A world class Hawaiian institution setting the standard for excellence in education, innovation, and entrepreneurship in service of land and people.
We run 7 programs, ranging from technology education, to design & entrepreneurship, to workforce development to achieve our vision.
Creating opportunities to learn technology through place-based practices
DESIGN + ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Empowering Hawaiʻi to innovate and
design solutions for people and place
Train and upskill a local tech workforce in Hawaiʻi
In 2020, ʻĪnana taught
Technology classes for ʻōpio
Haumāna in coding, computer science, and digital literacy
In 2020, Purple Prize
Funding raised and deployed
Speakers + Mentors
External funds raised by teams
Community members financially supported teams
Investors attended private demo days
In the first year of Hiapo
Placed in local jobs
Mahalo to our supporters and partners
We mahalo nui to all of the generous and supportive organizations and
individuals who make it possible for Purple Mai’a to do its work.
Atherton Family Foundation
Boys & Girls Club of Hawaiʻi
Parents and Children Together
Harold K.L Castle Foundation
Island Insurance Companies
Hawaiʻi Community Foundation
Environmental Protection Agency
Cooke Foundation, Limited
Friends of Hawaiʻi Charities, Inc.