solar while making seawater desalination cheaper and cleaner.
    • Team: Tate Castillo (UH Mānoa law and business student) and David Ma (College of Engineering interim associate dean)
  • Wild Card Winner: Kahu Bot – an autonomous robot that is capable of detecting its surroundings while spraying disinfectant at a height of three feet.
    • Team: Kelly Huang (Biochemistry), Huanli Hu (Biochemistry), Samuel Kim (Biochemistry), Hollis Tam (Biochemistry), and Nicole Yuzon (Biochemistry)
      Coach: Scott Paul of Kleenco Group, Inc.
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  • 1st Place: Pono Potions – a company that manufactures artisanal flavored syrups that are made with locally-sourced ingredients from Hawaiʻi.
    • Team: Peter Hessler (Travel Industry Management), Madonna Castro-Perez (law) and Christilei Hessler (UH Mānoa alumna and attorney)
  • 2nd Place: Manaola Innovations, Inc. – a company that designs discreet, adjustable garments that help reduce stress and anxiety.
    • Team: Everett Amundson (communicology) and Kendra Horvath (entrepreneurship, marketing and international business)
  • 3rd Place: What’sFresh! – an online marketplace for fresh fish and small-scale agriculture.
    • Team:  Lauren Pierce (economics) and Spencer VanDerKamp (management information systems)
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  • 1st Place: G-Trainer – dedicated to the founder’s little brother who is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, this company designs walking assistive devices that incorporate self-stabilizing gyroscopic technology into its wheels for greater freedom and mobility for individuals with disabilities
    • Team: Everett Amundson, Kendra Horvath, Jillian Kuba, and Austin Yoshino
  • 2nd Place: Dive Buddy – a diving equipment and technology company that specializes in providing tour companies with diver safety and diver identification products
    • Team: Bradley Beeksma, Melody Leilani Kaohu, Isaac Lee, Zack Naqvi, and Nicholas Ulm
  • 3rd Place: Okara Kitchen – a company that develops nutrient-dense, gluten-free pizza dough from repurposed tofu and soy milk byproduct.
    • Team: Jinan Banna and Asuka Suzuki
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  • 1st place: RendezView- an innovative software solution that creates collaborative meeting environments where multiple users work together in real time with multiple files in the same virtual space from their own devices.
    • Team: Alberto Gonzalez Martinez, Dylan Kobayashi, and Ryan Theriot.
  • 2nd place: Rose Gold Gems- the “Warby Parker” of jewelry, disrupting the luxury jewelry market by offering affordable 14k solid gold, diamonds, and gemstones through a direct to consumer distribution model.
    • Kahiau Machado, Kylie Shimada, and Rose Wong
  • 3rd place: Swipewrap- a software service that enhances the digital gifting user experience with personalized, 3D unwrappable gift boxes, which users can unwrap with their fingers on their smartphone.
    • Tom Knapp-Ramos and Jonathan Uejbe
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Herbavore- A company that designs and manufactures innovative, modular horticultural hand tools.
Team: Robert Saito and Derek Woodruff

