Ventures

Programs that empower underestimated entrepreneurs to create waiwai in our communities and better futures for the next generation.

FoundHer

Hawaiʻi FoundHer is an accelerator program tailored specifically to the needs of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and/or Asian women and mothers starting businesses in Hawaiʻi.

Learn more at foundher.org

Mālama Venture Studio partners with values-driven entrepreneurs to incubate innovative companies that restore our oceans, land, and communities. 

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Purple Prize

(Discontinued) The Purple Prize accelerated and funded excellent teams with ideas for innovative technology products to launch startups that amplify community and regenerate our ecosystems. Learn more at purpleprize.com

Ka Maka ʻĪnana

Applications Closed

Mode: Virtual, Hybrid

Dates: October 5 – December 21, 2022

Times: Live Meetings on Wednesdays at 4:30-6:00pm, 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.

Applications Closed

Mālama Team

Alec Wagner

Alec Wagner

Strategic Projects Lead
Jack Solomon

Jack Solomon

Product Designer
Keaʻa Davis

Keaʻa Davis

Product Designer
Keoni DeFranco

Keoni DeFranco

Entrepreneur in Residence
Darien Siguenza

Darien Siguenza

Program Manager, Hawaiʻi FoundHer

For inquiries, contact Keoni DeFranco at keoni.defranco@purplemaia.org