Training

Educating and inspiring the next generation of culturally grounded, community serving designers and entrepreneurs.

Ka Maka ʻĪnana

Ethical Design in a Hawaiian Context

Design is the foundation that everything we see is built upon, from public service programs, to policy, to architecture, to emerging technologies. Ka Maka ʻĪnana seeks to inform the way we think about and practice design to embed more equity and cultural groundedness in all of the things that we create.

Pākōlea

Pitch Boot Camp for Hawaiʻi Businesses

Pākōlea is a pilot program being offered for the first time by the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association in partnership with the Purple Maiʻa Foundation.

Pākōlea includes a 1-month-long, intensive, cohort-based virtual program followed by an in-person Hōʻike (showcase) on Oʻahu, where you’ll have the opportunity to present a pitch to buyers and representatives from local and regional retailers, receive feedback, and network.

Ka Maka ʻĪnana

Now Accepting Applications for Cohort IV

Mode: Virtual, Hybrid

Dates: Fall 2022 (Dates TBD)

Times: Live Meetings on Fridays at 5:30-6:30pm, Coursework at your own pace

Commitment: Estimated 2-4 Hours per Week

Price: At the end of the program, we invite you to pay it forward for those who join after you.

Mālama Team

Alec Wagner

Alec Wagner

Director of Operations
Jack Solomon

Jack Solomon

Product Designer
Keaʻa Davis

Keaʻa Davis

Product Designer
Kamuela Enos

Kamuela Enos

Director of University of Hawaiʻi Office of Indigenous Innovation

For inquiries, contact Alec Wagner at alec@purplemaia.org