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Canine Kitchen (formerly Whole Dog Foods Hawaii)- A company that provides fresh daily meals for dogs using simple, healthy and USDA approved ingredients.
Team: Kyla Aki, Sean Kovacs and Sarah Reo
Akabotics LLC- Intelligent robots for environmentally friendly and cost-effective sediment management and flooding risk mitigation of waterways.
Team: Monica Umeda and Newton Parks
MiWa Technology- A novel non-invasive radio-frequency sensor for continuous monitoring of multiple vital signs, including unique measurement of changes in lung water content.
Team: Magdy Iskander, Darcy Bibb, Gui Chao Huang, Matthew Amore and Ruthsenne Perron
SmarTummy- An abdominal simulator designed to fill a ubiquitous void in the medical, nursing, and emergency medical service (EMS) education industries: a reliable and accurate means to train students in abdominal palpation exams.
Team: Larry Martin, Dr. Scott Miller, John Salle, Dr. Walton Shim and David Yarber
Unique Lite Design- A lightweight unit load device, used for compartmentalizing and carrying cargo on a wide body aircraft
Team: Christian Daoud, Alanna James and Dr. Mehrdad Nejhad
  • 1st Place: PloXimer Materials – PloXimer has developed a patent pending chromate-free coating to protect aluminum, called SiloXel™, which works just as well as chromate-based coatings that have been used for years. This coating is a silicone based polymer that has amazing characteristics and has a more pleasant aesthetic appeal than chrome-based coatings because it is completely clear, allowing customers to display a bare metal look.
    • Team: Lena Mobin, Douglas Cullison, David Schmidt, Dr. Lloyd Hihara and Dr. Atul Tiwari
  • 2nd Place: Renewable Water Technology LLC (RWT) – Renewable Water Technology LLC is dedicated to developing and commercializing world class, low-cost, sustainable desalination technologies. RWT’s mission is to promote the use of sustainable desalination technology globally while becoming the world’s premier company in the small-scale industrial desalination industry.
    • Team: Riley McGivern, Ryan Sato, Jeremy Uota and Dr. Weilin Qu
  • 3rd Place: inFLOWmation – InFLOWmation, Inc. is a product development company that intends to, and is in the process of, creating, patenting, and marketing wind anemometers and complementary devices/products for distribution worldwide. The company is committed to developing state of the art wind measurement products as innovative solutions to the current and future problems facing commercial wind farms, residential renewable wind energy providers, airports, engineers, architects, and individuals.
    • Team: Kuenzang Dorji, Jenna Nishita, Josiah Nishita and Firaas Hakim
Diagenetix- A technology that detects specific genomic DNA faster and cheaper than existing technology.
Ryo Kubota, Scott Shibata, and Jimmy Saw
Ka Mahi’ai Ihi o Wa’ilea- A commercial venture in the State of Hawaii for the production and marketing of Hilo Maile.
Team: Richard Kido, Keali’i Lum, Kehaulani Lum and Charles Rose
NanoGreen, Inc.- A company specializing in nanotechnology research and development in advanced structural chemicals and materials.
Team: Donavan Kealoha, Mehrdad Nejhad, Richard Russ, Atul Tiwari and Lee Taylor
Manoa Transgenics, Inc.- An innovative gene insertion technology to develop transgenic mice and proprietary gene delivery plasmids that aims to cure genetic disease in humans.
Team: Renata Matcheva, Doris Miocinovic and Pearl Ueranant
MicroNose Technology- A high efficiency, low cost water filtration systems media that removes arsenic and other toxic heavy metals from municipal drinking water systems.
Team: Liangjie Dong, Harmoni Elliott, Daoping He, Jason Moran and John Varlaro
Risk Assessment Laboratories- A test, which will be administered by hospitals and funded by insurance companies, that accurately predicts preterm birth and diagnoses disease.
Team: Stephen Morgan, John Ng, Robert Sherman, Kevin Rosenblatt and Peter Bryant-Greenwood
Pipeline Communications and Technology Inc.- A technology transfer and intellectual property licensing company that developed a revolutionary antenna prototype that enables high-security point-to-point communications.
Team: Ryan Miyamoto, Wayne Shiroma, David Hales, Blaine Murakami and Monte Littlefield
Birding Vietnam- Provides high quality birdwatching services to foreign visitors in Vietnam.
Team: Elaine Franklin, Mai Thai and Tao Feng
Zoji Golf- Offers a uniquely designed interchangeable shaft system for golf clubs that is designed to grow with young golfers.
Team: Jill Hamasaki and Len Higashi
Ecospan Systems- A manufacturing and marketing operation in Asia that produces structural insulated buidling panels made from the agricultural by-product rice straw fiber.
Team: Barry Sullivan, Monte Littlefield and Tamaki Saito
Waimea Grocery Store
Team: Chenoa Farnsworth, Robin Hadwick and Don Hagen

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE CATEGORY – PAST WINNERS

Hydroponics Hawaii- Integration of modern hydroponics horticulture with Hawaii’s climate to grow Native Hawaiian plants, accelerating plant cloning rates three times faster than traditional soil methods.
Team: Eric Martinson, Carmie Pasquariello, Keith Sakuda, and David Walfish
Searider Productions Studios- Hawaii-based digital media production company that leverages the talents of teachers and alumni from the Searider Productions education program at Waianae High School.
Team: John Allen III, Ric Gresia, Kilikina Mahi, Candy Suiso, and Mishan Suiso
Hoku International- A Hawaii based agribusiness specializing in the research and development of high quality Hawaii grown native and non-native plants and various medicinal herbs.
Team: Lora Oshima, Rod Oshima, Ingelia White, Susie Kuhn, and Jeff Sakai

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